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Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Senior Ian Nathan performs in his solo act,

Brandon Rodriguez

March 31, 2017

“Spell COW.”  "C–O–W. Cow" The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a comedic musical and it made its debut on Friday, March 24 at 7pm in the Watkins Mill High School O'Shea Theater.  This musical is by far, one of the funniest musicals I've seen here at Watkins Mill. This musical ...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week: Spring Break Edition!

Brandon Rodriguez

Brandon Rodriguez

April 6, 2017

Welcome to this week’s, “here’s what you should sneak into your parents' Amazon cart this week": Spring Break Edition! No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow, so they may feel generous. You can also use your own money, but that may be too much of a struggle. Spring...

State rule requiring documentation for religious headgear needs to be abolished

Aisha Sowe

March 17, 2017

Junior Je’nan Hayes was benched from the girls varsity basketball game on March 3 because of her hijab. Referees said that Hayes needed a state-signed waiver, giving her permission to wear her head scarf. The National Federation of State High Schools Association's rule book does not allow “de...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Brandon Rodriguez

March 23, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of "Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week!" No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow, so they may feel generous. You can also use your own money, but that may be too much of a struggle. Yes, I missed last week....

Blizzard 2017: Revenge of the Ice

Blizzard 2017: Revenge of the Ice

ExLee Dawson

March 17, 2017

In the recent days there has been some hope when it comes to the global warming process...SNOW! Snow has finally fallen upon the Village in a way that tells us that winter was an actual thing this year and not just a figment of our imagination. This didn’t just happen here either. All throughout the northe...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week- St. Patrick’s Day edition

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week- St. Patrick's Day edition

Brandon Rodriguez

March 9, 2017

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day Edition of “Here’s What You Should Sneak Into Your Parents’ Amazon Cart This Week.” No, I don’t mean it, but beg your parents. You can ask a leprechaun for some money, but they're always a little short.  This list is green and guaranteed to keep you away from...

Walking Dead zombie apocalypse survival guide

Charisse Warfield

March 8, 2017

Rick Grimes has done a great job in keeping (some) people alive in the “apocalypse.” He is strong, determined, respected, kind, and also very, very, very stupid. We all think we know how to survive in an apocalypse and Rick does too. He tries (could do better) his best to be a leader/savior or what...

Here’s what you should sneak into your parents’ Amazon cart this week

Here's what you should sneak into your parents' Amazon cart this week

Brandon Rodriguez

March 2, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of "Here's What You Should Sneak Into Your Parents' Amazon Cart This Week." No, I don't mean it, but beg your parents. Pay day is tomorrow so they may feel generous. You can also use your money, but that's too much of a struggle. Good luck! Let's get to it! 1.) These afforda...

‘Pretty for a black girl’ isn’t a compliment

'Pretty for a black girl' isn't a compliment

Nana Tutu

March 7, 2017

I never understood why people feel the need to put others in separate categories. Especially black people, why do we need to be separated from the rest of society? The other day I was walking down the hall, minding my own business when a guy comes up to me and says, “You’re pretty for a black gir...

A minor’s guide to protesting legally

Women and men supporting the March, holding artist Shepard Fairely's

Jubilee Robinson

February 16, 2017

In this day and age, it seems the majority of kids are fighting for what is right, whether it be on social media or expressing their opinions elsewhere. But finding a way to voice your views as a kid seems hard. Not many people take you seriously over the internet and sometimes fighting with your...

IB Orals ruin lives–unless you actually study for them

IB Orals ruin lives--unless you actually study for them

Josephine Moore

February 22, 2017

For three weeks, I knew that on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:45am, I had to do my IB oral presentation. I set an alarm for two weeks before, one week before, a day before and an hour before, just so that I would remember to study. But what did I do every time I saw the reminder pop up? Yep, that’s...

Wherefore art thou in English classes, Shakespeare? Get thou to theatre

Wherefore art thou in English classes, Shakespeare? Get thou to theatre

Lee Robinson

January 11, 2017

Shakespeare and his works are notorious for being taught in English class, with everything from Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet being drilled into our brains since freshman year. Shakespeare is famous for those scripts, but one day, whilst doing my mountains of English homework, I had a thought. Wh...

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