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  • 'The Crucible' will be presented this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • Anyone interested in corollary sports softball should attend the interest meeting in C-213 on Feb. 28 after school.

  • Donate duffel bags, sports bags, and x-box games to the bin outside the office for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

Sophomore’s origami creations benefit children with rare diseases

Sophomore’s origami creations benefit children with rare diseases

By Lucy Chen
April 9
Filed under Feature

Origami is said to aid the body and mind in a variety of ways, from reducing stress to helping the body achieve balance. Sophomore Lisa Deng is using origami to promote another kind of wellness: finding a cure for rare diseases that take the lives of children every year. Read More »...

Flyer controversy reveals need for new distribution regulations

By Lucy Chen
April 9
Filed under Opinion

Many educators and students protested last month after five schools sent students home with informational flyers from Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays, an organization that maintains that "‘gay’ is a self-chosen identity" and homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. Read More »...

Congressman Chris Van Hollen to deliver commencement address

Congressman Chris Van Hollen to deliver commencement address

By Lucy Chen
March 30
Filed under News

Congressman Chris Van Hollen will speak at the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony June 6 at DAR Constitution Hall. A committee of senior class officers, teachers and principal Alan Goodwin decided to invite Van Hollen, who represents Montgomery County and the rest of Maryland's Eighth Congressional District...

MCPS should add personal finance course to graduation requirements

By Lucy Chen
March 27
Filed under Opinion

It would be foolish to play poker without knowing the rules.  But it would be more foolish to take out a loan, where the financial stakes are higher, without understanding the principle of interest, yet many Americans, unaware of how financial institutions work, take risks that could ruin their credit...

Interactive exhibit at the Hirshhorn showcases Latin American artists

Interactive exhibit at the Hirshhorn showcases Latin American artists

By Lucy Chen
March 26
Filed under Feature

At the Hirshhorn’s newest exhibit, museum-goers can not only view, but also touch, listen and experience the artwork. "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space" is on display until May 13. Read More »...

Mathematician speaks to students about thinking outside the box

Mathematician speaks to students about thinking outside the box

By Lucy Chen
March 21
Filed under Feature

For multiplication problems, we often turn to calculators for the answer. But what if someone said you could simply use dots and boxes to solve every one of those questions? Read More »...

Two teams to compete in History Bowl nationals

By Lucy Chen
March 20
Filed under News

Two Whitman teams qualified for the National History Bowl National Championship at the D.C. regional tournament March 17. Read More »...

International Night

By Lucy Chen
March 13
Filed under News

‘The Lorax’ not as satisfying on the big screen as in the book

‘The Lorax’ not as satisfying on the big screen as in the book

By Lucy Chen
March 12
Filed under Feature

Few students can say they didn’t grow up on a healthy combination of Dr. Seuss' “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who.” Less well known is his pro-environmental classic, “The Lorax,” which premiered on the big screen March 2, Dr. Suess’ birthday....

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