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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...

Wolverines Rock the Block in successful second celebration

Wolverines Rock the Block in successful second celebration

Brett Bauer

June 5, 2018


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Watkins Mill’s second annual Rock the Block took place Saturday, June 2 from 3pm to 6pm, hosted by science teacher Matt Johnson.  The first hour took place outside until rain sent everyone into the gym, but the fun continued inside with food, music and games. Guests of all ages were there to enjoy...

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


Filed under Sports features, Features, Sports

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...