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Falling Through The Cracks: Why Some Students Aren’t Succeeding in Online Learning

Teachers are learning to navigate teaching lessons to an empty classroom.

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2020

When Governor Hogan ordered that schools close on March 16, everything changed.  With COVID-19 infections rising globally, the future was murky and the list of questions began to grow. Would we be going back to school in two weeks? In August? Next spring? What would going back to school even look like...

Ms. Chrest Teaches Acceptance, Self Love, and Algebra

Selfie TIme!

Komara Barba, Writer

October 30, 2020

After volunteering at her son’s elementary school, which holds a worldwide mindfulness minute each morning, Ms. Chrest realized how powerful mindfulness can be. “Mindfulness is perhaps the greatest gift I can give my students--the greatest lesson from my journey,” Chrest said. “Being mindful i...

Student Spotlight: 13 for Thursday feat. Sonia Sebadduka

Student Spotlight: 13 for Thursday feat. Sonia Sebadduka

Carly Damian, Writer

October 30, 2020

The Paw Print has a new opportunity called "13 for Thursday" for students to answer fun questions to get to know each other as the virtual school year is progressing. Our goal is to get students from different grades and class levels to participate in order to create more unity in a time of division....

Taking a Stand for Equality

Taking a Stand for Equality

Komara Barba and Carly Damian

June 12, 2020

On May 25, an innocent 46 year-old black man named George Floyd died tragically in Minneapolis, Minnesota due to a combination of excessive police force and an impending heart attack. His death, along with the deaths of many other people of color from unnecessary police harassment has sparked a fir...

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Amaiya Sancho and Amy Batmunkh

June 8, 2020

Led by former graduate of Wilde Lake, Saquan Maxwell, and the youth collective “Hoco For Justice,” thousands gathered yesterday to protest and hold a vigil after the senseless murder of George Floyd now two weeks ago. After viewing nation-wide protests on the news and social media, some of which ...

It’s Time To Change the Narrative

Mr. Nicks and the BSAP students pose for their club picture (Photo by LifeTouch)

Marcus Nicks, Contributor

June 2, 2020

Published in the Fall 2019 print issue: When I was told that I was being transferred to Wilde Lake High School I was told, “It’s a ghetto school.” I was told, “Wilde Lake is a ratchet school.” I actually can’t remember many positive things said about Wilde Lake High School as ...

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 ...

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...

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