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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

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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Lets Take Back the N-Word

Alayna Rover, Writer | April 29, 2022

After an incident at Homecoming, the debate over the n-word resurfaced at Wilde Lake as to who, if anyone, can say the n-word. The conflict resulted in an announcement from Ms. Leonard stating that hate speech, which includes the n-word, should not be used at school. It began at Homecoming when songs with the n-word played. Black students heard non-Black students singing the word unashamedly. This...

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On Culture Day, Let’s Recognize that Black History is International

Gabrielle Olibris, Writer | April 8, 2022

Every spring, Wilde Lake holds Culture Day, a day to recognize the cultures represented at our school.  As we celebrate the diversity of our school, let’s continue to recognize the importance of representation on young minds, especially in the United States, where appreciating other cultures is not prioritized. Traditionally, the focus has been on American culture. Because of this, the narrative...

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A Tabletop Game On a Computer: “Inscryption”

Marran Frigo, Writer | March 10, 2022

The player opens the game to a retro-pixelated screen before the main menu is displayed. The option to start a new game is missing, meaning the game can only be "continued." This puts the player immediately into the game itself.  The player's character appears in a cabin, and a pair of eyes appear in the darkness. He says that it has been a while since he last played and said he is excited to begin...

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Is the SAT Still Relevant?

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief | March 9, 2022

When PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores were released, my classmates and I compared our scores. As they shared their scores, I anxiously waited for mine to load. When I finally shared my score, my classmate's response was, "Really? I always thought you were so smart." According to the College Board, the company that owns the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the purpose of the SAT...

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