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Gym floors will take several weeks to repair

By Stephanie Haven
February 1, 2010
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County maintenance workers estimate that repairs will take a minimum of three weeks before the floors in both gyms will be ready for P.E. classes to use. Sports teams will have to wait even longer. Read More »...

Speech and Debate team sets national record at Columbia University

By Julia Dane
January 30, 2010
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The Speech and Debate team continued its success this year when it participated in a competition held last weekend at Columbia University in New York City. The group of 19 students competed against nearly 100 squads from prep and private schools in the Northeast, finishing fourth overall in Team Sweepstakes. ...

2009 SAGA wins first place for yearbook

By Stephanie Haven
January 27, 2010
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The American Scholastic Press Association honored the 2009 edition of SAGA with the first place award for Best Yearbook and the first place award for Best Theme. Read More »...

Popular video game series start local legal dispute

By Zachary Schloss
January 18, 2010
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Bethesda’s own video gaming company now finds itself in a high-profile lawsuit with game developer Interplay Entertainment over a trademark dispute. Interplay created the original Fallout computer game in 1997 and a sequel to the game the following year.  Critics praised the games as innovative and creative, citing their setting, a post-apocalyptic universe, as an example. Read Mo...

“Whitman Shorts” loses Franzel as executive producer

By Jessica Gelfarb
January 17, 2010
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After a year-and-a-half as executive producer of “Whitman Shorts,” senior Matthew Franzel resigned from the position several days before the Dec. 16 episode aired. Franzel, who has worked on “Shorts” since his sophomore year, said that the disorganized nature of the class contributed to his decision. Read More »...

Is your exam made by the county or teacher?

By Rachel Lerner
January 13, 2010
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For the ever over-achieving Whitman student, exam week is always a time of stress and the nightmare of being unprepared can haunt many students’ dreams.  Some students are consoled by the fact that most county exams are straightforward and easy, but find themselves nervously questioning whether the...

Administration reacts to B-CC attacks

By Lily Durston
January 11, 2010
Filed under News, Sports

Administrators said yesterday that Friday's attack on four Whitman students was a result of poor sportsmanship and code of conduct. To prevent further incidents from happening again, both schools have talked to their students to remind them of the guidelines that they are expected to follow at sporting events...

New law outlaws minors’ possession of cigarettes

By Sahil Ansari
January 9, 2010
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The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to further the District’s anti-smoking campaign–this time with a special focus on keeping cigarettes away from anyone under 18. Read More »...

Boys and girls basketball continue win streaks

By Louis Wolff
January 9, 2010
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The boys and girls varsity basketball teams each won for the second night in a row Dec 8, defeating the BCC Barons one after the other. The girls continued their dominant run, winning by over 20, while the boys edged out the Barons in a closer game. Both teams improved to 8-2 on the night.

Purple Line project finally receives federal funding

By James Dionne
January 8, 2010
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The much-anticipated Metro Purple Line, which has been in the works for years, is finally getting a jumpstart with three million dollars in federal funding from a senate earmark. Read More »...

Police issue arrest warrant for Bethesda shooter

By Stephanie Haven
January 5, 2010
Filed under News

Montgomery County police detectives obtained an arrest warrant Dec. 17 to charge Mohau Mercy Mathibe for the Oct. 8 attempted murder of Whitman parent Ashoka Mody. The detectives also obtained a warrant for first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Read More »...

Blizzard Photos 2009

By Eleanor Katz
December 20, 2009
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