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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.

Weekly news round-up: April 2

Weekly news round-up: April 2

By Matthew Farr
April 2, 2017
Filed under National, News

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:

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Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

By Pearl Sun
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, National, News, Showcase

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.

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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, 2017
Filed under Local, National, News

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, 2017
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, 2017
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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Weekly news round-up: March 12

Weekly news round-up: March 12

By Matthew Farr
March 12, 2017
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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Weekly news round-up: March 5

Weekly news round-up: March 5

By Matthew Farr
March 5, 2017
Filed under National, News

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

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

By Matthew Farr
February 26, 2017
Filed under National, News

This week was a draining one for news in the U.S. and around the world. Here are some of the top stories:

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Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

By Allie Lerner
February 23, 2017
Filed under National, News, School

While it’s common for students to have internships, most students only get to shadow doctors or scientists. But, during his two-year internship in the National Cancer Institute at NIH, senior David Rekhtman completed a 16-page report on two ways to induce an immune response toward cancer cells.

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New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

By Lily Jacobson
February 22, 2017
Filed under Local, National, News

Students had a wide range of reactions to President Trump’s recent nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Jan. 31. His nomination marks the second straight Supreme Court nominee with significant connections to Montgomery County after President Obama’s nominee, Bethesda resident Merrick Garland.

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MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

By Lily Jacobson
February 21, 2017
Filed under Local, Media, National, News, Videos

County Executive Ike Leggett and nine other Montgomery County council members released a statement Jan. 30 to ensure community safety for all residents, following President Trump’s recent executive order.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

By Matthew Farr
February 19, 2017
Filed under National, News

This week saw a cacophony of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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