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Students explore area thrift stores

Students explore area thrift stores

By Abbi Audas
June 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Shopping at the mall can be expensive. Local malls, filled with designer brands that come at steep prices, are sometimes unaffordable to students. Reduced thrift store prices provide some students with an affordable option to express their style. Not only do local thrift stores offer new and resale clothing with more affordable prices than high-end retail stores, but shopping in thrift stores is also an experience in and of itself.  Here are two popular local thrift stores to visit.  

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I’m good at math: don’t pressure me to take STEM classes

I’m good at math: don’t pressure me to take STEM classes

By Jenny Lu
June 17, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Showcase

In each of the STEM-related classes I have taken, I have noticed a lone girl sitting in the corner looking miserable. It’s not just that she is greatly outnumbered by her male counterparts; she may not have taken that class by choice at all.

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Students show pride, attend LGBTQ+ parade and march

Students show pride, attend LGBTQ+ parade and march

By Mira Dwyer
June 16, 2017
Filed under National, News, Showcase

A sea of rainbow flooded the streets of D.C. as thousands attended the Capital Pride Parade June 10 and the Equality March for Unity and Pride June 11 in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

By Naren Roy
June 16, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Umttr, a locally-based nonprofit that works to prevent teen suicide, hosted its 4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser at Whitman June 11. Aside from the competition, attendees placed bids at a silent auction fundraiser, listened to workshop presenters and met celebrities like professional basketball player Michael Sweetney.

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Whitman student and parent interviewed about fundraiser for Ryan Seacrest Show

Whitman student and parent interviewed about fundraiser for Ryan Seacrest Show

By Matt Proestel
June 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Representatives of reality personality Ryan Seacrest invited junior Clara Ryan and her mother, Rana Sawaya Ryan, onto Seacrest’s show to discuss their art exhibit fundraiser for scoliosis patients, which lasted from April 22 to July 8.

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Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

By Elea Levin
June 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

The rising senior class kicked off the upcoming year with a senior night tailgate celebration in the parking lot June 6. SGA members treated juniors in attendance—decked out in Whitman gear and face paint—to refreshments, lawn games and photo opportunities.

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Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

By Maddy Frank
June 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During his 2014 campaign, Governor Larry Hogan promised to make Maryland more business friendly. To fulfill this promise, he has been easing enforcement of environmental regulations on businesses. In fact, prosecutions against businesses that break Maryland environmental laws are at a 20-year low, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

By Naren Roy
June 14, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Unknown thieves have stolen cash and personal items from parked cars in the Whitman community over the last several weeks, coinciding with a 39 percent increase in the number of stolen vehicles in Montgomery County since last year, according to a May 19 article in Bethesda Magazine.

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Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

By Shehrez Chaudhri
June 14, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

With students from around 50 countries and all corners of the world, Whitman is home to students with a wide array of nationalities. Maroni helps ensure that these international students feel included in the Whitman community and encourages them to express their unique cultures and traditions while living in the U.S.   

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Facebook releases “Town Hall” feature, allowing users to contact representatives

Facebook releases “Town Hall” feature, allowing users to contact representatives

By Elyssa Seltzer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

You’re scrolling through Facebook when you notice an article about a proposed new policy on a controversial issue. Concerned, you want to contact your representative to voice your opposition to the measure. With Facebook’s newest feature, you effortlessly can.

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