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A built different baby wreaking havoc in a city near you.

TikTok claims pandemic babies are built different–what does that mean?

Jada Kawadza and Vanesa Santos September 24, 2021

Approximately 116 million babies were born during the pandemic. Some were born with unnatural abilities, like doing gymnastics at one month old, being born with lots of hair, and walking at an early age....

Movies so good that youll wish you could watch them again for the first time.

Movies you’ll wish you could watch again for the first time

Tasha Kibue September 21, 2021

There's nothing like the first time watching a great movie. Experiencing all the jokes for the first time. Feeling your eyes widen at the twist ending. The thrill of the credits rolling. Here’s a list...

Daily village time is beneficial for students and teachers, as it helps them be more prepared for class.

Daily village time will benefit all Watkins Mill students

Luke Swander September 22, 2021

Dedicating a small amount of time each day to a village time period would be beneficial to Watkins Mill students and teachers.  If students had a class period to complete unfinished work and assigned...

Senior Phanuel Njang coughing in the hallway (which we do NOT recommend).

Next Covid crisis: What happens when you need to cough in class?

Ella Rishell September 20, 2021

To cough or not to cough, that is the question. It started in second period, a little tickle in my throat, slowly rising to a suffocating burn. Why, why now? There's only 15 minutes left of class. The...

Kim Kardashian shows up at the Met Gala in her all black ensemble.

Top five worst Met Gala looks

Krystin Ipina and Ryleigh Waters September 15, 2021

Monday was the iconic event of the year, the Met Gala. There were stunning outfits from Billie Eilish, Lorde, and Barbie Ferreira. However, there were some not so great looks from various celebrities,...

Michael Quintanilla poses with a totally real vaccination card, absolutely real, with nothing suspicious about it at all.

Why get a real vaccine card when you can get a fake one?

Joshua Burgos, Associate Editor September 14, 2021

*Disclaimer: This article is satire. The Current encourages you to get vaccinated. Under no circumstance should you fake your vaccine card.* Afraid of needles, don't trust the government, think COVID-19...

Dress codes perpetrate rape culture by valuing a male education over a womans comfort.

Cover up means your nose not my bra straps

Ella Rishell and Emily Ferrufino September 13, 2021

Dear Mr. Dress Code, Future once said “Mask on, f*** it, mask off.” He was wrong, put the mask back on. If I have to cover my bra straps to help aid the concentration of the male students, everyone...

Not all flags are equal, please consider the meaning behind the ones you post.

Messages matter: make sure you’re choosing the right one

Ryleigh Waters and Joshua Burgos September 10, 2021

An MCPS high school’s student spirit organization posted an image today of three student athletes in their blackout uniforms holding a “Thin Blue Line” flag on social media.  While the image...

Senior Grace Edwards reflects on her high school experience.

Senior Reflection: Grace Edwards

Grace Edwards, Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2021

I am the sentimental type. So, I don’t know why I was surprised when I broke down crying after my penultimate math class. My math teacher (Hi Ms. Atamas) talked about the senior’s last day of class,...

Senior Caleb Vargas reflects on his high school experience.

Senior Reflection: Caleb Vargas

Caleb Vargas, Associate Editor June 18, 2021

Truth be told, I've been having trouble starting this. I mean, how can I encapsulate the last four years of my life in one article? The joy, the pain, the love, and the heartbreaks that have, for better...

Senior Katie Burley reflects on her high school experience.

Senior reflection: Katie Burley

Katelyn Burley, Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2021

The night after graduation I drove through the Watkins Mill parking lot on the way home from a grad party. I took several stops to remember everything that happened over the past four years. The memories...

A perfect day at the beach.

Top five things to do this summer

Krystin Ipina, News Managing Editor June 16, 2021

With the school year coming to a close, students are gearing up for the long awaited summer. Here are the top five things to do this summer.    1) Go to the pool. It’s a classic summer...

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