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

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 heard me talk in the first week [of school] about the pressure I was getting to not have Advisory for more than one day a week,” Ms. Leonard told student representatives on September 21. “Unfortunately,...

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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 like everyone else, he went to class Monday through Friday where he sat at a desk, without the need to wear a mask.  But life changed practically overnight.  “The pandemic and online school...

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Marijuana Users May Unknowingly Be Taking Lethal Fentanyl Doses

Lauren Kelly and Zoe MacDiarmid | June 14, 2022

If you thought that marijuana was harmless, think again. According to the CDC, marijuana is not only more potent that it ever was, but it is increasingly being found laced with the deadly opioid, fentanyl.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the drug, introduced in the 1960s is used on its own as well as mixed with other substances.  Scott Sheldon, a certified peer recovery...

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Demolished Housing To Be Rebuilt

Marran Frigo and Zoe MacDiarmid | June 10, 2022

One day, students walking to school noticed a change nearby. First, a chain link fence. Then, construction equipment. Finally, it all added up when the Section 8 housing in Roslyn Rise was demolished.  Roslyn Rise, an affordable housing development dating back to the 1970s when Columbia was initially being built up, is undergoing the first stages of a complete redesign.  The vision for the...

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Most of Wilde Lake Continues to Mask After Mandates Lifted

Charlotte Fetters, Zoe MacDiarmid, and Marran Frigo | April 8, 2022

Effective March 1, universal indoor masking in HCPSS buildings and on school buses was no longer required. This decision, voted on by the Board of Education, came after the CDC's recommendation to move to mask-optional policies in low-risk places like Howard County. Data from HCPSS Covid Dashboard show that Covid cases at Wilde Lake in particular have gone down since December, the highest month...

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