The Paw Print

12th grade short story winner, Sydney Cox brainstorming while writing her literary piece.

Howard County Names Three Wilde Cats Young Authors Contest Champions

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor April 1, 2021

“The scent grew stronger and the silhouette grew clearer as she walked further and further into the tranquil depths. The pull from the water and the force on her back gave her every reason to fall into...

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...

Wilde Lake’s ASU spread the word of their Lunar New Year celebration via Instagram at the end of February.

In Virtual School, Asian Student Union Emerges as a New Voice

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor March 2, 2021

The Asian Student Union, founded this year by Danielle Sumaryo and Sajana Vigna-McLaughlin, advocates for the 8 percent of Wilde Lake students who identify as Asian, but it also provides a much needed...

Wilde Lake senior Maura Fleck on break at her job at Outback Steakhouse, January 2021

The Young People on the Front Lines

Samihah Keita and Zoe MacDiarmid January 8, 2021

During the COVID-19, the burden of working on the frontlines has largely fallen on young Americans. For many, this new struggle is also a source of pride. From April to July 2020, the number of employed...

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...

The Wilde Lake football field now sits empty.

As HCPSS’ Winter Sports Season is Postponed, Players Prepare for Another Disappointing Season

Kavon Briggs, Rebecca Nason, and Zoe MacDiarmid January 7, 2021

After postponing the winter sports season, Wilde Lake athletes are preparing to continue their attempt to stay in shape without a team to practice with. The latest postponement, announced by HCPSS...

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...

Teachers are learning to navigate teaching lessons to an empty classroom.

Falling Through The Cracks: Why Some Students Aren’t Succeeding in Online Learning

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2020

When Governor Hogan ordered that schools close on March 16, everything changed.  With COVID-19 infections rising globally, the future was murky and the list of questions began to grow. Would we be...

Led by Howard County youth, thousands of Maryland Residents gathered peacefully at the Lake Front on Tuesday, June 2 to protest the killing of George Floyd.

Wilde Lake Responds to Challenge for Call to Action

June 6, 2020

This week, the Wilde Lake High School staff responded to a county-wide call to action to stand up against racism and support the nation-wide protests. Their video is archived here.

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