The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Columbia Community Care Grows to Meet Community Needs

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief | December 7, 2022

On March 11, 2020, Wilde Lake High School Spanish teacher Erika Chavarria posted a tweet: “If they close HCPSS I volunteer to run meals to students and families who are in need, or help in locations where food will be offered. Who is with me???” Schools closed just two days later and Ms. Chavarria began working on what is now known as Columbia Community Care, or CCC. After two years, the...

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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 teachers who keep everything running. Ms. Lienhard, a special education teacher who runs the Gold Room with Mr. Lienhard, and Mr. Bell, a special education teacher and a lacrosse coach, are two of...

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Sun Shines on Wilde Lake for Pep Rally

Arielle Levine, Zoe MacDiarmid, and Matthew Cho | October 7, 2022

  After a week of rain, the sun came out for Wilde Lake’s Homecoming pep rally.  Students gathered on the bleachers to celebrate their school spirit. This year was the first year since 2020 where the tradition of pep rally before homecoming was uninterrupted by COVID or the weather.  For sophomore Sam Brady, the step team was the best part of the pep rally. “Their routines are...

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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 Theater Education and English at Sacramento State. Afterward, she met her husband, and the two moved to Maryland. Ms. Adler started teaching English and Drama at Wilde Lake at the start of the school...

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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 Rouse, a visionary developer of his time, was the father of the planned suburb, Columbia. Rouse did not go into the creation blindly. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Jim Rouse’s vision of Columbia...

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