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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


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Columns, Showcase

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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...

School is stressful: here are ten ways to unwind

School is stressful: here are ten ways to unwind

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of us get caught up in work and school and forget to take time for ourselves. But if you don’t take time to relax, it’s going to be harder to get that work done. Your mental health is just as important as your work. If you take a break, you’re more likely to be ready to put more effort into your ...

Girls need love too: sports edition

Girls need love too: sports edition

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Okay, but on a real note, when have you ever been to a high school girl's game? The most overlooked extracurricular activities are usually associated with girls. There were approximately 30 people at the last Watkins Mill High School girls' soccer home game. Thirty people. That’s beyond embarrassing....

Lactose intolerance is ruining the sanctity of animal consumption and brainwashing your children

Lactose intolerance is ruining the sanctity of animal consumption and brainwashing your children

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lactose intolerance epidemic is one that this country has been enduring for centuries. This group claims that their bodies are special and somehow lack the evolutionary trait of processing animal milk. Scientists widely agree that lactose intolerance is a conscious choice made by these individuals...

Santa who? Senior recounts her less-than-merry Christmases

Santa who? Senior recounts her less-than-merry Christmases

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Having a broken home doesn’t hit you until this time of the year. The holidays are family-oriented. Only seeing half of that can be depressing. My parents got divorced when I was in the second grade. I was seven years old. After that, the whole dynamic of my family changed. I was continuously confu...

Top 15 things to do with friends during winter break

Top 15 things to do with friends during winter break

Lauren Flandrau, Taylor Dawson, and Annie Riley

December 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It's that time of year where the temperature drops and snow starts to fall. All we want to do is stay inside, curl up with fuzzy blankets, and binge Netflix in bed. But changing things up a bit can be good for the soul, we're here to help. Winter is always full of surprises and fun experiences, so why not...

No boys allowed: senior reveals real reason why girls go to bathroom in pairs

No boys allowed: senior reveals real reason why girls go to bathroom in pairs

Taylor Dawson

January 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This is a column all about makeup and shoes. Are the boys gone??? Good, now we can continue. Every girl knows it’s physically impossible to go to a public bathroom alone. This is why the buddy system comes in handy. It’s always nice to have someone help you fight off the unwanted whist...

O’Shea Players bring ghosts, holiday cheer in performance of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

O’Shea Players bring ghosts, holiday cheer in performance of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Jade Pinkowitz

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The O'Shea Players will perform their winter play of A Christmas Carol beginning this weekend. This sparkling production is a great way to kickstart the holiday spirit. Junior Taylor Leonard plays the lead, Elizabeth Scrooge, in this non-gender-specific version of the classic tale. Leonard portray...

Senior’s love of animals is tested when pet goat gets loose

Senior’s love of animals is tested when pet goat gets loose

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Ever since I was young, I always loved animals. I enjoyed being around them at the fairgrounds where I could pet and even feed them. Although I had a strong love for them, I never really took care of one. One day when I was nine years old, my parents told us that we were going to see my cousins in ...

Trump’s administration tries to define gender, dehumanizing millions

Trump’s administration tries to define gender, dehumanizing millions

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

President Donald Trump’s administration released a memo last month stating that they plan to change how states view gender in the federal civil rights law (Title IX), defining gender as determined by genitals, male or female, and unchangeable. Title IX protects students from discrimination because of their s...