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  • Whitman Idol is being held on April 25. Auditions are March 23 and 24 after school in the Music Hall.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

By Camille Caldera
February 17
Filed under Local, News

Three hundred Montgomery County community members gathered Feb. 9 for an interfaith worship service in response to a recent terrorist attack at a mosque in Canada as well as President Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Beach Week meeting provides students, parents with more information

Beach Week meeting provides students, parents with more information

By Abby Snyder
February 17
Filed under Local, News

Local parents and Dewey Police officers held a meeting providing information about Beach Week for MCPS seniors and their parents at Walter Johnson Feb. 13. Speakers included Georgine DeBord, the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Sgt. Clifford ...

Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

By Pearl Sun
February 15
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The MCPS Board of Education replaced traditional two-hour semester exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) beginning this school year, forcing students and teachers to adjust to the new tests and academic calendar.

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Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
February 14
Filed under Local, News

Across MCPS, high school students had higher graduation rates and a smaller graduation achievement gap in 2016, with close to nine in 10 students graduating.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

By Matthew Farr
February 12
Filed under National, News

This week saw a veritable avalanche of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

By Carmen Molina
February 8
Filed under News, School

After making it to FIRST Worlds Championships last year, the Whitman robotics team is gearing up for another competition season.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

By Matthew Farr
February 6
Filed under National, News

This week has been full of noteworthy news in the U.S. and around the world. Here are some of the top stories: Trump appoints Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Vacancy This week’s top story was Donald Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to fill Anton...

State delegate accused of bribery, Whitman parent overseeing trial

State delegate accused of bribery, Whitman parent overseeing trial

By Anna Gray
February 1
Filed under News

A former Maryland delegate and Prince George’s County councilman pleaded guilty to charges of bribery Jan 5. He faces up to 15 years in prison in addition to $340,000 in restitution.

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Lyrics in warm-up playlists banned starting Feb. 1

Lyrics in warm-up playlists banned starting Feb. 1

By Julie Rosenstein
February 1
Filed under News, School

Warm up music for all Whitman sports teams will experience a major change Feb. 1 after the administration decided to ban all songs with lyrics in response to an incident at a Damascus basketball game and the urging by MCPS that schools adopt this new policy.

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Weekly news round-up: Jan. 30

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 30

By Matthew Farr
January 30
Filed under National, News

Trump announces ban on immigration from seven countries, causes outcry

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Students react to PISA test results

Students react to PISA test results

By Anna Gray
January 29
Filed under News

Students rush through the hallways, nodding to friends and making awkward eye contact with teachers, passing friends and acquaintances… and a camera crew for a national television broadcast.

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