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Reflecting on a Stress-Filled Junior Year

Reflecting on a Stress-Filled Junior Year

Aenilah Watkins, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    Junior year to most students is regarded as just another year of high school, just one more year to add to the torture we experience daily. However, in my case, while junior year has ended up being the most stressful, it has also been the most transformative year of my life. ...

Why Do Teens Love Cartoons?

Why Do Teens Love Cartoons?

Susie Osborne, Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many of us have fond memories of the cartoons we watched as a child. Their fun characters, colorful art, and lively animation linger in our memories as we grow up. For many, cartoons are something once enjoyable that they’ve grown out of. However, many animated shows have managed to gain large fan ...

Why There Should Be More Creative Writing In School

Why There Should Be More Creative Writing In School

Susie Osborne, Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase

  Creative writing is a skill valued by few, and some may believe it is only for those who dream of being poets or novelists. A survey of students conducted by The Paw Print found that the majority of students had received few creative writing opportunities. However, I would argue it is a skill rel...

Why The Blackfishing Trend Is A Problem For Me

Why The Blackfishing Trend Is A Problem For Me

Erica Knight, Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Blackfishing is a problematic style trend in the white community. It consists of the darkening or tanning of the skin, and the use of foundation significantly darker, to appear to give a person an 'afrocentric' appearance. Some have gone as far to say that it's an act of modern day blackface. ...

Spirit Days: Memories That Last a Lifetime

Spirit Days: Memories That Last a Lifetime

Sarah Rubin, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Freshman year, Jenna Hutchison was covered head to toe in all white, sporting a mohawk wig, furry leg warmers, and a cape trailing behind her. Sophomore year, she came to school dressed as Darth Vader in all black, with the imperial theme song playing out a speaker in her backpack as she strut down ...

50 Years of Change

50 Years of Change

Marian Isailovic, Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Videos

  Whether it was good or bad, a lot of developments have been made in the past 50 years. Changing laws, creating new technology, and even experiencing widespread tragedies have shaped our country to where it is today.  The entertainment industry became more accessible, laws have formed to protect mor...

Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Videos

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Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

January 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Two-Hundred-Twenty-Seven miles from Wilde Lake, Sabbath prayers were interrupted by gunshots at the Tree of Life synagogue taking 11 lives on October 27, 2018. Although some might say that “anti-Semitism doesn’t happen here,” they would be wrong.   Twenty miles from Wilde Lake, during a show...

Getting Laughed at… But in a Good Way

Getting Laughed at… But in a Good Way

Sydney Cox, Arts Editor

January 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the audience floods into the JRT, not every seat is filled, but it's just enough for the cast and crew to tell that this is going to be a good audience. The house lights come down, and the announcements for the show begin. Silence swells in the air until the song starts for the actors to enter. A happ...

Why We Need Everyone to Learn American Sign Language

Why We Need Everyone to Learn American Sign Language

Marian Isailovic, Writer

January 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine being in a place where almost no one speaks your language and the only way you can understand them is by looking at them while they talk or by reading what they write. Although this concept is foreign to many hearing individuals, many people who are hearing impaired suffer from isolation because t...

Administration Looks for Long Term Solutions to Behavior Problems

Administration Looks for Long Term Solutions to Behavior Problems

Rebecca Nason, News Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In an attempt to reduce suspension and detention rates, while also improving relationships between students and staff members, Wilde Lake administration is training teachers to implement a new community building model called restorative justice. According to Mr. Wilson, students should expect fewer re...

Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy

Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy

Preeta Singh, Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This year, administration relaxed the policy on hats and hoods, an update that comes after decades of disagreement between students and teachers over headwear. According to Mr. Wilson the revision to Policy 9210, which once prohibited headwear in the building, now allows students to wear hats and hoods a...

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