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Wilde Lake scored 4/5 stars on the 2023 Maryland State Department of Education report card. The report card makes their evaluations based on test scores, graduation rates, “readiness” for graduation, progress towards English language proficiency, curriculum, and a survey.

Wilde Lake Loses One Star on Report Card, Reflecting a Statewide Trend

Arielle Levine and Amy Manzanares June 2, 2023

On the annual Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) report card, Wilde Lake lost one star this year, lowering their score from 4/5 stars to 3/5 stars. This fall is reflective of statewide trends,...

Coach Tee and senior captain Justyce Richard bonding during a home game. “It kind of feels like a family.  It’s very family oriented. We are all very close and just have that connection. Our coach creates that. We  spend a lot of time bonding in practice and through games. We have to in order to win,” said Justyce.

Wilde Lake Softball Finishes Second In Region

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

Wilde Lake varsity softball ended their regular season with a   third in Howard County and second seed in 3A East Region two. As the team moved into the postseason, they finished as regional finalists,...

Assistant captain Johanna Shin playing her match against Oakland Mills on April 27, 2023. The Wildecats took down the Scorpions.

Game, Set, Match! Tennis Has Best Season in Five Years

Darius Lewis and Arielle Levine June 2, 2023

After Coach Shaw’s third year as coach, the 2023 Wilde Lake tennis team is ranked ninth in the county with their best season in five years, according to County Sports Zone. This season, the boys and...

Cartoon by Yasmin Roach

Local Business’ Restrictions on Teenagers Decrease Racial Profiling

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

Three years ago, Wilde Lake senior Armand Lucas and his friends were racially profiled at the Columbia Mall. Armand’s profiling experience is hard to hear, but not unusual. A store manager told one of...

On April 26, 2023, the Cats and their coaches (Coach Bell, left) hudle during their 
game against Marriotts Ridge. Junior Lewis Collora says that the new coaching staff 
has lead to the team’s overall improvement. “Our coaching has improved. We have a 
lot of new, good, strong coaches,” he said.

With New Coaching Staff, Boys Varsity Lacrosse Makes Strides

This season, the boys lacrosse team introduced three new coaches, Kevin Eagan, Edgar Batenga, and former WildeLake student, Andrew Tiffy. According to Head Coach Tony Bell and players such as junior attackman...

The walk area map for Wilde Lake shows that some students will have to walk up to 2.3 miles, or 50 minutes to school starting in the 2023-24 school year. This change is in response to the bus driver shortage that hit in the 2021 school year. MAP FROM HCPSS

County Expands Walk Area to Two Miles

Amy Manzanares, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

Next year, any student living within a two mile radius of Wilde Lake will walk to school. Students along the boundary may face walk times up to 50 minutes, according to Google Maps. The decision to...

In the 2023-24 school year, high school students will leave school at 2:45 due to the change in start times.

Start Times Pushed Back 35 Minutes Next School Year

After decades of debate, Howard County Public School System start times will be pushed back to 8 a.m. for high schools beginning next school year. In February, the Board voted to adjust start times...

United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that 13-years old is “too early” to join social media. (Graphic by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Surgeon General Warns Against Social Media Use for Teenagers

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2023

On January 29th, on CNN Newsroom, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that 13-years old is “too early” to join social media. This warning comes during a time when teenagers are using...

Wilde Lake students pictured in the 1976 yearbook. Since Wilde Lake opened in 1971, the school has focused on community, which Advisory helped build. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

Advisory Can be Possible

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2023

When Advisory was cut down to three days a week in November, I figured that would be the last of the changes to it.  However, on Monday, March 20th, it was officially announced to the school that Advisory...

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Charlotte Fetters April 13, 2023

Wilde Lake High School’s art department consists of four sections: Visual Art, Dance, Theatre, and Music. There are a multitude of clubs for each section, including Improv Club, Acapella Club, the Step...

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

Matthew Cho, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

At Wilde Lake, we wear all kinds of different shoes.  Among the most popular shoes, Jordans are one of the oldest. Despite being first released in the 1980’s, they still manage to maintain their...

A sign hangs on the Peace Room’s door, reminding students of Ms. Wright’s message. She reminded her students to always find the soft people. According to Mr. Blount, a soft person is “somebody that meets you where you are with kindness and not any sort of preconceived notions or any sort of judgment or rule setting.”

Peace Room Adjusts To Staff Changes

Arielle Levine, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2023

This January, five teachers replaced Ms. Anjole Wright as Peace Room staff. The change from a single staff member to multiple has some students concerned that the Peace Room’s original vision has been...

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