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Students study turtle population in woods behind school

Students study turtle population in woods behind school

Mubassira Nur and Yesenia Pineda

May 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Snapping jaws, long tails, and two protruding eyes. Alligators aren’t the only ones that fit this description. There are numerous snapping and box turtles right behind the school. With a keen interest in turtles, science teacher Charles Miller sets his mind on exploring the stream behind the footba...

Prom promises glitz, glamour in A-List Affair

Prom promises glitz, glamour in A-List Affair

Lauren Flandrau and Taylor Dawson

May 8, 2019


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Watkins Mill will be holding its annual junior/senior Prom on Saturday, May 11 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The event will begin at 8pm, and this year’s theme is “An A-list Affair.”  Today is the last day to purchase prom tickets. Tickets are on sale for $75, sold by social studies teac...

Joseph Alminagor crowned as 2019 Mr. Watkins Mill

Joseph Alminagor crowned as 2019 Mr. Watkins Mill

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

April 26, 2019


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Hear ye, hear ye, make way for the newly-appointed Mr. Watkins Mill, Joseph Alminagor. Give him a crown, a lei and of course, the most prized honor, the Golden Wolverine. Last night was a night to remember as ten senior boys fought for the title of Mr. Watkins Mill, yet one truly wowed the crowd. ...

Ingram commutes from West Virginia to attend Watkins Mill–with her mom

Ingram commutes from West Virginia to attend Watkins Mill–with her mom

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

April 23, 2019


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Teachers come from far and wide to teach at Watkins Mill and their children rarely attend here, but for IB Coordinator Lisa Ingram, distance is a challenge she is willing to face. Lisa and her daughter, sophomore Vivian Ingram, live in West Virginia, but choose to work and attend school at Watkins M...

Juniors, seniors prepare to spend spring break in Italy

Juniors, seniors prepare to spend spring break in Italy

Yesenia Pineda, Mubassira Nur, and Avadis Dodokjian

April 5, 2019


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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Juniors and seniors should keep this in mind as they wander through ancient cities, eat delicious food, and take pictures during the 2019 spring break trip to Italy.  Students who have signed up for the Italy trip are preparing to go on a journey to one of the most stun...

Review: Sister Act keeps faith alive in O’Shea Theater

Review: Sister Act keeps faith alive in O’Shea Theater

Lauren Flandrau and Taylor Dawson

April 5, 2019


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The O'Shea players' production of Sister Act The Musical debuted this past weekend as the spring musical with repeat performances tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm. The main character, Deloris Van Cartier, played by junior Zenani Munthali, is a professional singer in the 1970s who, upon witnessi...

Seniors prepare to compete in 31st annual Mr. Watkins Mill competition

Seniors prepare to compete in 31st annual Mr. Watkins Mill competition

Lauren Flandrau

March 26, 2019


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Watkins Mill’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be holding the 31st annual Mr. Watkins Mill competition on April 25 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Tickets will go on sale for $3 at STEP from April 8-12 and April 15, 16, 23, and 24. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $5. Onli...

Queer women to be remembered on National Women’s Day

Queer women to be remembered on National Women’s Day

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

March 8, 2019


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Every year, March marks the beginning of National Women's Month, when people are encouraged to remember the women who have made history and affected everyone's lives. It is no secret that queer people are frequently covered up or forgotten in taught history, but we cannot let the accomplishments of our...

Teacher takes ‘Funk’y career path from juvenile correction facility to classroom

Teacher takes ‘Funk’y career path from juvenile correction facility to classroom

Jaden Gabaton and Kayla Holt

March 1, 2019


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When asking a teacher about how they chose their career path, they usually give the same boring story about how they struggled through college, but for history teacher Will Funk, this is far from the truth. Funk worked at the Victor Cullen Academy, a juvenile correctional facility where he taught ...

Seniors selecting schools need to decide between HBCUs or PWIs as deadlines approach

Seniors selecting schools need to decide between HBCUs or PWIs as deadlines approach

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


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As National College Decision Day creeps closer and closer, the question of where to spend the next four years becomes more and more important. For some students, that means asking themselves whether to attend a PWI or an HBCU. What is an HBCU and what is a PWI? HBCUs are historically black colleges an...

Science teacher soldiers on at school while battling breast cancer

Science teacher soldiers on at school while battling breast cancer

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

February 4, 2019


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“Many adults and students come to school each day facing invisible challenges. My challenge just happens to be visible,” science teacher Lauren Wilkinson said. Wilkinson has an invasive ductal carcinoma, which is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It is currently at stage IIA, which typically h...

Broadway artists share trade secrets at ArtSpeak

Broadway artists share trade secrets at ArtSpeak

Jade Pinkowitz

January 25, 2019


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Art Speak is a free program for students that brings performing artists to the Washington D.C. area. It was created in Bethesda, Maryland by Shugoll Research and there are four events a year. Each event takes place for free at a high school in the D.C. area. Last night, Broadway star Alex Brightman...