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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.

Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

By Camille Caldera
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For some students in health, anatomy and science classes, eating a meal has become a taxing endeavor.

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Google education: increase transparency

Google education: increase transparency

By Editorial Board
March 30, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Each day, over 50 million students use Google’s G Suite for Education (GSFE), a set of educational tools including Classroom, Drive and Docs.

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Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

By Emma Sorkin
March 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

47,000. That’s how many people died of opioid overdoses in 2014—the most deaths of any year on record, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

By Sam Shiffman
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This year, both the JV and varsity girls basketball team have dominated opposing teams with these scores. Combined, they’ve won 21 games by more than 30 points, 27 by more than 20 and the JV team has not had one game decided by less than 10 points.

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Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

By Carmen Molina
March 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Despite every middle school’s valiant efforts, cramming hundreds of pubescent kids into a building is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Yet the most uncomfortable issue that emerges with the onset of puberty, is also the one least discussed: sexual harassment.

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Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

By Camille Caldera
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The White House Budget Office has proposed eliminating a number of domestic arts and humanities programs, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

By Abby Snyder
February 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A few months ago on a Sunday in downtown Bethesda, a little boy in a Kirk Cousins jersey told his friend all about the Redskins quarterback, and how he wanted to grow up to be “just like him.”

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Students deserve mental health screenings

Students deserve mental health screenings

By Editorial Board
February 9, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In first and eighth grade, students undergo mandatory hearing and vision screenings; public schools often take action to ensure students’ physical health. Mental health, however, is rarely addressed.

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Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

By Elisa McCartin and Natachi Onwuamaegbu
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Tampons or food. Every month, some women in Ohio’s 35th district are forced to make the choice between feeding their families or taking care of themselves because of unfair taxes applied to feminine products.

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Secretary of Education, not business

Secretary of Education, not business

By Emma Sorkin
December 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In Bethesda it can be easy to take school’s abundance of resources and funding for granted. But with President-elect Trump’s current appointee for Secretary of Education, all public schools need to consider the possible consequences. Read More »...

MCPS: adopt teacher union’s start time plan

MCPS: adopt teacher union’s start time plan

By Tiger Bjornlund
December 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Nearly half of all adolescents in the U.S. get inadequate sleep, according to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation. Two factors contribute to this problem: teenagers stay up too late and their schools start too early. Read More »...

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