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Senior ‘Rines prosper in Montgomery County forensics competition

Senior ‘Rines prosper in Montgomery County forensics competition

Briana Pasion

February 20, 2018


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The Forensic Competition is a public speaking competition where students from various high schools come and recite pieces of literature, not to be mistaken for forensic science, with two ‘Rines chasing the trophy. Seniors Cienneh Syrion and Roberta Ewane both participated in the quarterfinal rounds,...

Valentine’s Day ideas for couples, singles, or just friends

Valentine’s Day ideas for couples, singles, or just friends

Bridget Mundy and Angelina Walton

February 13, 2018


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Will you be alone this Valentine’s Day or will you be spending it with your significant other? Well no matter what you’re planning on doing, we have some ideas for you! For the people who will be getting flowers, chocolate, and those ADORABLE teddy bears that suffocate you with joy. Whether yo...

How to conquer all of your New Year’s resolutions

How to conquer all of your New Year’s resolutions

Bridget Mundy and Cameron Moore

January 29, 2018


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Do you ever find yourself on New Year’s Eve holding a bag of Doritos and a can of coke while being 20 pounds heavier than you were at the beginning of the year? Did you break your 'healthier lifestyle' resolution that you made 11 months ago? Let’s face it, it’s actually harder to keep a New Y...

Sampselle may be old, but he was a student once too

Sampselle may be old, but he was a student once too

Brennan Guilds

January 22, 2018


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Dinosaurs are pretty old, but English teacher David Sampselle is older. “I was in chemistry when [John F. Kennedy] was assassinated,”  Sampselle said. If one statement can so easily summarize the divide between him and the students he teaches, that would be the one. Ten presidents and 54 ye...

Brothers Rush into varsity football program, make big impact

Brothers Rush into varsity football program, make big impact

Janice Asabere, Sports editior

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports features, Features, Sports

You may joke that your sport is your middle name, but these brothers actually have it as their last names. Junior Anthony and sophomore Demetrius Rush both have their names in the game, and they are living up to it. “The best part about playing with my brother is hearing our names on the announ...

Johnson & Orders think ‘Outside the Box’ in new podcast

Johnson & Orders think ‘Outside the Box’ in new podcast

Chase Deist and Fiona Franke

December 21, 2017


Filed under School, Features, News

You hear them in the hallways, you hear them on the morning announcements, now get ready to hear them on your phones. Science teacher Matt Johnson and assistant principal Steve Orders have created a podcast called “Johnson & Orders: Outside the Box." “'Outside the Box' is a play on ...

Roles set to reverse tonight in annual powderpuff game

Roles set to reverse tonight in annual powderpuff game

Cameron Moore

November 13, 2017


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Girls, grab your cleats and boys, grab your pom poms because it's everyone's favorite time of the year: powderpuff time! The senior-sophomore versus junior-freshman game will be held today, November 13 at 3:30pm in the Wolverine Den. Seneca Valley High School will also be playing at the event in their...

MoCoSnow creator makes predictions for this winter’s weather

MoCoSnow creator makes predictions for this winter’s weather

Briana Pasion

December 11, 2017


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With the beginning of winter nearing, everyone’s favorite days are approaching. Snow days mark the most wonderful time of the year and MoCoSnow creator and Watkins Mill alum Alexander Tsironis gave The Current his winter weather expectations. Starting off the season with the new MoCoSnow App, Tsiro...

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017


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Classes will be battling head-to-head for a trophy at the Clash of Classes event tomorrow night, December 6, during the Winter Mill Madness at 6pm in the main gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for Clash of the Classes were sold today and will be sold tomorrow in the mixing bowl at STEP for one dollar....

Freshmen adapt to life in high school, find it better than expected

Freshmen adapt to life in high school, find it better than expected

Nadaja Burnett Pierre, Aisha Sowe

January 2, 2018


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Adjusting from elementary to middle school is one thing, but from middle to high school is a much bigger step. Freshmen are learning how to adjust to an important four years before starting college. Adapting to change is something most of us go through. Here at Watkins Mill, freshmen are taking it...

Shorter days, winter weather can lead to seasonal depression

Shorter days, winter weather can lead to seasonal depression

Bianca Johnson

November 8, 2017


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Picture your daily life in winter. Are you smiling? Are you doing anything? Are you with friends? Or Are you tired? Are you stressed? Are you alone? Now using those same questions, picture yourself in the summer. Is there a side you lean more towards? If so, you’re not alone. Yo...

CollegeTracks saves seniors during stressful application season

CollegeTracks saves seniors during stressful application season

Briana Pasion

November 7, 2017


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Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need someone. Help! CollegeTracks can answer all the cries for help with the tedious, stressful process that is applying to college. CollegeTracks is a program that helps students apply to colleges, scholarships and financial aid for col...