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Takyla Brown

May 13, 2019


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Takyla Brown, Staff Writer, (2016-2017)

Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Darae Lyles, Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

The Wilde Lake High School boys Varsity Basketball team, composed of eight seniors and the rest of the lineup juniors, finished fourth in the county with a season record of 16-8. Senior guard Trea Keys credits his success to the team. “I knew what we had here would be something great,” he said....

I Was Homesick After a Day at Glenelg

I Was Homesick After a Day at Glenelg

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Walking up to Glenelg at 7:45 March 27, 2018 was terrifying. I had on my Wilde Lake sweatshirt, and my bulky Wilde Lake band jacket. I was a giant billboard saying “Hey! Look at me! I don’t belong here!” All of the participating students and some counselors sat down in a small conference room...

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

MiMi Johnson

May 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight, Uncategorized

This year, teachers have handed out more positive behavior forms than discipline forms, the result of an increased effort to recognize students for their successes and not simply their missteps. In the first two quarters of the school year, 179 disciplinary forms were given out to students. But duri...

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In response to an increasing threat of sexually transmitted infections, Howard County offers condoms upon request to help protect students from STIs in Howard County. In 2017, Chlamydia was the most reported STI in Howard County with 1,136 reported cases followed by 235 cases of Gonorrhea, according t...

Lacrosse Prevails With Positive Attitude Ahead of Minor Setbacks

Lacrosse Prevails With Positive Attitude Ahead of Minor Setbacks

Aenilah Watkins, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

In the first two weeks of practice, the Wilde Lake Girls Lacrosse team lost a goalie to a concussion, had to have players learn new positions, and had less time to practice due to weather conditions. In spite of their slow start, the Wildecats have persevered through these troubles with a positive an...

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

Mr. Wallace was born and raised in Howard County, but moved to New Mexico when he was 21 years old. After 12 years in the “Land of Enchantment,” he returns as an American Government teacher. His Native American Studies teacher in high school inspired him to move to New Mexico when he was 21 years old, i...

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Rebecca Nason, News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, Ms. Alcaraz wouldn’t have seen herself as a high school chemistry teacher in the US with an eight-month-old and four cats, but life has turned out better than she ever expected. Five years ago, Ms. Alcaraz moved to Florida from Puerto Rico with her future hus...

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

In 2012, Mr. Green was a student teacher for Wilde Lake’s veteran band director, Mr. Dutrow. Six years later, Mr. Green hopes to offer some of his personal ideas to the same program that is now his own. Mr. Green is an experienced percussionist with a performance degree from Johns Hopkins’ Peabody ...

Brett Molin Makes Safety His Priority as Assistant Principal

Brett Molin Makes Safety His Priority as Assistant Principal

Maddie Sommers, Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Features, Uncategorized

Since he was a child, Wilde Lake’s new Assistant Principal, Mr. Molin, knew he wanted to grow up to be a role model for students. He strives to ensure that students have the support growing up that he lacked. “I didn’t have a lot of support in my house, and so I didn’t know what ...

Darae Lyles

Darae Lyles

November 26, 2018


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Darae Lyles is a senior at Wilde Lake High School and is interested in journalism as a career. She first started writing in elementary school and found a passion out of it. During middle school, she wrote a short story and it was published in a small local contest. Although she didn’t win, she still con...

Sydney Cox

Sydney Cox

September 6, 2018


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Sydney Cox is a sophomore at WLHS and is so excited to be a part of the Paw Print! This is her first year as a member and she can’t wait to write. She loves to do theatre in and out of school, as well as take pictures whenever she can. Sydney’s main goal is to keep Wilde Lake informed with intere...

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