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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...

Media center gets face lift with new specialist who loves thrift stores

Media center gets face lift with new specialist who loves thrift stores

Chase Deist, Associate Editor
February 1, 2017
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Media specialist Anamaria Mitton walks into a local thrift shop humming Macklemore’s Thrift Shop. “I'm gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket, I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up, can’t wait to decorate.” This year Watkins Mill’s media center has a new face-lift, only possibly due to M...

Scouting, an opportunity for all students to explore and broaden their horizons

Scouting, an opportunity for all students to explore and broaden their horizons

Angelina Walton, Keegan Dant, and Katerina Molina
January 10, 2017
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"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to god and my country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." Scouts should recognize that saying. It is the Scout Oath that is used in Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts, ...

Seniors explore local food options for new open lunch policy

Seniors explore local food options for new open lunch policy

Lenox Kamara and Steeven Tabuada
January 9, 2017
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"Shotgun!" When 11:18 hits, the seniors race to their cars for this year’s new available open lunch for seniors. Seniors spoke up about their daily food runs. With so many options and so little time, they have to choose a restaurant based on three attributes. Most seniors pick their lunch spot b...

Cosmetology program offers career experience, opportunity

Cosmetology program offers career experience, opportunity

Brennan Guilds
December 6, 2016
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The International Baccalaureate Career Programme at Watkins Will High School offers students a plethora of different opportunities in different fields to experience. Those fields include childhood development, engineering, finance, hospitality and medical careers. However, not all students are satisfied wit...

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...

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...

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...

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…...

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