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  • The Shakespeare Club's performance of "Julius Caesar" will be on April 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the WAUD. Admission is $5.

  • Festival of the Arts is April 26 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Come to A234 on April 26 during lunch for a presentation on immigration and refugee settlement. Pizza will be served.

  • The media center will be closed before and during school April 26 for SMOB voting.

  • See Ms. Safran in B311 if you're interested in becoming Whitman's liaison to the Montgomery County Regional SGA.

  • Whitman Idol is April 25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Anyone interested in auditioning as a speaker at graduation should come to A212 on April 27 after school.

  • Tickets for prom are being sold starting April 24 at $45 per person.

  • The Science Club will be hosting interactive discussions and presentations on April 25. Come to Room C326 after school.

  • Dogs will be visiting Whitman on April 21. Stop by the small gym during both lunch periods.

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

By Michael Gorman
April 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music

From the first chords of “Do You Still Love Me,” Ryan Adams confirms that his latest album, “Prisoner,” is wrought with emotion, following his recent separation from actress Mandy Moore.

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Kehlani brings sweet and sexy, lacks savage on ‘SweetSexySavage’

Kehlani brings sweet and sexy, lacks savage on ‘SweetSexySavage’

By Michael Gorman
April 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music

Drawing comparisons to a young Rihanna, Kehlani has been making waves in the R&B world.

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‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

By Michael Gorman
April 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music

After garnering respect and popularity for his feature on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Thundercat released his first full project, “Drunk,” Feb. 24. The bassist brings the funk throughout the album, even adding his signature comedy, evident in his Twitter bio: “afraid to fart.”

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Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

By Michael Gorman
April 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music

Rain drop. Drop top. Migos are changing the rap game a lot lot.

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Stores combat students’ ‘thrill’ of shoplifting

Stores combat students’ ‘thrill’ of shoplifting

By Allie Lerner
April 2, 2017
Filed under Feature

Glancing around the store to ensure no one is watching, a girl grabs a tie-dye t-shirt, rips off the tags and sensors, stuffs the shirt in her bag and exits the store without paying.

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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
March 22, 2017
Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Awards, Feature

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.

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Mock trial team charges into playoffs

Mock trial team charges into playoffs

By Camille Caldera
March 21, 2017
Filed under Feature

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.

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Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

By Lily Jacobson
March 20, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music

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.

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Corollary sports level the playing field

Corollary sports level the playing field

By Joey Squeri
March 15, 2017
Filed under Feature

Last winter, three varsity sports made the county semifinals: boys basketball, girls basketball and bocce.

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Sophomore rewarded for volunteer work with MSI’s Special Olympics TOPSoccer Program

Sophomore rewarded for volunteer work with MSI’s Special Olympics TOPSoccer Program

By Emma Sorkin
February 27, 2017
Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Awards, Feature

When sophomore Ben Katz steps onto the Whitman soccer field, he is sporting a black jersey, directing his team as the goalie. But when Katz steps onto the local park’s field, he plays another position: a volunteer at Montgomery Soccer Inc.’s (MSI) Special Olympics TOPSoccer program.

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Inside look: ‘The Crucible’

Inside look: ‘The Crucible’

By Ava Chenok and Natalie Welber
February 22, 2017
Filed under Feature, Media, Videos

Lights flicker as girls with lanterns creep in from the shadows, swaying and dancing. Then, the devil emerges and leads them in an ancient ritual. Just an average day in the Whitman auditorium.

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Driving high: students speak out

Driving high: students speak out

By Sam Shiffman
February 16, 2017
Filed under Feature

It’s 11:30 p.m. Students emerge from the darkness of the Whitman parking lot and head toward their car.  Less than an hour ago, everyone in the car, including the driver, took several hits from a bong. Despite their daze, the kids pile into the car, and the driver pulls out into the neighborhood. ...

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