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Photography teacher moonlights as artist and break dancer

Photography teacher moonlights as artist and break dancer

Karyn Chambers, Brennan Guilds, and Cheyenne King
October 30, 2015
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Teachers sometimes struggle to maintain the illusion that they have absolutely no life outside of school, but this teacher's life is leaking out at the seams and it is about to burst. Photography teacher James Wu is the deluxe version of your normal teacher, and his life is probably more interest...

Thomas Edison High School offers career, technology choices

Thomas Edison High School offers career, technology choices

Skye Crane, Katerina Molina, and Briana Pasion
October 29, 2015
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Cooking. Cosmetology. Carpentry. Plumbing. Auto technology. These are just a few of the many professions students are able to learn about at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology. Edison offers career and technology education programs to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Human and consumer ...

What to be for Halloween this year? These students have it all figured out

What to be for Halloween this year? These students have it all figured out

Ashleigh Kozo, Christian Isip, Angie Perez, and Kendrick Rose
October 28, 2015
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AHHHHH! Monsters In the hallways! Be prepared to be frightened as Watkins Mill students get in the Halloween spirit and dress up for school. Students will be wearing various costumes such as Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz, Bubblegum Prince, Young Joker and many others. It takes the falling of leaves and th...

Plaid, warm colors top trend lists for Wolverine fall fashion

Plaid, warm colors top trend lists for Wolverine fall fashion

Ella Encarnacion, Jakira Merriken, and Jannelle Sykes
October 28, 2015
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While leaves are falling, fall fashion is rising. Watkins Mill High school students are transforming the hallways into runways with their unique sense of style. Their style leaves the halls with a little more pizzazz when they’re under the glam lights.  “Fall, to me, is elegance,” senior Arl...

Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Club promotes green school, helps environment

Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Club promotes green school, helps environment

Naina Tsarni, Chase Deist, and Karyn Chambers
January 5, 2016
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As the world leaders from across the globe gathered in Paris last month to discuss and find solutions to environmental issues our planet faces today, a little group of Watkins Mill students began working to do their part here. English teacher Christopher Smith teamed up with science teacher Matthew O'Con...

Halloween provides scares along with tricks and treats

MK Kamara and Wilhemena Mensah
October 26, 2015
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It’s a chilly October night, lit only by the full moon. You’re walking alone and end up in an unknown neighborhood and decide to return home. There are taunting whispers in the distance, shadows and laughter all around. Footsteps begin to follow you, so you quicken your pace down the dark road, you fin...

Principal’s former job title was Miss Oklahoma of bodybuilding

Skye Crane and Wilhemena Mensah
October 15, 2015
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When students at Watkins Mill High School think of heavy metal, they think of music. But to the principal of WMHS, it means something different. It means lifting weights and winning Miss Oklahoma. When she was 25, principal Carol Goddard began her career in bodybuilding. “This gym sponsored me. Th...

Ibra overcomes obstacles, finds new opportunities at Watkins Mill

Ibra overcomes obstacles, finds new opportunities at Watkins Mill

Catherisa Apostol, Dalanda Diallo, and Andrea Aramayo
October 15, 2015
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On his first day of school in America, his father carried him as they entered the building. He was 14 years old, and his family couldn’t afford a wheelchair. This is the story of senior Ibra Samia, who was born in Kenya with athetoid cerebral palsy. Athetoid cerebral palsy is a dyskinetic ty...

PE teacher wows crowds with singing skills

Chase Deist and Brennan Guilds
October 15, 2015
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You sit down and start eating with your family on a Friday night at your neighborhood Applebee’s and start to hear a familiar voice at the microphone singing a Madonna song. But it isn’t your typical wannabe American Idol singer… it is physical education teacher Kauri Martin and your friendl...

Clubs find creative ways to raise money, from GoFundMe to Chipotle

Ashleigh Kozo and Katerina Molina
October 15, 2015
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Cha-Ching! Clubs and organizations at Watkins Mill High School are holding fundraisers as a way to raise money for school clubs and sports. The GoFundMe for the WMHS weight room “started as something small and turned into something big,” athletic director Reggie Spears said. “We have raised ...

Sophomore gets free electronics to review on his YouTube channel

MK Kamara and Angie Perez
October 15, 2015
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One of the biggest arguments of all time...Apple or Samsung? Sophomore Kelvin Quacoe would be your go-to guy to figure out impossible questions like this. If you’re not sure which device to buy, you can check out his YouTube channel, Supertechsaiyan, where he reviews technology ranging from smartphones to ta...

Chuck E Cheese’s provides fun for kids, spending money for teenagers

Ella Encarnacion, Jakira Merriken, and Jannelle Sykes
October 15, 2015
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AHH, IT’S A MOUSE!!! You don’t need a trap for this one, guys. During the day, Watkins Mill High School students are learning, but once that bell rings they are off to the games and screaming kids at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Senior Stefania Valencia has been working at Chuck E. Cheese’s fo...

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