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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

We Are Not the Lost Generation

Alayna Rover and Hannah Boyer | June 14, 2022

Those of us born in Generation Z — 1997-2012* — have faced a lifetime’s worth of problems in the few years we have been around. Despite facing many setbacks, we always find a way to persevere.  Our generation has had to cope with the ever-looming threat of school shootings, the pandemic, and toxic social media, to name a few. This stress has been shown to lead to higher depression and suicide...

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Creating a Better Wilde Lake is Up To Us

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor | June 14, 2022

Every day, I see kids breaking the rules. Whether it’s skipping class, leaving campus for lunch, or any of the other rules for our safety and education, people are breaking them every day.  We are fortunate to use many innovative approaches to dealing with student behavior. These include the reintroduction of Advisory, the Peace, Green, and Gold rooms, and conflict resolution that seeks to...

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Media is Harming Teens

Yasmin Roach, Staff Writer | June 10, 2022

A teenage girl walks into a dark room. She grabs a red solo cup filled with beer and joins dancers in the center of the room. The others at the party are drinking beer, too, some probably taking drugs. This scene can be found in almost every mainstream movie or TV show about teens I can think of. And yet, most teens don’t have that experience, so it’s odd that the media portrays us that way. Mainstream...

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The College Dropout: A Retrospective

William Kingue, Music Columnist | May 27, 2022

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Teaching Tolerance Is Not Political Indoctrination 

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief | May 12, 2022

On February 10, for the second time this school year, Wilde Lake Health teacher Mr. Shaw testified to the Howard County Board of Education on “accountability and political indoctrination” in Howard County schools.   He condemned two teachers’ lessons in that testimony, which he represented with two images: a flowchart on cultural appropriation and an editorial cartoon about anti-immigration...

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