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Senior Reflection- Caleb Mbulle

Caleb Mbulle on the football field as a Watkins Mill Wolverine.

Caleb Obiarinze Mbulle, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

They say the most valuable thing in life is time, and this year, we learned that the hard way. You never really appreciate something until it’s gone—and then it's too late.  That’s exactly how I’m feeling about my four years of high school right now. Senior year of high school is what you...

Senior Reflection: Natalie Helsel

Natalie Helsel reflects on her four years at Watkins Mill 
High School.

Natalie Helsel, Associate Editor

June 15, 2020

It seems like when I talk to friends and family that have graduated from high school they either loved it or hated it, but I don't think I can choose just one of those options. While looking back on my high school experience, I realized most of it is all a blur. Not just because it passed by extremely...

Senior reflection: Jade Pinkowitz

Jade Pinkowitz spells out 2020 with a sparkler and says goodbye to Watkins Mill.

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2020

The fact that I’m writing this right now honestly scares me. Yes, I knew I was going to have to write this, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to. By some chance of fate, I ended up taking newspaper in my sophomore year even though I hadn’t signed up for it. I’d always enjoyed writing, and ...

Senior Reflection: Israel Safo

Senior Reflection: Israel Safo

Israel Safo, Sports Editor

June 9, 2020

Wow four years already? What a ride. I am so thankful for all the experiences I’ve had as a Wolverine.  Watkins Mill has successfully prepared me for the real world and the future. It has shaped me to be the hardworking young man I am today. From Mr. Bero and Mrs. Confino watching me grow as a s...

Senior Reflection: Yesenia Pineda

Senior Yesenia Pineda is a Feature Editor.

Yesenia Pineda, Features Editor

June 9, 2020

My high school journey was like a four season series on the CW channel. There were cliffhangers, jump scares and happy scenes, but every “episode” made its mark on my life. The beginning of my freshman year was exciting. I was wide-eyed and ready to start this new chapter of my life. Although it...

My skin should not make me a target

As the Black Lives Matter movement spreads worldwide, junior Kayla Holt describes her life as a young black woman.

Kayla Holt, Features Managing Editor

June 4, 2020

Since the murder of George Floyd, I've repeatedly looked at myself in the mirror trying to find what makes me a threat. I look to find the one thing a cop would see before he decides to shoot me. I couldn't find it.  As a seventeen-year-old entering my senior year, I think about the possibility that I could di...

How to make the most of your summer despite the pandemic

Despite the pandemic and stay-at-home order, there are many ways to enjoy summer break.

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

May 28, 2020

Montgomery County and Prince George's County have announced an extension of the stay-at-home order despite the state of Maryland lifting restrictions on May 15. With the addition of this extension to the restrictions that were already put in place for retail stores, fast-food establishments, and other...

Senior Reflection: Arthur Siqueira

Senior Arthur Siquiera reflects on his time at Watkins Mill High School.

Arthur Siqueira, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

It's currently 6:33am, I opened this document at 6:09am to write my senior reflection and I don't know how to start it. My name is Arthur and welcome to jack*ss. I entered Watkins Mill High School in 2016, but I didn't truly start high school until my sophomore year when I joined the newspaper. Yes,...

Movie franchises to watch with your family

There are so many great movie franchises to watch during quarantine. Movie nights are a great opportunity to spend some quality family time.

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

For most people, if you're not online learning or eating, you're watching movies or television shows. I recently got into the Star Wars movie franchise and even though I never thought I would be interested in the movies, I am now somewhat obsessed. Every night for ten days, my family and I sat down...

How to stay productive in quarantine

It's hard to stay motivated and productive when stuck at home, but taking baby steps can get you back on schedule.

Natalie Helsel, Associate Editor

May 12, 2020

The combination of having no structure to my day and waking up at 11am instead of 6am has caused my motivation to plummet; I tend to stay in my bed most of the day and don't get much done, but I plan on changing that. Recently, I've taken little steps to become more productive. I'm learning to become...

How to survive college applications

The college application process can be scary and confusing, but it can be easier with some hard work.

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

May 8, 2020

As I am nearing the start of my college career, I realize how unprepared I was as a junior and how little I knew about everything that goes into applying to college. Here are some things I learned along the way that might help give juniors a head start: 1) Sign Up for College Tracks or ACES I consider...

Throwback movies that you absolutely need to watch during quarantine

The best movies to watch are throwback movies from childhood, especially the coming-of-age movies.

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

May 6, 2020

By now, everyone has probably watched every tv show and recent movie imaginable. Your watchlist is either empty or nothing interests you. Some of our most anticipated movies and favorite tv shows are either postponing their release or halting production until restrictions are lifted, and until then here...

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