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Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

Life is just beginning in the mind of an 18 year old. Whether you take the college path or not, you now have one of the biggest responsibilities this world could ask of you, to find your purpose. And for these three young African American females, they’re doing just that.  What does a dancer,...

The Absence of a Goodbye

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

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 work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speake...

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 3, 2020

On the first day of school, students are bombarded with what feels like hundreds of different papers, all promoting sports, clubs, extracurriculars, and school-sponsored events. However, one of those commonly disregarded papers is far more important than students realize: The Food and Nutrition Services...

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

Nadyne Segbe and Sarah Rubin

February 3, 2020

A cheerful smile on her face, Ms. Keck stands beside her door, waving at students as they pass her with happy greetings in the hallway. She welcomes them into her classroom, some slightly newer faces, but some from the past as well. Having moved to Wilde Lake from Harper’s Choice Middle, Ms. Keck is a friendly familiar ...

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...

Four-point quizzes: A New Way of Learning

Students record their grades in a table to track their progress.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

January 31, 2020

For many students, the thought of a math test conjures up feelings of dread. Some students feel overwhelmed by unit tests and quizzes, which often have a considerable impact on their overall grade. However, in some of the honors and on grade level math classes at Wilde Lake, larger tests are being re...

Lateness Policy Creates Long Lines and Delays Instruction For Late Students

Numerous students are seen lined up outside of the main entrance awaiting a tardy pass.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

November 11, 2019

At 7:25am across Howard County, students are expected to be in school on time. However, this isn’t always the case for Wilde Lake seniors Selam Abebe, Bryan Shin, and Trea Jenkins. The trio often misses the 7:10-7:25am timeframe, after which time students stand in line and await an official tardy pas...

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