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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Many of the students at Wilde Lake have immigrated from other countries throughout the world. Aisha Morillo immigrated from Venezuela at a young age, while Renato Serrano and Zulma Agullar immigrated from El Salvador.

Three Immigrants Reflect on Their Past Lives and How They’ve Grown

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 29, 2023

In Room 310 sits a group of students full of stories of growth within America. Many of these students were forced to leave their home countries for various reasons. Wilde Lake’s ESOL program welcomes...

Wilde Lake students pictured in the 1976 yearbook. Since Wilde Lake opened in 1971, the school has focused on community, which Advisory helped build. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

Advisory Can be Possible

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2023

When Advisory was cut down to three days a week in November, I figured that would be the last of the changes to it.  However, on Monday, March 20th, it was officially announced to the school that Advisory...

The Wilde Lake Wellness Center offers brochures covering topics like exercise, stress, sleep, vaping, alcohol, and bullying for high schoolers.

From Contraception to Inhalers, School-Based Wellness Center Aims to Meet Students’ Needs

Amy Manzanares, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

In 2017, a School-Based Wellness Center was introduced to Wilde Lake to support students’ health and well-being. Wilde Lake is the only Howard County high school in the Wellness Center Program. The program...

On Saturday at 8:30 AM, thirty minutes before customers can come, Ms. Kirk (left) and a volunteer, Mr. Jacques Moutome (right), plan how they will organize the tables.

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...

Mr. Bell helping junior Alaijah Reed-Wright with schoolwork.

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...

Shrek sitting on top of the wildecat.

Wilde Lake Is Like an Onion

Lee Lewis December 15, 2021

“They judge me before they even know me,” said Shrek. This quote, from the movie Shrek, always reminds me of Wilde Lake High School. Wilde Lake has a reputation for things like low achieving students...

Advisory Reboot Gets Slow Start

Advisory Reboot Gets Slow Start

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor November 29, 2021

This year, Wilde Lake rebooted its Advisory program, a daily, 20-minute period to be used for community building, distributing materials, and giving information to students. But whether the program has...

“Vaccine Angel” Anna Boyer Helps 87 Find Vaccines

“Vaccine Angel” Anna Boyer Helps 87 Find Vaccines

Ian Cruz June 6, 2021

Of the 5,572,782 people vaccinated in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health, Anna Boyer, Wilde Lake alumna, helped 87 get appointments. As vaccines started to roll out and young...

Michelle Enomanna in front of the school. She recently launched her campaign for Secretary of Treasury. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Enomanna)

Wilde Lake Community Combats Racism in the Classroom

Ian Cruz, Writer May 4, 2021

When Michelle Enomanna walked into her first high school GT class, she felt out of place. The very first thing she noticed was that she was only one of five Black or Brown students in a class of over 20. What...

Senior throws his graduation cap to celebrate his diploma and get ready for his future.
Photo by Sarah Rubin.

Wilde Lake Sees Dramatic Increase In Graduation Rates Last Year

Amna Cheema May 3, 2021

According to the Baltimore Sun, in 2020, Wilde Lake saw the biggest increase in graduation rates of any other school in Howard County The graduation rate in the 2017-2018 school year at Wilde Lake was...

Meg Feroli (left), Erika Chavarria (middle), and Makenna Burns (right) working at one of the Ellicott City donation and distribution sites, December 2020

Columbia Community Care’s Founding Members Build Wide-Reaching Non-Profit From Humble Beginnings

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2021

  Columbia Community Care’s (CCC) founding members-- Erika Chavarria, Meg Feroli, and Makenna Burns-- have built a non-profit organization during the COVID-19 crisis from the ground up. Today, hundreds...

Rabbi Axler leading services in the parking lot in front of Temple Isaiah.

Worship Through a Pandemic: Fulton Rabbi Finds A Silver Lining

Arielle Levine January 8, 2021

Rabbi Craig Axler of Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Maryland, has transformed the way he leads his congregation as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. This year is anything but a typical year for...

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