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Former English teacher Mr. Berkowitzs Advisory in 1974.

Wilde Lake to Bring Back Advisory. What Can We Learn from the Past?

Next school year, Wilde Lake plans on adding an extra period to the six-period day, Advisory — 20-minutes for students to meet with teachers, attend clubs, and study.  Advisory is not new to...

How the everyday music student practice during virtual learning (Photo courtesy of Emerson Alberti Ramirez)

Virtual Learning Takes Its Toll on Music Education

Virtual learning is hard. Learning music virtually is even harder, and students and teachers alike are feeling the effects of trying to carry on as a separated ensemble.  Anywhere where art relied...

Michelle Enomanna in front of the school. She recently launched her campaign for Secretary of Treasury. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Enomanna)

Wilde Lake Community Combats Racism in the Classroom

Ian Cruz, Writer May 4, 2021

When Michelle Enomanna walked into her first high school GT class, she felt out of place. The very first thing she noticed was that she was only one of five Black or Brown students in a class of over 20. What...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Maddy Feldwick sits at her kitchen table for school, feeling stressed during a google meet. Penny, her cat, helps her get through her classes.

Teachers and Students Feel Burnout After a Year of Virtual School

Maddy Feldwick, Writer March 31, 2021

Drained, burnt out, and exhausted. This is what many students and teachers feel after a year of virtual learning. After a long winter of being stuck inside and not seeing friends, waking up early...

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...

Advice for the freshmen class from Sarah Rubin, Ms. Volpe, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Riley.

Words for Freshmen: A Message to the Class of 2024 from Experienced Wilde Cats

Arielle Levine January 5, 2021

This year’s freshmen class is the first in history to begin high school without ever having entered the school building. Every class, extracurricular, and interaction has taken place entirely over...

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Ms. Chrest Teaches Acceptance, Self Love, and Algebra

Komara Barba , Web Manager October 30, 2020

After volunteering at her son’s elementary school, which holds a worldwide mindfulness minute each morning, Ms. Chrest realized how powerful mindfulness can be. “Mindfulness is perhaps the...

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,...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor February 3, 2020

Your feet are firmly planted on the floor, pushing down. Your spine is straight against the back of the chair, posture perfect. Your eyes are closed, and you feel enveloped by the darkness, as if it were...

Science Department Replaces Two Teachers

Science Department Replaces Two Teachers

Alex Moon March 16, 2015

This winter, the science department suffered from the unexpected absence of three veteran teachers. Independent of each other, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Hubbard, and Ms. Schulman were all replaced by substitutes....

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