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Despite theft, Shorts episode aired in classes

By Stephanie Haven
November 3, 2009
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Whitman Shorts aired in second period classes today, after administrators canceled the original Oct. 28 broadcast because someone had stolen the laptop and back-up hard drive where the episode was saved. Whitman Shorts' staff reassembled the raw video that they had on school computers to compile the...

Whitman Shorts’ laptop stolen

By Stephanie Haven
October 30, 2009
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Administrators canceled the Oct. 28 episode of Whitman Shorts after a student stole the laptop and back-up hard drive where the video was saved. The laptop was locked in the Whitman Shorts classroom when it was stolen between sixth period and the end of the day Oct. 27. Read More »...

Whitman alum competes in Solar Decathlon

By John Son
October 29, 2009
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The U.S. Department of Energy recently hosted the Solar Decathlon, a competition in which 20 schools design homes run only on solar power. David Martin ('06) represented Cornell University in the competition, which took place on the National Mall Oct. 8 to 18. Read More »...

Student followed home by suspicious vehicle driver

By Jessica Gelfarb
October 28, 2009
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A student’s walk home from school took a frightening turn yesterday when a man driving a white car began to repeatedly pass her while she was walking near Wilson Lane.  The man then got out of his car, at which point the student ran home and later called the police to report the incident. Read More »...

Police reward for information on shooter identity

By Stephanie Haven
October 28, 2009
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Detectives continue to look for information about the suspect who shot former Whitman parent Ashoka Mody in his garage earlier this month. County police and the crime solving team are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that would help arrest the shooter. Read More »...

Speech and Debate team winners from NYC tournament

By Jamie Norwood
October 28, 2009
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Whitman won the overal Team Sweepstakes Championship out of 100 schools Read More »

Chelsea Lo wins Gold Circle Award

By Eleanor Katz
October 27, 2009
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Congratulations to our very own Chelsea Lo, who placed first in the second series of the Gold Circle Awards for high school journalism.   The prestigious awards are given out by Columbia Scholastic Press Association two times annually, once in March and again in October.  Lo won first place in...

New MLA rules change citation method

By Rachel Lerner
October 24, 2009
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Amy M. Kleppner’s “Research Paper Procedure: High School” is a necessity for any English student. Each year, students consult their manuals for citation guidelines, ensuring that they don’t accidently plagiarize. Read More »...

New education plan to replace NCLB

By Rachel Lerner
October 23, 2009
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Ever since the U.S. placed 24 internationally in math achievement, behind countries such as Australia and Ireland, legislators have been looking for a program to replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Educators and critics widely consider it a failed attempt to raise the country’s math achievement...

Operation Safe Driver educates local drivers

By Jessica Gelfarb
October 21, 2009
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Speakers from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other driving organizations joined together at Whitman yesterday to help kick off Operation Safe Driver, a national campaign that educates the public about the importance of making smart decisions on the road. ...

Malachuk (’91) discusses her book on the college admissions process

By Stephanie Haven
October 21, 2009
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Katie Malachuk (’91), a yoga teacher and writer, spoke to parents and students at the Oct. 20 PTSA meeting about her new book You’re Accepted: Lose the Stress. Discover Yourself. Get Into the College That’s Right for You. Read More »...

People’s Dirt is back and running

By James Dionne
October 19, 2009
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Peoplesdirt.com is back, asking students the familiar question: “Got Dirt?” The controversial website re-launched after the Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler shut it down last spring. Read More »...

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