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Students Return to School with Mixed Feelings

Students Return to School with Mixed Feelings

Blaiz Blackston, Sports Writer May 4, 2021

Weirded out, happy, reluctant. These were some of the feelings felt by many Howard County students as they returned to the school building in April after having been out of school for over a year.  As...

Dance Company members, Shelby Kline (left), and Emma Bohse (right), teaching during a hybrid lesson.

Senior Emma Bohse, DCo. Captain, Prepares For Final Dance

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor May 4, 2021

Emma Bohse has been dancing for most of her life. She has been a part of the Dance Company (DCo) for all four years of high school. She has also been a competitive dancer since the age of eight,...

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...

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,...

Ranim in Baltimore on 34th street for the Christmas lights, December 2019

This Exchange Student’s Experience

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2020

When Ranim Yaakboui got her acceptance letter for the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program she was ecstatic, eager to begin her schooling in the states. After a few months of living in America, the...

Laura Krell, Wilde Lake senior, takes a picture in her cap and gown at school.

The Absence of a Goodbye

Sydney Lowry , Writer May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard...

In this scene from the show, Otis talks to Adam about his concerns regarding his sexuality.

Netflix’s “Sex Education” is More Than Just Entertainment

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor February 26, 2020

In January of 2019, Netlix released an original show called “Sex Education,” which follows Otis, a teenage boy, whose mother is a sex therapist. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Otis helps students...

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