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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...

Why I Don’t Stand For the Pledge

Why I Don’t Stand For the Pledge

Rachel Henry, Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's 7:25am and all the students in  first period are getting settled into their seats. The various conversations in the classroom are interrupted with the loud sound of the bell. A handful of students in the class stand facing the red, white and blue flag, place their right hands over their chests a...

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. ...

Good vs Evil: The Star Wars Legacy

Good vs Evil: The Star Wars Legacy

Christian Richardson

January 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The original release of the first Star Wars movie in the original trilogy in 1977 introduced us to characters like Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who have became a staple in the sci-fi genre. The Star Wars franchise may be well known for its characters, but it’s...

With Climate Change Deniers In Charge, Science Education is Crucial

With Climate Change Deniers In Charge, Science Education is Crucial

Misbah Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world of climate change deniers and anti-vaccine advocates, it should come as no surprise to learn that one in four Americans do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun. Unfortunately, we live in a society that undervalues science, and are part of a culture in which science is not synonym...

A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Future President Trump, As I watched current president Barack Obama give his farewell address on January 10, 2017 to the America I’ve lived in for my whole life, I’m scared. I’m scared for the environment, which is falling apart as we speak. I’m scared for the legislature to come. I’m sca...

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2016


Filed under Features, In Depth, Opinion, Showcase

During a nearly two week visit to Busan, South Korea (the second largest city on the southern coast of South Korea), I was able to take part in many of the activities of native youth. The culture shock I encountered was not only just in the time difference (14 hours) and the food (I tried sundae, which is t...

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion

Gwen Ifill, an inspiring journalist filled with passion and spirit, made it her life’s work to share the truth with the world through journalism, even in a time filled with racially charged arguments and hatred. Her life was cut short at the pinnacle of her career, on Monday, November 14, 2016, afte...

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Julia Bohse, Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As students, it often feels as if we are bombarded with homework. When one factors in extracurricular activities, jobs, a social life, family time, and sleep, it begins to seem as if there are not nearly enough hours in the day to accommodate our busy schedules. The current HCPSS homework policy recommends...

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