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Help the Homeless Week recap

Help the Homeless Week recap

By Eric Neugeboren
June 1, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The SGA ran the first Help the Homeless Week May 13-20 to benefit local homeless shelters and other organizations. Highlighted by the “Give Us Your Stuff” yard sale and 5k Color Rush, the week generated more than $6,000 for the charities.

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Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

By Eric Neugeboren
June 1, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Metrorail fares will rise by 10 cents during the 5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. peak hours and 25 cents during off-peak hours. Metrobus fares will increase by 25 cents.

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Whitman Drama banquet sets scene for next year’s season

Whitman Drama banquet sets scene for next year’s season

By Jeremy Wenick
May 31, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase, Whitman

Whitman Drama participants gathered to celebrate the department's accomplishments over the past year and announce plans for the upcoming year May 20 at the Jane. E. Lawton Community Recreation Center.

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Student body elects new SGA executive board

Student body elects new SGA executive board

By Lily Friedman
May 30, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

Students elected junior Pablo Rothschild as SGA president, junior Elliot Kelly as vice president, sophomore Celia Shapiro and junior Emma Forde as secretaries and sophomore Alex Herrera as treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. Voting took place on Google Forms April 26 after students watched candidate speeches April 25.

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Administrators push for AP NSL students to take the Government HSA

Administrators push for AP NSL students to take the Government HSA

By Jessica Buxbaum
May 30, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Administrators required all U.S. Government students to take the Government High School Assessment May 22. In previous years, administrators expected only honors and on-level Government (NSL) students to take the HSA the same year they took the course, while AP students who scored below a three on the AP exam took the HSA the following year.

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Students selected to address audience at graduation

By Lily Jacobson
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

This year’s graduation ceremony will not feature a keynote speaker, but seniors Andres Garcia, Anna McGuire, Alex Parsky and Mason Robinson will be delivering speeches during graduation at DAR Constitution Hall June 5.

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Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

By Rebecca Hirsh
May 25, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

In a meeting May 15, Ourisman Honda and the MCPS Department of Permitting Services (DPS) proposed renovations to add features to enhance the visual appeal of the trail and block out noise.

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‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

By Rebecca Hirsh
May 20, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, producers of 'Serial,' an investigative journalism podcast, led a forum at Strathmore May 11 to discuss the show’s success and the importance of thorough and accurate journalism.

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Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

Arts Council poet teaches workshops for April poetry month

By Sydney Miller
May 17, 2017
Filed under News, School

Elizabeth Rees, Maryland State Arts Council Poet-in-Residence, visited freshman English classes and the creative writing class May 8-12 to teach students how to write, analyze and enjoy poetry.

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Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

Chromebook removal for testing creates access issues in the classroom

By Zoe Kaufmann
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, School

Students won't have access to classroom Chromebook carts May 8-25 so that Whitman IT specialists can prepare and inventory them for upcoming PARCC and HSA testing.

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Speaker educates community on promoting kindness

Speaker educates community on promoting kindness

By Eric Neugeboren
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School

Leon Logothetis, author, director and producer of the new Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries,” visited Whitman May 10 to promote his show and talk about the importance of spreading kindness.

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Robotics wins first district event

Robotics wins first district event

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School

For the first time in the 14-year history of Whitman’s robotics team, the Body Electric won a district event during competition season. Despite narrowly missing a spot at World Championships, their season still culminated in a historic victory.

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