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The National Art Honors Society and visual art students complete a mosaic of a redesigned school seal.

National Art Honor Society and visual art students display new mosaic of school seal

Hali Janzen, News Editor May 27, 2022

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and visual arts students recently completed a clay mosaic of the Watkins Mill High School seal, displayed outside the Wellness Center at the entrance of the school. The...

Assistant principal Kerrin Torres and principal Carol Goddard enjoy the African Ball 2022.

ASA hosts fifth annual African Ball as celebration of culture

Julien Payen April 19, 2022

The African Student Association (ASA) hosted its fifth annual African Ball on Friday, April 1. Over 150 students from 10 schools came to Watkins Mill High School to attend a night of food, dance, and an...

Students take a day of silence this Wednesday to bring attention to issues LGBTQ+ community face.

LGBTQ+ students day of silence

Obehi Eromosele, News Editor April 4, 2022

Rainbow Rines, Watkins Mill High School’s LGBTQ+ club, will participate in the National Day of Silence to bring attention to the silencing and erasure of the LGBTQ people on April 6, 2022. Active...

Senior Devin Breckinridge shoots a contested three-pointer.

Photo Feature: Students vs staff basketball game

Andrea Gordon, Ashley Huynh, and Sanjay Fernando March 17, 2022

Watkins Mill seniors and teachers faced off in a competitive students vs staff basketball game on Friday, March 11 in the gymnasium. The teams were neck and neck as they played for two 20-minute halves,...

Juniors Andrea Gordon, Sarah Bamba, Rhoda Simms, and Ashley Huynh all pose for a picture showcasing their cultural clothes.

Photo Feature: International Day and Night

Ryleigh Waters and Ashley Huynh March 7, 2022

Watkins Mill students showcased their heritage and culture on International Day and Night on March 4.   Students wore their ethnic garments to demonstrate their cultural pride during the school day. ...

Lauren Squier, Tom Sneddon, and Seniors from the varsity boys basketball team discussing tactics for the 3-point competition.

Photo Feature: Senior Wars 2022

Julien Payen and Ella Rishell March 1, 2022

The seniors celebrated their last year of high school with the first-ever Senior Wars here on Friday, February 25 during the fourth period. Prizes were given out, games were played, and fun was had by...

Students and staff gathered together at the end of the MSP town hall.

Minority Scholars Program hosts town hall on stereotypes

Emily Ferrufino and Ella Rishell February 25, 2022

Watkins Mill High School’s Minority Scholars Program held its Stereotypes: Living with Labels Town Hall on Friday, February 18 to address the racial stereotypes plaguing Black, Latinx, and Asian...

Seniors will graduate from DAR Constitution Hall this year for the first time since 2019.

Graduation set for June 13 at DAR Constitution Hall

Ruth Okello, News Managing Editor May 12, 2022

Graduation is scheduled for June 13 at 2:30pm at DAR Constitution Hall in DC.  This will be the first graduation in the Constitution Hall since 2019, however, this is subject to change because of...

Lately, it seems bad news keeps coming one after the other. Here are some heartwarming news to cancel out some of the bad.

Good news to put a smile on your face in 2022

Luke Swander February 17, 2022

The past few years haven’t been easy on many of us, and an overwhelming majority of the news has been negative.  News about COVID-19, the threat of war, and other bad things fill up news websites. It...

Montgomery County Public schools contemplates the possibility of virtual instruction, with all seven periods, on inclement weather days.

MCPS plans for virtual snow days to avoid additional make-ups

Ashley Huynh, Associate Editor February 15, 2022

In a 7-1 vote, the Board of Education decided that Montgomery County Public Schools will determine on an individual basis whether schools have virtual classes or are off on inclement weather days. Student...

Student leader of the Muslim Student Association helps senior Alex Sosa put on  a hijab.

Photo Feature: Muslim Student Association hosts World Hijab Day

Krystin Ipina and Ryleigh Waters February 2, 2022

The Muslim Student Association hosted World Hijab Day in the mixing bowl during lunch on February 2, to destigmatize hijabs and their use, as well as bring more cultural awareness to them. Students and...

Shooting at Magruder High School leaves students, staff, and families terrified as they search on Twitter for answers.

Magruder shooting leaves students trapped in classrooms searching Twitter for answers

Joshua Burgos, Ryleigh Waters, and Krystin Ipina January 25, 2022

On Friday, January 21, a student was found shot in a student bathroom at Col. Zadok Magruder High School, prompting the school to be put into a lockdown, placing many students, staff, and families in distress. The...

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