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The struggles of having a common name

Samantha Naya

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Having a common name is one of the most annoying things you can be cursed with. Friendships with four people with the same name... don't even get me started. As a child, having a common name was the best thing you could ask for. It was easy to remember and spell out as a three year old, and you wer...

Calling all students, stop skipping class in the bathroom!

Calling all students, stop skipping class in the bathroom!

Genesis Jimenez, Samantha Naya, and Taylor Dawson

May 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the lower level bathrooms to the secret ones in the gym hallway, there will always be skippers; Students avoiding that one class or classes that they truly hate. We’ve all seen it. No matter what level of the school you’re on, the bathrooms are occupied 24/7! Someone you know, someone you d...

Manic Maryland Weather

Kola Akinnibi

April 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you've lived in Maryland for more than one season, I’m sure you've experienced our insane fluctuating weather. We get sun in January and snow in March. There are even days where it can rain for an hour and be in the seventies the next! This raises the question; how does one protect himself from ...

IB senior talks stress management for the annual testing season

IB senior talks stress management for the annual testing season

Steeven Tabuada

May 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's only one week until May, which means that the ever-tortuous 2017 testing session is just around the corner. This may mean nothing to underclassmen, who only deal with their feeble RQA’s, but for IB seniors like me, it means that the five $115 IB tests I paid for are going to come at me o...

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

Eudel Ndong

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Q. Can't find a prom dress, what should I do? A. There are so many sites you can look up! Searching up a simple “Prom dresses” can get you so far. Be specific with what you want your dress to look like. If you're not looking for anything specific the best place to look for dresses is www.Promgi...

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Brandon Rodriguez

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“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!

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

Brandon Rodriguez

April 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Editorials

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

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