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Laura Davis Vaughan excited after her first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Science teacher documents her vaccine experience: part 1

Kayla Holt, Opinion Managing Editor and Social Media Director April 9, 2021

The vaccine is here and it's all the talk right now. Many people are eager to receive the vaccine and get back to normal life, while others are nervous about reactions to the vaccine. Science teacher...

WMHS YDSA is working towards towards educating people on socialist policies.

Students form Young Democratic Socialist of America

Joshua Burgos, Opinion Managing Editor March 19, 2021

Watkins Mill High School’s Young Democratic Socialists of America work towards educating people on and advocating for socialist policies.  The YDSA is the student wing of the already existing Democratic...

A doctor from LA county shares his experience with the Pfizer vaccine.

Is the COVID vaccine safe? Yes, says an emergency medicine doctor

Krystin Ipina and Ryleigh Waters February 19, 2021

COVID-19 swept the nation this past year, affecting millions of people. Two vaccines have now been approved for use by the FDA and are being administered, but some people worry about the speed with which...

Stable internet and services is not a given while using Synergy.

Synergy provides more information in gradebook, but slow speeds, unfriendly interface bogs it down

Melody Safo, Arts and Entertainment Managing Editor January 15, 2021

Synergy replaced Pinnacle this year as the MCPS gradebook platform. While the new system offers much more information, teachers overwhelmingly are not fans.  “I feel like it was a bad time to introduce...

Understanding the LGBTQ+ community is the first step to equality.

What “non-binary” means from the perspective of a non-binary student

Katelyn Burley, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

There is a lot of confusion about the term "non-binary," and how it compares to other aspects of the LGBTQ+ community. The best way to learn about these differences is to ask someone who identifies with...

Today is Friday, the 13th (of November) which reminds us of gore and horror with serial killers among us who may still be  lurking.

Serial killers still lurking today- in case a 2020 Friday the 13th isn’t scary enough

Lindsey Harmon, Associate Editor November 13, 2020

When you hear serial killer, you might imagine Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, or Jeffrey Dahmer, a few famous serial killers from the past century. Perhaps the most famous serial killer of all was nicknamed...

Media Specialist Anamaria Mitton enjoys a drive-in movie with her husband Bob Mitton at Rockville's DC Party Box.

Drive-in movie theater opens just in time to save Halloween

Caleb Vargas and Anna Spalding October 20, 2020

With 2020 threatening to take everything fun away from us, DC Party Box  partnered with WILLCO to bring the thrills and chills of Halloween to the comfort and safety of your own car. These movie nights...

Math teacher Stephen Burrows (second from right) poses with his wife (far right), Erin Burrows, his daughter-in-law and son, Christine Hayward and Michael Burrows (left), his daughter Maddie Burrows (bottom right) and foreign exchange student Do Young Kim. The Burrows family has enjoyed hosting many foreign exchange students over the years.

Burrows teaches foreign exchange students about American culture, life

Mina Graham, Ayslinn Villalta, and Isabella Luna March 3, 2020

Hola! Ni Hao! S̄wạs̄dī! Konnichiwa! Annyeonghaseyo! Zdravstvuyte! Sälemetsiz be! Czesc! Math teacher Stephen Burrows knows how to say "hello" in many different languages because he has hosted...

The Mr. Watkins Mill Pageant takes place tonight, February 13, at 7:30pm in the auditorium.

Mr. Watkins Mill contestants set out to steal hearts in Valentine’s Day themed show

Hakeematu Munu and Bidushi Lakhemaru February 13, 2020

The name's Mill. Mr. Watkins Mill. Watkins Mill High School will host the annual Mr. Watkins Mill pageant at 7:30pm tonight in the O'Shea Theater. The tickets cost $3 at STEP or $5 at the door to see...

The ESOL theatre class took a trip to see Peter Pan and Wendy at The Shakespeare Theatre Company.

ESOL classes travel to Shakespeare Theatre Company for subtitled production of ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Leah Niles, Videographer and Features Editor January 28, 2020

ESOL students and teachers from Watkins Mill High School traveled to The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 19 for their production of Peter Pan and Wendy. The Shakespeare...

English resource teacher Julie Dean feeds a baby kangaroo while in Australia. Dean has lived in five foreign countries because of her husband's job.

English resource teacher travels world, learns about international cultures by living there

Jonah Graham, News Managing Editor January 15, 2020

Dropping everything and moving to another country certainly sounds appealing some days, but people seldom do it. English resource teacher Julie Dean, however, has done just that many times now.  Dean...

From top left to bottom right, sophomore Jodeleine Pierre, juniors Bethany Hurt, Antonio  Johnson, Jason Delcid,  Griffen MacLaren, Christopher Thomson excited to see Hamilton: An American Musical.

Students don’t throw away their shot to see Hamilton through grant opportunity

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor January 6, 2020

How does a ragtag group of students from Watkins Mill High School, soon to be college-bound, somehow see the hottest play around?  In 2018, non-profit organization Gilder Lehrman Institute of American...

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