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  • The Shakespeare Club's performance of "Julius Caesar" will be on April 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the WAUD. Admission is $5.

  • Festival of the Arts is April 26 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Come to A234 on April 26 during lunch for a presentation on immigration and refugee settlement. Pizza will be served.

  • The media center will be closed before and during school April 26 for SMOB voting.

  • See Ms. Safran in B311 if you're interested in becoming Whitman's liaison to the Montgomery County Regional SGA.

  • Whitman Idol is April 25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Anyone interested in auditioning as a speaker at graduation should come to A212 on April 27 after school.

  • Tickets for prom are being sold starting April 24 at $45 per person.

  • The Science Club will be hosting interactive discussions and presentations on April 25. Come to Room C326 after school.

  • Dogs will be visiting Whitman on April 21. Stop by the small gym during both lunch periods.

MCPS scores C on school food health evaluation

MCPS scores C on school food health evaluation

By Pearl Sun
January 13, 2017
Filed under News

Healthy School Food Maryland, a coalition that advocates for wholesome and nutritious foods in school cafeterias, gave MCPS cafeterias a C grade, ranking it 14 out of 24 Maryland public school districts. Read More »...

Superintendent proposes 2017-18 school year budget aimed at promoting equity

Superintendent proposes 2017-18 school year budget aimed at promoting equity

By Pearl Sun
January 12, 2017
Filed under News

MCPS community members joined superintendent Jack Smith to discuss his current budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year Dec. 13 at Gaithersburg High School. To fund the growing student body population, Smith proposed a $2.5 billion budget, a 2.5 percent increase from last year. Read More »...

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

By Lily Friedman
January 9, 2017
Filed under News, School

For years, SGA filled February with dine-outs, spirit weeks and beard battles for Whitman students; but this year, SGA’s philanthropy will span all of second semester. Read More »...

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 8

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 8

By Matthew Farr
January 8, 2017
Filed under News

Report on Russian hacking released The CIA, NSA and various other intelligence agencies have released a report detailing Russian hacking in this past election cycle. The report says that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly ordered “covert intelligence operations” and “overt propaganda” to...

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

By Carmen Molina
January 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News

It’s time to roll the credits on Regal Bethesda; the staple movie theater in downtown Bethesda closed Dec. 16 in anticipation of the Apex building’s upcoming demolition this spring. Read More »...

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

By Mary Dimitrov
December 24, 2016
Filed under News, School

Principal Alan Goodwin announced the addition of two gender-neutral bathrooms, labeled “Restroom,” next to the staff lounge on the first floor in an email to Whitman staff Thursday. Read More »...

New threats demand upgraded policies: analyzing the evolution of school safety and security

New threats demand upgraded policies: analyzing the evolution of school safety and security

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
December 19, 2016
Filed under News

A butcher knife-wielding student recently drove a car through a crowded sidewalk, leapt out and viciously stabbed pedestrians in his path. This horrific attack at Ohio State University that left 11 students and staff injured Nov. 28 echoes an all too familiar narrative of the perpetual threats that b...

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 18

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 18

By Matthew Farr
December 18, 2016
Filed under National, News

US accuses Putin of orchestrating DNC hacking, plans to retaliate Read More »

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

By Andie Silverman
December 17, 2016
Filed under News, School

As the second and final round of the 38th annual University of Maryland math competition commenced Dec. 1, four Whitman students sat in principal Alan Goodwin’s office attempting to recall nearly every math concept they’ve learned. Read More »...

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

By Abby Snyder
December 12, 2016
Filed under National, News

The Black & White sat down with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn to discuss what his job entails, and how the office of the Solicitor General is affected by the election results. Gershengorn stepped in as Solicitor General after Donald Verilli stepped down. Black & White: What does your job as acting solicito...

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 11

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 11

By Matthew Farr
December 11, 2016
Filed under National, News

John Glenn, first American in space, dead at 95 Read More »

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

By Carmen Molina
December 10, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Despite MCPS and school administrations’ attempts to prevent future school walkouts, some Watkins Mill and Gaithersburg students were still determined to make their voices heard. Read More »...

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