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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...

A group of students walking away from the school after dismissal at 2:30. Principal Leonard (on the left) says goodbye to the departing students while simultaneously coordinating bus drivers and staff.

Teachers Union Against Return to Hybrid, Students Divided

Zoe MacDiarmid, News Editor March 31, 2021

The return to school has been met with mixed opinions from students and teachers. While the local teacher’s union (HCEA) disagreed with the opening of schools, students were divided on whether to return. In...

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...

Sarah Rubin and her brother, Daniel, do homework outside together.

Remembering Things As They Were: Why I Decided to Stay Virtual

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor March 2, 2021

I think there has been a global recognition over the past year that there are a lot of things in life that we take for granted. More specifically, I have found that the longer the pandemic continues, the...

An empty desk in a classroom at Wilde Lake.

A Return to Normalcy: Why I’m Going Hybrid

Amaiya Sancho, Sports Editor, Arts Editor March 2, 2021

The senior walk-in, senior night for sports, and senior breakfast are just a few of the events that many 12th graders have been anticipating since their freshman year. Little did I know back in 2017, when...

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