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ESOL Classes Provide Support For Hispanic Students to Succeed

ESOL Classes Provide Support For Hispanic Students to Succeed

Hannah Van Osdel, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Many Wilde Lake High School students have Spanish as their first language, later having to transition to English. Through many years of ESOL (English as a Second Language), these students tell their stories of how transitioning from Spanish to English led to their success. When Lorena Widman moved to...

Facilitating Friendships and Inclusion Through Best Buddies

Facilitating Friendships and Inclusion Through Best Buddies

Stella Johnson, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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At the Wilde Lake Best Buddies chapter meetings, students can be seen smiling and laughing, engaged in conversation, as they decorate cookies, eat pizza, or play group games. Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusion of students with intellectual or physical disabilit...

Do Students Still Read – For Fun?

Do Students Still Read – For Fun?

Ihsaan Fanusie, News Editor

March 23, 2018


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It’s an old adage that seems to appear every generation: kids just don’t read like they used to. But exactly how true is it at Wilde Lake? Do students read books outside of school? For some, the answer is yes.         Kate Giammalvo, a senior, loves reading because it can expand one’s knowl...

Students and Alzheimer’s Residents Use Art to Close the Gap Between Generations

Students and Alzheimer’s Residents Use Art to Close the Gap Between Generations

Sophia Hilger, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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“We never color in the lines,” said Maya English, president of Art Honors Society, of her experience at Vantage House, where the Wilde Lake Art Honors Society pairs students and Alzheimer’s residents in a program called “Opening Minds Through Art.” The program focuses on the process of creati...

Girls JV Basketball Team Persists With Seven Players

Girls JV Basketball Team Persists With Seven Players

Jane Hilger, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

With squeaking shoes and heavy breaths, the Wilde Lake Girls JV Basketball team fought hard on the court this season, despite having just seven players. The team had small numbers from day one, as very few people showed up for tryouts. “I selected the seven girls that I believed would work the ...

Wilde Lake Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Wilde Lake Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Ihsaan Fanusie, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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At 10:00 this morning, Wilde Lake students participated in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence and demand change from Congress. The walkout was part of the nationwide ‘ENOUGH’ movement, formed in response to the Parkland Florida Massacre exactly a month ago. Schools across the Unite...

Escalating Concerns About Gun Violence Bring Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to Wilde Lake

Escalating Concerns About Gun Violence Bring Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to Wilde Lake

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

March 7, 2018


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In a Q and A with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin on February 23, Wilde Lake students took every opportunity to question government policies, demand political action, and speak for student safety regarding gun violence at school. Following the Parkland shooting where 17 students and staff were killed, the Sto...

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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As soon as Mr. Wilson began his position as principal of our school, he made it his priority to put students first. Since the first day on the job, one of his main focuses has been building relationships with the students, staff, and community members. “The sign on my door says principal, but that means no...

Are Phones and Social Media Affecting Mental Health in Adolescents Today?

Are Phones and Social Media Affecting Mental Health in Adolescents Today?

Stella Johnson

December 19, 2017


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According to “The New York Times,” anxiety rates in adolescents are increasing rapidly, and researchers are linking that anxiety to smartphones and social media. According to “The Times,” social media has become a platform where young people feel a false responsibility to live up to unrealistic expec...

Video Conferencing Technology Connects Students and Teachers Across the County

Video Conferencing Technology Connects Students and Teachers Across the County

Sophia Hilger, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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A new program called “Zoom” has been introduced to Howard County AP US History classes, allowing students across the county to connect and learn together. This is the first year Wilde Lake has adopted zoom, which has a teacher teach from a “home school” using a camera and monitor in the class...

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