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Great deals lure Black Friday shoppers; crowds keep some waiting until Cyber Monday

Great deals lure Black Friday shoppers; crowds keep some waiting until Cyber Monday

Hezekiah Likekele and Briana Pasion

November 25, 2015

You’re going shopping and you hear a stampede of rhinoceros. You run from the rhinos, only to end up in your favorite store seeing two ladies fighting over seven for $27 panties at Victoria’s Secret. This is Black Friday! Some wrongly think “Black Friday” comes from myths that slaves were cheaper for...

Wolverines show thanks for many things over holidays, especially food

Wolverines show thanks for many things over holidays, especially food

Ashleigh Kozo, Christian Isip, Angie Perez, and Kendrick Rose

November 24, 2015

Get ready to loosen your belt and make room for seconds because Thanksgiving break is on the way. For most people, Thanksgiving includes stuffing your face and sleeping ‘till Christmas, but it also includes sitting down, with family and friends, and sharing what you are most thankful for. “My...

Tech crew shows off talent behind scenes, keeps play running smoothly

While this is what the audience sees onstage, tech crew is working hard offstage to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Mikaela Cajigal

November 30, 2015

When people think about high school productions, they usually marvel at the talented actors and actresses on stage. However, little do they realize the magic that goes on backstage to get the show up and running.  Theatre director Scott Tarzwell described the tech crew as, “The best technical crew ...

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

Chase Deist, Lirim Krasniqi, and Naina Tsarni

November 19, 2015

Lights! Camera! Action! ’80s! Opening at 7pm tonight, the O’Shea Players will present the Ken Davenport play, The Awesome '80s Prom. Tickets cost only $5 for students and $10 for adults, with $2 off for every adult wearing their best '80s outfits. Cast members will take you back to the Wanaget ...

High school couples start with Instagram hearts, find new ways to keep love alive

Sophomore Camille Allie receiving an epic homecoming proposal from her boyfriend, sophomore Michael Smith.

November 18, 2015

From the way we celebrate traditions, the way we communicate, to the way we dress, there is a constant need to catch up with the times. Especially when it comes to teen dating. Do teens still go on dates? Write love letters? Do relationships even last? Is social media impacting the way we interact? Back...

Alumnus raises $3,000 to replace outdated weight room equipment

Alumni Joe Hooks checks out the new equipment that his GoFundMe page was able to purchase

Deana Gutierrez, Mikaela Cajigal, and Liana Gutierrez

November 13, 2015

You’ll never have an excuse to skip leg day again now that Watkins Mill High School alumnus Joe Hooks started a GoFundMe to renovate the weight room. Hooks graduated in 2003 and was a two-year varsity letterman in football and track. He was a team captain, starting linebacker, fullback and a sprinter...

Freshman defies odds to beat brain tumor, succeed in school

Freshman Victor Quintanilla wears his Orange Nation shirt in PE class

Skye Crane, Sara Durr, and Bennett Stopplemoor

November 12, 2015

He has been in advanced classes since the fourth grade. He plays the viola. After school, he trades his binder for his French horn and syncs his steps with others. Who knew that a student born with a brain tumor could do all of that? Freshman Victor Quintanilla had a tumor since birth, but it w...

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

Alumni Katerina Molina (left) and MK Kamara with principal Carol Goddard as they experienced a typical day in Goddard's job.

MK Kamara and Katerina Molina

November 11, 2015

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, Sofya Shpilyuk in her early childhood in Ukraine.

Keegan Dant, Naina Tsarni, and Angelina Walton

November 10, 2015

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...

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

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...

Senior opens living room barbershop, offers $10 haircuts

Senior Glen Gabriel lines up pilot Ravi Cherian's hairline.

Ajay Branch, Suriya Sundramurthi, and Vijay Vanathayan

November 10, 2015

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...

Edison students lead double lives, learn valuable professional skills

Artwork on hood of a car displayed in hallway of Edison.

Chase Deist and Sakeenah Nasser

November 5, 2015

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...

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