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Sophomore Cortez Thompson begins hybrid instruction at Wilde Lake after almost a year of virtual learning at home.

First Wave of Students Returns to Wilde Lake

Maddy Feldwick, Writer March 2, 2021

On March 1 of 2021, almost one year after schools were closed to in-person instruction, Howard County adopted a hybrid learning model and opened its doors to the first of four waves of students, but with...

Highlight mental health every year, make mental health days excused absences, and offer parent seminars on mental health. It is that easy.

Student Mental Health Accommodations: We Need More

Arielle Levine March 2, 2021

It should come as no surprise to the Howard County Public School System that many teenagers are struggling with their mental health. From the ongoing pandemic to virtual learning to the constantly evolving...

The Harriet Tubman Junior-Senior School, opened in 1949 and closed in 1965. It was the first school in Howard County from which Black students could gain a high school degree. Before Harriet Tubman, options for Black students to graduate high school were limited. (Photo from the Harriet Tubman Foundation of Howard County, Inc.)

It’s Time to Pay Tribute to Black History in Howard County: A Narrative of Struggle, Perseverance, and Triumph

Zoe MacDiarmid, News Editor February 26, 2021

    On January 21, 2021, The Board of Education approved the Black Lives Matter Week of Action: A week to highlight, uplift, and affirm the rich history and contributions of the Black...

Joan Hash. Photo by Sarah Rubin

Joan Hash Unveils Forgotten History of Harriet Tubman High School

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor February 26, 2021

Filled to the brim with exhaustion, she got up for school at five in the morning. The bus ride was long, and she used it to get some extra rest, or sometimes to catch up on homework. In school,...

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, News Editor 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...

Ms. Brookman Graduating from McDaniel College in 2020.

In 2020, a Year of Many Firsts, Ms. Brookman Has Her First Year at Wilde Lake

Abby Churilla January 7, 2021

This year, 10th and 11th grade English teacher, Ms. Brookman is taking on her first year of independent teaching at Wilde Lake. On top of these new beginnings, she must face the challenges of virtual...

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

This Exchange Student’s Experience

Zoe MacDiarmid, News Editor 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...

Teachers are learning to navigate teaching lessons to an empty classroom.

Falling Through The Cracks: Why Some Students Aren’t Succeeding in Online Learning

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2020

When Governor Hogan ordered that schools close on March 16, everything changed.  With COVID-19 infections rising globally, the future was murky and the list of questions began to grow. Would we be...

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Led by former graduate of Wilde Lake, Saquan Maxwell, and the youth collective “Hoco For Justice,” thousands gathered yesterday to protest and hold a vigil after the senseless murder of George...

A student talking to their counselor about rising up a level in a subject.

Rise Up: The Pathway To Success

Devin Garcia , Writer February 24, 2020

This year, Wilde Lake is pioneering a new program that is encouraging students to rise up a level in at least one subject, to help them achieve their full potential.  Wilde Lake principal, Marcy...

The Marriotts Ridge Chamber Singers perform their music.

United Through Music: Chamber Master Class Brings Students Together

Sydney Lowry , Writer February 24, 2020

Each year, chamber choir students from all twelve Howard County high schools gather to showcase the songs they’ve been working on for the choral assessments in March. The theatre is always packed...

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