The Current

The year in review told through Current articles

The year in review told through Current articles

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor in Chief

June 14, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year generated 238 articles by the Watkins Mill High School Current. From political stances taken by students to the chaotic fun the class of 2019 displayed on their last day of school, there have been a lot of things to talk about. Here are some highlights from a memorable year: September 201...

Wilkinson celebrates positive prognosis, warns students to check for changes

Wilkinson celebrates positive prognosis, warns students to check for changes

Jessica Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2019

Science teacher Lauren Wilkinson is on track for a prognosis of being breast cancer free after a double mastectomy and a biopsy that showed a complete absence of cancerous cells. "I was relieved because at this point the tissue that was tested was cancer free, and my doctors are thrilled that I ha...

Documentary shows football team has ‘No Fear’ in tackling challenges

Documentary shows football team has ‘No Fear’ in tackling challenges

Amelia Burton, Features Editor

June 4, 2019

The documentary film No Fear, starring the Watkins Mill High School 2017-2018 football team, premiered at WMHS on Friday, May 31 and depicted the behind-the-scene struggles and triumphs of the players and coaches.  What started as a former WMHS student wanting to film what was going on later turned...

Seniors spend last day in style, host BBQ with bounce house, water slide

Seniors spend last day in style, host BBQ with bounce house, water slide

Lauren Flandrau and Taylor Dawson

May 24, 2019

As seniors are getting ready to leave they’re planning on going out with a bang. Today the senior class held their annual senior prank and cookout for their last day on campus. Class of 2019 President Alexandra Aucoin was excited to see the underclassmen and staff's reaction to what they planned. ...

Students study turtle population in woods behind school

Students study turtle population in woods behind school

Mubassira Nur and Yesenia Pineda

May 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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...