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How to thrive during the school year based on your grade level

How to thrive during the school year based on your grade level

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2019

In nine months, I will be done with high school forever. While that may sound like a long time, trust me, it's not. High school goes by much faster than you realize. So here are some tips to make the most of the time you have here. Freshmen: Freshman year is crucial. You'll worry less about colleges...

Active shooters are traumatizing kids, drills are not

Active shooters are traumatizing kids, drills are not

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

October 1, 2019

Recently, articles have popped up pushing the idea that "active shooter drills are traumatizing" and calling for schools to ban them. As a high school senior, this directly affects me. These articles aren’t directed toward the actual students this is going to affect, they’re directed towards th...

Everyone learns differently: there’s no shame in community college

Everyone learns differently: there’s no shame in community college

Amelia Burton, Opinion Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

What college do you want to attend? Have you finished your college essay? Are your SAT scores good enough? Seniors are constantly bombarded with numerous questions that are supposed to help us get into college.  But why aren’t we asking questions like, “Are you okay?” “Have you eaten to...

Senior Reflection: Janice Asabere

Senior Reflection: Janice Asabere

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

June 14, 2019

Mom was right about everything, literally everything. This was very hard for me to admit, but we should really listen to her because she wants what’s best for us. Throughout your high school career, you performed with mediocrity. Your grades were good but they could’ve been better. You almost got...

Senior Reflection: Nadaja Burnett-Pierre

Senior Reflection: Nadaja Burnett-Pierre

Nadaja Burnett-Pierre, Arts and Entertainment Manging Editor

June 13, 2019

I decided that since I have an obsession with MARVEL movies it would only be right to tell my senior reflection as if it were a MARVEL movie. I know this is nerdy, but I’m a graduating senior so nobody can make fun of me, I'm practically gone. Freshmen year: my origin story Freshmen year was rough, ...

Senior Reflection: Aisha Sowe

Senior Reflection: Aisha Sowe

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

June 11, 2019

The phrase "time flies by fast" is a true statement. Looking back, I thought four years of high school would be super slow, but in the end, it went by really quick. My time at Watkins Mill has been memorable, from meeting new people to joining different clubs. I will admit that I have completely change...

Senior Reflection: Jubilee Robinson

Senior Reflection: Jubilee Robinson

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

May 31, 2019

High school has been the best four years of my life, but please do not be mistaken: just because they were the best DOES NOT mean they were ACTUALLY good. These four years have brought me a few great achievements, a lot more devastating failures, and a whole ton of lessons that I had no choice but to...

Senior Reflection: Sana Khan

Senior Reflection: Sana Khan

Sana Khan, News Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

I really can't fathom the fact that after three years (yes, three. I'm graduating early), I'm all done with high school. It feels almost surreal. High school has been the best and worst three years of my life. It taught me way more than I ever imagined it would teach me. I walked into my freshman...

Senior Reflection: Jamie Carmichael

Senior Reflection: Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael, Associate Editor

May 28, 2019

After four years of attending Watkins Mill, it's really hard to digest that it's all come to an end. I'm a completely different person compared to who I was freshman year. September 2015, I was just a scared little freshman terrified that life wasn't going to go my way. On my first day of school,...

Senior Reflection: Charisse Warfield

Senior Reflection: Charisse Warfield

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

May 24, 2019

If I'm being completely honest, most of my high school experience was just full of regret. Not for the reasons that you would think. But I will say, most of my good times did somehow come out of the newspaper. Coming in as a freshman, I was prepared to make new friends, keep old ones, and have countless...

Senior Reflection: Bianca Johnson

Senior Reflection: Bianca Johnson

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

May 16, 2019

Wow, so this is the end. You wouldn't believe it but I've actually been waiting for this moment since 6th grade-- yeah, I've had senioritis for a while now. School never really excited me, in fact, it always seemed like something I needed to check off the box before becoming a valuable citizen of society,...

Senior Reflection: Taylor Dawson

Senior Reflection: Taylor Dawson

Taylor Dawson, Social Media Director

May 13, 2019

I’ve been pushing this off as much as I could because honestly, I don’t know how to wrap up the last four years of my life into just one article. Coming in as a freshman, not knowing what to expect was definitely a big change for me. Without having any prior writing experience, I eventually ...