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How Early is Too Early?

How Early is Too Early?

Rachel Lazris

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

According to Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times, in today’s sports world “coaches at colleges large and small” are recruiting 13 and 14 year old girls to fill future rosters, “despite NCAA rules that appear to explicitly prohibit it.” Rather than deciding which college to attend senior...

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Ashleigh Cameron

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Can you imagine running down the field in a skirt that goes down to your knees? Some women athletes almost know what this feels like. In 1926, the first girls’ lacrosse team ever was created. Their uniforms were long, loose pleated dresses that came down to their knees and they wore long-slee...

The Important of Losing

The Important of Losing

Rachel Lazris

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Loser. No one wants to be associated with that word. Perhaps that is why so many families want to send their children to schools that win in sports often, such as River Hill with its numerous state championships. What those families fail to realize, however, is that schools, such as Wilde Lake, where...

The Problem With Cell Phones

The Problem With Cell Phones

Jenny Lees

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever had problems with procrastination, back pain, or fatigue? The source of the problem may be in the palm of your hand. Today, we are stuck in a cycle of constantly checking our phones, whether we are playing an addicting game, checking social media sites, or responding to what seems to be...

Make Your High-School Career Count

Make Your High-School Career Count

Ola Alli

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Less than 40 percent of Wilde Lake students are involved in clubs and sports, according to the latest Gallup Poll. Despite the benefits of extracurriculars, Wilde Lake’s involvement is low. I would like to encourage the rest of you, the other 60 percent, to get involved. In school, some of your...

Communication is the Foundation of a Great School

Communication is the Foundation of a Great School

Misbah Farooqi

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In order for a school to be successful, the students and administrators all need to understand one another’s perspectives and communicate those perspectives with one another. Unfortunately, we don’t always see this happening at Wilde Lake. While our administration and students all do an excellent...

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Christian Richardson

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When people hear the word “hero,” they think of people like Superman or Batman. Many people picture a hero as someone who has extraordinary abilities and wears a bright and colorful costume. The dictionary definition of a superhero is “a figure of divine descent, endowed with great strength ...

Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Misbah Farooqi

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It’s 8 P.M. on a Sunday night, and you still haven’t started your homework. You’re lying in bed, scrolling through your Instagram feed. A quick text to your friends confirms that you’re not the only one who hasn’t started your homework yet. It happens to all of us, but it’s something th...

Opinion: Stepping it Up Better Recruitment, Better Coaching, More Wins

Opinion: Stepping it Up Better Recruitment, Better Coaching, More Wins

Ali Mallo

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Wilde Lake is not known through the county for it’s sports. We have suffered many years with the majority of our teams having losing records. While some programs do not follow the trend, the reputation we have been given has stuck. Why are Wilde Lake sports struggling? The issue is not a lack...

(Pretend) Violence is Normal

(Pretend) Violence is Normal

Alex Moon

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Halo, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto. What do they have in common? They’re staples in the game industry that target a younger male demograph­ic. Year after year, they rake in money hand over fist. They also all prominent­ly feature guns. Like most other males my age, I spent a solid chunk of my ch...

It’s Not How We Fall, But How We Get Back Up

It’s Not How We Fall, But How We Get Back Up

Syra Kayani

April 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, eight shots were fired in the Columbia Mall. After the event, three were killed and several were injured, but the pain and anxiety lingered in Columbia. Following the incident, many were still afraid and hesitant to enter the one place they visited ...

Why You Should Listen To Punk Music

Why You Should Listen To Punk Music

Michael Moore

March 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

           What is punk music and why should I listen to it? In order to answer that question, you have to look at all the subgenres of punk music. Punk rock, pop punk, “emo” punk, and ska punk (an upbeat mix of rock, reggae rhythm, and brass instruments) are some of the subgenres that enco...

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