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Many of the students at Wilde Lake have immigrated from other countries throughout the world. Aisha Morillo immigrated from Venezuela at a young age, while Renato Serrano and Zulma Agullar immigrated from El Salvador.

Three Immigrants Reflect on Their Past Lives and How They’ve Grown

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 28, 2023

In Room 310 sits a group of students full of stories of growth within America. Many of these students were forced to leave their home countries for various reasons. Wilde Lake’s ESOL program welcomes...

Muchos de los estudiantes de Wilde Lake han emigrado de otros países del mundo. Aisha Morillo emigró de Venezuela a una edad temprana, mientras que Renato Serrano y Zulma Agullar emigraron de El Salvador.

Tres inmigrantes reflexionan sobre sus vidas pasadas y sus crecimientos

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 25, 2023

En el salón 310 se sienta un grupo de estudiantes llenos de historias de crecimiento dentro de los Estados Unídos. Muchos de estos estudiantes fueron obligados a abandonar sus países de origen por diversas...

Tiffany Blakey celebrates after scoring a goal contributing to the 6-1 victory over Hammond for the Wildecats.

Coach Matt Aubin Leads Girls’ Varsity Soccer to .500 Record

Talik Butler and Amy Manzanares December 21, 2023

This season, Wilde Lake Girls’ Soccer reintroduced former Wildecat Matt Aubin to the field as head coach. Senior midfielder Lauren Lawson says Coach Aubin has “motivated the team to win,”as they...

When asked to write a paragraph on allusions in a popular classroom text, Fahrenheit 451, ChatGPT wrote a paragraph in under a minute.

Artificial Intelligence is Cheating for Some, but for Others, a Tool

Lee Lewis and Amy Manzanares December 21, 2023

With an English essay due the next day, freshman G.L. decided to use Chat GPT to write his essay for him. Although he recognized Chat GPT as being “unethical,”he justified its use as a “last resort.” According...

MCAP scores will count for 20% of the final grades for the classes of 2026 and 2027. Graphic by Bella Horvath & Artumn Neil.

MCAP Test Scores To Count as 20% of Final Grade

This year, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) passed a requirement that at the end of the school year, the Maryland Comprehensive Assesment Program (MCAP) Life Science Test will account...

Freshman Jamar Addison sits in Mr. Bells classroom on his phone during instructional time. Teachers say that it is hard to balance teaching and phone management in the classroom.

Phone Addictions Consume Students, Poll Shows

Arielle Levine, Editor in Chief December 21, 2023

According to a survey posted to “The Paw Print” Instagram, 2/3 Wilde Lake students surveyed said they feel addicted to their phones. This reflects a national trend, with 58% of teens from the ages...

Color guard captains Katie Yarrish, Kaleo Krapfl, and Maggie Alt twirl their flags on the football field. The three worked to revive the program.

Color Guard Team Leaps Into Success with New Members

Bella Horvath, Staff Editor December 20, 2023

Last year, Wilde Lake’s Color Guard program was left with only four returning members, outdated flags, old costumes, no funding, and little hope for their future. Now, the team is “thriving,” according...

We Saw the Peace Room Rise  and Fall, and Rise Again

We Saw the Peace Room Rise and Fall, and Rise Again

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Editor December 20, 2023

I believe in second chances. The Peace Room was started by the Wilde Lake Restorative Justice Committee in 2021 and run by former teacher Ms.Wright. The original vision of the Peace Room was to help students...

“It breaks my heart,” says Ms. Leonard, Administration Disappointed by Student Raids and Fights at Village Center

“It breaks my heart,” says Ms. Leonard, Administration Disappointed by Student Raids and Fights at Village Center

Faith Brown, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

One month into school, Ms. Leonard addressed the student body in a tone of disappointment after students raided stores and held fights on local business property, as shown in Instagram posts. Multiple...

Gay Straight Alliance members and juniors Tommy Heffner and Sabrina Yastuake walk through Main Street with the progress flag on their backs. Through Wilde Lake’s inclusive environment, they bond over their shared identity. This community earned Wilde Lake the Rainbow Ribbon.

Ms. Bailey Leads School in Earning Rainbow Ribbon Award

Amy Manzanares, Editor December 19, 2023

Media specialist Ms. Annora Bailey grew up in a world full of bias. She hid throughout her childhood. Now, she wonders how different her life would be if she had been given the opportunities and support...

“Coach Nesbitt was a huge family guy. I saw him with his family: his
wife and sons. Seeing that was also hugely impactful for me,” said
Coach Justin Thomas. Photo Credit Mr. Pickett.

Lake Bids Farewell to Beloved Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Arielle Levine December 8, 2023

Dave “Bear” Nesbitt was more than just a coach. He was a mentor, pioneer, friend, grandpa, dad, husband, and Wildecat. He could be strict while holding his team to high standards. He would make...

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

The class of 2024 was the only class in Wilde Lake history to begin high school virtually. After a freshman year without a homecoming week, the senior class has put up a fight in the past three pep...

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