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‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

By Rebecca Hirsh
May 20, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, producers of 'Serial,' an investigative journalism podcast, led a forum at Strathmore May 11 to discuss the show’s success and the importance of thorough and accurate journalism.

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Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

By Sydney Miller
May 17, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Elizabeth Rees, Maryland State Arts Council Poet-in-Residence, visited freshman English classes and the creative writing class May 8-12 to teach students how to write, analyze and enjoy poetry.

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Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

By Zoe Kaufmann
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Students won't have access to classroom Chromebook carts May 8-25 so that Whitman IT specialists can prepare and inventory them for upcoming PARCC and HSA testing.

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Speaker educates community on promoting kindness

Speaker educates community on promoting kindness

By Eric Neugeboren
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School

Leon Logothetis, author, director and producer of the new Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries,” visited Whitman May 10 to promote his show and talk about the importance of spreading kindness.

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Robotics wins first district event

Robotics wins first district event

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School

For the first time in the 14-year history of Whitman’s robotics team, the Body Electric won a district event during competition season. Despite narrowly missing a spot at World Championships, their season still culminated in a historic victory.

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Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

By Lily Jacobson
May 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Gaithersburg Councilmember Ryan Spiegel requested a briefing with superintendent Jack Smith April 12 about the current MCPS Holocaust curriculum.

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Volume 56 staff

Volume 56 staff

May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Online Editor-in-Chief: Lily Friedman Print Editor-in-Chief: Carmen Molina Online Managing Editors: Valerie Akinyoyenu and Tiger Björnlund Print Managing Editors: Amy Nankin and Sam Shiffman Online Copy Editors: Camille Caldera and Emma Sorkin Print Copy Editors: Pearl Sun and Jennie Yu ...

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
May 2, 2017
Filed under Local, News

From a pool of over 70 nominated students, Whitman senior Alistair Coleman and MCPS SMOB and B-CC senior Eric Guerci were selected as two of 12 recipients of Bethesda Magazine’s Extraordinary Teen Award.

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MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

By Carmen Molina
May 1, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Almost every student has felt the grip of absolute panic at the beginning of the year when they look at the board and realize they can’t remember how to do fractions.

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Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

By Andie Silverman
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Juniors Alex Abrosimov and Matt Post, have been campaigning to be next year's Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As an elected official, the SMOB has a seat and the same voting privileges of any BOE member. The Black & White spoke with the candidates to discuss their platforms before this election.

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Chess club places first in state championship

Chess club places first in state championship

By Lily Jacobson
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The chess club won the Maryland State Chess Championship March 25 at Roland Park Elementary/Middle school in Baltimore. The championship was the first and only tournament of the year, making the win even more exciting for the eleven team members.

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