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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

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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Howard County to Open a 13th High School in 2023

Lauren Kelly and Marran Frigo | April 8, 2022

The blueprints have been drawn, the signatures gathered, and the first bits of the foundation laid. Howard County will open the doors to a new high school in September 2023, an attempt to solve the overcrowding of schools in the area. Dr. Chao Wu, a member of the Howard County Board of Education, says many schools in HCPSS are over 100% students capacity. With high schools around the county...

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GSA Stages Walkout of Class in Protest of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Zoe MacDiarmid, Arielle Levine, Lauren Kelly, Charlotte Fetters, and Hannah Boyer | March 29, 2022

On March 11, colorful flags swayed in the wind as GSA members led a fifth period walkout in protest of Florida’s Bill to ban classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.   Hundreds of students attended the walkout, which took place outside the Jim Rouse Theater.  House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its opposers, was passed in the...

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms: Used and Abused, Students Report

Cameron Franks and Lee Lewis | February 13, 2022

Since last spring, Wilde Lake has offered the use of gender-neutral bathrooms to all students as a more comfortable and safe option for bathroom usage. Recently, however, there have been some cases of misuse in gender-neutral bathrooms.  In November, Ms. Leonard made an announcement to the school, reinforcing the intent of the bathrooms, saying "Students should respect the space of the gender-neutral...

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General Assemblies Introduced to Uplift Student Voices, says SGA

Arielle Levine, News Editor | December 15, 2021

One Wednesday every month, the cafeteria fills with about 138 students to broadcast student voices of Wilde Lake through a General Assembly run by the SGA. When student government association sponsor Mr. Wallace began teaching at Wilde Lake four years ago, he had the idea of introducing General Assemblies — a governing body — to the school, led by the SGA. Now, with the return of Advisory, his...

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