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The “Chip” We Carry

The “Chip” We Carry

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

No team ever wants to lose. Especially not the first 8 games of the season. Sadly, this was the reality for my team, girls varsity lacrosse, until our 9th game on April 23 when we finally won against Long Reach 15-11, ending our losing streak The game was a hard fought battle. We would score, and the...

JV Softball Finishes Season 12-3, Taking Best Record This Spring Season

JV Softball Finishes Season 12-3, Taking Best Record This Spring Season

Aenilah Watkins, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With an overall record of 12-3, the Wilde Lake JV softball team set the bar very high for their fellow competitors, and for all the sports teams this spring season. The JV team surpassed all Wilde Lake Spring sports teams this season with the best record. Sophomore Lily Richards, first baseman, believed it was a t...

Tech Crew: The Unseen Heroes of the Stage

Tech Crew: The Unseen Heroes of the Stage

Sophia Hilger, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase

When the curtain opened for the Friday night performance of Mary Poppins, no one anticipated just how much could go wrong.   Only a few scenes before intermission, the scrim fell from the catwalk, where it had been hung.  The scrim, a black curtain used for lighting that could block out the back ...

My Fortnite Experience: Is It Worth All The Hype?

My Fortnite Experience: Is It Worth All The Hype?

Aenilah Watkins, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Trends come and go. They stick around for a few months and then disappear only for a new one to take their place. This cycle is never-ending, and for that reason, I usually don’t partake in them. But Fortnite has created such a buzz that I couldn’t resist this time.   Fortnite, a new c...

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


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

“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 ...

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