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  • Whitman Idol is being held on April 25. Auditions are March 23 and 24 after school in the Music Hall.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

By Pearl Sun

AP Calculus BC students visited Burning Tree Elementary school March 17 to teach fifth graders a lesson about pi and celebrate Pi Day. The original March 14 celebration was cancelled due to the snow day.

March 24

Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

By Mary Dimitrov and Jennah Haque

Rockville High School garnered national attention from the White House and major news outlets after an alleged rape involving one female and two males,...

March 22

Weekly news round-up: March 20

Weekly news round-up: March 20

By Matthew Farr

Last week had a large variety of news. Here are some of the top stories that we saw:

March 20

Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

By Valerie Akinyoyenu and Maeve Trainor

The Whitman robotics team placed second in their first district competition in the gymnasium March 10–12, positioning them to qualify for the district championship.

March 20

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

By Elea Levin

In addition to showcasing the community’s many different cultures, this year’s International Night included an underlying message about the importance of diversity and acceptance.

March 17

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March 21-22 Sports Recap

March 21-22 Sports Recap

By Daniel Weber, Sam Shiffman, Ben Levin, Kyle Layman, Amy Nankin, and Joey Squeri

Boys lacrosse blows out Springbrook; boys tennis ekes out win against rival B-CC; baseball outlasts Seneca Valley with clutch triple; softball crushed by Seneca Valley; coed and boys volleyball swept by Poolesville

March 23

Spring sports preview

Spring sports preview

By Ben Levin, Joey Squeri, Daniel Weber, Sam Shiffman, Amy Nankin, and Kyle Layman

March 21

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Veterans and students unite for Team River Runner’s kayak football tournament

Veterans and students unite for Team River Runner’s kayak football tournament

By Elea Levin

Paddling furiously, Brandon Huff catapulted the football towards his teammate on the other end of the pool, who caught it and shot to the end zone to score the winning touchdown for their team. Though this doesn’t sound like a typical charity event, this competition is part of Team River Runner’s annual kayak football tournament at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center March 4.

March 22

Mock trial team charges into playoffs

Mock trial team charges into playoffs

By Camille Caldera

Seven students huddled together against the cold evening air as they approached the entrance to the looming facade of the Montgomery County Circuit Court. After passing through metal detectors and taking an elevator up nine floors, they took their places in Courtroom 9B.

March 21

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

By Lily Jacobson

After walking into the Kennedy Center, the audience members sit down, close their eyes and allow the soothing sounds of the orchestra to fill their ears. Opening their eyes, most may be expecting to see a poised group of professional musicians with decades of experience, but instead, they see high school students.

March 20

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It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

By Sam Shiffman

This year, both the JV and varsity girls basketball team have dominated opposing teams with these scores. Combined, they’ve won 21 games by more than 30 points, 27 by more than 20 and the JV team has not had one game decided by less than 10 points.

March 16

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

By Carmen Molina

Despite every middle school’s valiant efforts, cramming hundreds of pubescent kids into a building is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Yet the most uncomfortable issue that emerges with the onset of puberty, is also the one least discussed: sexual harassment.

March 12

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Keep the beat going: song lyrics should remain in warm ups

Keep the beat going: song lyrics should remain in warm ups

By Aiden Lesley

For many people, music serves as an outlet, a way to tune out everyday distractions. Athletes, specifically, find comfort in tuning out while listening to music because the loss of distraction leads to an increase in focus. But without lyrics, music can lose its power to inspire, energize and intensify an athlete’s performance.

March 9

The limits of inclusivity: is it possible to be pro-life and feminist?

The limits of inclusivity: is it possible to be pro-life and feminist?

By Camille Caldera

Feminism is a movement based on the fundamental equality of the sexes. Some women believe that abortion access is an essential aspect of equality; others believe that in an equal world, abortion would be obsolete. Above all—outside a few charged, isolating issues—both pro-life and pro-choice feminists are working toward gender equality.

March 7

The beauty of language

The beauty of language

By Emma Sorkin

When I was little, my parents would talk to each other across the dinner table in broken Spanish. They were nowhere near fluent, but they knew enough to keep, what I always assumed were, secrets from me and my sister.

March 1

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