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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...

Five recipes to curb your quarantine cravings

Here are five recipes to treat yourself while stuck inside during quarantine.

Nakyia Middleton, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

We're all stuck in quarantine, and if you're anything like me, you've been finding new hobbies and eating a bunch of food. Here's a perfect way to combine the two: five recipes to enjoy while stuck at home. 1) Strawberry Cheesecake Bites strawberries 4 spoonfuls of cream cheese 1/2 cup p...

What’s coming to Netflix this May

New shows and movies are coming to Netflix beginning today, May 1.

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

May has begun, and with a new month comes new things to watch on Netflix. Since we're all stuck at home with tons of time to binge-watch shows or movies, here's what is coming to Netflix this month. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective If you don't know this movie, you should. Starring Jim Carrey as Ace Vent...

Trump provokes xenophobia with “Chinese virus” comment, neglects his role as leader

As the United States becomes the new epicenter for the novel Coronavirus, minorities are facing the repercussions of President Trump's neglect.

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor

April 27, 2020

Since the first reported case of COVID-19 in the United States on January 20, 2020, the coronavirus and its effects have wreaked havoc on Asian-American communities, interrupted Jewish services online, and has devastated African American and Latino communities across the country. Though many claim the co...

Trump jeopardizes lives by proposing disinfectant injections to battle Coronavirus

President Donald Trump endangers lives of American citizens by proposing the use of disinfectants to battle coronavirus during press conference.

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2020

Charles Darwin might be six feet underground, but Darwinism is very much alive in the White House briefing room. During the daily press briefing yesterday, April 23, President Donald Trump publicly suggested scientists develop an injection using disinfectants to combat the novel Coronavirus. Once ag...

No March school shootings for first time in 18 years: it took a worldwide pandemic

There have been school shootings in March every year for the past 18 years until 2020.

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

April 20, 2020

I’ve lived for 18 years and for the entirety of my time on Earth, a constant tragedy has existed: school shootings. With every dark tunnel, there is a light at the end; right now we’re fighting through a dark tunnel. But the light that we see this time is also an unfortunate one: for the first ...

An open letter to the class of 2020 from a fellow member

The 2020 senior class is missing a transitional moment in their lives; it's not the first change to affect them so heavily.

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

To the class of 2020, We are currently sitting at home, missing our friends, our sports, and our senior year, but I think it’s important to know we are strong—and not just because of this. When we entered the world, we were born into the direct aftermath of 9/11. We began our lives i...

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