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Rising freshmen visit Watkins Mill for Eighth Grade Parent Night

Rising freshmen visit Watkins Mill for Eighth Grade Parent Night

Brandon Rodriguez

February 17No Comments

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann

February 24No Comments

Students react to immigration ban, express concerns about being targeted

Students react to immigration ban, express concerns about being targeted

Keegan Dant and Suriya Sundaramurthi

February 102 Comments

WMHS students perform joint music concert with Montgomery Philharmonic

WMHS students perform joint music concert with Montgomery Philharmonic

Anna Liu

February 7No Comments

Washington DC March brings community together to support women, immigrants, LGBTQ community

Washington DC March brings community together to support women, immigrants, LGBTQ community

February 3

On Saturday January 21, an estimated 4.8 million people marched worldwide to protest the stances of President Donald Trump, which became know as the Women’s March.  Worldwide, 673 marches took place, with roughly 343 of them within the United States. According to the New Yorker, the idea for th...

English teacher’s home, car vandalized after hanging ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

English teacher’s home, car vandalized after hanging ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

January 24

On January 7, English teacher Sonya Shpilyuk’s home was vandalized and an anti-Semitic note was left on her windshield, after hanging a Black Lives Matter flag from her balcony. Shpilyuk and her husband, Mikey Franklin, woke up to to find their building covered with eggs and toilet paper. A handwrit...

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

January 25

Watkins Mill High School alumni Alexandros Tsironis has become a local Montgomery County celebrity to all kids hoping for a snow day from his accurate predictions through his website, MoCoSnow. A PE teacher at the Blair G. Ewing Center by day, Tsironis makes predictions on weather and whether Montg...

Senior starts gardening club, takes horticulture to revitalize school’s greenhouse

February 2

Sherwood, Gaithersburg, Walt Whitman, Seneca Valley, and Clarksburg. What do all these schools have in common? They have a greenhouse and make use of it. But what you may not have known is that Watkins Mill has one too. The Gardening Club was started by senior Harrison Deist. “I wanted to make use of ...

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Senior Daquan Wims invited to try out for Big 33 All-Star showcase game

Senior Daquan Wims invited to try out for Big 33 All-Star showcase game

Kola Akinnibi and Victor Iglesias

Senior Daquan Wims is the first Watkins Mill football player to ever be invited to the Big 33 All-Star showcase, an event that features the top 33 players from each state in an All-Star ...

February 23No Comments

New head baseball coach Giles looks to help team improve, focus on conditioning

Cameron Moore and Jessica Cruz

Varsity boys baseball will welcome a new head coach, Robert Giles, in the spring of 2017. His previous baseball coaching experience will create a hopeful turnout for the season.  Gi...

February 16No Comments

Wrestling looks to pin competition in county tournament Friday

Tyler Lewis, Alex Wright, and Lirim Krasniqi

Boys varsity wrestling  looks to triumph in the county tournament this Friday, February 17 and finish what could be their final match of the season with a hard fought battle again...

February 14No Comments

Indoor track gets ready for great outdoors as season ends in states

Hezekiah Likekele and Liam Thomas

Watkins Mill girls 4x2 hoped to bring home a state championship for the Wolverines on Tuesday, but fell short of their goal. The girls, as well as the rest of the team now look ahead...

February 23No Comments

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Newspaper staff takes field trip to visit Washington Post newsroom

Newspaper staff takes field trip to visit Washington Post newsroom

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

On February 2, the Watkins Mill Current took a field trip to Washington DC, to visit the Washington Post's Northwest building.  The newspaper staff left Watkins Mill at 8am and took the Metro into the...

February 9No Comments

Media center gets face lift with new specialist who loves thrift stores

Media center gets face lift with new specialist who loves thrift stores

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

Media specialist Anamaria Mitton walks into a local thrift shop humming Macklemore’s Thrift Shop. “I'm gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket, I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up, can...

February 12 Comments

Scouting, an opportunity for all students to explore and broaden their horizons

Scouting, an opportunity for all students to explore and broaden their horizons

Angelina Walton, Keegan Dant, and Katerina Molina

"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to god and my country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." ...

January 101 Comment

Seniors explore local food options for new open lunch policy

Seniors explore local food options for new open lunch policy

Lenox Kamara and Steeven Tabuada

"Shotgun!" When 11:18 hits, the seniors race to their cars for this year’s new available open lunch for seniors. Seniors spoke up about their daily food runs. With so many options and so little ti...

January 9No Comments

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