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  • This Thursday: Come to the writing center during both lunches for a seminar on theses and supporting arguments.

  • Rehearsals for the International Night Fashion show are right after school today.

  • Anyone interested in corollary sports softball should attend the interest meeting in C-213 on Feb. 27 after school.

Students deserve mental health screenings

Students deserve mental health screenings

By Editorial Board
February 9
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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Maryland, end the drunk-driving epidemic: pass Noah’s Law

Maryland, end the drunk-driving epidemic: pass Noah’s Law

By Editorial Board
April 8
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Officer Noah Leotta had a bright future, but everything changed the night of Dec. 3, his father Rich Leotta said. “No more laughs, no more walks, no more talks, no more future.” Read More »...

Governor Hogan, don’t shut the door on refugees

Governor Hogan, don’t shut the door on refugees

By Editorial Board
November 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requested that the federal government cease any resettlement of Syrian refugees in Maryland on the grounds that resettlement would jeopardize “the safety and security of Marylanders.” Read More »...

Governor Hogan, reverse the cuts to MCPS

Governor Hogan, reverse the cuts to MCPS

By Editorial Board
May 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Thursday, MCPS was hit with a pair of blistering blows: a $17 million budget cut issued by Gov. Larry Hogan on top of the $53 million already hacked away by the revenue-bereft County Council the very same day. Read More »...

Editorial: Behavior during male sexual assault assembly unacceptable

Editorial: Behavior during male sexual assault assembly unacceptable

By Editorial Board
November 20
Filed under Editorials, Media, Opinion

The administration arranged for community educator Cheryl Banks to speak to the student body yesterday about preventing and avoiding sexual assault. The students were divided by gender in order to deliver different messages to boys and girls. Read More »...

Editorial: Pledge of Allegiance should not be recited in school

By Editorial Board
October 23
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s the preamble to the morning announcements, a 121-year-old tradition and a declaration of nationalism. It’s our Pledge of Allegiance—our daily vow to stand by the American Flag. Read More »...

Editorial: Parking system in need of reform

Editorial: Parking system in need of reform

By Editorial Board
March 22
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At least ten Whitman students searched the parking lot for their vehicles to no avail Tuesday, March 19. Read More »...

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