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Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

By Lily Jacobson
May 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Gaithersburg Councilmember Ryan Spiegel requested a briefing with superintendent Jack Smith April 12 about the current MCPS Holocaust curriculum.

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Volume 56 staff

Volume 56 staff

May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Online Editor-in-Chief: Lily Friedman Print Editor-in-Chief: Carmen Molina Online Managing Editors: Valerie Akinyoyenu and Tiger Björnlund Print Managing Editors: Amy Nankin and Sam Shiffman Online Copy Editors: Camille Caldera and Emma Sorkin Print Copy Editors: Pearl Sun and Jennie Yu ...

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
May 2, 2017
Filed under Local, News

From a pool of over 70 nominated students, Whitman senior Alistair Coleman and MCPS SMOB and B-CC senior Eric Guerci were selected as two of 12 recipients of Bethesda Magazine’s Extraordinary Teen Award.

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MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

By Carmen Molina
May 1, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Almost every student has felt the grip of absolute panic at the beginning of the year when they look at the board and realize they can’t remember how to do fractions.

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Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

By Andie Silverman
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Juniors Alex Abrosimov and Matt Post, have been campaigning to be next year's Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As an elected official, the SMOB has a seat and the same voting privileges of any BOE member. The Black & White spoke with the candidates to discuss their platforms before this election.

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Chess club places first in state championship

Chess club places first in state championship

By Lily Jacobson
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The chess club won the Maryland State Chess Championship March 25 at Roland Park Elementary/Middle school in Baltimore. The championship was the first and only tournament of the year, making the win even more exciting for the eleven team members.

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Whitman mourns loss of lineman coach

Whitman mourns loss of lineman coach

By Andie Silverman
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School

Beloved varsity football lineman coach Jamie Werner (‘07) passed away Feb. 9, leaving community members in mourning. He was 27.

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Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, School

The English department writing center hosted a series of weekly instructional workshops throughout third quarter, inviting students to bring their lunch and a friend while improving specific essay writing skills.

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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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Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

By Lily Friedman
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, School

In front of a sold-out 18,000-person crowd, a singer stands at the front of the stage, belting to the audience. Behind him stand the members of Green Day, playing the guitar, bass and drums loudly. But the performer engaging the crowd isn’t Green Day’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong—it’s sophomore Davis Gestiehr.

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Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

By Anna Gray
March 30, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Whitman community members gathered March 8 in the auditorium to address their concerns about the lack of progress installing safety improvements to the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection.

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