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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Students in the 1975-76 school year of Wilde Lake in the schools yearbook, The Glass Hour, four years after the school opened in 1971. The caption of the photo reads, “The joy of celebrating togetherness is what Wilde Lake and the ‘76 Glass Hour is all about!” At this point, Advisory was part of the school’s structure. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

The Vision of Advisory Falls Short

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

There’s a saying that goes, “A few bad apples can spoil the bunch.” In some ways, this applies to Advisory — a 20-minute time block between periods two and three on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  On...

The Wilde Lake football field after the final home game that was a loss for the team.

Reactions After Football Fights Underscore Wilde Lake’s Unfair Reputation

Blaiz Blackston , Staff Writer November 15, 2022

On September 3, Wilde Lake was playing against Atholton in their first away game of the season. Students from both schools packed into the stands, buzzing with excitement. By the third quarter, Wilde Lake...

Mr. Bell helping junior Alaijah Reed-Wright with schoolwork.

Providing Support and Safety in School Remains Priority

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Greta Giuliano November 15, 2022

When a student is having a bad day or struggling in school, who supports them? While there are many supports available at Wilde Lake like Beyond School Hours and Advisory, behind all of those are the...

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

Cameron Franks, Staff Writer June 16, 2022

In 1971, Wilde Lake High School was born under the forward-thinking vision of Jim Rouse’s Columbia. Now, half a century later, staff members with roots at Wilde Lake and Columbia reflect.     Jim...

The wildecat statue, built out of paper-mache by then-senior Kurt
Muller in 1998, sits outside of the media center.

The Spirit of Wilde Lake in a Statue

Lee Lewis and Arielle Levine June 15, 2022

At the heart of the school, a ferocious wildecat is ready to pounce, bearing its teeth, waiting for students to pass it as they walk by the media center. Now, students are greeted by the cat as they walk...

	The team celebrates the 7-5 win against Reservoir. (Photo credit Lauren Jascewsky)

Wilde Lake Varsity Softball Clinches Historical Regional Championship Victory

Greta Giuliano, Lee Lewis, and Blaiz Blackston June 10, 2022

After scoring three runs in the first inning and holding their ground against the undefeated Reservoir High School, Wilde Lake Varsity Softball secured a 7-5 win, crowning them as regional champions. According...

Wilde Lake Cheer after they won the county championship.

Wilde Lake Rises to the Top of Howard County Cheer

Gabrielle Olibris, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

In October, Wilde Lake Cheer was crowned Howard County Champions for the first time since cheerleading became an official varsity sport in 2005. Then, they went on to set a regional record.  Wilde...

Core Subjects Introduce Three New Members to Their Teams

Core Subjects Introduce Three New Members to Their Teams

Arielle Levine and Marran Frigo February 13, 2022

This year, the science department at the Lake welcomed two new members of their team along with the world language department who took one new teacher under their wing.  Biology with Ms. Dutta In...

Shrek sitting on top of the wildecat.

Wilde Lake Is Like an Onion

Lee Lewis, Staff 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, Staff 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, Staff 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...

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