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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.

Amendment proposed to Whitman constitution

Amendment proposed to Whitman constitution

By Lily Friedman
November 21
Filed under News

SGA vice president Ari Neugeboren proposed an amendment to the Whitman constitution at the fourth period delegate meeting Nov. 17 that aims to change the SGA election process. Delegates will vote on the amendment at the meeting next month, with a two-thirds majority required for it to pass. Read More &r...

Weekly news round up: Nov. 20

Weekly news round up: Nov. 20

By Matthew Farr
November 21
Filed under National, News

President-elect Trump reveals first cabinet picks Read More »

Students walk out in protests countywide

Students walk out in protests countywide

By Carmen Molina
November 18
Filed under National, News

Thousands have taken to the streets, protesting in major cities across the country since the election results came in on Nov. 8. Since Monday, high schoolers across MCPS have followed suit, walking out of classrooms and onto roads to chant, rally, and publicly voice their dissatisfaction with the election...

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

By Carmen Molina
November 18
Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

Laurie Halse Anderson is an award-winning author known for shining light on difficult, contemporary topics. Read More »...

Grading policies impact work ethic and bumping

Grading policies impact work ethic and bumping

By Julie Rosenstein
November 17
Filed under National, News

MCPS’ new grading policy is in effect, and many students who received As first quarter are embracing the mantra “work smarter, not harder.” Read More »...

First blood drive of the year draws many students

First blood drive of the year draws many students

By Anna Gray
November 15
Filed under News, School

Students participated in the biannual Inova-sponsored blood drive in the small gym Nov. 15. The event was managed by leadership members senior Carly Choppin, junior Pablo Rothschild and sophomore Danielle Hazan. Read More »...

Q&A with former Quartermaster from Omaha Beach

Q&A with former Quartermaster from Omaha Beach

By Jennah Haque
November 15
Filed under News

I thought that having lived in Bethesda my whole life, I had found all the hidden secrets in this town. Yet quietly, all this time, tucked in a townhouse right by Walter Johnson, lies a real hidden treasure. Not only for Bethesda, but for America. Read More »...

Swiss radio interviews Speech and Debate team

Swiss radio interviews Speech and Debate team

By Julie Rosenstein
November 14
Filed under News

Imagine being across the globe listening to a radio piece in German about the ins and outs of high school debate in America, specifically, Walt Whitman High School’s Speech and Debate program. Read More »...

Students gather outside White House to support universal rights

Students gather outside White House to support universal rights

By Mary Dimitrov
November 14
Filed under National, News

Approximately 30 Whitman students gathered outside the White House this Saturday to show solidarity with oppressed minorities. The protest was spurred by President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign comments and social policies—many of which the students said they find offensive. Read More »...

Distracted driving assembly led by injury lawyer impacts students

Distracted driving assembly led by injury lawyer impacts students

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 13
Filed under News, School

A car crash is 23 times more likely when texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Teaching students that no distraction is worth a life, personal injury lawyer and Whitman parent Salvatore Zambri led an in-school assembly informing students about the dangers...

Donald trumps Hillary; Whitman reacts

Donald trumps Hillary; Whitman reacts

By Lily Friedman
November 10
Filed under Media, National, News, Uncategorized, Videos

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump stunned the nation by capturing the electorate last night with 279 electoral votes, compared to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s 228, with Arizona, Michigan and New Hampshire still too close to call. The news shocked many Whitman students and teachers....

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