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Senior Becca Kohn hands the President 1.1 million signatures in support of healthcare reform

By Nikhil Gupta
April 15, 2010
Filed under News

Between classes hallways are often filled with the sounds of heated political discussion. At a school so close to D.C., students love to talk about the latest public policy news. But senior Becca Kohn was tired of simply talking about the issues. Read More »...

Russian program expands; Quackenbush’s unique class attracts many

By Nikhil Gupta
March 23, 2010
Filed under Feature

Privet! Kak Dela? Don’t know what that means? At least 30 kids in the school do, and that number is still growing. As Russia becomes a more powerful player on the global stage, more students are taking part in Whitman’s strong Russian program. Read More »...

Korean exchange students visit and experience American life

By Nikhil Gupta
January 11, 2010
Filed under Feature

Ten students  and three teachers from Seoul High School in Korea came to Whitman last week through a sister school exchange program. Read More »...

Last day in Korea

By Nikhil Gupta
November 11, 2009
Filed under Feature

    The Coex mall had touch-screen, digital maps. Photo by Alap Patel. We already visited the traditional and political sites of Korea-our visits to the DMZ and then a large Buddhist temple were quite enlightening. But today,  a few debaters from the Korean team took us to see a much more teen-friendly part of Korean culture: commercialism and technology. Read More »...

Hello from Korea

By Nikhil Gupta
November 8, 2009
Filed under Blogs

Junior Nikhil Gupta is currently representing the United States at a debate workshop in Seoul, Korea, as part of the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) program.   DMZ – Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. (12 a.m. EST) Today we visited the border between North Korea and South Korea, known as the demil...

Shedding some light on Diwali

By Nikhil Gupta
October 24, 2009
Filed under Blogs

The smell of burning incense fills the room as my mom lights twenty one candles. Soon, the sound of our religious prayers ring throughout the house. Read More »...

Car Free Day raises transportation awareness

By Nikhil Gupta
October 5, 2009
Filed under Feature

Over 6,000 people abstained from driving Sept. 22 to raise awareness for society’s reliance on vehicles as part of Car Free Day in the DC Metro area. The event was run by Commuter Connections, a company focused on joining different public transportation networks. Read More »...

Obama speech remains unheard by most students

Obama speech remains unheard by most students

By Nikhil Gupta
September 15, 2009
Filed under News

Obama delivered a speech to students across the nation last Tuesday, encouraging them to focus on studies and hard work during the upcoming school year. Principal Alan Goodwin took this message to heart and decided that rather than halting classes for an assembly or mandated viewing, teaching would...

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