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December 10, 2017

Principal Alan Goodwin emailed staff today to inform them that the body of senior Navid Sepehri had been found Dec. 10. Sepehri had been reported missing the night before, friends of the Whitman student said.

Weekly News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

By Julie Rosenstein

December 3, 2017

Monday, Nov 27, Whitman sophomore Jojo Greenberg passed away. A vigil was held in her memory Thursday Nov. 30.

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By Cameron Jones

December 15, 2017

The Vikings (0–1) fell to the Northwest Jaguars (2–0) by a score of 42–25 in their first dual me...

By Matthew van Bastelaer

December 14, 2017

The indoor track team started off their season with strong showings from their upperclassmen Dec. 5 at t...

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Joe & the Juice meets Bethesda

By Julia McGowan

November 28, 2017

In addition to the new Woodmont Ave. location, Joe & the Juice plans to open three more DMV locations by mid-December. The juice bar chain first opened in Denmark in 2002 with the goal of creating a healthy and quick food option that has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Over time, the chain has branded itself as a “bro-juice bar,” where, typically, attractive young men serve juice. Joe & the Juice now has over 200 stores across Europe and the U.S.

Students balance comedy, dance in “On the Town”

By Camerynn Hawke

November 27, 2017

Whitman Drama presented their fall musical “On the Town” Nov. 16-18. Directed by Christopher Gerken and senior Kevin Hatcher, the show follows the adventures of three Navy men as they search for love during a 24-hour stay in New York City.

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Mental illness: the conversations we need to have

By Tiger Bjӧrnlund and Amy Nankin

December 1, 2017

It starts with how we think about mental health. Even with assemblies, posters, articles and other measures, the stigma remains. Mental illness is exactly that: an illness. It’s not something to be embarrassed about and those affected can’t just “snap out of it.”

Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines shouldn’t be discarded

By Ella Atsavapranee

November 22, 2017

The Obama-era guidelines shouldn’t be discarded—without the policy in place, colleges won’t properly conduct their investigations and students are less likely to report misconduct.

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Increase learning, make foreign languages fun again

By Katherine Sylvester

November 29, 2017

I didn’t take Spanish, but it seemed to me that I was witnessing a metamorphosis—the Spanish 4 crowd had undergone a rapid transition from sluggish students to excited learners.

Lift the college app burden: mandate homework-free weekends

By Elisa McCartin and Michelle Silver

November 17, 2017

It’s unfair for students to have to make these choices; both schoolwork and college applications are necessary components of a student’s high school experience. It’s essential that students are given ample time to complete their applications, which are a milestone in any student’s academic career.

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