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History department sets squad goals for friend groups everywhere

History department sets squad goals for friend groups everywhere

Chase Deist, Brennan Guilds, and Karyn Chambers
February 9, 2016
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Finding a squad in school isn't hard. All you need is to have common interests, be friends, or maybe have a groupchat to spice things up.  But there's one squad in school that's hard to get in. Unless you have a history degree and teach here at Watkins Mill. The social studies teachers or “history...

VSCO removes comment anxiety, allows students to post pictures with professional filters

VSCO removes comment anxiety, allows students to post pictures with professional filters

Chase Deist, Brennan Guilds, and Eudel Ndong
February 2, 2016
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Having no comments or likes on a photo can be depressing on your Instagram, but it’s perfectly fine on a VSCO. It’s actually the whole point. You may have seen it in people’s Instagram and Twitter biographies, or heard about it around school. VSCO is a new app that allows you to express your...

Robotic babies teach sophomores how difficult caring for an infant can be

Robotic babies teach sophomores how difficult caring for an infant can be

Suriya Sundaramurthi, Lirim Krasniqi, and Angelina Walton
February 3, 2016
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Most superheroes team up to stop world domination, but the heroes of the "Crying Baby Force” team up to stop rising teen pregnancy rates and teach the students at Watkins Mill the struggles of parenthood. The “Crying Baby Force” was originally created to develop teens' understanding of th...

‘Kelsea’s Coat Closet’ provides outerwear for kids in need

‘Kelsea’s Coat Closet’ provides outerwear for kids in need

Brennan Guilds and Victoria Joya Euceda
December 21, 2015
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Thousands of kids and teenagers go without coats every winter and are left to fend for themselves against the elements, but this season something is changing and it begins right here. Security guard Kelsea Kephart started a program that connects students who come into school without jackets with their...

Twins have everyone seeing double, even when they’re fraternal

Twins have everyone seeing double, even when they’re fraternal

Ashleigh Kozo and Katerina Molina
December 7, 2015
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Seeing double? No, you didn’t hit your head too hard on your desk in AP Government, there actually are two people! There are a bunch of twins at Watkins Mill, and it can be really hard to differentiate between some of them. Juniors Jimmy and Michael Alvear-Pozo are identical twins who are ...

Star Wars, Sisters top lists of must-see movies opening soon

Star Wars, Sisters top lists of must-see movies opening soon

Cheyenne King and Mikaela Cajagal
December 16, 2015
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Another Friday night, and you're in the house...but why? Get up, grab your phone, wallet, and coat stuffed with candy and head on down to any movie theater, because there are plenty of new releases, all of which are guaranteed to keep you entertained. Coming to theaters this Friday is one of the...

Siblings need to share more than just last names, but know someone always has their backs

Siblings need to share more than just last names, but know someone always has their backs

Wilhelmina Mensah, Skye Crane, and MK Kamara
December 15, 2015
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“I may fight with my siblings, but once you lay a hand on them you'll be facing me.” Standing up for one sibling may seem tough sometimes, but standing up for four, five or more siblings seems almost impossible. For some students at Watkins Mill High School though, this is normal. Most students...

Young experiences history before she teaches it through extensive travel, adventurous foods

Young experiences history before she teaches it through extensive travel, adventurous foods

Keegan Dant, Angelina Walton, and Suriya Sundaramurthi
December 17, 2015
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Nothing is better than the taste of chewy rooster testicles and lamb livers. Or maybe some hot doves and crispy alligator. Even turtles or quails should be fine, at least for history teacher Sandy Young it is. Born on a farm in Louisiana on September 25, Young was the oldest of three children. Gro...

International night showcases diversity of students, teaches new dance moves

International night showcases diversity of students, teaches new dance moves

Wilhemena Mensah, Salekri Sayeh, and Selom Kalin
December 15, 2015
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Watkins Mill High School is the epitome of diversity. On December 3, students from all over gathered in the cafeteria to bring the world together. International night was both enjoyable and educational. Students worked hard to create stands representing their countries: Cambodia, Honduras, India,...

Fitbit lets students and staff track activity, compete to get most steps

Fitbit lets students and staff track activity, compete to get most steps

Mikaela Cajigal, Liana Gutierrez, and Deana Gutierrez
December 10, 2015
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For the holiday season, a Fitbit is what athletes and those seeking motivation to exercise have on their Christmas list. Fitbit helps to track your activity, exercise, food intake, weight and sleep cycle. The Fitbit is a fitness watch that meets your individual exercise habits and patterns. Fitbit...

SGA helps those in need to give thanks over holiday

SGA helps those in need to give thanks over holiday

Catherisa Apostol, Andrea Aramayo, Dalanda Diallo, Sara Durr, and Shinel Mullings
December 9, 2015
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Think about your Thanksgiving. What do you see? When most people hear Thanksgiving, they picture a big family gathered around a table filled with food and the satisfaction of being able to be together. However, this is not the case for some people. Even some students here at Watkins Mill. To combat th...

For one security team member, orange is the new blue

For one security team member, orange is the new blue

Ashleigh Kozo, Katerina Molina, and Dalanda Diallo
December 22, 2015
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Stopping fights. Clearing the halls. Making sure everything is in order. For security guard Brian Johnson, these activities come easy to him when he is dealing with students. Unlike other security guards, he has also dealt with many inmates in prison. “In a classroom, there may be around 33 students...

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