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State delegate accused of bribery, Whitman parent overseeing trial

State delegate accused of bribery, Whitman parent overseeing trial

By Anna Gray
February 1, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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Maryland sports divisions reclassified

Maryland sports divisions reclassified

By Sam Shiffman
January 26, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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