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  • 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 on 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.

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

By Lily Friedman
November 25, 2016
Filed under Local, News

“Hate cannot defeat hate. Only love can do that,” a woman read as she stood among a crowd of candles and blanket-wrapped community members. Her audience cheered as she quoted one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic sermons. Read More »...

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

By Carmen Molina
November 18, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

Laurie Halse Anderson is an award-winning author known for shining light on difficult, contemporary topics. Read More »...

Spray-painted swastikas at Burning Tree Elementary investigated as hate crime

Spray-painted swastikas at Burning Tree Elementary investigated as hate crime

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 1, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Images of swastikas and male genitalia were spray-painted onto a banner advertising a school-wide event outside Burning Tree Elementary School Sunday. Read More »...

Administrators attend community town hall on underage drinking

Administrators attend community town hall on underage drinking

By Lily Friedman
October 9, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Administrators, parents and students from Whitman, BCC and Walter Johnson united for a town hall meeting Sept. 30 at Walter Johnson high school to discuss and condemn underage drinking. Because of upcoming homecoming dances, panelists and administrators alike stressed the importance of students making safe choices....

UPDATED: Police arrest armed carjacking suspect after five hour stand off near Churchill HS

UPDATED: Police arrest armed carjacking suspect after five hour stand off near Churchill HS

By Luke Graves
October 5, 2016
Filed under Local, News

After a five-hour standoff with police, an armed carjacking suspect who had barricaded himself inside a townhouse in Potomac peacefully surrendered Tuesday evening. Read More »...

Warning lights to be installed at River and Braeburn

Warning lights to be installed at River and Braeburn

By Julie Rosenstein
September 19, 2016
Filed under Local, News

The State Highway Association (SHA) began installing overhead flashing lights at the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection, where three Whitman community members were killed last February. Read More »...

Springsteen’s ‘River’ tour rocks through storms for marathon DC show

Springsteen’s ‘River’ tour rocks through storms for marathon DC show

By Michael Gorman
September 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Local

There are few musicians in the world who can send thousands of fans into a frenzy with one strum of their guitar. Read More »...

Whitman track and nearby street sign vandalized

Whitman track and nearby street sign vandalized

By Andie Silverman
September 6, 2016
Filed under Local, News, School

Students awoke to two disturbances Sept. 5, one on the track and one nearby on Whittier Boulevard. Read More »...

Hogan orders MCPS schools to start after Labor Day

Hogan orders MCPS schools to start after Labor Day

By Pearl Sun
September 4, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Maryland public schools to begin after Labor Day and end by June 15 starting next school year. Read More »...

Driver from tragic River Road crash pleads guilty

Driver from tragic River Road crash pleads guilty

By Lily Friedman
August 11, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Racing down River Road at 115 miles per hour, driver Ogulcan Atakoglu saw the Buarque de Macedo family’s car turn into view. Despite his efforts to slow his car, Atakoglu still hit the family at nearly 75 miles per hour, according to a Montgomery County police conducted report. Read More »...

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