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Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Sarah Elbeshbishi

A Watkins Mill High School junior was unable to play in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final because she was wearing a hijab and a referee invoked a seldom-enforced rule about documentation for religious headgear.   On March 3, the Watkins Mill girls basketball team arrived at Oxon Hill High School in Prince George's County to play the...

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O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann

Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be holding its second "Coffee at the Mill" for the 2016-2017 school year, this Friday, March 17 in the cafeteria from 6:30pm to 9pm. Students from Watkins Mill and other schools will be able to show off their talents. There will be various performances taking place, including poetry, spoken word, danc...

March 16No Comments

Watkins Mill alumna set to present at Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference

Samantha Naya

Watkins Mill High School alumna Emily Aquino has set high standards for current IB diploma students after getting her paper accepted into the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference. The Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is a gathering where selected students give 20-minute presentations on the philosophy papers they write, then...

March 23No Comments

ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with two Broadway stars

ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with two Broadway stars

Briana Pasion

Calling all thespians! Broadway will be a shorter drive than usual tomorrow because it is coming to Watkins Mill High School. ArtSpeak! is a program run by Montgomery County that allows a school in the county to host volunteering Broadway personnel to visit young thespians and those who love Broadway. For the program’s 20th anniversary, Broadway...

March 10No Comments

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

March 10

He’s back at it again. President Donald Trump withdrew President Barack Obama's executive order that students could use whichever gender-separated public facility that they identified with. Now, it is up to the states to decide which bathroom one has to use. This is particularly harmful to the genderq...

Minority Scholars Program retreats to Northwood in bonding experience

March 22

Minority Scholars Program attended their annual retreat on Saturday, February 25 at Northwood High School from 7am to 4pm. The retreat included new activities and performances that everyone got to experience. The Minority Scholars Program was created to close the achievement gap for minorities in elementa...

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

March 6

WTOP's Click for Kids Sweepstakes begins today, Monday, March 6. Watkins Mill needs enough votes for a chance to win money for a new weight room. There will be three monetary awards: a grand prize of $15,000, a first place prize of $10,000, and a second place prize of $5,000. “Our weight room...

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

March 8

Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for their spring production. The production is a one-act musical comedy that revolves around six quirky adolescents competing in the Bee. Teacher, coach, and director Jamaly Allen chose this musical to...

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Football coach Brown bumps up volleyball expectations

Kola Akinnibi and Victor Iglesias

Paraeducator and head football coach Mike Brown serves his way into the main gym to become the head boys volleyball coach for the spring 2017 season. Brown is taking over for physical education ...

March 20No Comments

Winter sports teams wrap up seasons, look to come back stronger next year

Kevin Finn and Ajay Branch

After a competitive winter season with most teams making the postseason and four teams making it past the first round, the winter sports teams look to persevere in the off-season ...

March 17No Comments

Sports spring forward into new season

Lucas Richards

Spring sports are finally here and the 'Rines are excited for the spring 2017 season. It is a new beginning for sports as new players and coaches come out this year looking for succe...

March 15No Comments

March Madness preview

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Watkins Mill hosts first Geometry Fair, experiences great turnout

Watkins Mill hosts first Geometry Fair, experiences great turnout

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff

Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach? Because it was over 90 degrees! If you love geometry jokes, the Watkins Mill Geometry Fair is the place to be. Geometry students attended the first ever Watkins...

March 21No Comments

Watkins Mill hosts 20th annual Artspeak!, feature Broadway special guests

Watkins Mill hosts 20th annual Artspeak!, feature Broadway special guests

Josephine Moore

Watkins Mill hosted the twentieth annual ArtSpeak! in the O’Shea Theatre on March 11. This ArtSpeak! featured special guests Broadway actress Kerry Butler and Broadway pianist Seth Rudetsky. Growi...

March 22No Comments

Assistant principal Orders rocks in his band, Exit 0

Assistant principal Orders rocks in his band, Exit 0

Nana Tutu, Katherine Amaya, and Joshua Ali

HE WANTS TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT! Or twice a month, whatever you wanna say. Assistant principal Steve Orders has been into music his whole life. He has also been in many bands. Orders has been in...

March 15No Comments

Father, son take ‘home school’ to another level

Father, son take ‘home school’ to another level

Taylor Dawson and Genesis Jimenez

Usually, if you see your dad walking down the hall of your school it means you're in trouble.  Junior Terrance Williams, however, doesn't need to panic when he sees his father in the halls, because he...

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