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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...

Principal’s former job title was Miss Oklahoma of bodybuilding

Skye Crane and Wilhemena Mensah

October 15, 2015


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When students at Watkins Mill High School think of heavy metal, they think of music. But to the principal of WMHS, it means something different. It means lifting weights and winning Miss Oklahoma. When she was 25, principal Carol Goddard began her career in bodybuilding. “This gym sponsored me. Th...

Ibra overcomes obstacles, finds new opportunities at Watkins Mill

Ibra overcomes obstacles, finds new opportunities at Watkins Mill

Catherisa Apostol, Dalanda Diallo, and Andrea Aramayo

October 15, 2015


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On his first day of school in America, his father carried him as they entered the building. He was 14 years old, and his family couldn’t afford a wheelchair. This is the story of senior Ibra Samia, who was born in Kenya with athetoid cerebral palsy. Athetoid cerebral palsy is a dyskinetic ty...

PE teacher wows crowds with singing skills

Chase Deist and Brennan Guilds

October 15, 2015


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You sit down and start eating with your family on a Friday night at your neighborhood Applebee’s and start to hear a familiar voice at the microphone singing a Madonna song. But it isn’t your typical wannabe American Idol singer… it is physical education teacher Kauri Martin and your friendl...

Clubs find creative ways to raise money, from GoFundMe to Chipotle

Ashleigh Kozo and Katerina Molina

October 15, 2015


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Cha-Ching! Clubs and organizations at Watkins Mill High School are holding fundraisers as a way to raise money for school clubs and sports. The GoFundMe for the WMHS weight room “started as something small and turned into something big,” athletic director Reggie Spears said. “We have raised ...

Sophomore gets free electronics to review on his YouTube channel

MK Kamara and Angie Perez

October 15, 2015


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One of the biggest arguments of all time...Apple or Samsung? Sophomore Kelvin Quacoe would be your go-to guy to figure out impossible questions like this. If you’re not sure which device to buy, you can check out his YouTube channel, Supertechsaiyan, where he reviews technology ranging from smartphones to ta...

Chuck E Cheese’s provides fun for kids, spending money for teenagers

Ella Encarnacion, Jakira Merriken, and Jannelle Sykes

October 15, 2015


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AHH, IT’S A MOUSE!!! You don’t need a trap for this one, guys. During the day, Watkins Mill High School students are learning, but once that bell rings they are off to the games and screaming kids at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Senior Stefania Valencia has been working at Chuck E. Cheese’s fo...

Sophomore trades helmet for headphones to pursue dreams of music

Sophomore trades helmet for headphones to pursue dreams of music

Alexa Colindres, Cheyenne King, and Sakeenah Nasser

October 15, 2015


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Sophomore Yishaq Woldesenebet walked off the football field last year at the end of the season and traded in his helmet​. For headphones. Woldesenebet is focusing on beats, from hip-hop, to R&B, and pursuing his dream to become a music producer. He is currently working with sophomores Matthe...

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