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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

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The Star of David or known in Hebrew as a Magen David (shield of David) has long existed as the symbol for Judaism and can be cited back to the 12th century text of the Eshkol ha-Kofer, a work on the Ten Commandments. It was first used by Jewish printers to separate themselves from their competitors by marking their ancestry. During the Holocaust, the Star of David carried a new weight as the symbol on the badge Jews were forced to wear to be identified across Nazi Germany. Many Jewish people now wear the star with pride around their neck.

Another Year of Antisemitism Proves Words have Power

Arielle Levine and Lauren Kelly January 5, 2023

They say, “Don’t let history repeat itself.” The Holocaust ended 77 years ago. It started with words of hatred against the Jewish people. It did not start with the horror it is often remembered...

 Junior Elise Varoli describes Ms. Padgett as ‘communicative, kind, and creative.’”(Photo by Josh Cofie)

Curtains Open to the Padgett Era

Josh Cofie and Arielle Levine January 4, 2023

Enter stage left: Wilde Lake graduate, seasoned technical director, and history teacher of 13 years, Ms. Jessica Padgett. This year, Ms. Padgett filled the role of Wilde Lake’s theater director, left...

Ms. Owens practices full turns with her students. Freshman Sam Obregon describes Ms. Owens as hardworking, funny, and kind.”

Ms. Owens Pirouettes into the Wilde Lake Dance Department

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

Ms. Caitlyn Owens has been a dancer for most of her life.  Starting at age five, she danced at a studio in New Jersey, and as she grew up her passion for dance grew as well. Now, for the 2022-2023...

An overlook that captures a large portion of the heartland, an area of Red Dead Redemption.  Photo from Rockstar Games.

The Loading Screen: “Red Dead Redemption II”

Marran Frigo, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

“Red Dead Redemption Two” follows Arthur Morgan as he moves with his group of outlaws: the Van Der Linde gang run by Dutch Van Der Linde. The gang is on the run after a heist in the fictional city...

On Saturday at 8:30 AM, thirty minutes before customers can come, Ms. Kirk (left) and a volunteer, Mr. Jacques Moutome (right), plan how they will organize the tables.

Columbia Community Care Grows to Meet Community Needs

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2022

On March 11, 2020, Wilde Lake High School Spanish teacher Erika Chavarria posted a tweet: “If they close HCPSS I volunteer to run meals to students and families who are in need, or help in locations...

Under the influence of Andrew Tate, some boys can be led down the wrong path. (Graphic by Greta Giuliano)

Why You Should Stop Listening to Andrew Tate

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor November 18, 2022

Misogynist. Abuser. Scammer. Alpha male. The perfect man.  All of these words have been used to describe Andrew Tate, an International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) kickboxing champion. But more...

Students in the 1975-76 school year of Wilde Lake in the schools yearbook, The Glass Hour, four years after the school opened in 1971. The caption of the photo reads, “The joy of celebrating togetherness is what Wilde Lake and the ‘76 Glass Hour is all about!” At this point, Advisory was part of the school’s structure. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

The Vision of Advisory Falls Short

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

There’s a saying that goes, “A few bad apples can spoil the bunch.” In some ways, this applies to Advisory — a 20-minute time block between periods two and three on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  On...

Almost, Maine Cast and Crew Prepare for Opening Night

“Almost, Maine” Cast and Crew Prepare for Opening Night

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

The snow machine is filled with fake snow. The last coat of paint has been applied. And the doors are set to open at 7 PM on November 17 for the opening night of “Almost, Maine.” Set in a fictional...

Though some supports have been removed, the Peace Room keeps its door open.

Post-Pandemic, Students Still Need Support

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor November 17, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year was one filled with hardship, but with that hardship came support. Now, as life slowly loses the unpredictability of the pandemic’s early days, many of these supports are being...

Aitya Ba’th (left), Jola Ojifinni (center), and Nalia Ba’th (right) spend time together during their Advisory period in the media center.

Staff and Students Compromise on Decision for 3-Day Advisory

Arielle Levine, News Editor November 17, 2022

Three weeks into the school year, Ms. Leonard announced at the September General Assembly that Advisory — a 20 minute non-academic period — would no longer run on Mondays and Fridays.  “You guys...

The Wilde Lake football field after the final home game that was a loss for the team.

Reactions After Football Fights Underscore Wilde Lake’s Unfair Reputation

Blaiz Blackston , Staff Writer November 15, 2022

On September 3, Wilde Lake was playing against Atholton in their first away game of the season. Students from both schools packed into the stands, buzzing with excitement. By the third quarter, Wilde Lake...

At 65, I am in the 99th height percentile for women in the United States.

A Tall Tale

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

Jeans never reach my ankles. As a 6’5 girl, I’m an anomaly. An odd sight to see. Oftentimes, people’s eyes will scan me, their heads tilting up, then down, then back up. Some will whisper to their...

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