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Watkins Mill High School prioritizes education, junior Malick Sarr (pictured) is an example of that.

Putting the ‘student’ in ‘student-athlete’ at Watkins Mill

Laumar Bropleh and Angela Mvongo Edzoa May 18, 2023

If Nate Jacobs, the character from Euphoria, is who comes to mind when thinking about high school athletes, then you've been watching too much television and have not been paying attention to...

The OShea theater players perform their new musical, Rent: School Edition.

‘Go ouuuut tonight’ to see O’Shea players perform Rent: School Edition

Huswat Olajide, News Managing Editor May 11, 2023

The O’Shea Players, Watkins Mill's theater group, have a new musical, Rent: School Edition, to perform for the community. Rent is bound to move the audience with its emotional message and its themes...

Montgomery College offers two beneficial programs for students who want to take on a college course load in high school: Early College and Dual Enrollment.

Which is better for you? Early College or Dual Enrollment at Montgomery College

Melissa Osei-Bonsu, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

After four long years, you’re finally sitting at Constitution Hall. The kid who has sat behind you in homeroom for years is called. Then it’s your turn. But you’re not getting one degree today, you’re...

Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old black boy, was shot by an older white man for ringing the wrong doorbell.

Ralph Yarl, armed only with ‘Black skin,’ was shot twice for ringing the wrong doorbell

Sarah Bamba, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

On April 13, 2023, Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black teenage boy was shot for knocking on the wrong door. His mom had asked him to go pick up his siblings from an address, but unsure of where it was, he...

Watkins Mills NOVA k-pop dance team performs at the Hallyu showcase they organized.

Hallyu: NOVA’s biggest K-pop showcase recap

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Watkins Mill's K-pop dance team NOVA held their annual dance showcase on Friday April 14, 2023 at 7-9pm and featured 18 dance teams from across Maryland. The name of the showcase was Hallyu, which translates...

The Tri-M honors society is hosting Watkins Mills first X-Factor auditions this Thursday, March 30.

Tri-M honors society will host X-Factor competition this Thursday

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Do YOU have what it takes to make it on the X-Factor? On Thursday, March 30 at 7 pm, WMHS will host its very own X-Factor competition in the Timothy O'Shea theater. All musical talents are welcome to...

You have met English teacher Scott Tarzwell not just in his classroom, but the casino at the table.

English teacher Scott Tarzwell used to deal cards at a casino

Tejan Bah March 23, 2023

English teacher Scott Tarzwell found his "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” in a boring old newspaper ad. Picture blinding neon light along with the occasional jingles of coins. But Tarzwell didn't...

Juniors start a new student engagement club at Watkins Mill High School.

Juniors start new club called The Mill; aim to raise student engagement

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Several students from the class of 2024 started a new club called The Mill to restore school spirit and improve the student body's morale. The club was founded by juniors Ramatoulie Sey, Nebi Tsarni,...

Senior Julien Payen wins the Posse scholarship and will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Fall.

Senior Julien Payen wins prestigious Posse scholarship, selected out of 1500 applicants

Ashley Huynh, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2023

Senior Julien Payen won the Posse Foundation’s prestigious four-year full-tuition scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, out of a pool of 1500 other applicants. “Being fortunate enough...

Gaithersburg alum Charlene Thomas recently published a book on privileged and high school dynamics.

Gaithersburg alumna publishes debut novel: Seton Girls

Ashley Huynh, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2023

Gaithersburg High School alumna Charlene Thomas recently published her debut novel, Seton Girls, that follows characters who uncover insidious secrets about how their school’s football team has remained...

Cassini poses in front of a German casemate artillery piece from World War II, just outside of the D-Day beaches in France.

December Staff Shoutout: Dan Cassini

Which Watkins Mill staff member was a c-section baby, has a 34-year-old older sister, is a total World War II geek, and is one the youngest teachers at Watkins Mill? If you guessed social studies teacher...

Who is Lizzie Borden? The alleged murderess who beat her parents with an axe remains as one of the most infamous cases in American criminal history.

Lizzie Borden took an axe… maybe

Mabel Fonkem, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

"Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one." Most people have heard of Lizzie Borden, between television show references...

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