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Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

All athletes are motivated by different things whether it be becoming a professional athlete or something as simple as trying to keep in shape. On Friday January 4, Baltimore Ravens strength and conditioning coach Robert Osborne came to Watkins Mill High School to speak to all fall and winter athle...

Motivational Mondays spread positive messages throughout school

Motivational Mondays spread positive messages throughout school

Jessica Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Start the new year off right by sending motivational notes to another student or even a teacher. Motivational Mondays are back and they are only a scan away. The Social Awareness Group, led by senior and president Khava Tsarni and sponsored by Kerrin Torres-Meriwether, decided to bring the progra...

Extracurricular activities provide fun ways to boost college applications

Extracurricular activities provide fun ways to boost college applications

Natalie Helsel, News Managing Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

If you’re bored after school or trying to find a new hobby, consider some of the many clubs and sports offered here at Watkins Mill High School. Clubs that the school offers range from Key Club, a club for volunteering, to Muscle Movement Foundation, which focuses on being active. “Just standing i...

Alumni returns before medical school to speak about benefits gained as WM IB student

Alumni returns before medical school to speak about benefits gained as WM IB student

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since the 2004-2005 school year and the IB Career Programme since the 2012-2013 school year. The IB program has prepared many students for college. Watkins Mill alumni Kimberly Cruz is an immigrant from Guatemala...

Transgender student opens up about obstacles faced in daily life at school

Transgender student opens up about obstacles faced in daily life at school

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The transgender community in the United States faces many issues, whether it comes to being misgendered or harassed, receiving legal protection, or even experiencing discrimination. Being transgender means identifying with a different sex than the one assigned at birth. However, that does not mean that t...

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

Jessica Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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Recent allegations of hazing in Montgomery County Public Schools athletic teams have raised concerns about supervision and appropriate behavior of students in organized groups. But at Watkins Mill High School, the overwhelming response from student athletes and coaches is that the school environment w...

Four students attend ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ for free, learn valuable life lessons

Four students attend ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ for free, learn valuable life lessons

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

December 7, 2018


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Four seniors, Jessica Cruz, Andre Tulloch, Charisse Warfield and Khava Tsarni, had the opportunity to attend Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, on November 25 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Counselors nominated several students who had a strong GPA and whom they believed...

Students practice diplomatic relations in new Model UN club

Students practice diplomatic relations in new Model UN club

Arthur Siqueira

December 6, 2018


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Watkins Mill has gone international--in the form of the Model United Nations club, that is. The club has students act as ambassadors from different countries, attempt to negotiate with allies and adversaries, find solutions to conflicts, and plot strategy, all within the rules of the real United ...

ESOL theatre students learn stage combat from professional actors

ESOL theatre students learn stage combat from professional actors

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

November 27, 2018


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ESOL Theatre students participated in a two-part Master Class on stage combat on November 19 and 20. The event took place in the cafeteria during third period classes. ESOL Theater teacher Sharon Faber arranged for professional actors and teaching artists from the Olney Theatre to teach students h...

Hispanic Helping Organization honors Heritage Month in celebration

Hispanic Helping Organization honors Heritage Month in celebration

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

November 26, 2018


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The Hispanic Helping Organization at Watkins Mill hosted a two-hour event to commemorate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, November 1 in the cafeteria. The celebration started at 6:30pm and had multiple showcases providing insight to the culture. Performances included poem recitals,...

Gaithersburg’s diverse community

Gaithersburg’s diverse community

Luis Chavez, Features Editor

November 19, 2018


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Gaithersburg is becoming increasingly diverse and is one of the top six most diverse cities in America. A diverse city can be a great way for kids to interact with each other, improve their knowledge and be more understanding of different cultures. “I have seen Watkins Mill become more diverse and...

In wake of school shootings, new security measures aim to keep students safe

In wake of school shootings, new security measures aim to keep students safe

Charisse Warfield, Nadaja Burnett, and Jubilee Robinson

October 25, 2018


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Last year, two major school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas sparked a national push for school safety laws. But what is Watkins Mill doing to prevent danger and protect the school against attacks? Currently, the most prominent form of protection is something we are all used to:...