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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.

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

By Andie Silverman

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.

April 25, 2017

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

By Anna Gray

Whitman community members gathered March 8 in the auditorium to address their concerns about the lack of progress installing safety improvements to the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection.

March 30, 2017

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

By Lily Friedman

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Governor Larry Hogan visited Carderock Springs Elementary School to read to a second-grade class March 23, where they were met by activists chanting and holding signs both for and against DeVos and Hogan’s education policies.

March 28, 2017

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Weekly news round-up: April 2

Weekly news round-up: April 2

By Matthew Farr

This weekend was a little quieter on some levels than previous weeks. Nevertheless, here are some of the most important stories from the past week:

April 2, 2017

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

By Pearl Sun

There have been multiple anti-Semitic incidents throughout the county in the past month, including a bomb threat called into Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville Feb. 27 and a hate crime March 2 at Winston Churchill High School.

March 28, 2017

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

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

By Camille Caldera

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.

March 23, 2017

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