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Claims that fidget toys help ADHD students spark debate

Claims that fidget toys help ADHD students spark debate

By Thomas Mande
June 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

The fidget spinner is the latest and most popular addition to a growing fidget toy industry, which also includes fidget cubes and thinking putty. The toys’ rise in popularity has sparked controversy over claims from marketers that the toys provide a solution to attention deficit disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism.

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Artist spotlight: singer Becky Keteltas

Artist spotlight: singer Becky Keteltas

By Camerynn Hawke
June 2, 2017
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Now a senior, Keteltas is a veteran singer. Her singing career began at age seven when she and her older sister auditioned for roles in their summer camp’s musical. Keteltas continued singing in school choruses and participated in the Whitman Drama program, where she found her passion for music.

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Help the Homeless Week recap

Help the Homeless Week recap

By Eric Neugeboren
June 1, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The SGA ran the first Help the Homeless Week May 13-20 to benefit local homeless shelters and other organizations. Highlighted by the “Give Us Your Stuff” yard sale and 5k Color Rush, the week generated more than $6,000 for the charities.

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Student body elects new SGA executive board

Student body elects new SGA executive board

By Lily Friedman
May 30, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

Students elected junior Pablo Rothschild as SGA president, junior Elliot Kelly as vice president, sophomore Celia Shapiro and junior Emma Forde as secretaries and sophomore Alex Herrera as treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. Voting took place on Google Forms April 26 after students watched candidate speeches April 25.

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Students direct one act plays

Students direct one act plays

By Yiyang Zhang
May 24, 2017
Filed under Feature, Media, Videos

This dance piece, “Heterophobe,” directed by senior Adrienne Kafka, along with “The End,” directed by senior Carly Choppin, “No Exit,” directed by senior Alex Parsky and “Stand By Me,” directed by junior Kevin Hatcher, made up this year’s One Act Play Festival, performed May 12.

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Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

By Anna Gray and Natalie Welber
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, Media, News, Videos

The Whitman Education Foundation hosted their third annual Dedication to Education Celebration honoring seven teachers who continually excelled outside the classroom in student-centered activities and had been teaching for 20 or more years.

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