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Why We Should Have Free Periods and How We Can Implement Them

Why We Should Have Free Periods and How We Can Implement Them

Sophia Hilger, Stella Johnson, and Sarah Rubin

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Students can utilize free periods, a length of time allotted in the school day, as a study hall, a time to talk to teachers about questions they may have, or simply a time for a break from the stressful school day schedule.  Free periods are something many schools have, and they do not count as a clas...

Adopt Don’t Shop!

Adopt Don’t Shop!

Stella Johnson, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are millions of animals, ranging from cats to dogs to birds to horses, in rescues across the country and across the world waiting to be adopted. However, many buyers still turn to pet stores or breeders when bringing new animals into their family. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million cats an...

There Is An Opioid Crisis, And We Must Do Something About It

There Is An Opioid Crisis, And We Must Do Something About It

Hannah Van Osdel, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Did you know that an opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States?  More than 52,404 people died in 2015 from an opioid overdose, yet addiction is preventable problem. With proper education and awareness, citizens can recognize the warning signs of an opioid addict...

All Ideas Matter

All Ideas Matter

Ihsaan Fanusie

June 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  (Warning: Spoiler Alert for the books The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible, and The Scarlet Letter.) For a school that constantly parades its diversity and inclusiveness, there is a stunning lack of such values in the Wilde Lake English curriculum. Wilde Lake High School’s vision reads : “The Wilde La...

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

Takyla Brown

June 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A woman sits in her living room scrolling through her Instagram feed on her phone, when she sees a new comment on the photo she posted of her and the woman she loves on their wedding day. She taps on the photo to view the comment and her heart shatters when she sees the words: “You two disgust m...

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Savannah Jackson

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Behind me, a girl leaned over to her friend and said, “You know the little boy in the retarded class? The one that makes funny noises and walks weird?” They both started laughing and kept talking about the boy. Little did they know, they were talking about my brother. I was in biology class during freshman year,...

Reboots and Adaptations ruin the original

Reboots and Adaptations ruin the original

Christian Richardson, Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the recent years, there has been the return of favorite characters in the form of reboots. Several of these reboots have been Teen Titans Go! (Tv show, 2013), Robocop (Movie, 2014), Fantastic Four (Movie, 2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Movie, 2014), Terminator: Genisys (Movie, 2015), The Powerpuff Gir...

Moving On and Looking Back: The Past Four Years in Journalism

Moving On and Looking Back:  The Past Four Years in Journalism

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every one of us has had a different experience here at Wilde Lake. Some of us have blossomed in the arts programs. Others have found themselves in the ARL programs, training to become the next generation of nurses, engineers and generally talented young people. Some have grown into extremely accomplish...

Beyond Wilde Lake, We Can All Make an Impact

Beyond Wilde Lake, We Can All Make an Impact

Misbah Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From Friday night football games to yearly Homecoming weeks, Wilde Lake has given us all a high school experience that we will never forget. Our school is known for its diversity, inclusive environment, and commitment to student  success, but I would like to remember it as a place where students we...

R-Ratings Help Audiences Understand Characters More Deeply

R-Ratings Help Audiences Understand Characters More Deeply

Christian Richardson, Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since superheroes made their way to the big screen, most of them have been restrained to being rated PG-13. But with movies like Blade, Watchmen, Deadpool and most recently Logan, some movies have moved up to an R rating. With the success of Deadpool in 2016, people have begun to see that givin...

DC and Marvel Work to Represent Diversity, Slowly But Surely

DC and Marvel Work to Represent Diversity, Slowly But Surely

Christian Richardson, Writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since I started reading comics as a kid, I've always been amazed by characters like Batman and Spider-Man along with their incredible adventures. But as the years went by I began to notice the lack of diversity between superheroes. In general, heroes in DC comics are white with little to no div...

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Christian Richardson, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While some see the Great Depression and World War II as some of the lowest points in American history, others see it as the Golden Age since it was the era when the first superhero comics were created. We were introduced to the iconic characters we know today such as Superman, Batman and Captain America. ...

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