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Why Scientists Disagree With Global Warming

Aisha Sowe
April 19, 2017
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“It is important that scientists must be ready for their pet theories to turn out to be wrong. Science as a whole certainly cannot allow its judgment about facts to be distorted by ideas of what ought to be true, or what one may hope to be true.” - Conrad Waddington Global Warming. Is it real or is it just a s...

Prom is a week away, buy your tickets before it’s too late!

Prom is a week away, buy your tickets before it’s too late!

Josephine Moore
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Prom is on it’s way! Prom will be on Friday, April 28 from 8pm-midnight at the Inn at Brookeville Farms. The tickets are $50 and will be on sale until April 21. This year’s theme is a masquerade ball, so make sure you dress up in your best ball attire and bring those masks. The prom committ...

Multiple financial aid opportunities give hope for college experience that doesn’t break the bank

Multiple financial aid opportunities give hope for college experience that doesn’t break the bank

Brennan Guilds
March 30, 2017
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College is tough. Being broke? Even tougher. Money is one of the most important factors people consider when choosing a college. Even if you make it into Columbia University would you be willing or able to pay the almost $69,000 in expenses? Fortunately, there is an aid to your difficult position...

Spirit week kicks off spring sports season

Spirit week kicks off spring sports season

Chase Deist, Associate Editor
March 23, 2017
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Watkins Mill High School’s spring spirit week is in full swing this week. Show your school pride by dressing up according to the theme of the day. This spirit week leads up to the spring sport pep rally scheduled for March 24, where students will gather to show their Wolverine pride. “[Spi...

Watkins Mill hosts first Geometry Fair, experiences great turnout

Watkins Mill hosts first Geometry Fair, experiences great turnout

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff
March 21, 2017
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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 Mill Geometry Fair on March 9. At the event, students determined the volume of spheres, pyramids...

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

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

Josephine Moore
March 22, 2017
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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. Growing up in Brooklyn, Butler has been acting since she was nine. She started out doing a lot of communi...

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
March 15, 2017
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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 his current band, “Exit 0,” for four years. “The guy who named it said that it’s like a...

Father, son take ‘home school’ to another level

Father, son take ‘home school’ to another level

Taylor Dawson and Genesis Jimenez
March 6, 2017
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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 works here. Williams walks the halls with his father, para-educator and varsity boys basketball...

IOS games shift focus from notes to phone

IOS games shift focus from notes to phone

Lucas Richards
March 16, 2017
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"Put your phone away." "I said 'put your phone away.'" "PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY OR I'M TAKING IT AND GIVING IT TO SECURITY AND YOUR PARENTS WILL HAVE TO COME GET IT!" Many teachers have complained about students having the new iOS 10 update for the iPhone that allows you to play a wide variety of games with ...

Social studies teacher brings passion for teaching to Watkins Mill

Social studies teacher brings passion for teaching to Watkins Mill

Erick Fonseca, Beatriz Delgado, and Yesenia Albright
March 30, 2017
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History and NSL teacher Bryan Lanham became a teacher because he: A.) loves teaching. B.) likes getting summer and snow days off. C.) loves teaching students. D.) wanted a change from middle school. E.) All of the above. The answer is "All of the above." Lanham is new to teaching hig...

Winter weather under-delivers, but fashion stays on point

Winter weather under-delivers, but fashion stays on point

Eudel Ndong, Alex Wright
March 2, 2017
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As the winter weather moves out and we start looking towards the sun, let's take a glance back at some of the trends we will be leaving out in the cold.    One of the biggest struggles while choosing your outfit is dressing for the weather and winter can make the challenge even harder. “I c...

Dekel decks hallways with art, spent two years in Israeli military

Dekel decks hallways with art, spent two years in Israeli military

Renato Masson
March 7, 2017
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Art is something you see everyday and everywhere you go, but do you really appreciate it? Art teacher Limor Dekel has been at Watkins Mill for five years but has been teaching art for 15.   Dekel came to the United States from Israel in 1984 to live with her fiance, who was a US citizen and whom she met ...

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