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Social Justice Club Rallies Support for Removal of Police in Schools

Social Justice Club Rallies Support for Removal of Police in Schools

Zoe MacDiarmid, Blaiz Blackston, and Belen Kidanu June 14, 2021

At 1:30 PM, May 27, 2021, one hundred Wilde Lake Students participated in a walkout to remove school resource officers (SROs) from Howard County schools. The walkout was organized and led by the Wilde...

Former English teacher Mr. Berkowitz's Advisory in 1974.

Wilde Lake to Bring Back Advisory. What Can We Learn from the Past?

Next school year, Wilde Lake plans on adding an extra period to the six-period day, Advisory — 20-minutes for students to meet with teachers, attend clubs, and study.  Advisory is not new to...

“To Kill a Mockingbird” from the Perspective of a Black Student

Joshua Cofie June 10, 2021

To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 by Harper Lee, is the story of a little white girl in Alabama named Scout Finch who comes of age in a small town called Maycomb. The story, told by her, is...

Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Ian Cruz and Rowley Jackson June 10, 2021

Wilde Lake softball has not had a winning record in the past two decades. But, that changed in the 2021 season when the varsity team went 7-4 this season, shutting out teams and causing forfeits as they...

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Rowley Jackson June 6, 2021

In November, Wilde Lake reported its first cases of Covid-19, two staff members. The first student case was reported in April, and another staff member reported positive in May.  According to principal...

Typically, there would be no left over paper by the end of the school year. This year, there’s a surplus. (Photo by Ben Townsend)

The Future of School is Paperless

Amna Cheema June 6, 2021

During the pandemic, teachers and students had to learn in a digital classroom. For the first time, teachers had to teach without paper, and students barely used any. Before the pandemic, this would have...

Payton Roberts, sophomore, catching up on biology work. (Photo by Zoe MacDiarmid)

As Difficult Year Ends, Motivation Plummets

Greta Giuliano and Zoe MacDiarmid June 6, 2021

When online school started in April of 2020, sophomore Kaia Roberson says she was doing the bare minimum because of the pass or fail system. As the year progressed, turning in work got harder, she says....

HCPSS will introduce two electric school busses next school year as part of a greater county-wide decarbonization commitment. (Photo from HCPSS News)

Howard County to Add Two Electric School Buses to Its Fleet

Zoe MacDiarmid, News Editor June 6, 2021

A journey of a thousand miles begins with two electric busses. HCPSS will introduce two electric school busses in the 2021-2022 school year. The busses are part of a pilot program funded by the...

“Vaccine Angel” Anna Boyer Helps 87 Find Vaccines

“Vaccine Angel” Anna Boyer Helps 87 Find Vaccines

Ian Cruz June 6, 2021

Of the 5,572,782 people vaccinated in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health, Anna Boyer, Wilde Lake alumna, helped 87 get appointments. As vaccines started to roll out and young...

A Wilde Lake Class of 2021 sign in front of a student's home.

A Year of Uncertainty: Reflecting on my Time Spent at The Lake

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor May 25, 2021

Back in 2017, a small, anxious freshman witnessed her first senior walk-in. She peered down over the railing from the third floor with her fellow classmates as she watched the class of 2018 kick off their...

Students in an English classroom. Photo taken by Laura Stoeker, staff photographer for the Daily Herald.

Feeling Invisible in the Eyes of the HCPSS English Curriculum

Olivia Lancaster, Writer May 21, 2021

Over the past few years, various movements uplifting and raising awareness for people of color such as BLM and Stop Asian Hate have shed light on the need for representation. Books written by authors of...

 Maddy (10) and Will (5) going for an afternoon walk together

The World Through the Eyes of My Autistic Brother

Maddy Feldwick, Writer May 21, 2021

My little brother William leads a simple life. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. Will is nonverbal and was moved into a program called life skills in 3rd grade, teaching him basic...

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