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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

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...

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...

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