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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...

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...

New school year brings fresh faculty faces

New school year brings fresh faculty faces

Lenox Kamara, Steeven Tabuada, and Eudel Ndong
October 27, 2016
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Many new faces are walking the halls of Watkins Mill High School this year, including new teachers, guidance counselors, building service workers and even a new assistant principal.  So if you haven't met them all yet, here's your guide to make sure you know who's who. Before coming to Watkins Mill H...

Eight seniors nominated for Posse Scholarship, could win full ride to many universities

Eight seniors nominated for Posse Scholarship, could win full ride to many universities

Chase Deist, Associate Editor
September 28, 2016
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Going off to college can be scary, especially for seniors who don't know anyone at their new school.  A support group is crucial in college, and the Posse Scholarship Program aims to fill this gap for incoming college freshmen. Posse aims to form student groups or “posses.” A posse is defined by The Posse ...

Give blood, get cookies; SGA partners with Red Cross

Give blood, get cookies; SGA partners with Red Cross

September 21, 2016
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The SGA hosted its annual blood drive yesterday in the auditorium.  Students had to be 16 with parental consent to donate blood.

Sports teams share their superstitions, rituals used for luck

Jubilee Robinson and Sara Durr
November 28, 2016
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Luck. Even if you don’t believe in it now, you probably did at one point. Maybe you were one of those kids that searched for four-leaf clovers at recess or maybe you even avoided the cracks in the sidewalk. Superstition is especially prominent in sports, and Watkins Mill is no exception. ...

The Rise of Orange Nation

The Rise of Orange Nation

Brennan Guilds
September 14, 2016
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Much has changed coming into the new school year: new teachers, more food choices and an influx of school spirit. This increase in spirit was galvanized by the rebirth of the “Orange Nation” movement, which was arranged by a handful of passionate teachers and students.  Spearheading this campaign is science teache...

Teachers don’t just have kids in class, some are parents too

Teachers don’t just have kids in class, some are parents too

Ashleigh Kozo, Katerina Molina, and Angelina Walton
October 6, 2016
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Many teachers here at Watkins Mill are seen by students as mother and father figures. But, many of these teachers that we idealize as our parents already have children of their own. One of the teachers, who you may know, who has just recently given birth and is new to this whole “parenting” thing,...

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