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Tired of running late? Ten tips to get to school on time

Tired of running late? Ten tips to get to school on time

Jade Pinkowitz, Opinion Editor and Photography Director

September 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Anybody who knows me knows that I’m always late for everything. Emphasis on the always. If you’re like me and need help being on time to school, these tips are for you. Tip number one: Plan your outfits the night before. This one is especially important because we all know it takes like an hou...

STEP needs to be longer to allow students to use it, eat lunch

STEP needs to be longer to allow students to use it, eat lunch

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Editorials, Showcase

Watkins Mill's new administrative team removed the 15-minute breakfast time at the start of first period, and reduced STEP from 39 minutes to 38 minutes, resulting in an additional minute added to each class period. STEP stands for Student Teacher Enrichment Period because it is a resource that students...

New year brings fresh chances to get involved, enjoy high school

New year brings fresh chances to get involved, enjoy high school

Charisse Warfield

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you are an underclassman, I am going to be blunt right from the jump: You only go to high school once, and you can't make this time up. Time goes by fast, a lot faster than you think. I know it seems like four years is a long time, but it really is not. And before you know it, you'll have gradua...

81 things to do for the 81 days of summer break

81 things to do for the 81 days of summer break

Bianca Johnson

June 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

We all love summer break, but sometimes it can get pretty boring. So here are a list of things worth doing over the 81 days of summer. Try to see how many you can complete on this list to have the best summer ever. Most things listed are free or close to it, so they won't break the bank.  Good luck and...

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Soreya Adeline Djemene

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns

As I walked into class, I felt the “who the heck is this?" look from them. I made my way to a random seat in the back, and listened as the teacher spoke a language I didn't understand. Whoever said starting school in another continent was easy lied to you. Terribly. Coming here from France at t...

Senior reflection: Sarah Elbeshbishi

Senior reflection: Sarah Elbeshbishi

Sarah Elbeshbishi

June 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

This is it. This is where I say goodbye. I’ve been putting this off for a long time, as long as I could, but time has finally run out. I’m leaving and won’t be coming back. As I’ve avoided writing this, I’ve also been racking my brain trying to figure out how I was going to fit four amaz...

Charisse narrowly escapes doom in haunted room, Nadaja not so lucky

Charisse narrowly escapes doom in haunted room, Nadaja not so lucky

Charisse Warfield

June 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So as you all know, a demon lives in my room. This is not a joke. Today's article will be about a specific instance that my friend, unfortunately, had to go through. Alone. Granted it was kind of not really my fault, but still happened nonetheless. It all began on a surprisingly warm October n...

Demon in Charisse’s room comes for Nadaja: a survivor’s tale

Demon in Charisse’s room comes for Nadaja: a survivor’s tale

Nadaja Burnett Pierre

June 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So you know that one girl with the demon in her room? Well, I went over there thinking that I was good and that the demon didn't care about me. I was wrong. Let me shine a little bit of light on the situation. Charisse and I are good friends. I go over to her house often and we chill in her room. Yes, her hous...

Senior Reflection: Hezekiah Likekele

Senior Reflection: Hezekiah Likekele

Hezekiah Likekele

May 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Wow, the time has finally come. Senior year. To be brutally honest, it still hasn’t hit me that I’m graduating. Mostly feels like I’m going through the motions. The past four years though have been nothing short of a movie. From the soul train line freshman year, the time we jumped my friend...

Senior reflection: Cameron Moore

Senior reflection: Cameron Moore

Cameron Moore, Associate Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Columns

When people say time flies, it’s no joke. The past four years have felt long in the process but looking back, it all went by so quick. I have grown so much as a person and student. Also looking back, I have changed so much physically. I cringe looking at pictures from my freshman, sophomore and...

Senior reflection: Chase Deist

Senior reflection: Chase Deist

Chase Deist

May 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Reflecting upon senior year, I definitely came into it with some unrealistic expectations of what my year would entail. As part of my senior reflection, I want to take it upon myself to do some senior year myth-busting for all you upcoming seniors.   Myth 1: Time Flies This is a weighted myth. It's...