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Google Classroom allows students to access learning anywhere from smartphones

Google Classroom allows students to access learning anywhere from smartphones

Brennan Guilds and Sakeenah Nasser
December 3, 2015
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There’s a new innovation hitting classes this year.  It is bigger than the Promethean board and the best thing since sliced bread… It is Google Classrooms. Students can now ask questions, turn in work and download assignments with the Google Classrooms app via smartphone or online on the website...

Senior pursues dream of music career, uses home recording studio

Senior pursues dream of music career, uses home recording studio

Catherisa Apostol, Andrea Aramayo, Dalanda Diallo, and Shinel Mullings
December 2, 2015
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Bright lights, screaming fans, and music pounding through your ears. It’s pretty much every kid’s dream to be a star. While most people don’t intend to pursue music as their chosen career, senior Kevin Gochez has taken the path less traveled. Armed with his guitar and in-home studio, Goch...

Netflix provides plenty of entertainment, even without chilling

Netflix provides plenty of entertainment, even without chilling

Ella Encarnacion, Jakira Merriken, and Jannelle Sykes
December 3, 2015
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Your eyes are wide open strained and you’re sleep deprived, so you know it’s an insomnia kind of night. You’re sitting at home on your couch with a bowl of chips in hand, just throwing it back. We all know the cause of this illness! Binge watching shows on Netflix. Netflix: our generation's...

Tech crew shows off talent behind scenes, keeps play running smoothly

Tech crew shows off talent behind scenes, keeps play running smoothly

Mikaela Cajigal
November 30, 2015
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When people think about high school productions, they usually marvel at the talented actors and actresses on stage. However, little do they realize the magic that goes on backstage to get the show up and running.  Theatre director Scott Tarzwell described the tech crew as, “The best technical crew ...

Great deals lure Black Friday shoppers; crowds keep some waiting until Cyber Monday

Great deals lure Black Friday shoppers; crowds keep some waiting until Cyber Monday

Hezekiah Likekele and Briana Pasion
November 25, 2015
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You’re going shopping and you hear a stampede of rhinoceros. You run from the rhinos, only to end up in your favorite store seeing two ladies fighting over seven for $27 panties at Victoria’s Secret. This is Black Friday! Some wrongly think “Black Friday” comes from myths that slaves were cheaper for...

Wolverines show thanks for many things over holidays, especially food

Wolverines show thanks for many things over holidays, especially food

Ashleigh Kozo, Christian Isip, Angie Perez, and Kendrick Rose
November 24, 2015
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Get ready to loosen your belt and make room for seconds because Thanksgiving break is on the way. For most people, Thanksgiving includes stuffing your face and sleeping ‘till Christmas, but it also includes sitting down, with family and friends, and sharing what you are most thankful for. “My...

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

Chase Deist, Lirim Krasniqi, and Naina Tsarni
November 19, 2015
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Lights! Camera! Action! ’80s! Opening at 7pm tonight, the O’Shea Players will present the Ken Davenport play, The Awesome '80s Prom. Tickets cost only $5 for students and $10 for adults, with $2 off for every adult wearing their best '80s outfits. Cast members will take you back to the Wanaget ...

High school couples start with Instagram hearts, find new ways to keep love alive

High school couples start with Instagram hearts, find new ways to keep love alive

November 18, 2015
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From the way we celebrate traditions, the way we communicate, to the way we dress, there is a constant need to catch up with the times. Especially when it comes to teen dating. Do teens still go on dates? Write love letters? Do relationships even last? Is social media impacting the way we interact? Back...

Alumnus raises $3,000 to replace outdated weight room equipment

Alumnus raises $3,000 to replace outdated weight room equipment

Deana Gutierrez, Mikaela Cajigal, and Liana Gutierrez
November 13, 2015
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You’ll never have an excuse to skip leg day again now that Watkins Mill High School alumnus Joe Hooks started a GoFundMe to renovate the weight room. Hooks graduated in 2003 and was a two-year varsity letterman in football and track. He was a team captain, starting linebacker, fullback and a sprinter...

Freshman defies odds to beat brain tumor, succeed in school

Freshman defies odds to beat brain tumor, succeed in school

Skye Crane, Sara Durr, and Bennett Stopplemoor
November 12, 2015
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He has been in advanced classes since the fourth grade. He plays the viola. After school, he trades his binder for his French horn and syncs his steps with others. Who knew that a student born with a brain tumor could do all of that? Freshman Victor Quintanilla had a tumor since birth, but it w...

Goddard may have more meetings than a superhero, but she gets the job done

Goddard may have more meetings than a superhero, but she gets the job done

MK Kamara and Katerina Molina
November 11, 2015
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Guns. Secret passageways. Near death experiences. This is the typical day of principal Carol Goddard. Or so we thought. We spent an entire school day with Goddard, expecting to see a scene straight out of a James Bond movie. If her day is like James Bond’s life though, then the movies don’t...

English teacher’s journey from Ukraine makes her unique, despite difficult-to-pronounce name

English teacher’s journey from Ukraine makes her unique, despite difficult-to-pronounce name

Keegan Dant, Naina Tsarni, and Angelina Walton
November 10, 2015
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Shpil-AK? Shpil-IHUK?  Shpil-IÜKH?? What about Shplook? The answer is no to all of the above. It’s pronounced Sh-pi-ly-uk, and she is a tenth grade English teacher here at Watkins Mill. Besides being known as that teacher with the hard-to-pronounce name, she is also very popular for her energ...

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