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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.

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

By Andie Silverman
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Juniors Alex Abrosimov and Matt Post, have been campaigning to be next year's Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As an elected official, the SMOB has a seat and the same voting privileges of any BOE member. The Black & White spoke with the candidates to discuss their platforms before this election.

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Chess club places first in state championship

Chess club places first in state championship

By Lily Jacobson
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The chess club won the Maryland State Chess Championship March 25 at Roland Park Elementary/Middle school in Baltimore. The championship was the first and only tournament of the year, making the win even more exciting for the eleven team members.

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NHL playoff preview

NHL playoff preview

By Justin Baker and Tiger Bjornlund
April 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

It’s playoff season, and that means the quest for the toughest trophy in sports begins now. Over the course of the next two months, the NHL’s finest will battle it out in grueling seven-game contests, each in a bid to claim the coveted Stanley Cup. The Black & White hockey analysts Tiger Bjornlund and Justin Baker weigh in on their playoff predictions.

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Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

Writing Center hosts instructional essay writing series

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The English department writing center hosted a series of weekly instructional workshops throughout third quarter, inviting students to bring their lunch and a friend while improving specific essay writing skills.

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Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

By Camille Caldera
April 3, 2017
Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Blogs, Showcase

The first time I wrote a poem was during a free write in sixth grade. I was sitting in Ms. Goldman’s English class, under the windows, in the sun. I don’t remember the poem I wrote, but I do remember how powerful it made me feel.

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Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

Sophomore Davis Gestiehr performs with Green Day at Verizon Center

By Lily Friedman
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, School, Showcase

In front of a sold-out 18,000-person crowd, a singer stands at the front of the stage, belting to the audience. Behind him stand the members of Green Day, playing the guitar, bass and drums loudly. But the performer engaging the crowd isn’t Green Day’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong—it’s sophomore Davis Gestiehr.

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Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

By Anna Gray
March 30, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Whitman community members gathered March 8 in the auditorium to address their concerns about the lack of progress installing safety improvements to the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection.

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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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Girls lacrosse hands Sherwood first loss to MCPS team in 10 years

Girls lacrosse hands Sherwood first loss to MCPS team in 10 years

By Joey Squeri
March 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

Girls lacrosse The girls lacrosse team (2–1) outlasted the Sherwood Warriors 8–7 on Tuesday behind a furious comeback and two clutch plays. The Vikes quickly fell down 5–2 to the Warriors in the first half, but found themselves in a familiar spot. “We tend to dig ourselves holes and come b...

Athlete of the Month: John Luke Iglesias

Athlete of the Month: John Luke Iglesias

By Amy Nankin
March 29, 2017
Filed under Athlete of the Month, Showcase, Sports

Standing at 6’2’’ and weighing in at 220 pounds, junior John Luke Iglesias has led the varsity wrestling team (5-9) in pins and wins this winter season.

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