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Improvisational Performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Brings Cast Together

Improvisational Performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Brings Cast Together

Rebecca Nason, Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

In the improvisational “Peter and the Starcatcher,” actors worked together to bring their whimsical vision to life. Unlike in previous plays where students have worked with director Ms. Adler to create the blocking, “A lot of the blocking was made up on the spot,” said senior Maggie Vanvranken. ...

Mr. Penn Leaves the Social Studies Department to Fill Athletic Director Position

Mr. Penn Leaves the Social Studies Department to Fill Athletic Director Position

Aenilah Watkins, Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

This year, the Social Studies department is losing one of its most-loved teachers, Mr. Penn, who is stepping into the position of Athletic Director. As a teacher, Mr. Penn was elected “teacher of the year” twice by the senior class. He coached football, basketball and baseball, sponsored the Alp...

“Hard Work Beats Talent” on the Football Field

“Hard Work Beats Talent” on the Football Field

Darae Lyles and Mimi Johnson

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the Friday night lights, the Cats proved themselves as a hardworking and successful football team earning a 6-4 season record. This season was a triumph to the team compared to the 1-8 season they finished with last year. Sophomore Amari Hutson, offense and defense player, was proud of his team, and k...

Boys Varsity Soccer Team Scores an Impressive Season

Boys Varsity Soccer Team Scores an Impressive Season

Sydney Cox, Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boy's varsity soccer showed a massive comeback this year, equaling their wins for the entirety of last season in their first five games this year. They finished with a 10-3-2 season record. The team’s success was a direct result of the adaptability the boys showed on the field. “We have...

A Trip to South Africa Influences Mrs. Chapman’s Classroom

A Trip to South Africa Influences Mrs. Chapman’s Classroom

Sydney Cox, Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Returning Wilde Lake, Government teacher, Mrs. Chapman, has always believed that a community is only as strong as the education within it, so when the opportunity arose to help school-aged children in South Africa, she knew she couldn’t turn it away. Mrs. Chapman took a year-long leave of absen...

Coach Kincaid Leads Wilde Lake Field Hockey to Victory

Coach Kincaid Leads Wilde Lake Field Hockey to Victory

Susie Osborne, Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The Wilde Lake field hockey team finishes with a 7-8 record compared to last year’s 2-13 record, thanks to coach Virginia Kincaid. Before coming to Wilde Lake, Kincaid spent 39 years coaching at Glenelg, and won 22 county championships, 25 region titles, and 6 state crowns overall. Then she was offered a p...

Finally Teaching High School, Mr. Frederick Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Finally Teaching High School, Mr. Frederick Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Bryan Shin, Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The atmosphere of high school is what brought prior middle school gym teacher Mr. Frederick to Wilde Lake. Mr. Frederick came from Thomas Viaduct Middle School, the newest middle school in Howard County. He is excited about his new position in a high school. “I was always trying to get into high...

Ms. Jackson Watches Students Grow From Middle To High School

Ms. Jackson Watches Students Grow From Middle To High School

Sarah Rubin, Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

From the way she so comfortably interacts with every student at Wilde Lake, one would’ve never guessed that new assistant principal Ms. Jackson grew up as a small-town girl in Massachusetts, where there was only one high school for her entire community. Though she may not have been the best studen...

At Wilde Lake, Students reflect on the cost of “Screentime”

At Wilde Lake, Students reflect on the cost of “Screentime”

Aenilah Watkins and Erica Knight

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“I spend more time looking down at my phone than I do talking to people." Narda Espinoza and Abbie Kennebrew reflect on the impact cell phones have not only had on their social interactions, but of those around them.  “Today, phones have become a total distraction to the point where it affects everyday...

Ms. Kostelec Returns to Her Roots

Ms. Kostelec Returns to Her Roots

Sydney Cox, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ms. Kostelec greets her students with a smile on her face, radiating her readiness for another day at school. Four years ago Ms. Kostelec graduated from Wilde Lake, and now she’s starting her teaching career in the place she always called home. She credits her English teachers, Ms. Sheinhorn, Ms. Curtis, Mr....

Coming From a Development Center, Mr. Calkins Transitions to a Wilde Lake

Coming From a Development Center, Mr. Calkins Transitions to a Wilde Lake

Bryan Shin, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Life at a place like Wilde Lake may be the norm for most students and teachers in Howard County. However, when new math teacher Mr. Calkins transferred to Wilde Lake from a Great Oaks Career Campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, he found a completely different environment than he was used to. “The school I...

I Support the Local News. You Should Too.

I Support the Local News. You Should Too.

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We get The Baltimore Sun on the weekends. Occasionally it gets briefly read and other times it gets lost under the giant pile of mail or used to protect the floor from yet another accident my dog would have. I have a feeling that this happens in most households. That was until I joined The Paw Print...

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