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Goddard may have more meetings than a superhero, but she gets the job done

Goddard may have more meetings than a superhero, but she gets the job done

MK Kamara and Katerina Molina
November 11, 2015
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Guns. Secret passageways. Near death experiences. This is the typical day of principal Carol Goddard. Or so we thought. We spent an entire school day with Goddard, expecting to see a scene straight out of a James Bond movie. If her day is like James Bond’s life though, then the movies don’t...

English teacher’s journey from Ukraine makes her unique, despite difficult-to-pronounce name

English teacher’s journey from Ukraine makes her unique, despite difficult-to-pronounce name

Keegan Dant, Naina Tsarni, and Angelina Walton
November 10, 2015
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Shpil-AK? Shpil-IHUK?  Shpil-IÜKH?? What about Shplook? The answer is no to all of the above. It’s pronounced Sh-pi-ly-uk, and she is a tenth grade English teacher here at Watkins Mill. Besides being known as that teacher with the hard-to-pronounce name, she is also very popular for her energ...

Senior opens living room barbershop, offers $10 haircuts

Senior opens living room barbershop, offers $10 haircuts

Ajay Branch, Suriya Sundramurthi, and Vijay Vanathayan
November 10, 2015
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He's the hero of our hallways. Saving seniors from going to prom without a straight hairline, senior Glen "da barber" Gabriel cuts hair for only $10 and has cut hair since he was in the sixth grade. Ever since he was a kid, Gabriel's parents would cut his hair, and the end result would get worse...

MVA brings driver’s permit test to Watkins Mill

MVA brings driver’s permit test to Watkins Mill

Ashleigh Kozo, Christian Isip, Angie Perez, and Kendrick Rose
November 9, 2015
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Ready...Set...GO! Watkins Mill’s future drivers are on their marks and are starting to head out onto the road. The Motor Vehicle Administration is letting eligible students take their permit testing on November 14 at 12:30pm in the Watkins Mill media center. Sign up on the school website or g...

Need something new to do this weekend? Check out Downtown Crown

Need something new to do this weekend? Check out Downtown Crown

Catherisa Apostol, Andrea Aramayo, Dalanda Diallo, and Shinel Mullings
November 6, 2015
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So, you’re walking around Rio for about the thousandth time, and after about your fifth lap, you start to realize how boring and tedious it is. How many times can you visit the same stores until you’re practically considered a worker? How many movies are actually good these days? How many bas...

Edison students lead double lives, learn valuable professional skills

Edison students lead double lives, learn valuable professional skills

Chase Deist and Sakeenah Nasser
November 5, 2015
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When you’re asked what school you go to it’s an easy answer: Watkins Mill High School. But for senior Neil Alban and sophomore Andy Miner, the answer is not as clear. They come to school at WMHS in the morning but attend Thomas Edison High School of Technology in the afternoon, starting t...

Photography teacher moonlights as artist and break dancer

Photography teacher moonlights as artist and break dancer

Karyn Chambers, Brennan Guilds, and Cheyenne King
October 30, 2015
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Teachers sometimes struggle to maintain the illusion that they have absolutely no life outside of school, but this teacher's life is leaking out at the seams and it is about to burst. Photography teacher James Wu is the deluxe version of your normal teacher, and his life is probably more interest...

Thomas Edison High School offers career, technology choices

Thomas Edison High School offers career, technology choices

Skye Crane, Katerina Molina, and Briana Pasion
October 29, 2015
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Cooking. Cosmetology. Carpentry. Plumbing. Auto technology. These are just a few of the many professions students are able to learn about at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology. Edison offers career and technology education programs to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Human and consumer ...

What to be for Halloween this year? These students have it all figured out

What to be for Halloween this year? These students have it all figured out

Ashleigh Kozo, Christian Isip, Angie Perez, and Kendrick Rose
October 28, 2015
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AHHHHH! Monsters In the hallways! Be prepared to be frightened as Watkins Mill students get in the Halloween spirit and dress up for school. Students will be wearing various costumes such as Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz, Bubblegum Prince, Young Joker and many others. It takes the falling of leaves and th...

Plaid, warm colors top trend lists for Wolverine fall fashion

Plaid, warm colors top trend lists for Wolverine fall fashion

Ella Encarnacion, Jakira Merriken, and Jannelle Sykes
October 28, 2015
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While leaves are falling, fall fashion is rising. Watkins Mill High school students are transforming the hallways into runways with their unique sense of style. Their style leaves the halls with a little more pizzazz when they’re under the glam lights.  “Fall, to me, is elegance,” senior Arl...

Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Club promotes green school, helps environment

Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Club promotes green school, helps environment

Naina Tsarni, Chase Deist, and Karyn Chambers
January 5, 2016
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As the world leaders from across the globe gathered in Paris last month to discuss and find solutions to environmental issues our planet faces today, a little group of Watkins Mill students began working to do their part here. English teacher Christopher Smith teamed up with science teacher Matthew O'Con...

Halloween provides scares along with tricks and treats

MK Kamara and Wilhemena Mensah
October 26, 2015
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It’s a chilly October night, lit only by the full moon. You’re walking alone and end up in an unknown neighborhood and decide to return home. There are taunting whispers in the distance, shadows and laughter all around. Footsteps begin to follow you, so you quicken your pace down the dark road, you fin...

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