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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.

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
Filed under Feature, Showcase

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
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
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
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
Filed under 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
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
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. ...

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

By Sabrina Martin
February 15
Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Awards, Feature

As the 14-year-old boy approaches the judge’s stand, his head remains low, avoiding the courtroom’s heavy stares. Twelve high school volunteers raise their right hand and turn to the boy, solemnly promising to be fair in their duties. As the trial begins, the jurors listen tentatively to the boy’s trembling voice as he recalls the day he brought brass knuckles and knives to school.

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Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

By Emily Schweitzer
February 9
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature

Standing on stage at Carnegie Hall, looking out into an audience of over 3,500 people, senior Manya Aronin softly moves her bow across the strings of her violin, signaling the beginning of Bach’s “Partita No. 3.”

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Mental health: a high school perspective

Mental health: a high school perspective

By Tiger Bjornlund and Amy Nankin
February 9
Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

The concept of mental health is nearly impossible to fully define. When asked the first word that comes to mind when thinking about mental health, Whitman students answered with words ranging from “balance” to “suicide,” with many in between.

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Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

Cudi’s newest album, “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’” just doesn’t cut it, lacking his infectious energy and top-notch humming. Most of the songs are throwaways as Cudi’s featured artists can only take the album so far.

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Flaming Lips return with a different melody

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

With their 14th studio album“Oczy Mlody,” The Flaming Lips is moving away from the clear, cohesive sound that has been a staple on their more recent albums.

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