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Vintage carnival arrives for one night only, provides exciting prom theme

Vintage carnival arrives for one night only, provides exciting prom theme

Chase Deist, Lenox Kamara, and Ashleigh Kozo
May 2, 2016
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Step right up, the vintage carnival is in town for one night only, May 13! This year’s prom theme is vintage carnival and tickets are on sale now. Clown around with friends or spin around on the classic carousel at Glen Echo Park, for only $50. The class of 2017 came together after their big...

Staff share favorite senior prank memories, encourage humor over vandalism

Staff share favorite senior prank memories, encourage humor over vandalism

Keegan Dant and Yishaq Woldesenebet
April 27, 2016
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"Come in building services, come in building services... Is there Vaseline on the door knobs again?" The school year is coming to its end, which is the moment seniors have been desperately waiting for. This is their chance to get back at the school for all those cruel exams and unnecessary long...

Learning for Independence students join culinary arts for four days

Learning for Independence students join culinary arts for four days

Dasha Alston
May 5, 2016
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The Learning for Independence students at Watkins Mill High School joined culinary arts teacher Lisa Gilbert for four days of cooking featuring her first period class. They made sweet potato bread and took photos with classmates as they enjoyed the dish.   ...

Wolverines pursue talents outside of school, start modeling, rapping, jewelry-making careers

Wolverines pursue talents outside of school, start modeling, rapping, jewelry-making careers

Maire Kate Leeson, Shinel Mullings, and Cheyenne King
April 20, 2016
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While memes would have us believe that students all spend their lives crying over towering piles of homework, these Watkins Mill students break the mold by keeping their grades up and picking up some productive hobbies on the side. All while maintaining good grades and working part time at Best Buy, senio...

Walking Dead infects Wolverines, devastates fans with gruesome deaths

Walking Dead infects Wolverines, devastates fans with gruesome deaths

Tyler Lewis, Liam Thomas
April 8, 2016
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Danger is all around, you haven't showered in years, and the walkers are everywhere. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Are you ready? No, it hasn't started just yet--unless you watch The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead isn't just a Sunday night TV show, it's also a guide that teaches us how to s...

Students explore abandoned insane asylum looking for scares

Students explore abandoned insane asylum looking for scares

Josephine Moore
April 13, 2016
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Abandoned places have always attracted teens’ curiosity.  The hint of mystery and possible hauntings, combined with a sense of danger from the "No Trespassing" signs create the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a good scare.  Even in broad daylight. Crumbling walls, overgrown walkways, and hi...

Monster Mini Golf provides fun for ‘mad scientist’ students who work there

Monster Mini Golf provides fun for ‘mad scientist’ students who work there

Sonja Gettys and Gustavo Benavides
March 21, 2016
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Glowing sewage, a haunted tree, a few rats here and there, a chained-up ogre in the corner and a giant clown face laughing maniacally. Just a regular day at work for these Watkins Mill students. Faced with the challenge of finding a job while still in high school, juniors Lenox Kamara and Ian Nathan...

Watkins Mill alum moves to LA to pursue acting career

Watkins Mill alum moves to LA to pursue acting career

Ashleigh Kozo, Dasha Alston, and Catherisa Apostol
April 4, 2016
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While Maryland may not be the first place you think of for “Hollywood material,” there have been few Marylanders who have gotten out and shown their talent to the world. Watkins Mill alumnus Ariel Myren has proven that anyone can make it when they’re doing something they’re passionate about,...

Biology teacher takes ‘Soul Trip,’ plays drums in local band

Biology teacher takes ‘Soul Trip,’ plays drums in local band

Brennan Guilds and Jubilee Robinson
April 5, 2016
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Many of us aspire to be professional football and soccer players, amazing artists and award-winning actors. For most, these dreams are miles away, but not for biology teacher Nathan Hilburger. He’s living his dream of being a professional musician right now. His current band called “Soul Tr...

Sophomores display their Middle Years Programme personal projects at fair

Sophomores display their Middle Years Programme personal projects at fair

Brennan Guilds
March 18, 2016
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While Watkins Mill High School upperclassmen take IB classes to gain college credits, the underclassmen have the opportunity to start making themselves more attractive to colleges early by participating in the Middle Years Programme. The MYP starts in the sixth grade and ends in the tenth. In orde...

School resource officer answers tough questions about race, police responsibilities

School resource officer answers tough questions about race, police responsibilities

Gabriel Leonard, Kola Akinnibi, and Hezekiah Likekele
March 17, 2016
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School resource officer George Hyson spends his days protecting the students at Watkins Mill, but when the badge comes off he is like any other African American male. And his life matters. Recently, the Black Lives Matter movement has risen in intensity along with the number of police bruta...

Three seniors earn scholarships for outstanding athletic, academic performances

Three seniors earn scholarships for outstanding athletic, academic performances

Salekri Sayeh, Hezekiah Likekele, Jeff Flores, and Alex Wright
March 9, 2016
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Yes, spring is here, but flowers are not the only thing blooming as Watkins Mill seniors are receiving scholarships and looking forward to continuing their outstanding success in college. Seniors Schezarone Carter, Jakob Martinez and Alyssa Rishell have all been rewarded with scholarships for t...

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