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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.

Keep the beat going: song lyrics should remain in warm ups

Keep the beat going: song lyrics should remain in warm ups

By Aiden Lesley

For many people, music serves as an outlet, a way to tune out everyday distractions. Athletes, specifically, find comfort in tuning out while listening to music because the loss of distraction leads to an increase in focus. But without lyrics, music can lose its power to inspire, energize and intensify an athlete’s performance.

March 9

The limits of inclusivity: is it possible to be pro-life and feminist?

The limits of inclusivity: is it possible to be pro-life and feminist?

By Camille Caldera

Feminism is a movement based on the fundamental equality of the sexes. Some women believe that abortion access is an essential aspect of equality; others believe that in an equal world, abortion would be obsolete. Above all—outside a few charged, isolating issues—both pro-life and pro-choice feminists are working toward gender equality.

March 7

The beauty of language

The beauty of language

By Emma Sorkin

When I was little, my parents would talk to each other across the dinner table in broken Spanish. They were nowhere near fluent, but they knew enough to keep, what I always assumed were, secrets from me and my sister.

March 1

An open letter thanking Michelle Obama

An open letter thanking Michelle Obama

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu

It’s been a month since you were my First Lady. It’s been a month since your last speech on television, your last presidential photo-op, your last wave and smile into the crowds. It’s been a month since you’ve graced America with your presence and wisdom—and I miss it.

February 27

What it was like to march on Washington

What it was like to march on Washington

By Michelle Silver

As I stood on the National Mall, waiting to march and fight to protect human rights, a current of people flooded toward me, sweeping me to the White House.

February 2

More than affirmative action: it’s time to stop minimizing minority students’ success

More than affirmative action: it’s time to stop minimizing minority students’ success

By Camille Caldera

For many students, being accepted into college is a validation of hard work and dedication thr...

January 21

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