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  • This Thursday: Come to the writing center during both lunches for a seminar on theses and supporting arguments.

  • Rehearsals for the International Night Fashion show are right after school today.

  • Anyone interested in corollary sports softball should attend the interest meeting in C-213 on Feb. 27 after school.

BOE approves $64 million addition to budget

BOE approves $64 million addition to budget

By Tiger Bjornlund
February 27
Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

The BOE voted unanimously (8-0) Feb. 14 to approve the $2.52 billion operating budget proposed by Superintendent Jack Smith, according to an MCPS press release. The allocation marks an increase of $64.24 million from last year’s budget.

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Whitman alumna nominated for Academy Award

Whitman alumna nominated for Academy Award

By Andie Silverman
February 26
Filed under News, School, Showcase

Two strangers meet. One an immigrant, the other a refugee. A violin brought them together but their friendship revealed how one small act can change two people’s lives forever. This true story is captured in the documentary “Joe’s Violin,” by director Kahane Cooperman (‘80). Cooperman served...

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

By Allie Lerner
February 23
Filed under National, News, School

While it’s common for students to have internships, most students only get to shadow doctors or scientists. But, during his two-year internship in the National Cancer Institute at NIH, senior David Rekhtman completed a 16-page report on two ways to induce an immune response toward cancer cells.

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Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

By Julie Rosenstein
February 21
Filed under News, School

Besting three teams they recently lost to, the Quiz Bowl team qualified for the Beltway League finals at their semifinals tournament Feb. 9 at Rockville High School.

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Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

By Pearl Sun
February 15
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The MCPS Board of Education replaced traditional two-hour semester exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) beginning this school year, forcing students and teachers to adjust to the new tests and academic calendar.

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Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

By Carmen Molina
February 8
Filed under News, School

After making it to FIRST Worlds Championships last year, the Whitman robotics team is gearing up for another competition season.

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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
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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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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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...

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 »...

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