The Current

Women of Watkins Mill share sexual harassment and assault experiences

Women of Watkins Mill share sexual harassment and assault experiences

Bianca Johnson and Jubilee Robinson

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Sexual harassment can be as small as an uncomfortable comment or look, but it has the potential to stick with you for life. The following accounts are of real women at Watkins Mill High School, both students and staff, recalling their harassment experiences and how they affected them. The Current d...

The Flops and Tops of Music in 2018

The Flops and Tops of Music in 2018

Annie Riley and Lauren Flandrau

November 1, 2018


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As you walk through the halls of any high school, the same timeless argument can be heard among the groups of opinionated teens. Which artists are the best? “Drake or J. Cole?” “Rihanna or Beyonce?” “NBA Youngboy or Shy Glizzy?” It’s hard, if not impossible, to come to a conclusi...

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:...

ESOL teachers help foreign students get past language hurdles in school

ESOL teachers help foreign students get past language hurdles in school

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


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The reality for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students at Watkins Mill High School is that they often arrive on their first day of school not being able to speak or ask anyone for help because they don't know English. Watkins Mill's ESOL program contains about 360 students from sev...

Voting provides outlet for expression of beliefs, values

Voting provides outlet for expression of beliefs, values

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

October 24, 2018


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Do you know what the most important season is for Americans? No, it's not pumpkin spice season, it's election season! People nationwide are lining up to vote for the candidates they want in office. Why is it important to vote, you ask? Voting is a basic civic right and responsibility in this country...

Peeking through The Keyhole: WMHS’s literary magazine

Peeking through The Keyhole: WMHS’s literary magazine

Gisell Maravi, News Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


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Whether you are an aspiring poet or just looking for a way to unleash your creative side, the Keyhole has a place for you. The Keyhole is Watkins Mill’s very own literary magazine where students are encouraged to submit anything from short stories to music or art. Created a couple of years back by Watkins Mi...

Muscle Movement Foundation club seeks to work out, give back to the community

Muscle Movement Foundation club seeks to work out, give back to the community

Aisha Sowe

October 3, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School has a new club this year based off of the Muscle Movement Foundation, dedicated to being active, moving muscles, and giving back to those in need. Muscle Movement Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for individuals who are suffering from muscular dise...

Watkins Mill myths: don’t believe everything you hear

Watkins Mill myths: don’t believe everything you hear

Taylor Dawson, Lauren Flandrau, and Annie Riley

October 4, 2018


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"Oh, you go to Watkins Mill?" "Yeah." "Good luck." Most students and even teachers at Watkins Mill have had a variation of that conversation because other people assume Watkins Mill is a horrible school, usually without having even set foot in the building. Modern world history teacher James Tor...

Health students play with dogs to learn about therapy animals

Health students play with dogs to learn about therapy animals

Jessica Cruz and Bianca Johnson

September 27, 2018


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Whether you call them doggos, puppers, woofers, or just plain canis lupus familiaris, dogs are arguably the cutest little animals in the world. On September 20, health students spent a period learning about the importance of taking the time to regenerate and relax, and what better way to relax than t...

Freshmen find high school flexible, full of opportunities

Freshmen find high school flexible, full of opportunities

Gisell Maravi, News Managing Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

Starting high school is a pivotal point in one's teen years. Although the transition from middle school to high school can be overwhelming, it can also be exciting. After all, these next four years are all about changing and adapting to your surroundings.  High school can be stressful with new respon...

Watkins Mill welcomes new Orange Nation sponsor

Watkins Mill welcomes new Orange Nation sponsor

Mariam Bukhari

September 18, 2018


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Science teacher Matt Johnson may be history, but history teacher Max Bero has taken over as Orange Nation sponsor. The previous sponsor, Johnson, took another position at central office. In past years, Orange Nation has been in charge of planning school spirit related activities. Bero now aims to involve mor...

Sampselle provides all answers in final interview

Sampselle provides all answers in final interview

Aisha Sowe

June 12, 2018


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Soon-to-be-retired English teacher David Sampselle is getting ready to end his teaching career and begin his time as a professional relaxer. Here is some final life wisdom before he departs. Q: How many years have you taught as a teacher? A. 45 years Q: Where have you taught at? A. 18 year...