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Manic Maryland Weather

Kola Akinnibi
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you've lived in Maryland for more than one season, I’m sure you've experienced our insane fluctuating weather. We get sun in January and snow in March. There are even days where it can rain for an hour and be in the seventies the next! This raises the question; how does one protect himself from ...

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

Eudel Ndong
March 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Q. Can't find a prom dress, what should I do? A. There are so many sites you can look up! Searching up a simple “Prom dresses” can get you so far. Be specific with what you want your dress to look like. If you're not looking for anything specific the best place to look for dresses is www.Promgi...

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Brandon Rodriguez
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Spell COW.”  "C–O–W. Cow" The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a comedic musical and it made its debut on Friday, March 24 at 7pm in the Watkins Mill High School O'Shea Theater.  This musical is by far, one of the funniest musicals I've seen here at Watkins Mill. This musical ...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week: Spring Break Edition!

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week: Spring Break Edition!

Brandon Rodriguez
April 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to this week’s, “here’s what you should sneak into your parents' Amazon cart this week": Spring Break Edition! No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow, so they may feel generous. You can also use your own money, but that may be too much of a struggle. Spring...

State rule requiring documentation for religious headgear needs to be abolished

Aisha Sowe
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Editorials

Junior Je’nan Hayes was benched from the girls varsity basketball game on March 3 because of her hijab. Referees said that Hayes needed a state-signed waiver, giving her permission to wear her head scarf. The National Federation of State High Schools Association's rule book does not allow “de...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Brandon Rodriguez
March 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to this week's edition of "Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week!" No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow, so they may feel generous. You can also use your own money, but that may be too much of a struggle. Yes, I missed last week....

Blizzard 2017: Revenge of the Ice

Blizzard 2017: Revenge of the Ice

ExLee Dawson
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the recent days there has been some hope when it comes to the global warming process...SNOW! Snow has finally fallen upon the Village in a way that tells us that winter was an actual thing this year and not just a figment of our imagination. This didn’t just happen here either. All throughout the northe...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week- St. Patrick’s Day edition

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week- St. Patrick’s Day edition

Brandon Rodriguez
March 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day Edition of “Here’s What You Should Sneak Into Your Parents’ Amazon Cart This Week.” No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. You can ask a leprechaun for some money, but they're always a little short.  This list is green and guaranteed to keep you away from...

Walking Dead zombie apocalypse survival guide

Charisse Warfield
March 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rick Grimes has done a great job in keeping (some) people alive in the “apocalypse.” He is strong, determined, respected, kind, and also very, very, very stupid. We all think we know how to survive in an apocalypse and Rick does too. He tries (could do better) his best to be a leader/savior or what...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Brandon Rodriguez
March 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to the first edition of "Here's What You Should Sneak Into Your Parents' Amazon Cart This Week." No, I don't mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow so they may feel generous. You can also use your money, but that's too much of a struggle. Good luck! Let's get to it! 1.) These afforda...

‘Pretty for a black girl’ isn’t a compliment

‘Pretty for a black girl’ isn’t a compliment

Nana Tutu
March 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I never understood why people feel the need to put others in separate categories. Especially black people, why do we need to be separated from the rest of society? The other day I was walking down the hall, minding my own business when a guy comes up to me and says, “You’re pretty for a black gir...

A minor’s guide to protesting legally

A minor’s guide to protesting legally

Jubilee Robinson
February 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In this day and age, it seems the majority of kids are fighting for what is right, whether it be on social media or expressing their opinions elsewhere. But finding a way to voice your views as a kid seems hard. Not many people take you seriously over the internet and sometimes fighting with your...

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