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Northwood High School hosts the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Summit.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Summit

Abijah Hines , Associate Editor November 2, 2023

On October 25, 2023, the Rainbow Rines set out on a field trip that will mark a new tradition for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Northwood High School hosted the first-ever Gender and Sexuality...

Angela dives into female athletes in male-dominated sports at Watkins Mill High School.

Female Athletes at Watkins Mill

Angela Mvogo October 25, 2023

When many of us think of wrestlers or football players, our minds immediately envision a buff 200-pound guy, not a seventeen-year-old girl in your chemistry class. However, this is not surprising to Watkins...

Watkins Mills Varsity football team hosts their senior night game on Friday against Thomas S. Wootton.

Photo Feature: Football Senior Night

Obehi Eromosele, Huswat Olajide, and Abijah Hines October 17, 2023

The 'Rines varsity football team hosted the Wootton Patriots at the Den for their senior night on Friday. The 'Rines fought their best, ultimately falling to the Patriots 51-14. The senior night featured...

Therapy dog Kashew visits Watkins Mill High School media center.

Kashew Says Hello!

Angela Mvogo, Features Editor October 18, 2023

Kashew, originally a rescue dog, is now a therapy dog!  She is five years old and a part of  PAL (People Animals Love). PAL is a therapy dog organization in Washington, DC. She visited the media center...

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration showcased culture, music, and a diverse community.

Hispanic heritage month assembly

Huswat Olajide , Editor- In- Chief October 13, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month concluded with a spirited live music event on October 5 that featured food trucks offering delicious menu options including pupusas and snowcones. The celebratory month started...

WMHS newest principal Vilma Najera speaks about her founded club Olas.

Principal Najera Says Hola to OLAS once again

Angela Mvogo October 6, 2023

It feels like the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) has been around forever. However, it’s been at Watkins Mill High School for only 22 years and the founder of OLAS is none other than principal...

WM welcomes Robersons return

Assistant principal Roberson returns to Watkins Mill

Angela Mvogo, Features Editor September 14, 2023

The phrase “Once a 'Rine, always a 'Rine” rings especially true in light of a staff member’s return to Watkins Mill High School. Former English teacher Veena Roberson has returned as an assistant...

Four new administrators join the Watkins Mill High School staff.

Meet Watkins Mill’s four new administrators

Adwoa Obeng, Associate Editor September 13, 2023

Four new administrators joined Watkins Mill High School for the 2023-2024 school year, including principal Vilma Nájera, assistant principal Veena Roberson, assistant principal Nadya Briggs, and school...

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...

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