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The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Shrek sitting on top of the wildecat.

Wilde Lake Is Like an Onion

Lee Lewis, Writer December 15, 2021

“They judge me before they even know me,” said Shrek. This quote, from the movie Shrek, always reminds me of Wilde Lake High School. Wilde Lake has a reputation for things like low achieving students...

Students for Social Justice given the Howard County Humans Rights Commission award. (Photo from the Wilde Lake Social Justice Club)

Students for Social Justice Club Wins HoCo Human Rights Commission Award

Trisha Rathee, Writer November 10, 2021

The Students for Social Justice Club (S4SJ) received the HoCo Human Rights Commissions Award this year, for “their meritorious hard work,” says Sajana Vigna-McLaughlin, junior and member of S4SJ. This...

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...

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Rowley Jackson June 6, 2021

In November, Wilde Lake reported its first cases of Covid-19, two staff members. The first student case was reported in April, and another staff member reported positive in May.  According to principal...

A Wilde Lake Class of 2021 sign in front of a students home.

A Year of Uncertainty: Reflecting on my Time Spent at The Lake

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor May 25, 2021

Back in 2017, a small, anxious freshman witnessed her first senior walk-in. She peered down over the railing from the third floor with her fellow classmates as she watched the class of 2018 kick off their...

This is the poster signed by just about all of Wilde Lakes seniors before we finish our final school year together.

Just A Thought: On Conclusions

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 21, 2021

I feel like I am standing on a precipice. I have lived my whole life secure in the knowledge that if I took a step off the edge, there would be a net right there to catch me. Now, as I finish my last few...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Senior throws his graduation cap to celebrate his diploma and get ready for his future.
Photo by Sarah Rubin.

Wilde Lake Sees Dramatic Increase In Graduation Rates Last Year

Amna Cheema May 3, 2021

According to the Baltimore Sun, in 2020, Wilde Lake saw the biggest increase in graduation rates of any other school in Howard County The graduation rate in the 2017-2018 school year at Wilde Lake was...

Wilde Lake student Maddy Feldwick and her mother, Rebecca Feldwick, are browsing prom dresses for Maddy’s senior prom sponsored by the Wilde Lake Class of 2021 Parent Group.

Wilde Lake Parent Group Organizes Non-School Affiliated Prom

Maddy Feldwick and Olivia Lancaster April 30, 2021

Facing a challenging school year of virtual learning, seniors looked forward to finishing high school with the greatly anticipated tradition of prom. Instead, they were met with the county’s decision...

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