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  • Donate your old sneakers outside the main office from now until April 22.

  • The 2017 talent show is this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

  • The deadline for contributions to the Senior Project is April 15. Go to B-212 during 5th period with any questions.

  • Seniors: Sign up for JostenRenaissance.com to order graduation announcements and accessories. Use code CBS349.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

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The media center was closed during the week before winter break to give staff time to sift through outdated books and recuperate open space, the first step in developing the library into a more interactive and adaptable space.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 »...

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
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...

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

By Jennah Haque
January 18
Filed under News, School

Seniors attended a student organized assembly Jan. 11 to learn about life after Whitman. Read More »...

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

By Lily Friedman
January 9
Filed under News, School

For years, SGA filled February with dine-outs, spirit weeks and beard battles for Whitman students; but this year, SGA’s philanthropy will span all of second semester. Read More »...

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

By Mary Dimitrov
December 24
Filed under News, School

Principal Alan Goodwin announced the addition of two gender-neutral bathrooms, labeled “Restroom,” next to the staff lounge on the first floor in an email to Whitman staff Thursday. Read More »...

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

By Andie Silverman
December 17
Filed under News, School

As the second and final round of the 38th annual University of Maryland math competition commenced Dec. 1, four Whitman students sat in principal Alan Goodwin’s office attempting to recall nearly every math concept they’ve learned. Read More »...

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

By Andie Silverman
December 9
Filed under News, School

Students spent 46 minutes filling out a detailed survey on their use of alcohol and narcotics rather than their typical Chinese and Chemistry classes Nov. 30 during second period. Read More »...

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