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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI0LjmSrmJU&feature=youtu.be

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...

In Response to Safety Concerns, Wilde Lake Locks Its Doors to Early Arrivers

In Response to Safety Concerns, Wilde Lake Locks Its Doors to Early Arrivers

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

December 18, 2018


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Every morning at 7:10 a.m., the Wilde Lake doors unlock and students cram together to enter the school building. This year, administration is not allowing students to enter the building until 7:10, the contracted teacher start time. According to Mr. Wilson, this is to ensure the safety of the stu...

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Rebecca Nason, News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features

Running an ultramarathon isn’t easy, but then again neither is earning two masters in math, and yet somehow, Mr. Damseaux has managed to do both. Mr. Damseaux counts himself lucky for all the fantastic math teachers he’s had over the years, starting with his 11th-grade precalculus teacher and l...

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Rebecca Nason, News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, Ms. Alcaraz wouldn’t have seen herself as a high school chemistry teacher in the US with an eight-month-old and four cats, but life has turned out better than she ever expected. Five years ago, Ms. Alcaraz moved to Florida from Puerto Rico with her future hus...

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

In 2012, Mr. Green was a student teacher for Wilde Lake’s veteran band director, Mr. Dutrow. Six years later, Mr. Green hopes to offer some of his personal ideas to the same program that is now his own. Mr. Green is an experienced percussionist with a performance degree from Johns Hopkins’ Peabody ...

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