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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

Amaiya Sancho and Amy Batmunkh

June 8, 2020

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 Floyd now two weeks ago. After viewing nation-wide protests on the news and social media, some of which ...

Rise Up: The Pathway To Success

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

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 Leonard, has been the driving force encouraging students to rise up. In her previous position as principal of Ha...

United Through Music: Chamber Master Class Brings Students Together

The Marriotts Ridge Chamber Singers perform their music.

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 with choir teachers, students, and guest speakers excited to listen, perform, and educate.  Mr. Crouch...

Do You Hear Howard County Sing When Tomorrow Comes

Students gather around the piano to practice for the show.

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

The lights go down, the audience quiets, and the stage is still. The students begin to enter, ready to perform. They have one chance, and after months of practice and preparation, the moment has finally arrived. Suddenly, the tympanies roar, the light shines down, and the show begins. On Sunda...

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 24, 2020

Once, a friend told me that he was tired of life. He has since been through therapy and medication, and has improved immensely, but it took a lot of support to get there. However, one of the most striking things I remember him saying was that he did not want to feel weak by asking for help. Societal...

Leaving Friends Behind: Students Reflect on Redistricting Controversy

Parents discuss redistricting at a Board of Education meeting.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 3, 2020

On Facebook, Twitter, and even along the paths of Columbia, parents have made their opinions on redistricting clear. Armed with signs, t-shirts, and angry Facebook posts, their voices can sometimes even overshadow those of the students.  For many students, parent conversations about real estate prices...

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