The Paw Print

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...

Lily Garrah is passionate about dancing and now has more time to dedicate to her art.

With One Foot Out The Door, Virtual Seniors Step Toward Independence

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor March 31, 2021

Senior Jet Stevenson wakes up feeling well rested, and logs into her first period class. After practicing the viola and completing her asynchronous assignments, she ends her school day with a book...

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...

Jessy (middle), Emmanuel (left), and Giulio (right) spending time together in their living room

During Pandemic Learning, Siblings Stick Together

Heather Ramirez- Angel January 8, 2021

Despite the difficulties of taking care of her younger brothers, Wilde Lake sophomore Jessy Rubio-Vigil has found the silver lining from working with them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Like...

Many students have set up work spaces in their homes to help them stay focused during class.

After A Semester of Online Learning, Students Still Struggling

Ashley Beckett and Rebecca Nason January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis introduced a paradigm shift in schooling. Freshmen have never set foot in their school, graduated seniors never truly said goodbye, teachers are learning to adapt their strategies,...

The American Psychological Association provides different ways to maintain a positive and healthy mindset during social distancing.

Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a worldwide halt of normalcy. People are confined to their homes, only allowed to leave to shop for essentials. Some states are requiring people to wear face coverings...

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