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Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

By Naren Roy
June 16, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Umttr, a locally-based nonprofit that works to prevent teen suicide, hosted its 4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser at Whitman June 11. Aside from the competition, attendees placed bids at a silent auction fundraiser, listened to workshop presenters and met celebrities like professional basketball player Michael Sweetney.

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Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

By Naren Roy
June 14, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Unknown thieves have stolen cash and personal items from parked cars in the Whitman community over the last several weeks, coinciding with a 39 percent increase in the number of stolen vehicles in Montgomery County since last year, according to a May 19 article in Bethesda Magazine.

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Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

By Jessica Buxbaum
June 7, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The f35’s, a rock band led by sophomore Matei Fawzy, competed in the annual Moco’s Got Talent competition at The Fillmore Silver Spring May 21.

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Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

By Eric Neugeboren
June 1, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Metrorail fares will rise by 10 cents during the 5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. peak hours and 25 cents during off-peak hours. Metrobus fares will increase by 25 cents.

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Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

By Rebecca Hirsh
May 25, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

In a meeting May 15, Ourisman Honda and the MCPS Department of Permitting Services (DPS) proposed renovations to add features to enhance the visual appeal of the trail and block out noise.

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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

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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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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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

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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Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

By Anna Gray
March 30, 2017
Filed under Local, News

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.

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Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

By Lily Friedman
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, News

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.

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