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What’s in and what’s out for 2020

What’s in and what’s out for 2020

Alaijah Newton, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2020

We finally got the chance to settle into 2020 and you all know with a new year comes new trends that are either IN or OUT. Let's get started. Instagram is definitely out. Even though we love posting pictures and some of the funny memes, I must admit that Tik Tok is officially in and dominating the s...

Top ten ways to dodge the draft in World War III

Top ten ways to dodge the draft in World War III

Lindsey Harmon and Eilenora Presley

January 14, 2020

*The following article is a work of satire and does not represent the views of The Current. We do not intend to offend anyone or their beliefs. We all know that the impending doom of World War III is threatening to send us to the front lines (it has to be true, I read it on Twitter), so we gotta ...

Watkins Mill’s top 10 best stairwells to cry in

Watkins Mill’s top 10 best stairwells to cry in

Caleb Vargas, Inventor of the Telephone

January 9, 2020

Help Mrs. Confino is making me write an article.

The 10 most annoying things about our Editor-in-Chief

The 10 most annoying things about our Editor-in-Chief

Kayla Holt, Features Editor

January 8, 2019

Being Editor-in-Chief of The Current is a very important job; they work as a leader of the newspaper and a representative of the staff. They are such a big part of the backbone of the newspaper... yet this year, the position is held by one of the most annoying people I know (and love). There's special,...

How to stay motivated after winter break

How to stay motivated after winter break

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

January 2, 2020

Coming back from winter break can be a difficult transition period. Students spend more than an entire week away from school, so their usual routine is thrown off. It can be hard to refocus, especially if you're expected to immediately jump right back into school. The most difficult thing for students after ...

Games to play with the family this holiday season

Games to play with the family this holiday season

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

December 17, 2019

The holidays are coming up and many of us are excited about the presents we might receive, but sometimes, holidays can be a drag with all the awkward conversations. So what better way to lighten up the mood than with games? Whether you’re 10, 40, or 70 years old, these games are fun for everyone. So...

How to keep New Year’s resolutions

How to keep New Year’s resolutions

Natalie Helsel, Associate Editor

January 3, 2020

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be hard for all of us, especially with the stress of balancing school and work, but with these tips, your resolutions will be able to last until May. (Maybe) 1) Set realistic goals Do not set huge, unachievable goals for yourself and expect to reach them overnight. ...

Best Christmas songs to get you into the festive spirit

Best Christmas songs to get you into the festive spirit

Nakyia Middleton, Editor

December 19, 2019

The holidays are approaching fast and whether you are driving, curling up at home with blankets, or doing some last-minute holiday shopping, Christmas music seems to be playing in the background like a Hallmark movie soundtrack. Here are my top 10 Christmas songs to listen to this year. 1) Sleigh Bell...

Top ten things to do during winter break

Top ten things to do during winter break

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

December 12, 2019

The holiday season is upon us. Everyone is out buying gifts, decorating their homes, and listening to holiday music. With the holiday season comes one of the best times of the year for students: winter break. Winter break is a time when students can rest up from all the school work and be with their...

What to get those people you don’t really like for the holidays

What to get those people you don’t really like for the holidays

Arthur Siqueira, Resident sad boy

December 17, 2019

Are you tired of people giving you gifts you actually need? What if someone had the audacity to even remotely imply that you're getting them a gift?  Using complicated holiday math, I’ve created a list of gifts that are both useless to give and get. 6) Single Right AirPod. A single right Ai...

The top 15 movies to watch this holiday season

The top 15 movies to watch this holiday season

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

The holiday season has already begun: Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over and those jingle bells are ringing. If you get stuck inside during a snow day, grab some hot chocolate and curl up to watch these holiday movies. 15) Elf This movie is funny and an entertaining movie to watch during the holid...

Is the 50 percent rule helping or hindering you?

Is the 50 percent rule helping or hindering you?

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

December 9, 2019

  We all know and love the Montgomery County Public Schools 50 percent rule because you can literally do the bare minimum and still get by in the class. But the harsh reality is when you get to college you only have two options, pass or fail. That’s it. So how much is this rule really helpin...