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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,...

No ‘remind me later’ option at school, Windows 8 has arrived

No ‘remind me later’ option at school, Windows 8 has arrived

Chase Deist, Associate Editor
September 20, 2016
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No matter how long you may have been hitting the “remind me later” option on your computer at home to prevent downloading the despised Windows 8, there is no more running from it. Windows 8 has hit MCPS, and with no “remind me later button” in sight. For many Watkins Mill students, it was a ...

Seniors rock traditions with spirited painting

Seniors rock traditions with spirited painting

Lenox Kamara and Steeven Tabuada
September 27, 2016
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As the senior Wolverines walk into their last year at Watkins Mill, they start off “rock” steady! The class of 2017 continues to leave their mark on the Mill by carrying on the tradition of painting the senior rock. The past senior classes have painted the rock with various designs, each with their...

Pitch perfect: autism proves no obstacle to music student

Chase Deist and Lenox Kamara
June 13, 2016
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Being a special needs student often creates its own set of challenges, but pitch isn't one of those for sophomore Segun Olorunyomi. Music teacher Rodney Long recently discovered that Olorunyomi has advanced pitch identification abilities. Olorunyomi has been a student of Long's since freshman yea...

Quantitative literacy teaches real world skills to math students

Quantitative literacy teaches real world skills to math students

Harris Malik and Suriya Sundaramurthi
June 6, 2016
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Giving students what they really need to know, mathematics teacher Adam Ritchie teaches quantitative literacy, a math class where students learn how to apply mathematical skills while solving real world problems. “Many students complain about how irrelevant math classes are and that we will never ...

Alum Hooks returns to create 480 Club, help students through coaching

Alum Hooks returns to create 480 Club, help students through coaching

Yishaq Woldesenebet
June 7, 2016
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From playing every sport the community can offer as an average kid from the block, to becoming the neighborhood hero for all adolescents in the Montgomery Village area, Joseph Hooks has depicted the meaning of a selfless humanitarian for his community. Born and raised in Montgomery Village, Hooks...

Zava Zone provides fun for kids, students who work there

Zava Zone provides fun for kids, students who work there

Victoria Joya, Babacar Mbodj, and Renato Masson
June 7, 2016
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Trampolines? A ninja warrior course? Rock climbing? Sounds like the perfect birthday party! But, for some Watkins Mill students, this is work. Many students struggle between the balance of  finding a job and school but sophomore Christine Carballo, and seniors Aryana Ware, Walter Ballard and Catherisa...

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