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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.

LLS Week recap

LLS Week recap

By Carmen Molina
March 26
Filed under News, School, Showcase

It’s no secret that Whitman is incredibly competitive; from academics, to extracurriculars, students strive to overachieve—and charity work is no exception. Whitman competes annually in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) High School Challenge, where schools nationwide race to raise th...

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

By Elea Levin
March 17
Filed under News, School

In addition to showcasing the community’s many different cultures, this year’s International Night included an underlying message about the importance of diversity and acceptance.

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NBC4 meditates on Whitman mindfulness

NBC4 meditates on Whitman mindfulness

By Carmen Molina
March 14
Filed under Local, News, School

News is about covering and informing on the new or unusual, and recently an NBC reporter covered the most unusual thing indeed: Whitman students. Doing nothing.

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Quiz Bowl team advances to It’s Academic semifinals

Quiz Bowl team advances to It’s Academic semifinals

By Julie Rosenstein
March 8
Filed under News, School

As recording time neared, the crowd quieted down, the contestants sat up on their stools, and Whitman drumline got into position.

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BOE approves calendar revisions, reducing instructional and professional days

BOE approves calendar revisions, reducing instructional and professional days

By Camille Caldera
March 3
Filed under Local, News, School

The Board of Education (BOE) revised the 2017-2018 school year calendar Feb. 27 to shorten the professional days after first and third quarter from full days off to half days and reduce the total number of instructional days from 184 to 182.

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Mental Health Awareness week recap

Mental Health Awareness week recap

By Carmen Molina
February 28
Filed under News, School

While February at Whitman used to signify a whirlwind of SGA activities and fundraisers to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, last week welcomed the first of four Charity Weeks replacing LLS month: Mental Health Awareness week.

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BOE approves $64 million addition to budget

BOE approves $64 million addition to budget

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

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

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).

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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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