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Whitman students perform for President Trump and Irish prime minister

Whitman students perform for President Trump and Irish prime minister

By Mary Dimitrov
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, School

As the Secret Service meticulously clears cars to enter the White House, they search for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. One car inches up filled with wigs, bedazzled dresses and vests, jig shoes and sparkly bows — students of The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance are waved forward by the agents.

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Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

By Lily Friedman
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Governor Larry Hogan visited Carderock Springs Elementary School to read to a second-grade class March 23, where they were met by activists chanting and holding signs both for and against DeVos and Hogan’s education policies.

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Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

By Pearl Sun
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, National, News

There have been multiple anti-Semitic incidents throughout the county in the past month, including a bomb threat called into Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville Feb. 27 and a hate crime March 2 at Winston Churchill High School.

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Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

By Anna Gray and Natalie Welber
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local, Media, News, Videos

The Whitman Education Foundation hosted their third annual Dedication to Education Celebration honoring seven teachers who continually excelled outside the classroom in student-centered activities and had been teaching for 20 or more years.

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LLS Week recap

LLS Week recap

By Carmen Molina
March 26, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Videos

It’s no secret that Whitman is incredibly competitive; from academics, to extracurriculars, students strive to overachieve—and charity work is no exception.

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Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

By Pearl Sun
March 24, 2017
Filed under Local, News

AP Calculus BC students visited Burning Tree Elementary school March 17 to teach fifth graders a lesson about pi and celebrate Pi Day. The original March 14 celebration was cancelled due to the snow day.

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Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

By Carmen Molina
March 24, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Walt Whitman. Colonel Zadok Magruder. Albert Einstein. Walter Johnson. Richard Montgomery. Thomas S. Wootton. These men are namesakes of MCPS high schools—and they’re also all white.

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Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

By Camille Caldera
March 23, 2017
Filed under Local, National, News

Members of the Watkins Mill girls basketball team were excited to play in a March 3 regional finals basketball game, the culmination of their season. During the game, coaches attempted to ensure that every girl had a chance to showcase her skills, and they all did—except for junior Je’Nan Hayes.

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Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

Rockville High School becomes national focus after alleged rape

By Mary Dimitrov and Jennah Haque
March 22, 2017
Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

Rockville High School garnered national attention from the White House and major news outlets after an alleged rape involving one female and two males, startling the Rockville and greater MCPS community and calling into question Maryland’s sanctuary status for immigrants. The two suspected students,...

Weekly news round-up: March 20

Weekly news round-up: March 20

By Matthew Farr
March 20, 2017
Filed under National, News

Last week had a large variety of news. Here are some of the top stories that we saw:

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Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

Robotics secures second place finish at host tournament

By Valerie Akinyoyenu and Maeve Trainor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Media, News, Videos

The Whitman robotics team placed second in their first district competition in the gymnasium March 10–12, positioning them to qualify for the district championship.

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International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

By Elea Levin
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, School

In addition to showcasing the community’s many different cultures, this year’s International Night included an underlying message about the importance of diversity and acceptance.

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