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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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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 »...

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

By Anna Gray
December 7, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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 »...

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