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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.

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

By Andie Silverman
December 9
Filed under News, School

Students spent 46 minutes filling out a detailed survey on their use of alcohol and narcotics rather than their typical Chinese and Chemistry classes Nov. 30 during second period. Read More »...

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

By Anna Gray
December 7
Filed under News, School

Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown has performed on numerous stages worldwide, but will soon grace one he has never been on: the Whitman auditorium. Read More »...

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 3

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 3

By Matthew Farr
December 4
Filed under National, News

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Students react to new quarter assessments

Students react to new quarter assessments

By Carmen Molina
December 1
Filed under News, School

After the county’s trial run of Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) last quarter, Whitman students have mixed opinions regarding the test's scheduling, implementation, and usefulness. Read More »...

Q&A with OSU student after stabbing attack

Q&A with OSU student after stabbing attack

By Pearl Sun, Pearl Sun
November 30
Filed under National, News

An Ohio State University student attacked eleven people, running into them with his car and then slashing pedestrians with a butcher knife until he was finally shot dead by police at the scene Nov. 28. OSU officials issued an active shooter warning throughout campus. Read More »...

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 30
Filed under Local, News

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to upholding diversity and denouncing hateful actions Nov. 15 in response to recent defacements to public schools and churches. Read More »...

New start date in effect for MCPS

New start date in effect for MCPS

By Andie Silverman
November 29
Filed under News

The MCPS Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously Nov. 15 to start the 2017-2018 school year Sept. 5, the Tuesday following Labor Day. Read More »...

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

By Julie Rosenstein
November 27
Filed under Local, News

Four cars containing six Whitman students on their way to school were involved in a car accident at the intersection of  River Road and Pyle Road Nov. 17. Though the students involved sustained only minor injuries, two were taken to the hospital. Read More »...

Weekly news round up: Nov. 27

Weekly news round up: Nov. 27

By Matthew Farr
November 27
Filed under National, News

Last week was an exciting one for news in the U.S. and around the world. Here is a quick sampling of some of the top stories: Read More »...

3 new BOE members elected

3 new BOE members elected

By Andie SIlverman
November 25
Filed under Local, News

While the highly publicized presidential elections dominated media coverage, residents of Montgomery County also elected three new MCPS Board of Education (BOE) members: Jeanette Dixon, Rebecca Smondrowski and Shebra Evans. Read More »...

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

By Lily Friedman
November 25
Filed under Local, News

“Hate cannot defeat hate. Only love can do that,” a woman read as she stood among a crowd of candles and blanket-wrapped community members. Her audience cheered as she quoted one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic sermons. Read More »...

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

By Lily Friedman
November 23
Filed under News, School

SGA is planning to replace bRAVE with a new dance this February, according to SGA sponsor Laurie Safran and multiple Leadership students. Read More »...

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