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Essential Workers: Valuable, Commendable, and Steadfast in the Face of Fear

Essential Workers: Valuable, Commendable, and Steadfast in the Face of Fear

Komara Barba, Writer

June 8, 2020

COVID-19 has established just how important essential workers are. With my mother being one of them, I've become even more appreciative of these workers and what they do. I never imagined I'd be here in my bed thinking, "Is really what the world has come to?" Just 2 months ago, when I found out ab...

Online Learning: Is it Really Working?

Google makes Meet App free for all users.

Amaiya Sancho, Writer

May 29, 2020

It’s Thursday, 1:45pm, and you’re waiting for your teacher to finish up their last thought just before the end of class. Now your week of Google Meets is over, but now you have to make sure you turn in your work by 10:00am the following morning. Online learning has been implemented into students’ daily live...

Haircuts: Before, an Ordinary, Simple Task. Now, an Exciting Adventure.

This is a photo of my dad’s barber clippers and we are using them to cut my hair during this pandemic because I usually go to a barber shop.

Devin Garcia, Writer

May 29, 2020

Do you miss your barber? That feeling you get after receiving a fresh fade or a lineup? I know I do - so much more than I thought I would. Unfortunately, due to health and safety risks it presents, barbershops and hair salons have closed until conditions improve. Those who get their hair cut or trimm...

Those on the Front Lines

Those on the Front Lines

Carly Damian, Writer

May 21, 2020

With a packed schedule all day long, the emotions and personal lives of healthcare workers can easily be forgotten about. Nicole Stanley, a nurse for children in Pennsylvania, says, “I love being a nurse and I love what I do. It's just scary and I get anxious because you never know who has it ...

While Pandemic Disrupts Everyday Life, Some Find Ways to Celebrate Milestones

Family celebrates a birth announcement.

Ayonna Ramey, Writer

May 21, 2020

COVID 19- has disrupted everyday life; daily routines have been interrupted and major life events are being delayed. According to the CDC, Maryland has had nearly 36,000 COVID-19 cases as of May 14. Gatherings have largely been suspended under Governor Larry Hogan’s recent stay at home order, whic...

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

  A birthday celebrates a milestone in making it to another year, and acknowledges how special and valued an individual is. Wilde Lake junior, Logan Bitner-Parish, celebrated her sister’s birthday during quarantine. “Birthdays are important because being born and being alive are special thi...

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

Life is just beginning in the mind of an 18 year old. Whether you take the college path or not, you now have one of the biggest responsibilities this world could ask of you, to find your purpose. And for these three young African American females, they’re doing just that.  What does a dancer,...

The Absence of a Goodbye

Laura Krell, Wilde Lake senior, takes a picture in her cap and gown at school.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speake...

Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

The American Psychological Association provides different ways to maintain a positive and healthy mindset during social distancing.

Amy Batmunkh, Writer

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a worldwide halt of normalcy. People are confined to their homes, only allowed to leave to shop for essentials. Some states are requiring people to wear face coverings at all times when outside of their homes. While some parents work from home, young people are nav...

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