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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...

Mr. Bell helping junior Alaijah Reed-Wright with schoolwork.

Providing Support and Safety in School Remains Priority

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Greta Giuliano November 15, 2022

When a student is having a bad day or struggling in school, who supports them? While there are many supports available at Wilde Lake like Beyond School Hours and Advisory, behind all of those are the...

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Let’s Celebrate Indigenous People

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor October 10, 2022

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1492, the land that is now known as Howard County was occupied by various Native American tribes. And in the United States today, one of these is celebrated,...

Ezra playing Sims on a Sunday afternoon. He says the reason he plays varies from checking on [his] households or as a form of escapism.

COVID Has Caused a “Rollercoaster” of Mental Health

Zoe MacDiarmid and Arielle Levine June 17, 2022

Before March 13, 2020, then-freshman Ezra Lynch described their life as normal.  Ezra had just finished his second show for Wilde Lake’s theater department. They had a good group of friends. And...

Ms. Adler with students at a medieval feast event fundraiser in Baltimore where she was the Lady of the Feast. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Adler)

Ms. Adler Retires After 32 Years of Theater Excellence

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

Ever since Ms. Adler was a young girl, she was in the spotlight.   Since elementary school, her mom had her acting in community shows. By high school, she was doing shows all year. She majored in...

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

Cameron Franks, Staff Writer June 16, 2022

In 1971, Wilde Lake High School was born under the forward-thinking vision of Jim Rouse’s Columbia. Now, half a century later, staff members with roots at Wilde Lake and Columbia reflect.     Jim...

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