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Teachers don’t just have kids in class, some are parents too

Teachers don’t just have kids in class, some are parents too

Ashleigh Kozo, Katerina Molina, and Angelina Walton

October 6, 2016


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Many teachers here at Watkins Mill are seen by students as mother and father figures. But, many of these teachers that we idealize as our parents already have children of their own. One of the teachers, who you may know, who has just recently given birth and is new to this whole “parenting” thing,...

No ‘remind me later’ option at school, Windows 8 has arrived

No ‘remind me later’ option at school, Windows 8 has arrived

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

September 20, 2016


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No matter how long you may have been hitting the “remind me later” option on your computer at home to prevent downloading the despised Windows 8, there is no more running from it. Windows 8 has hit MCPS, and with no “remind me later button” in sight. For many Watkins Mill students, it was a ...

Seniors rock traditions with spirited painting

Seniors rock traditions with spirited painting

Lenox Kamara and Steeven Tabuada

September 27, 2016


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As the senior Wolverines walk into their last year at Watkins Mill, they start off “rock” steady! The class of 2017 continues to leave their mark on the Mill by carrying on the tradition of painting the senior rock. The past senior classes have painted the rock with various designs, each with their...

Pitch perfect: autism proves no obstacle to music student

Chase Deist and Lenox Kamara

June 13, 2016


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Being a special needs student often creates its own set of challenges, but pitch isn't one of those for sophomore Segun Olorunyomi. Music teacher Rodney Long recently discovered that Olorunyomi has advanced pitch identification abilities. Olorunyomi has been a student of Long's since freshman yea...

Quantitative literacy teaches real world skills to math students

Quantitative literacy teaches real world skills to math students

Harris Malik and Suriya Sundaramurthi

June 6, 2016


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Giving students what they really need to know, mathematics teacher Adam Ritchie teaches quantitative literacy, a math class where students learn how to apply mathematical skills while solving real world problems. “Many students complain about how irrelevant math classes are and that we will never ...

Alum Hooks returns to create 480 Club, help students through coaching

Alum Hooks returns to create 480 Club, help students through coaching

Yishaq Woldesenebet

June 7, 2016


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From playing every sport the community can offer as an average kid from the block, to becoming the neighborhood hero for all adolescents in the Montgomery Village area, Joseph Hooks has depicted the meaning of a selfless humanitarian for his community. Born and raised in Montgomery Village, Hooks...

Zava Zone provides fun for kids, students who work there

Zava Zone provides fun for kids, students who work there

Victoria Joya, Babacar Mbodj, and Renato Masson

June 7, 2016


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Trampolines? A ninja warrior course? Rock climbing? Sounds like the perfect birthday party! But, for some Watkins Mill students, this is work. Many students struggle between the balance of  finding a job and school but sophomore Christine Carballo, and seniors Aryana Ware, Walter Ballard and Catherisa...

Youth Summer Summit provides week-long orientation session for freshmen

Youth Summer Summit provides week-long orientation session for freshmen

Sara Durr and Jubilee Robinson

September 22, 2016


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Freshman year. The maze of a school, scary upperclassmen, and feeling alone in the crowd. These are just some of the challenges everyone faced at one point during ninth grade, but this year, Watkins Mill tried to eliminate that with the Youth Summer Summit. The Youth Summer Summit was broken do...

Teachers appreciate July more after working terrible summer jobs as teenagers

Teachers appreciate July more after working terrible summer jobs as teenagers

Salekri Sayeh, Selom Kalin, and Azmi Abrahman

June 13, 2016


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Summer! No school, sunshine, the pool, the beach, and… no money. No one wants that last part, but for high school students summer jobs are often the worst part of summer break. Some Watkins Mill teachers experienced the worst of these summer jobs, before becoming educators. Watkins Mil...

Freshman takes first place at 2016 Eastern National gymnastics competition

Freshman takes first place at 2016 Eastern National gymnastics competition

Cheyenne King and Shinel Mullings

June 3, 2016


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Anyone who is devoted to their art understands the feeling of pride that comes with being first place in a national competition. Often willing to sacrifice anything and everything for it. Well one freshman finally made it. As a freshman in high school, Adriano manages to attend her gymnastics practi...

Sophomore explores urban ruins of East coast buildings

Sophomore explores urban ruins of East coast buildings

Danielle Rivera and Jubilee Robinson

June 1, 2016


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Graffiti covers the crumbling walls of an abandoned asylum. The remains of what the building once was lay scattered and broken throughout.  A rat scurries by over the rotting, creaking floorboards that could cave in at any moment.   No, this isn’t the opening of a horror movie.  It’s sophomo...

Breakfast program provides daily foundation, but needs healthier options

Breakfast program provides daily foundation, but needs healthier options

Dalanda Diallo and Mikayla Cajigal

June 8, 2016


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Oh no! Your alarm didn’t go off!  You only have 15 minutes to get to school. You throw on your clothes, catch a ride and phew!  You just barely made it. There’s only one problem: you’re starving. You walk into first period, dreading a hungry morning, only to see that breakfast is waiting for you. ...

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