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Wilde Lake Responds to Challenge for Call to Action

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.

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.

It’s Time To Change the Narrative

Mr. Nicks and the BSAP students pose for their club picture (Photo by LifeTouch)

Marcus Nicks, Contributor

June 2, 2020

Published in the Fall 2019 print issue: When I was told that I was being transferred to Wilde Lake High School I was told, “It’s a ghetto school.” I was told, “Wilde Lake is a ratchet school.” I actually can’t remember many positive things said about Wilde Lake High School as ...

Online Learning: Is it Really Working?

Google makes Meet App free for all users.

Amaiya Sancho, Writer

May 29, 2020

It’s Thursday, 1:45pm, and you’re waiting for your teacher to finish up their last thought just before the end of class. Now your week of Google Meets is over, but now you have to make sure you turn in your work by 10:00am the following morning. Online learning has been implemented into students’ daily live...

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

Life is just beginning in the mind of an 18 year old. Whether you take the college path or not, you now have one of the biggest responsibilities this world could ask of you, to find your purpose. And for these three young African American females, they’re doing just that.  What does a dancer,...

The Absence of a Goodbye

Laura Krell, Wilde Lake senior, takes a picture in her cap and gown at school.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speake...

Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

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

Amy Batmunkh, Writer

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 at all times when outside of their homes. While some parents work from home, young people are nav...

SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

Amy Batmunkh, Writer

February 26, 2020

The power of the student voice is immeasurable. From little everyday things like being heard on the morning announcements to nationwide protests and walkouts, students who use their voices are listened to. In 2018, students organized a school walkout after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to protest gu...

The Wilde Lake “Corner Cafe” Free Food Pantry

Students in the Wilde Lake cafeteria. Photo by Ayonna Ramey, edited by Sarah Rubin.

Ayonna Ramey, Writer

February 24, 2020

Beginning on March first, a permanent food pantry will begin at Wilde Lake, called The Corner Cafe.  The food bank was started by Mrs. Leonard and Ms. Volpe, who agreed that it’d be useful in the endeavour to help families with a lack of available resources, who are unable to attain the food neede...

Rise Up: The Pathway To Success

A student talking to their counselor about rising up a level in a subject.

Devin Garcia, Writer

February 24, 2020

This year, Wilde Lake is pioneering a new program that is encouraging students to rise up a level in at least one subject, to help them achieve their full potential.  Wilde Lake principal, Marcy Leonard, has been the driving force encouraging students to rise up. In her previous position as principal of Ha...

JumpStart Offers High School Alternative to Combat Soaring College Cost

According to the International Journal of Education Research, 98% of dual-enrollment credits, like ones earned at HCC, will transfer to a post-secondary institution, but only 42% of AP credits will.

Rebecca Nason, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

Bryan Cheung, a junior at Centennial High School, will be the first person in his family to earn a college degree and will graduate in 2021 with both his high school diploma and his AA in engineering because of the JumpStart program. He chose to participate in the program because college gave him more f...

United Through Music: Chamber Master Class Brings Students Together

The Marriotts Ridge Chamber Singers perform their music.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 24, 2020

Each year, chamber choir students from all twelve Howard County high schools gather to showcase the songs they’ve been working on for the choral assessments in March. The theatre is always packed with choir teachers, students, and guest speakers excited to listen, perform, and educate.  Mr. Crouch...

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 24, 2020

Once, a friend told me that he was tired of life. He has since been through therapy and medication, and has improved immensely, but it took a lot of support to get there. However, one of the most striking things I remember him saying was that he did not want to feel weak by asking for help. Societal...

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