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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Posts on anonymous Instagram accounts spread like wildfire.

Wilde Lake Burned by Un-Social Media

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

With at least ten new followers every hour and hundreds of likes, comments, and shares, Wilde Lake was buzzing this month with the spread of anonymous Instagram gossip accounts — shade rooms meant to...

Spanish Honor Society Binds Notebooks for a Dominican Republic School

Spanish Honor Society Binds Notebooks for a Dominican Republic School

Yasmin Roach, Writer December 15, 2021

It’s 2:30, and students gather in room 310, folding paper and cutting cardboard as they assemble the notebooks they will send to low-income students in the Dominican Republic. The bookbinding...

Advisory Reboot Gets Slow Start

Advisory Reboot Gets Slow Start

Yasmin Roach, Writer November 29, 2021

This year, Wilde Lake rebooted its Advisory program, a daily, 20-minute period to be used for community building, distributing materials, and giving information to students. But whether the program has...

Senior Deyonna McGeachy-Alexander with one of her drawings. While it is colored, she started by sketching it during class. (Photo by Cameron Franks)

Studies Find Benefits of Doodling in Class

Cameron Franks, Writer November 5, 2021

For many years now, students have been doodling during classes on worksheets, from Elementary School, up to High School. Teachers, however, even in this day and age still don’t understand it, and oftentimes...

Mr. Blount fist-bumps Sam Phelps on his way out of the classroom.

The Heart of Wilde Lake: Mr. Blount is a Support System for Students

Greta Giuliano, Editor November 3, 2021

Starting his sixth year at Wilde Lake, Mr. Blount continues to be a support system for many students as a paraeducator, the step team coach, and a mentor.  As a paraeducator, he says that he helps...

For these four classes, the tests will be counted towards students final grades. (Photo by Lauren Kelly)

State Tests to Be Worth 20% of Grades in Four Key Classes

Lauren Kelly, Editor November 2, 2021

Last year, the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) voted to make some state tests worth 20% of students’ grades in English 10, Biology, Government, and Algebra 1 next school year. This...

Payton Roberts, sophomore, catching up on biology work. (Photo by Zoe MacDiarmid)

As Difficult Year Ends, Motivation Plummets

Greta Giuliano and Zoe MacDiarmid June 6, 2021

When online school started in April of 2020, sophomore Kaia Roberson says she was doing the bare minimum because of the pass or fail system. As the year progressed, turning in work got harder, she says....

Wilde Lake seniors Shelby Kline (left) and Shanna Kachuriner (right) performing together at an outdoor cafe on October 31, 2020. (Photo taken by Sarah Rubin)

In An Abnormal Year, Students Find Comfort in the Arts

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

Seats are empty, instruments have been left to collect dust, stage lights are off.  Distance learning has made it difficult for students to rehearse, perform, and collaborate. In spite of all of this...

Students Return to School with Mixed Feelings

Students Return to School with Mixed Feelings

Blaiz Blackston, 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...

Vaccines Are a Dose of Hope for Teenagers

Vaccines Are a Dose of Hope for Teenagers

Greta Giuliano, Editor 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...

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,...

The Show Goes On(line): How Theater Has Survived Online Learning

The Show Goes On(line): How Theater Has Survived Online Learning

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

Theater veteran Skyler Merchant has spent nearly a decade on the stage.  But, she was forced to put down the microphone and wipe off the makeup when COVID shut schools down. After a year of being...

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