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Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Aisha Sowe and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

October 12, 2017


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Paint balling, whitewater rafting and laser tagging are all fun ways to meet new people and have fun. For a special group of freshmen those activities are a school-sponsored outing.    Youth Summit is an opportunity for incoming Watkins Mill High School freshmen to meet peer leaders and obtain strat...

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

Jubilee Robinson

October 5, 2017


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To kick off the new school year, Watkins Mill's LGBTQ+ club will be celebrating National Coming Out Day on Wednesday, October 11, with a pizza party. Gay, straight, or anywhere in-between, anyone is encouraged to come to B200 (upstairs, near the auditorium) at 11:30, and support their queer classmates...

Schwartz spent summer teaching psychology in Philippines

Schwartz spent summer teaching psychology in Philippines

Briana Pasion

October 3, 2017


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Psychology and history teacher Adam Schwartz had the career opportunity of a lifetime to teach in Iloilo, Philippines for over three weeks during the summer through a program called Teachers for Global Classrooms. While there, Schwartz taught a psychology class to seniors and met with teachers at...

Seniors give tips on making the most of high school experience

Seniors give tips on making the most of high school experience

Destiny Tiburcio, Associate Editor

September 25, 2017


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As seniors settle into their last year of high school, they have knowledge and experiences that lower-classmen are eager to hold. Through multiple successes and failures, seniors have learned lessons that are useful in and outside of the classroom. SAT scores may be something that freshmen are not concerned abou...

Orange Nation builds pride, community involvement

Orange Nation builds pride, community involvement

Kola Akinnibi

September 26, 2017


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“ORANGE NATION!” *clap clap clap clap clap* “ORANGE NATION!” *clap clap clap clap clap.* You can catch science teacher Matt Johnson leading Watkins Mill High School's most famous chant at football games this fall.  Johnson was a paraeducator at The Mill for five years before he became a science te...

Students sign up for new American Sign Language class

Students sign up for new American Sign Language class

Aisha Sowe and Nadaja Burnett-Pierre

October 6, 2017


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Spanish, French and English classes have always been offered as a chance to learn a second language at Watkins Mill High School. However, students can now enroll in one more, American Sign Language (ASL). As of now the class only offers one year, but teachers and administrators are looking forward to adding a...

Former Wolverine runs popular @TheMoCoShow Twitter account

Former Wolverine runs popular @TheMoCoShow Twitter account

Briana Pasion

September 15, 2017


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In Gaithersburg, Maryland born and raised, Watkins Mill High School was where he spent most of his days. Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all sweet and gaining those follows through every tweet. Watkins Mill alumni Alexandros Tsironis is a local Montgomery County celebrity through his popular Twitter acc...

Robotics club repeats recent success

Fiifi Cann and Jamil Malik

June 6, 2017


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Looking for a place to build cool robots or competing against other schools? Then the Robotics Club is the place for you. "[Students learn] teamwork, leadership skills, students get to learn some mechanical engineering from building the robots," said engineering teacher Andre Braxton. Each year they ...

AP and IB Exams officially begin, students seek to achieve great scores

AP and IB Exams officially begin, students seek to achieve great scores

Jessica Cruz and Lucas Richards

May 4, 2017


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Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams officially began on Monday this week. Students taking these exams will not only been looking for a passing grade, but also college credit.  In total there will be about 18 different exams taking place for both AP and IB classes. Some...

Spring Activites

Spring Activites

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

May 23, 2017


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The weather is starting to become warmer and the sun is shining, as spring is in the air. Along with the good weather, spring brings group outings and hanging out with friends. So if you need help answering the age old question, “What should we do?” then we are here to help. Here is a list of fun...

WMHS LGBTQ+ club participates in Day of Silence

WMHS LGBTQ+ club participates in Day of Silence

Lee Robinson

May 8, 2017


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To bring awareness to the silencing effects of bullying and harassment towards LGBTQ+ students, Watkins Mill High School's LGBTQ club chose to participate in GLSEN's Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized by thousands of schools around the world. The goal is to...

Edline Helper elevates students towards academic success

Edline Helper elevates students towards academic success

Nana Tutu, Katherine Amaya, and Joshua Ali

May 15, 2017


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You sit down and your teacher hands you back that huge grade determining test you took last week. You think to yourself, "What will this do to my grade?" But when you check Edline the grade is not in yet... Instead of dreading the whole day wondering if your grade was bombed, take your grades int...

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