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  • The Shakespeare Club's performance of "Julius Caesar" will be on April 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the WAUD. Admission is $5.

  • Festival of the Arts is April 26 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Come to A234 on April 26 during lunch for a presentation on immigration and refugee settlement. Pizza will be served.

  • The media center will be closed before and during school April 26 for SMOB voting.

  • See Ms. Safran in B311 if you're interested in becoming Whitman's liaison to the Montgomery County Regional SGA.

  • Whitman Idol is April 25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Anyone interested in auditioning as a speaker at graduation should come to A212 on April 27 after school.

  • Tickets for prom are being sold starting April 24 at $45 per person.

  • The Science Club will be hosting interactive discussions and presentations on April 25. Come to Room C326 after school.

  • Dogs will be visiting Whitman on April 21. Stop by the small gym during both lunch periods.

Chess club places first in state championship

Chess club places first in state championship

By Lily Jacobson
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The chess club won the Maryland State Chess Championship March 25 at Roland Park Elementary/Middle school in Baltimore. The championship was the first and only tournament of the year, making the win even more exciting for the eleven team members.

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Whitman mourns loss of lineman coach

Whitman mourns loss of lineman coach

By Andie Silverman
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School

Beloved varsity football lineman coach Jamie Werner (‘07) passed away Feb. 9, leaving community members in mourning. He was 27.

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Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The English department writing center hosted a series of weekly instructional workshops throughout third quarter, inviting students to bring their lunch and a friend while improving specific essay writing skills.

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Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

By Lily Friedman
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

In front of a sold-out 18,000-person crowd, a singer stands at the front of the stage, belting to the audience. Behind him stand the members of Green Day, playing the guitar, bass and drums loudly. But the performer engaging the crowd isn’t Green Day’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong—it’s sophomore Davis Gestiehr.

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Whitman students perform for President Trump and Irish prime minister

Whitman students perform for President Trump and Irish prime minister

By Mary Dimitrov
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

As the Secret Service meticulously clears cars to enter the White House, they search for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. One car inches up filled with wigs, bedazzled dresses and vests, jig shoes and sparkly bows — students of The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance are waved forward by the agents.

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LLS Week recap

LLS Week recap

By Carmen Molina
March 26, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Videos

It’s no secret that Whitman is incredibly competitive; from academics, to extracurriculars, students strive to overachieve—and charity work is no exception.

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International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

International Night showcases global community, promotes acceptance

By Elea Levin
March 17, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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