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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...

Joye Saxon holds a baby alligator.

November Staff Shoutout: Joye Saxon

Alasia Bender and Jessica Benavides Samayoa November 9, 2022

Most teachers' favorite time of the school year is graduation, and this is no different for November's staff shoutout, International Baccalaureate English teacher Joye Saxon! She has been teaching faithfully...

Juniors Abijah and Chaika Hines, and seniors Karina, Cynthia, and Gloria Salmeron Ventura know the ups and downs that come with being a twin or triplet.

Myth Busters: Twins and Triplets Edition

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Most people get questions like how's your day, or how have you been? But people who are twins (like I am) or triplets, get asked if we can read each other's minds. Now I don’t know about you, but...

Principal Goddard was a trophy-winning racketball player in high school.

Principal Goddard was a bodybuilder

Ashley Alvarez-Fuentes and Helena Tran October 13, 2022

Who was a teacher and a bodybuilder while in their 20s? (a). Franco Columbu (b). Dorian Brandon Curry (c). Stefi Cohen or (d). Carol Goddard If you guessed D, you're correct! Carol Goddard, principal...

Top 7 Instagram Accounts To Follow

Top 7 Instagram Accounts To Follow

Alassane Faye, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

With Instagram being one of the most popular social media apps, it’s no secret that Watkins Mill High School has it’s several accounts. With that being said, here are the top seven Watkins Mill accounts...

Social studies teacher, Tilghman Gordon

September Staff Shoutout: Tilghman Gordon

Alasia Bender and Jessica Benavides Samayoa September 15, 2022

The winner of this month's staff shout out is none other than history teacher Tilghman Gordon. The man of many talents is just the first of the many amazing teachers receiving a shout out from The Current. “I...

Boys tennis warms up for their match.

Spring sports playoff update

Julien Payen, Sports Managing Editor May 11, 2022

As we come to the end of the spring sports season, we await to find out the paths that our teams will have to take to compete for the championships. Baseball The 'Rines will not compete in the Maryland...

As Watkins Mills first prom in three years gets closer, students start trying to figure out a theme for the event

Seniors look forward to their first prom in two years, debate theme ideas

Xavier Serrano March 11, 2022

Ready to shake a tail feather on the dance floor? Watkins Mill's Prom will be coming up in April, grab a date, get your friends, order a limo, make memories. Juniors and seniors have had an extensive...

Junior Michael Safo donates the proceeds from his clothing brand, Loverboy, to medical research and to stopping police brutality.

Students launch successful clothing, cooking businesses

Julien Payen, Sports Managing Editor February 28, 2022

Between work, school, sports, and life in general, juggling these aspects of life can be hectic and eventually become tiring. Some take it to the next level, juggling all of that and more, like these super...

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