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Wolverines recreate Jazz Age at ‘Great Gatsby’ prom Friday night

Wolverines recreate Jazz Age at ‘Great Gatsby’ prom Friday night

Aisha Sowe

May 15, 2018


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Watkins Mill will be having its annual prom, on Friday, May 18, at Glen Echo Park. The event will begin at 8pm and this year's theme will be "The Great Gatsby." The junior class committee has been planning for this event since April of 2017 and are “trying to get freshmen, sophomores, and seniors...

Annual spring break trip takes students to wonders of the world in China

Annual spring break trip takes students to wonders of the world in China

Bianca Johnson and Jubilee Robinson

April 12, 2018


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Nineteen Watkins Mill High School students and four adults traveled to the opposite side of the world this year for the annual spring break trip. The 12-hour time difference wasn't the only thing different in China. From the things the locals eat to the way they talk, it was not hard to see the cultural...

Seniors reflect on lessons learned from four years of high school sports

Seniors reflect on lessons learned from four years of high school sports

Cinthya Salas

April 16, 2018


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As the school year is coming to an end, so are high school sports for many seniors. Watkins Mill High School teams have been responsible for many students' best memories, including friendships, academic achievement and the respect of other teams. At the Mill, all athletes are set for success from their first y...

National Art Honor Society provides hospital artwork in Youth Art for Healing project

National Art Honor Society provides hospital artwork in Youth Art for Healing project

Nadaja Burnett-Pierre and Aisha Sowe

April 9, 2018


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Hospitals have been trying to brighten things up for patients and visitors' mental health for a long time. Now with the help of our school's National Art Honor Society, they might have found a way. Youth Art for Healing is a non-profit organization that wanted to bring art to health centers. The organizat...

Young prepares to say goodbye to Watkins Mill as she leaves to teach in Bulgaria

Young prepares to say goodbye to Watkins Mill as she leaves to teach in Bulgaria

Aisha Sowe

February 15, 2018


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Traveling to a different country that you’re not familiar with can lead to many great experiences. One of which can be teaching students about culture. Social studies teacher Sandy Young was recently offered a job teaching in Bulgaria for the next two years. Young found out about the offer when ...

‘Project Lead The Way’ helps students interested in STEM fields

‘Project Lead The Way’ helps students interested in STEM fields

Mattithias Levell

March 19, 2018


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Galileo, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Larry Page, Steve Jobs--Some of the most famous and important people in history. They also have another thing in common: They were all problem solvers. Project Lead The Way is a high school engineering program that is designed to produce more problem solv...

Junior has no reservations about her Navajo heritage

Junior has no reservations about her Navajo heritage

Briana Pasion

March 8, 2018


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Walking around Watkins Mill High School, you’re more than likely to find people who share your culture in this diverse school. However, for Native American junior Wahelah Butler, that has never been the case. Butler is a mixed Native American from the Navajo tribe and recently attended the unveiling...

Spring spirit week kicks off with meme day, ends with pep rally

Spring spirit week kicks off with meme day, ends with pep rally

Cameron Moore

March 12, 2018


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Spring sports have just begun and to kick off the season, Watkins Mill High School is holding a spring spirit week that will end with a pep rally on Friday. For this spirit week, the themes were picked by students through Twitter polls as well as feedback from Orange Nation. “[We want] to make sure...

Staff share their High School Prom experiences

Staff share their High School Prom experiences

Jade Pinkowitz and Fatima Silimana

March 1, 2018


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Her corsage lays in his sweating palms. Her dad opens the door when he knocks; his body starts to shake. As she walks down the stairs, he can feel his knees getting weak. She took his breath away on prom night, and again on their wedding day.    Varsity football coach Mike Brown went to Watkins...

Older teachers reflect on lessons learned at Watkins Mill

Older teachers reflect on lessons learned at Watkins Mill

Luis Chavez

March 23, 2018


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Teaching is often described as not being glamorous. The pay isn't that great, you have to show up early, and kids don't always behave. However, Watkins Mill High School's teachers often have fun working here. The Mill has teachers who have been here for more than 20 years. Those experienced teachers ...

Senior ‘Rines prosper in Montgomery County forensics competition

Senior ‘Rines prosper in Montgomery County forensics competition

Briana Pasion

February 20, 2018


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The Forensic Competition is a public speaking competition where students from various high schools come and recite pieces of literature, not to be mistaken for forensic science, with two ‘Rines chasing the trophy. Seniors Cienneh Syrion and Roberta Ewane both participated in the quarterfinal rounds,...

Valentine’s Day ideas for couples, singles, or just friends

Valentine’s Day ideas for couples, singles, or just friends

Bridget Mundy and Angelina Walton

February 13, 2018


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Will you be alone this Valentine’s Day or will you be spending it with your significant other? Well no matter what you’re planning on doing, we have some ideas for you! For the people who will be getting flowers, chocolate, and those ADORABLE teddy bears that suffocate you with joy. Whether yo...

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