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DC Council approves same-sex marriage law

By Stephanie Haven
December 18, 2009
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The D.C. Council approved a bill 11-to-2 Dec.16 that will allow same-sex marriages to occur in the district. Read More »...

King chosen to speak for his resilience against Leukemia

By Ryan Hauck
December 9, 2009
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This February, when the school and SGA gear up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “High School Challenge,” no one will be as enthusiastic as freshman Tim King. King, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of eight, has been selected as the first ever “Hig...

Assistant state attorney leads internet safety assembly

By Stephanie Haven
December 2, 2009
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Assistant state attorney Stephen Chaikin explained the dangers of the internet to students during an assembly Dec. 2. Parents were invited to a similar presentation the night before. Chaikin presented a slideshow with videos, statistics and warnings about the dangers of cyber bullying, s...

Teacher’s side business stirs student body

By Jenny Baldwin
November 25, 2009
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*By Sarah Craig and Megan Dwyer* News of social studies teacher Courtney Osborne’s “relationship enhancement products” website went viral Nov. 24, spreading the word of her outside business to students and staff. Slumber Parties Inc. sells sexual enhancement products and offers business opportunities...

New urinals spark debate

By James Dionne
November 23, 2009
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There won't be anymore standing around to see if the toilet will flush. The administration is replacing the 16-year-old second and third floor urinals, after years of faulty operation. Read More »...

Two alums win Spirit of Maryland awards

By Jessica Gelfarb
November 15, 2009
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Whitman graduates Rudi Sarna (’06)and Melissa Kallas (’06) won the Spirit of Maryland awards last month, an honor reserved for two University of Maryland seniors who exemplify leadership, involvement and commitment to activities and schoolwork over the course of their time at Maryland. ...

Gas leak scare prompts shutdown of local Giant

By Stephanie Haven
November 10, 2009
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The Giant, Celebrity Deli and MyEyeDr in Cabin John mall closed at 2 p.m. today after customers and employees reported a gas-like smell, which caused them to feel dizzy and light-headed. Read More »...

Westboro is back for protests

By Jamie Norwood
November 10, 2009
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They’re back. The Westboro Baptist Church, the radical protest group from Topeka, Kansas that picketed Whittier Blvd. this past May, is at it again. Read More »...

Shooter still at large

By Stephanie Haven
November 9, 2009
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Detectives continue to look for information about the suspect who shot former Whitman parent Ashoka Mody in his garage Oct. 8.  County police said that they are not sure what the motive was, and have not ruled anything out. County police are offering up to a $36,000 reward for information leading to the shooter.  The large sum of money comes from an a...

Football team attacked, suspect apprehended

By Will Brownlee
November 6, 2009
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*Juliet Mullins also contributed to this story* Nov. 4-- Police have identified the culprit who harassed the football team Nov 3, ending a frightening day of threats and verbal abuse. Principal Alan Goodwin sent out an email over Whitnet noting that the boy was caught. Read More »...

Malfunctioning traffic lights congest rush hour

By Stephanie Haven
November 6, 2009
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Montgomery County transportation officials reported Nov. 5 that traffic lights were once again responding to computer signals. The synchronization came after two days where the county’s computer was unable to send signals to over 800 traffic lights in the area, significantly increasing the amount of tr...

Lee named National Achievement semifinalist

By James Dionne
November 3, 2009
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Fourteen seniors in the county were named National Achievement semifinalists, including one Whitman student. Read More »...

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