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Why journalism is the perfect elective (no, Confino didn’t make me write this)

Why journalism is the perfect elective (no, Confino didn’t make me write this)

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

As a school, the first priority should be to encourage students to grow and learn about their strengths and weaknesses and to give them the want and will to express themselves in their learning. A class like journalism is perfect for this. Not only are students writing and making up their own work,...

MCPS plan to reevaluate school names must address ‘history of racism’

MCPS plan to reevaluate school names must address ‘history of racism’

Jubilee Robinson, Jade Pinkowitz, and Aisha Sowe

March 5, 2019

Almost a year after The Current's investigation regarding Montgomery County high schools named after slave owners was published, the Board of Education announced its plans to reevaluate the names of all MCPS schools. Following the evidence that Col. E. Brooke Lee implemented racist policies concer...

Student survives serious case of early-onset senioritis

Student survives serious case of early-onset senioritis

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

February 28, 2019

At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with a life-changing disease. I knew something was wrong before the diagnosis, but WebMD didn't put all of the symptoms together for me. I was lethargic, tired, unmotivated, and generally listless. Getting out of bed was difficult most days. My grades began to suffer. ...

Women of the Mill who changed my life

Women of the Mill who changed my life

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

May 1, 2019

This article is a dedication to all Watkins Mill queens. I won’t be able to name every single one, but here are some of the ladies that helped me really get through life. Let’s begin with Mrs. Torres-Meriwether. When I’m with her, I know for a fact that God is a woman. Watkins Mill is one o...

What it’s like attending school in another country

What it’s like attending school in another country

Soreya Djemene

February 21, 2019

If you think school here is “hard,” I really envy you. As far as I’m concerned, schools in America are the Disneyland of all education. Compared to what I’ve experienced at schools outside the country, we have it pretty good here. As you can probably tell by now, I’ve been schooled in a forei...

Choosing the right college with the AMAZING Jamie Carmichael

Choosing the right college with the AMAZING Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael, Associate Editor

February 22, 2019

The toughest thing to do as a high schooler is make the single most important decision of one's adolescent years, choosing a college. But, with these few tips, it will make the thought process easier. Although most people say that senior year is the easiest year, they lied. It is no doubt the hardest...

Why deleting social media is not such a bad idea

Why deleting social media is not such a bad idea

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

February 19, 2019

How many hours does the average person spend on his or her phone per day? The answer is too many. The average person spends about four hours a day on their phone and that number is only increasing. It is evident that we are extremely reliant on our phones and the consequences are hiding in plai...

How to get someone to fall in love with you–just in time for Valentine’s Day

How to get someone to fall in love with you–just in time for Valentine’s Day

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

February 13, 2019

Love, what a splendid thing, all you need is love--so they say. But how exactly do you get someone to fall in love with you? Love is no different from other psychological emotions that you might experience on a day-to-day basis, like stress, anxiety… or fear. However, what makes love so captivati...

Wolverine student athlete survival guide

Wolverine student athlete survival guide

Amelia Burton

February 12, 2019

Student athletes have a hard job, regardless of all of the stereotypes about the jocks and how they rule the school. While some of those stereotypes are not entirely incorrect, student athletes have a lot to deal with.   No matter what sport you play, whether it’s basketball, football, track and fi...

Mysterious disease affects seniors, threatens minimal work effort for rest of year

Mysterious disease affects seniors, threatens minimal work effort for rest of year

Annie Riley and Lauren Flandrau

February 6, 2019

It is getting toward that time of year when seniors begin to lose all motivation to work, then disappear altogether. These mysterious symptoms rapidly increase in seniors, especially around this time of year, and are commonly dubbed "Senioritis." Senioritis is a supposed affliction of students in their...

I found a story I wrote my freshman year and decided to publish it

I found a story I wrote my freshman year and decided to publish it

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

February 5, 2019

A bit of a preface for this story: I was trying to find something to write to start off the second semester, I thought I could write a generic column about writer's block, but as I was writing, it felt strangely familiar. I searched through The Current's database to see if I had written this column before,...

Senior exposes secret behind IB classes

Senior exposes secret behind IB classes

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

January 18, 2018

Have you ever wondered what makes International Baccalaureate classes so special? Well, I am here to tell you. As you sign up for these rigorous courses, you probably think to yourself, “Is it worth it?” or perhaps, “Why does it cost so much money?” Well you see, IB is run by very powe...