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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.

Maryland sports divisions reclassified

Maryland sports divisions reclassified

By Sam Shiffman
January 26
Filed under Local, News

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) recently made multiple changes to the divisions of high school sports for playoffs effective for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Amendment passes; SGA details charity weeks at delegate meeting

Amendment passes; SGA details charity weeks at delegate meeting

By Lily Friedman
January 25
Filed under News, School

Class delegates passed vice president Ari Neugeboren’s election transparency amendment at the fourth period delegate meeting Jan. 11. The SGA also announced specific charity week events replacing LLS month this year, including Vike-A-Thon, which will replace bRAVE.

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Girls tennis season moved to spring

Girls tennis season moved to spring

By Lily Friedman
January 24
Filed under Local, News

Every year, the girls tennis season starts in August and ends in October. Although the season finishes during the fall, the state tournament takes place in May. But starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the team will take the courts in the spring.

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Library closed for a week: renovations begin

Library closed for a week: renovations begin

By Carmen Molina
January 23
Filed under News, School

The media center was closed during the week before winter break to give staff time to sift through outdated books and recuperate open space, the first step in developing the library into a more interactive and adaptable space. “This is the beginning of a long term movement to update the media center an...

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 22

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 22

By Matthew Farr
January 22
Filed under National, News

It was a historic week for the nation and for news. Here are a few of the top stories from the past week:

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Manos Unidas to host dodgeball tournament for upcoming trip to Ecuador

Manos Unidas to host dodgeball tournament for upcoming trip to Ecuador

By Carolyn Price
January 22
Filed under News, School

Before they face the tough task of teaching English to students in Ecuador, members of the Manos Unidas club first have to face each other on the dodgeball court. Read More »...

Whitman alum educates teachers on memory techniques

Whitman alum educates teachers on memory techniques

By Elea Levin
January 19
Filed under News, School

Students are required to memorize everything from math formulas and historical dates to vocabulary terms and the periodic table. And with the help of Whitman alum Javier Arguello (‘90), this information may be a little easier to remember come test day. Read More »...

2017-2018 school calendar finalized; concerns arise over shorter spring break

2017-2018 school calendar finalized; concerns arise over shorter spring break

By Andie Silverman
January 18
Filed under News, School

The BOE finalized the 2017-2018 school year calendar Dec. 13: composed of 182 days, the year will run from Sept. 5 until June 14. The calendar allows for 182 days of school as required by state law while still accounting for holidays and snow days. This later start date will have rippling effects for th...

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

By Jennah Haque
January 18
Filed under News, School

Seniors attended a student organized assembly Jan. 11 to learn about life after Whitman. Read More »...

Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

By Andie Silverman
January 17
Filed under Local, News

Former BCC science teacher Todd Scriber was convicted of two counts of sex abuse Dec. 6 at Montgomery County Circuit Court.  Each count carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence. Read More »...

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 16

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 16

By Matthew Farr
January 16
Filed under National, News

Last week was packed full of news. Here were some of the biggest stories that we saw: House and Senate begin dismantling Affordable Care Act This week, Congress began to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The first step involved passing a budget that makes it difficult f...

Driver sentenced to 12 years in prison after fatal crash on River Road

Driver sentenced to 12 years in prison after fatal crash on River Road

By Julie Rosenstein
January 16
Filed under News

The driver who killed three members of a Whitman family in a car accident was sentenced to 12 years in prison, 5 years of probation and 150 hours of community service by the Montgomery County Circuit Court according to a Dec. 9 Bethesda Magazine article. Read More »...

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