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Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

Nana Osei Tutu

December 8, 2017No Comments

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, where you at? On Wednesday night, all of the classes battled it out in several games to represent winter sports in spirited competitions for the first annual Clash of the Classes. The night started off with an introduction by science teacher and Orange Nation sponsor Matt Johnson. Johnson explained th...

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017No Comments

Classes will be battling head-to-head for a trophy at the Clash of Classes event tomorrow night, December 6, during the Winter Mill Madness at 6pm in the main gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for Clash of the Classes were sold today and will be sold tomorrow in the mixing bowl at STEP for one dollar. The first 40 students from each class to buy...

Montgomery County minimum wage increases to $15 starting in 2021

Briana Pasion

November 30, 2017No Comments

Fifteen dollar-per-hour minimum wage was recently approved by the Montgomery County council to begin in 2021. This was one step in a nationwide movement. “I think that [increasing the minimum wage is] going to help out in a way because more people will be able to afford more things, but at the same time, things are going to get pricey... There...

Education changes as classroom technology evolves

Destiny Tiburcio and Renato Masson

December 13, 2017No Comments

As a student in the 21st century, having technology in the classroom is expected. But do you ever wonder what learning was like before Chromebooks, Promethean boards and Google Classroom? There is no doubt that students believe that technology in school is beneficial, but comparative religions teacher Lauren Squier recognizes the negative aspects as wel...

Wolverine role models escort Whetstone kids in ‘Safe Walk Home’ program

Jessica Cruz

November 27, 2017No Comments

Whetstone Elementary School's "Safe Walk Home" program kicked off this school year on October 24, allowing Rec Zone students give back to the community. The program will run until May 17, 2018. Many residents and county officials have concerns about unattended elementary students after school, which led to a desire to create a program where elementa...

Live update photo feature: electives fair

Live update photo feature: electives fair

November 22, 2017

Today, November 22 is the electives fair for students to discover new electives that Watkins Mill High School provide. Students share their opinions of the fair and which classes they plan on taking next year.   Junior Sebastian Batanero visited the elective fair this morning during first period.  "It's a great way to learn what elective...

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

December 6, 2017

Watkins Mill's Youth Summit program participated in an event to help the homeless in Montgomery County on November 19 by preparing bag lunches for those in need. The students assembled over 200 bag lunches that were donated to a local homeless shelter. They also made inspirational notes to put on...

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

November 14, 2017

After years of hard work and dedication, three seniors recently signed their National Letter of Intent on Friday, November 10 after school with their friends and family by their sides. Seniors Katherine Campbell, Kevin Finn and Lucas Richards have played on club and high school teams for baseball ...

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Nana Osei Tutu, Sports Managing editor

December 15, 2017No Comments

Swim and Dive Watkins Mill swim and dive competed against the John F. Kennedy Cavaliers winning their first meet of the 2017-2018 school year. The team made many improvements from the...

Genesis Jimenez, Griffin Borman, and Kola Akinnibi

December 12, 2017No Comments

Boys Basketball The ‘Rines boys basketball team fell to the Churchill Bulldogs last night, December 11 but still keep their heads up for their third game of the season, tomorrow ...

Kola Akinnibi and Griffin Borman

December 11, 2017No Comments

Boys Basketball The Watkins Mill boys basketball team played the Northwest Jaguars on Friday, December 8. The boys came up just seven points short by the end of the game. The 'Rines,...

Boys Basketball starts off slow, looks to rebound at Jaguars Friday

Griffin Borman and Kola Akinnibi

December 7, 2017No Comments

Tip-off starts in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... now. The Watkins Mill High School Wolverine's basketball season is underway as the 2017-2018 season started this past week. With practice starting...

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Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017No Comments

Classes will be battling head-to-head for a trophy at the Clash of Classes event tomorrow night, December 6, during the Winter Mill Madness at 6pm in the main gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for...

Shorter days, winter weather can lead to seasonal depression

Bianca Johnson

November 8, 2017No Comments

Picture your daily life in winter. Are you smiling? Are you doing anything? Are you with friends? Or Are you tired? Are you stressed? Are you alone? Now using those same questions, picture your...

Roles set to reverse tonight in annual powderpuff game

Cameron Moore

November 13, 2017No Comments

Girls, grab your cleats and boys, grab your pom poms because it's everyone's favorite time of the year: powderpuff time! The senior-sophomore versus junior-freshman game will be held today, November...

CollegeTracks saves seniors during stressful application season

Briana Pasion

November 7, 2017No Comments

Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need someone. Help! CollegeTracks can answer all the cries for help with the tedious, stressful process that is applying to college. ...

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