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Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Darae Lyles, Writer

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spotlight

Diversity is one of the biggest challenges we embrace here at The Lake. Wilde Lake’s diversity score is 70 percent, which is higher than the state average, 40 percent. We have African-Americans, Hispanics, Caucasians, Afro-Latinos, Asians, Middle Easterns, Africans, and Hawaiians. From celebrating cul...

Mr. Nicks Motivates Students Through Class Visits

Mr. Nicks Motivates Students Through Class Visits

Sarah Rubin, Features Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Features

Walking into a room, BSAP Liaison Mr. Nicks commands attention. His inviting personality and spirited energy draws the crowd in, and all eyes are on him as he greets the students. In the 9th grade classes he visited during the month of April, he shared his own story hoping to connect, inspire, and motiva...

Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Darae Lyles, Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

The Wilde Lake High School boys Varsity Basketball team, composed of eight seniors and the rest of the lineup juniors, finished fourth in the county with a season record of 16-8. Senior guard Trea Keys credits his success to the team. “I knew what we had here would be something great,” he said....

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

MiMi Johnson

May 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight, Uncategorized

This year, teachers have handed out more positive behavior forms than discipline forms, the result of an increased effort to recognize students for their successes and not simply their missteps. In the first two quarters of the school year, 179 disciplinary forms were given out to students. But duri...

Coach Henderson Fills Head Coach Position for Upcoming Football Season

Coach Henderson Fills Head Coach Position for Upcoming Football Season

Aenilah Watkins, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Wilde Lake Wildecats will be hearing a new voice along the sidelines under the Friday Night Lights as former assistant coach, Coach Henderson, steps up and replaces head coach, Coach Henderson for the 2019-2020 football season. Next year will be Coach Henderson’s sixth year coaching football at...

Wilde Lake Students Attend Glenelg High For a Day

Wilde Lake Students Attend Glenelg High For a Day

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Wilde Lake students are used to the open building, diverse classes, and constant noise, so when five students had the opportunity to attend Glenelg for the day, they noticed an enclosed building, a lack of diversity, and silent hallways. Senior Rachel Henry presented the idea she had last year. “...

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In response to an increasing threat of sexually transmitted infections, Howard County offers condoms upon request to help protect students from STIs in Howard County. In 2017, Chlamydia was the most reported STI in Howard County with 1,136 reported cases followed by 235 cases of Gonorrhea, according t...

Lacrosse Prevails With Positive Attitude Ahead of Minor Setbacks

Lacrosse Prevails With Positive Attitude Ahead of Minor Setbacks

Aenilah Watkins, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

In the first two weeks of practice, the Wilde Lake Girls Lacrosse team lost a goalie to a concussion, had to have players learn new positions, and had less time to practice due to weather conditions. In spite of their slow start, the Wildecats have persevered through these troubles with a positive an...

Passionate English Teacher Ms. Kenney Wins Teacher of the Year

Passionate English Teacher Ms. Kenney Wins Teacher of the Year

Darae Lyles, Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features

I met Mrs. Kenney at the beginning of senior year of high school, but she has been one of my biggest supporters since meeting her. At the beginning of the school year, I bought a necklace that said “Romans 8:39” which reminds me of my father who passed away. One day, I forgot my necklace at home and c...

Tanishka Mistry Proves Her Worth in a Male Dominated Club

Tanishka Mistry Proves Her Worth in a Male Dominated Club

Preeta Singh, Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Features Spotlight, Showcase

In her second year of robotics, Tanishka Mistry hopes to prove people wrong when they say that girls can’t be scientists. “The only reason I joined in the beginning was because my friend was doing it, but now it’s like my second home,” she said. Mistry, one of the only two girls in robotics...

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 ...

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