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Quick, Easy Holiday Recipes

Quick, Easy Holiday Recipes

Briana Pasion
December 22, 2016
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to get ready for the Christmas feasting. Whichever holiday you're celebrating, the feast is major. A few students and teachers shared some quick and easy holiday recipes. Dirty Rice  Social studies teacher Sandy Young shared her recipe for one of her Holiday fa...

DC offers much more entertainment than just dinosaur bones

DC offers much more entertainment than just dinosaur bones

Lee Robinson
December 2, 2016
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Washington DC,  a hub for tourists and business people alike, built on not one, but two rivers, and regularly ranks atop the most walk able cities. It’s a beautiful place to live, but after seeing the giant T-Rex skeleton for the umpteenth time it can feel like it is for tourists and nothing else. So...

Stedwick Elementary students showcase diversity, shatter stereotypes in ‘The Lie’

Stedwick Elementary students showcase diversity, shatter stereotypes in ‘The Lie’

Briana Pasion
November 11, 2016
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With all the discrimination and racial profiling present in the world today, it can take a child to put it all into perspective.  Or in the case of one fourth grade class, a group of children. Stedwick Elementary School teacher Melinda Nwoye and one of her classes created a video, “The Lie,” s...

New outlets provide great job opportunities, along with good shopping

New outlets provide great job opportunities, along with good shopping

Katerina Molina, Angelina Walton
December 1, 2016
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Lakeforest Mall is too small. Montgomery Mall is too crowded. Wheaton Plaza and Arundel Mills are too far! So where can you go to shop, eat and enjoy a great time with friends and family?  The Clarksburg Outlets.  You're probably thinking right now, "Clarksburg? Our rival school?” but wait. The...

Former Wolverine, WNBA player returns to coach girls basketball

Former Wolverine, WNBA player returns to coach girls basketball

Kola Akinnibi
December 7, 2016
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After school you may spot para-educator Donita Adams shooting threes in the gym. Adams, like most Watkins Mill students, grew up right here in Gaithersburg. Adams walked the same hallways you did at Neelsville and Watkins Mill (although she graduated from Damascus). Adams isn’t just any para-ed...

Assistant principal Jackson pursued coaching, educational goals to Watkins Mill

Assistant principal Jackson pursued coaching, educational goals to Watkins Mill

November 10, 2016
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Administrators are frequently the unspoken and unseen heroes of high schools, managing much of the school's operation as they work hours in their small offices huddled over a glowing computer monitor. One of these administrators is assistant principal Duncan Jackson, who came last year to Watkins ...

First ‘Watkins Willow Coffee House’ to be held tonight in courtyard

First ‘Watkins Willow Coffee House’ to be held tonight in courtyard

Lenox Karmara
October 28, 2016
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Calling artsy-fartsy people of Watkins Mill! The forces of the arts have come together to have the first "Watkins Willow Coffee House" tonight from 6-9pm. Senior Kush Kharod, an active band member, is excited for this new event. "I know the theater department has been planning this for a while…...

Apple introduces iOS 10 upgrade to devices

Apple introduces iOS 10 upgrade to devices

Hezekiah Likekele, Ashleigh Kozo, Katerina Molina, and Angelina Walton
November 1, 2016
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Beginning in early September, Apple users everywhere were surprised with the newest software update, iOS 10. The upgrade from iOS 9 comes as a whole new lifestyle for iPhone users everywhere. One of the most enticing reasons to upgrade is just for a fresh change. “I was tired of seeing the same...

ESOL students share reasons for immigrating to US

ESOL students share reasons for immigrating to US

Chase Deist and Brennan Guilds
November 3, 2016
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"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore." This is the quote written on the Statue of Liberty. Most people immigrate to the US for either jobs or opportunities that they can't have in their native country. But somet...

Hamilton, Serial provide auditory alternative to regular reading assignments

Hamilton, Serial provide auditory alternative to regular reading assignments

Briana Pasion
October 19, 2016
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Every year students set a time aside during their summer vacation to do their summer reading. Except this year, it was summer listening. The soundtrack to Hamilton was the summer reading assignment for all on-level English classes. “This has been a pretty successful summer reading for Watkins...

Coach Brown brings alumni legacy, professional experience to football team

Coach Brown brings alumni legacy, professional experience to football team

Brennan Guilds
October 13, 2016
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Watkins Mill gained a new head coach of the football team, one who has boosted spirits and given us reason to look to the stars… or was he welcomed back? Coach Michael Brown is an alumni of The Mill and attended from 1994-97. Back then it wasn’t as diverse however, “[It] was about 70 percent...

First female joins JV football team

Deana Gutierrez and Eudel Ndong
October 25, 2016
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Ready, set, HIKE! Football is seen as male dominated sport, but freshman Nadia Marie Stoute wants to tackle this notion to the ground one game at a time. Stoute is the first and only female football player on the junior varsity  football team at Watkins Mill high school. “Most girls come up to m...

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