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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 ...

Schools select seniors who make college committments

Schools select seniors who make college committments

Katerina Molina, Steeven Tabuada, and Angelina Walton
March 13, 2017
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With graduation rapidly approaching, the seniors are getting ready to head to college and start their post Watkins Mill High School lives. Here are a few of our seniors, where they have been accepted to, and where they have been committed to. They also share what influenced them to apply to certain...

O’Shea Players win Scene Fest Award at Theatre Festival

O’Shea Players win Scene Fest Award at Theatre Festival

Carolyn Kasimatis
February 17, 2017
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Figaroooo Fiiigarooo... Watkins Mill High School’s O’Shea Players won the Scene Fest Award at the Montgomery County Public Schools Theatre Festival on February 3, at Blake High School.  They gave it their all to impress everyone and to show what Watkins Mill is about. Theatre Festival is an eve...

Secret life of the American principal: Goddard edition

Secret life of the American principal: Goddard edition

Brandon Rodriguez
February 17, 2017
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“Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!” Just kidding, it’s principal Carol Goddard. She may not be able to read your mind, but she can read your lips. That’s right, Goddard can read lips. She can tell if you’re talking about skipping class or about the test you’r...

University of Maryland proves popular choice for Wolverines seniors, staff

University of Maryland proves popular choice for Wolverines seniors, staff

Brennan Guilds, Features Editor
February 22, 2017
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Among one of the most popular colleges and universities that Watkins Mill High School seniors to apply to is the University of Maryland at College Park, with 20 percent of seniors sending in an application. This isn't surprising either! Between in-state tuition costs, close proximity (only 18 miles...

Brown brings care to Watkins Mill office

Aisha Sowe
April 5, 2017
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“Watkins Mill High School, how may I help you?” Have you ever noticed a friendly face looking out of the window in the back of the main office? If not, peep through that window and you will see one of the kindest people at the Mill. Administrative secretary Susan Brown has been working at ...

Freshmen find a new fit entering high school

Genesis Jimenez and Taylor Dawson
March 31, 2017
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“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin (1809) As everyone knows, high school is all about change. It all starts during freshmen year. Coming from a small middle school to a big high school in a short...

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