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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.

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

By Anna Gray
December 7
Filed under News, School

Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown has performed on numerous stages worldwide, but will soon grace one he has never been on: the Whitman auditorium. Read More »...

Students react to new quarter assessments

Students react to new quarter assessments

By Carmen Molina
December 1
Filed under News, School

After the county’s trial run of Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) last quarter, Whitman students have mixed opinions regarding the test's scheduling, implementation, and usefulness. Read More »...

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

By Lily Friedman
November 23
Filed under News, School

SGA is planning to replace bRAVE with a new dance this February, according to SGA sponsor Laurie Safran and multiple Leadership students. 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 »...

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...

Students ‘Walk Away Cancer’

Students ‘Walk Away Cancer’

By Pearl Sun
October 28
Filed under News, School, Uncategorized

Cold wind blows across the field and students collectively shiver. But a few heartwarming stories later, tears form in their eyes and they’re warmed on the inside. Read More »...

Fire alarm sounds second time in week due to water pressure issue

Fire alarm sounds second time in week due to water pressure issue

By Julie Rosenstein
October 21
Filed under News, School

The fire alarm went off unexpectedly for the second time in one week Oct. 14 due to a drop in the sprinkler system’s water pressure, forcing students and staff to exit the building during fifth period. Read More »...

Capitol Steps ‘mocks’ democracy at Whitman

Capitol Steps ‘mocks’ democracy at Whitman

By Anna Gray
October 18
Filed under News, School

“With the election in mind, one of the things I’ve found is that it’s harder to be funnier than Trump and Clinton are in real life,” actor Brian Ash said. “They say and do such ridiculous things. What’s funnier than what they already are?”

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Power outage disrupts morning classes

Power outage disrupts morning classes

By Lily Friedman
October 16
Filed under News, School

Whitman’s power was out from approximately 8-9 a.m. after a car crashed into a power pole at River Road and Whittier Boulevard. Lights, computer systems and bathrooms all didn’t function, but a generator supplied power for limited light in hallways, the PA system and the fire alarm. Read More &r...

Unexpected fire alarm goes off during lunch, concerns students

Unexpected fire alarm goes off during lunch, concerns students

By Julie Rosenstein
October 12
Filed under News, School, Uncategorized

The fire alarm went off unexpectedly during sixth period Oct. 10 due to water pressure abnormalities, forcing students and staff to exit the building. A fire truck and ambulance arrived on the scene shortly thereafter; they determined that the alarm was triggered by a drop in water pressure and that...

Many changes to be implemented at Homecoming Dance

Many changes to be implemented at Homecoming Dance

By Julie Rosenstein
October 8
Filed under News, School

When students think about their past homecoming experiences, they might remember getting ready with friends, taking pictures and going to after parties rather than the dance itself. Hoping to change that, the SGA made many changes for the dance this year, including the addition of a homecoming ask c...

Cell phone policies update: what’s new

Cell phone policies update: what’s new

By Pearl Sun
October 5
Filed under News, School

MCPS implemented new cell phone policies this year in an attempt to limit the amount of time students spend on virtual distractions that could divert them from focusing in class. Read More »...

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