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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.

LLS Week recap

LLS Week recap

By Carmen Molina
March 26
Filed under News, School, Showcase

It’s no secret that Whitman is incredibly competitive; from academics, to extracurriculars, students strive to overachieve—and charity work is no exception. Whitman competes annually in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) High School Challenge, where schools nationwide race to raise th...

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

By Pearl Sun
March 24
Filed under Local, News

AP Calculus BC students visited Burning Tree Elementary school March 17 to teach fifth graders a lesson about pi and celebrate Pi Day. The original March 14 celebration was cancelled due to the snow day.

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Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

By Carmen Molina
March 24
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Walt Whitman. Colonel Zadok Magruder. Albert Einstein. Walter Johnson. Richard Montgomery. Thomas S. Wootton. These men are namesakes of MCPS high schools—and they’re also all white.

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Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

By Camille Caldera
March 23
Filed under Local, National, News, Showcase

Members of the Watkins Mill girls basketball team were excited to play in a March 3 regional finals basketball game, the culmination of their season. During the game, coaches attempted to ensure that every girl had a chance to showcase her skills, and they all did—except for junior Je’Nan Hayes.

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Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

By Mary Dimitrov and Jennah Haque
March 22
Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

Rockville High School garnered national attention from the White House and major news outlets after an alleged rape involving one female and two males, startling the Rockville and greater MCPS community and calling into question Maryland’s sanctuary status for immigrants. The two suspected students,...

Weekly news round-up: March 20

Weekly news round-up: March 20

By Matthew Farr
March 20
Filed under National, News

Last week had a large variety of news. Here are some of the top stories that we saw:

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Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

By Valerie Akinyoyenu and Maeve Trainor
March 20
Filed under Media, News, Videos

The Whitman robotics team placed second in their first district competition in the gymnasium March 10–12, positioning them to qualify for the district championship.

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International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

By Elea Levin
March 17
Filed under News, School

In addition to showcasing the community’s many different cultures, this year’s International Night included an underlying message about the importance of diversity and acceptance.

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NBC4 meditates on Whitman mindfulness

NBC4 meditates on Whitman mindfulness

By Carmen Molina
March 14
Filed under Local, News, School

News is about covering and informing on the new or unusual, and recently an NBC reporter covered the most unusual thing indeed: Whitman students. Doing nothing.

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Weekly news round-up: March 12

Weekly news round-up: March 12

By Matthew Farr
March 12
Filed under National, News

This week there was a wide variety of interesting news from the US and around the world. Here are the top stories we saw from the past week:

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Quiz Bowl team advances to It’s Academic semifinals

Quiz Bowl team advances to It’s Academic semifinals

By Julie Rosenstein
March 8
Filed under News, School

As recording time neared, the crowd quieted down, the contestants sat up on their stools, and Whitman drumline got into position.

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Weekly news round-up: March 5

Weekly news round-up: March 5

By Matthew Farr
March 5
Filed under National, News

So some news happened this past week. Here are the top stories:

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