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International Night wows with cultural dances, cuisines, music

International Night wows with cultural dances, cuisines, music

Sana Khan

March 21, 2019


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On Thursday March 14, Watkins Mill held its annual International Night. There were students representing countries from Africa, Central America, South Asia, Europe and more who participated in the event. International Night is when the students of Watkins Mill unite to express themselves and show...

Senior Khava Tsarni serves as student page in Maryland General Assembly

Senior Khava Tsarni serves as student page in Maryland General Assembly

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

March 19, 2019


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Senior Khava Tsarni is representing Watkins Mill High School and Montgomery County Public Schools as a student page in the Maryland General Assembly this year. Each year, 105 Maryland teens are selected to represent their school and county in either the House of Delegates or the Senate in Annapolis...

International Night set to wow community with various cultures, cuisines

International Night set to wow community with various cultures, cuisines

Jade Pinkowitz and Sana Khan

March 13, 2019


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Montgomery County Public Schools prides itself on the diversity of its students and staff. Watkins Mill High School represents diversity at its finest, with an accepting community created by people of all races, genders, sexualities, economic statuses, religions, and cultures. With International Night...

Sister Act steals spotlight in O’Shea theatre

Sister Act steals spotlight in O’Shea theatre

Jade Pinkowitz, Opinion CoEditor

March 14, 2019


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The Watkins Mill High School O'Shea players will be performing Sister Act: The Musical for the spring musical. The play is adapted from the movie, originally starring Whoopi Goldberg. Opening night is March 29 with more shows on March 30, April 5, and April 6 at 7pm each night. Tickets cost $5 for...

Senior named to 2019 Women’s Commission Hall of Fame

Senior named to 2019 Women’s Commission Hall of Fame

Sana Khan, News Managing Editor

March 8, 2019


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Senior Josephine Oshagbemi was selected to be in the Women's Commission Hall of Fame for winning the 2019 Women of Tomorrow Award in Maryland. This award is only given to five secondary students in the state. Oshagbemi was nominated for the award by social studies teacher Lauren Squier. “[The award] is ...

African Ball brings schools together to celebrate shared culture

African Ball brings schools together to celebrate shared culture

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

March 7, 2019


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Watkins Mill High School’s African Student Association co-hosted the third annual African Ball with Clarksburg High School on February 23. Students from different backgrounds, cultures, and schools came together to eat, dance and enjoy the night. The club put in lots of hard work to make the night possible. Se...

SMOB nominating convention selects two finalists for general election

SMOB nominating convention selects two finalists for general election

Natalie Helsel and Gisell Maravi

March 6, 2019


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On February 27, Watkins Mill High School held the annual Student Member of the Board Nomination Convention. Members of the Student Government Association across the county came together to vote for the two finalists. SMOB candidates and their campaign team arrived in the morning, preparing to deliver s...

Wolverine Time helps ESOL students transition to life in Maryland, build academic skills

Wolverine Time helps ESOL students transition to life in Maryland, build academic skills

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


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Watkins Mill is one of the only two schools in Montgomery County with a special program for ESOL students, funded by the Maryland 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. At Watkins Mill, the program is commonly known as “Wolverine Time.” The after school program, separate from ESOL cla...

Elites visit African American Civil War Museum, Ben’s Chili Bowl

Elites visit African American Civil War Museum, Ben’s Chili Bowl

Jessica Cruz, Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2019


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Watkins Mill Elites took a field trip to Ben’s Chili Bowl and the African American Civil War Museum on February 14 to learn about some of Washington D.C.'s historical and cultural landmarks. “We wanted to explore a different culture, and I definitely think this field trip allowed us the chance ...

Dine with Dignity program allows students to eat even when they cannot pay

Dine with Dignity program allows students to eat even when they cannot pay

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


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Students who do not participate in the Free and Reduced-price Meals System and cannot pay for their lunch have incurred large amounts of lunch debt in Montgomery County Public Schools. An investigation by the Washington Post found that lunch debt owed in MCPS last year totaled to $80,000. Thirty-four percent of students in MCPS participated in FARMS. “A lot of times, by the time kids get to high school,...

Tickets now on sale for WMHS’ third annual African Ball

Tickets now on sale for WMHS’ third annual African Ball

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

February 11, 2019


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Watkins Mill High School's third annual African Ball will be held Saturday, February 23 from 6-11 p.m. in the main gym. The African Student Association has worked hard to put together a night full of fun and culture, with food, entertainment and lots of dancing. Some of the different events throughout the ...

Students solve problems at MLK Global Youth Leadership and Social Innovation Conference

Students solve problems at MLK Global Youth Leadership and Social Innovation Conference

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

January 31, 2019


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On January 19 and 20, a group of select Watkins Mill students attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Global Youth Leadership and Social Innovation Conference at the University of the District of Columbia. The University, which is ranked as one of the top ten HBCUs across America, hosted students fro...