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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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Teacher takes ‘Funk’y career path from juvenile correction facility to classroom

Teacher takes ‘Funk’y career path from juvenile correction facility to classroom

Jaden Gabaton and Kayla Holt

March 1, 2019


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When asking a teacher about how they chose their career path, they usually give the same boring story about how they struggled through college, but for history teacher Will Funk, this is far from the truth. Funk worked at the Victor Cullen Academy, a juvenile correctional facility where he taught ...

Seniors selecting schools need to decide between HBCUs or PWIs as deadlines approach

Seniors selecting schools need to decide between HBCUs or PWIs as deadlines approach

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


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As National College Decision Day creeps closer and closer, the question of where to spend the next four years becomes more and more important. For some students, that means asking themselves whether to attend a PWI or an HBCU. What is an HBCU and what is a PWI? HBCUs are historically black colleges an...

Science teacher soldiers on at school while battling breast cancer

Science teacher soldiers on at school while battling breast cancer

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

February 4, 2019


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“Many adults and students come to school each day facing invisible challenges. My challenge just happens to be visible,” science teacher Lauren Wilkinson said. Wilkinson has an invasive ductal carcinoma, which is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It is currently at stage IIA, which typically h...

Broadway artists share trade secrets at ArtSpeak

Broadway artists share trade secrets at ArtSpeak

Jade Pinkowitz

January 25, 2019


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Art Speak is a free program for students that brings performing artists to the Washington D.C. area. It was created in Bethesda, Maryland by Shugoll Research and there are four events a year. Each event takes place for free at a high school in the D.C. area. Last night, Broadway star Alex Brightman...

Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Baltimore Ravens strength coach speaks to student athletes about staying motivated

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

All athletes are motivated by different things whether it be becoming a professional athlete or something as simple as trying to keep in shape. On Friday January 4, Baltimore Ravens strength and conditioning coach Robert Osborne came to Watkins Mill High School to speak to all fall and winter athle...

Four students attend ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ for free, learn valuable life lessons

Four students attend ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ for free, learn valuable life lessons

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

December 7, 2018


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Four seniors, Jessica Cruz, Andre Tulloch, Charisse Warfield and Khava Tsarni, had the opportunity to attend Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, on November 25 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Counselors nominated several students who had a strong GPA and whom they believed...

Motivational Mondays spread positive messages throughout school

Motivational Mondays spread positive messages throughout school

Jessica Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


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Start the new year off right by sending motivational notes to another student or even a teacher. Motivational Mondays are back and they are only a scan away. The Social Awareness Group, led by senior and president Khava Tsarni and sponsored by Kerrin Torres-Meriwether, decided to bring the progra...

Extracurricular activities provide fun ways to boost college applications

Extracurricular activities provide fun ways to boost college applications

Natalie Helsel, News Managing Editor

January 3, 2019


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If you’re bored after school or trying to find a new hobby, consider some of the many clubs and sports offered here at Watkins Mill High School. Clubs that the school offers range from Key Club, a club for volunteering, to Muscle Movement Foundation, which focuses on being active. “Just standing i...

Alumni returns before medical school to speak about benefits gained as WM IB student

Alumni returns before medical school to speak about benefits gained as WM IB student

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since the 2004-2005 school year and the IB Career Programme since the 2012-2013 school year. The IB program has prepared many students for college. Watkins Mill alumni Kimberly Cruz is an immigrant from Guatemala...

Transgender student opens up about obstacles faced in daily life at school

Transgender student opens up about obstacles faced in daily life at school

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


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The transgender community in the United States faces many issues, whether it comes to being misgendered or harassed, receiving legal protection, or even experiencing discrimination. Being transgender means identifying with a different sex than the one assigned at birth. However, that does not mean that t...

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

Student athletes, coaches discuss why they don’t allow hazing at Watkins Mill

Jessica Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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Recent allegations of hazing in Montgomery County Public Schools athletic teams have raised concerns about supervision and appropriate behavior of students in organized groups. But at Watkins Mill High School, the overwhelming response from student athletes and coaches is that the school environment w...