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Valerie Brady, senior, studying at a Howard County library. “It can be hard, but I don’t turn in work late,” she said. “Will it be the best quality it can be? No. Will it be completed though? Yes.” (Photo by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Covid-19 Continues to Impact Late Work Policies

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

As students grapple with this year’s changes, many teachers are amending their late work policies to help students readjust to in-person learning and a seven-course schedule. Still, some teachers...

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Rowley Jackson June 6, 2021

In November, Wilde Lake reported its first cases of Covid-19, two staff members. The first student case was reported in April, and another staff member reported positive in May.  According to principal...

“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...

Vaccines Are a Dose of Hope for Teenagers

Vaccines Are a Dose of Hope for Teenagers

Greta Giuliano May 4, 2021

On April 5 when it was announced that anyone 16 and over was eligible for a vaccine, senior Amaiya Sancho was overjoyed. After losing both of her grandparents to the Coronavirus and losing out on her...

Seniors Jillian Ingram and Ashlyn Bonner celebrate in their game against River Hill (Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography).

A Season That’s Not About Winning

Rowley Jackson May 4, 2021

When players returned to the fields for the 2020-2021 soccer season after a year of uncertainty, they spent every second possible having fun and appreciating the opportunity to play. Never sure whether...

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...

What Ill Remember From My COVID Year

What I’ll Remember From My COVID Year

Samihah Keita March 1, 2021

There was no way of knowing at the end of 2019 what the oncoming train of 2020 would bring. Accompanying the state of the year was a series of rolling disasters: the California and Australian fires, the...

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...

Wilde Lake senior Maura Fleck on break at her job at Outback Steakhouse, January 2021

The Young People on the Front Lines

Samihah Keita and Zoe MacDiarmid January 8, 2021

During the COVID-19, the burden of working on the frontlines has largely fallen on young Americans. For many, this new struggle is also a source of pride. From April to July 2020, the number of employed...

Jessy (middle), Emmanuel (left), and Giulio (right) spending time together in their living room

During Pandemic Learning, Siblings Stick Together

Heather Ramirez- Angel January 8, 2021

Despite the difficulties of taking care of her younger brothers, Wilde Lake sophomore Jessy Rubio-Vigil has found the silver lining from working with them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Like...

Many students have set up work spaces in their homes to help them stay focused during class.

After A Semester of Online Learning, Students Still Struggling

Ashley Beckett and Rebecca Nason January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis introduced a paradigm shift in schooling. Freshmen have never set foot in their school, graduated seniors never truly said goodbye, teachers are learning to adapt their strategies,...

The Wilde Lake football field now sits empty.

As HCPSS’ Winter Sports Season is Postponed, Players Prepare for Another Disappointing Season

Kavon Briggs, Rebecca Nason, and Zoe MacDiarmid January 7, 2021

After postponing the winter sports season, Wilde Lake athletes are preparing to continue their attempt to stay in shape without a team to practice with. The latest postponement, announced by HCPSS...

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