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MoCoSnow creator makes predictions for this winter’s weather

MoCoSnow creator makes predictions for this winter’s weather

Briana Pasion

December 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With the beginning of winter nearing, everyone’s favorite days are approaching. Snow days mark the most wonderful time of the year and MoCoSnow creator and Watkins Mill alum Alexander Tsironis gave The Current his winter weather expectations. Starting off the season with the new MoCoSnow App, Tsiro...

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

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....

Shorter days, winter weather can lead to seasonal depression

Shorter days, winter weather can lead to seasonal depression

Bianca Johnson

November 8, 2017


Filed under Features

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 yourself in the summer. Is there a side you lean more towards? If so, you’re not alone. Yo...

Roles set to reverse tonight in annual powderpuff game

Roles set to reverse tonight in annual powderpuff game

Cameron Moore

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

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 13 at 3:30pm in the Wolverine Den. Seneca Valley High School will also be playing at the event in their...

CollegeTracks saves seniors during stressful application season

CollegeTracks saves seniors during stressful application season

Briana Pasion

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features

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. CollegeTracks is a program that helps students apply to colleges, scholarships and financial aid for col...

Outing Club takes students into great outdoors to explore nature

Outing Club takes students into great outdoors to explore nature

Vicki Wong, Aisha Sowe, and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Outdoor activities such as hiking and camping are fun things to do, but now you can have the chance to do these and more by joining the Outing Club at Watkins Mill High School. The Outing Club, previously known as the Environmental Club, was restarted this year by senior Elisabeth Warren as part of a G...

Annual spring break trip will take students to China after visiting Greece last year

Annual spring break trip will take students to China after visiting Greece last year

Adeline Djemene

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Spring break is a wonderful time to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself... or go to China. Here at Watkins Mill High School, social studies teacher Thomas Sneddon offers annual educational school trips overseas. Sneddon took over from social studies teacher Adam Schwartz in running the annual t...

Child development introduces teenagers to careers in education

Child development introduces teenagers to careers in education

Vicki Wong

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

You may have walked past the child development class, with its banner hanging high in the hallway, or maybe you have seen children playing outside on the playground and wondered, “What do they do, exactly?” Students taking child development learn about the development of children while runnin...

Brothers Rush into varsity football program, make big impact

Brothers Rush into varsity football program, make big impact

Janice Asabere, Sports editior

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports features, Features, Sports

You may joke that your sport is your middle name, but these brothers actually have it as their last names. Junior Anthony and sophomore Demetrius Rush both have their names in the game, and they are living up to it. “The best part about playing with my brother is hearing our names on the announ...

Johnson’s energy extends out of classroom, into inspiring fitness regimen

Johnson’s energy extends out of classroom, into inspiring fitness regimen

Brennan Guilds

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Motivation is often a distant fantasy that lies in legends, along with unicorns and universal peace. This tale is no different for motivator-in-chief and science teacher Matthew Johnson. You can often find him garnering hype at football games and pep rallies. Those who take his classes are already...

Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Aisha Sowe and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

October 12, 2017


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Paint balling, whitewater rafting and laser tagging are all fun ways to meet new people and have fun. For a special group of freshmen those activities are a school-sponsored outing.    Youth Summit is an opportunity for incoming Watkins Mill High School freshmen to meet peer leaders and obtain strat...

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

Jubilee Robinson

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

To kick off the new school year, Watkins Mill's LGBTQ+ club will be celebrating National Coming Out Day on Wednesday, October 11, with a pizza party. Gay, straight, or anywhere in-between, anyone is encouraged to come to B200 (upstairs, near the auditorium) at 11:30, and support their queer classmates...

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