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Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Misbah Farooqi, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2015

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

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

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 22, 2014

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 19, 2014

           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...

Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Jessica Hubert

March 14, 2014

Set the scene: It's prom night and you don't have a date. All your other friends have a date and are taking 400 pictures and pinning on boutonnieres and corsages. You’re standing outside of the group, questioning your life and every decision you’ve made. Should I have asked Joe Schmo out that time after Spring Break? Should I have let him make that move when we went to see Safe Haven?...

A Day Without My Cell Phone

A Day Without My Cell Phone

Chris Simmens

March 5, 2014

Cell phones have become an almost necessary part of our lives. We use them for communication, entertainment, and even business. There are a lot of people who couldn’t go a single day without their phone. I decided I should try to survive a day without my beloved phone. Here is my experience. 7:20 AM: I give my phone to a fellow journalist a...

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Grant Severson

February 28, 2014

Hot off the heels of yet another storm, and consequently, another snow day. Those of us who just months ago welcomed the odd day off with open arms now turn a cold shoulder to the all too frequent forecasts of snow. And let’s be honest here. We may have dreamed of a white Christmas, but probably not...

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

Anjali DasSarma, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2014

Four young lads from Liverpool who called themselves “the Beatles” stepped out onto Ed Sullivan’s stage on February 9, 1964 to change the music industry forever. To be fair, that's probably not what they set out to do, but, purposefully or not, they and the music movement they brought with them ...

Khari On Love

Khari On Love

Khari Jackson

February 25, 2014

When you think of love, what do you think? This is a serious question because I feel everyone has a different opinion on love. I always wonder, do people share the same thoughts on love as me. Love is a feeling that should be agreed on by two people, and I think that us high schoolers are so forc...

5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

Khari Jackson

February 21, 2014

What apps are constantly up on your smart phone? The two that are always open in my phone happen to be Instagram and Twitter. Instagram to me is entertaining way to keep your friends updated through pictures. However, with social networks comes responsibility and etiquette. There should be five rules in...

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Chris Simmens

February 21, 2014

I remember walking into Wilde Lake on the first day of my freshmen year, I thought I knew everything. I didn’t. Looking back, I’m surprised at how much I didn’t know. I’m writing this to give a little help to whoever might need it. Dreading it doesn’t make it better. Waking up at five or six ...

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