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Sophomore starts Young Educators of Excellence movement to abolish inequality

Sophomore starts Young Educators of Excellence movement to abolish inequality

Ajay Branch and Kevin Finn

April 6, 2016


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When the Watkins Mill High School Young Educators of Excellence movement achieves its goals, people all around the world will no longer have to deal with problems of inequality and discrimination.  “This movement isn’t just about Watkins Mill or our community, it’s about the world and everyone...

‘In the Heights’ opens tomorrow night, brings heat from ‘Hamilton’ creator to Watkins Mill’s stage

‘In the Heights’ opens tomorrow night, brings heat from ‘Hamilton’ creator to Watkins Mill’s stage

Victoria Joya, Babacar Mbodj, and Renato Masson

April 7, 2016


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Washington Heights' Hispanic heat has hit the Watkins Mill High School stage in the form of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, which opens tomorrow night at 7pm. “In the Heights” is about the everyday life of South American immigrants living in the small New York...

Maryland Meals for Achievement provides free breakfast for all Watkins Mill students

Maryland Meals for Achievement provides free breakfast for all Watkins Mill students

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Saul Flores, and Harris Malik

March 16, 2016


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Maryland Meals for Achievement now provides free breakfast to all students at Watkins Mill High School, offering a wide variety of healthy foods and helping students start the day with a nutritious meal. Maryland Meals for Achievement is a research-based pilot program that provides an in-classroom breakfas...

New Voices Bill proposes to fight censorship, promote freedom of speech in student media

New Voices Bill proposes to fight censorship, promote freedom of speech in student media

Ajay Branch, Exlee Dawson, and Vijay Vanathayan

March 10, 2016


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If the state Senate passes a new bill introduced on February 5, student journalists in Maryland might soon be able to decide for themselves what is appropriate for them to print. The New Voices Bill was introduced by Democratic Senators Jamin Raskin and Jim Rosapepe and, if it should become law, will...

Students from across MCPS gather at Watkins Mill to nominate SMOB candidates

Students from across MCPS gather at Watkins Mill to nominate SMOB candidates

Lirim Krasniqi, Azmi Abdelrahman, and Suriya Sundaramurthi

March 7, 2016


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Students from all over MCPS came to Watkins Mill High School on February 22 to nominate the final two candidates for this year's Student Member Of the Board of Education. After three hours of political debate at NomCon, sophomore Alex Abrosimov from Richard Montgomery High School and junior Eric Gue...

New policy works to decrease unexcused absences, tardiness

New policy works to decrease unexcused absences, tardiness

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Saul Flores, and Harris Malik

March 1, 2016


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Starting this semester, Watkins Mill High School’s administration will enforce a policy that will send students home if they are skipping or constantly late to classes. The administration hopes this will help to decrease absences as well as tardies. While this may sound like a reason to roam the ha...

GoFundMe sends film crew to observe day in senior’s life after campaign to buy new wheelchair raises over $32,000

GoFundMe sends film crew to observe day in senior’s life after campaign to buy new wheelchair raises over $32,000

Vijay Vanathayan, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi

February 18, 2016


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After the success of Watkins Mill High School's GoFundMe campaign to raise money for senior Ibrahim Samia to get a new wheelchair, GoFundMe sent a film crew to capture a day in Samia's life on February 5. Samia was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.  In the past few months, the community inside an...

Hispanic Helping Organization donates toys to children in hospital

Hispanic Helping Organization donates toys to children in hospital

Victoria Joya

February 19, 2016


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Members of  the Hispanic Helping Organization  created a toy donation for patients at the Children's Ward at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring between December 16 and December 23, 2015. The Hispanic Helping Organization also known as H2O started in our school in September 2013.  When it was...

Muslim holiday added to MCPS calendar for next school year

Muslim holiday added to MCPS calendar for next school year

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Bennett Stoppelmoor

February 10, 2016


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Eid Al-Adha, a Muslim holiday, has been added as a professional day to the Montgomery County Public Schools 2016-2017 school calendar. This will give Muslim students the day off to celebrate without the consequences of missing school. Eid Al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is a religious, Muslim...

Chambers singers perform holiday music at White House

Chambers singers perform holiday music at White House

Catherisa Apostol

January 4, 2016


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Chambers singers from Watkins Mill High School performed at the White House on December 15. The singers performed in the East Room and did two sets for the guests who were on the White House tour. The singers worked hard and practiced long hours in order to prepare themselves. The White House was just on...

New Twitter features get mixed reviews, few likes

New Twitter features get mixed reviews, few likes

Ajay Branch, Vijay Vanathayan, and Alex Wright

November 19, 2015


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Twitter has made some big changes recently, including changing favorites to likes and adding moments, all of which are receiving mixed feelings from its users, many of whom are Watkins Mill students.   In the past couple of months, Twitter has unrolled some new features to its millions of users, inclu...

Administration acts quickly to keep school safe for teaching and learning

Administration acts quickly to keep school safe for teaching and learning

Sarah Elbeshbishi and Kevin Finn

December 14, 2015


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"This is a place for teaching and learning and it needs to be safe for everybody," principal Carol Goddard said after an altercation occurred at Watkins Mill High School on November 20. The administration then went through a number of procedures to ensure the safety of all Watkins Mill students. T...

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