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Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 16-20

Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 16-20

By Julie Rosenstein

October 21, 2017

A late-term abortion clinic opened in Bethesda. Pro-life supporters held a vigil in front of the Wildwood Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 9-13

Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 9-13

By Julie Rosenstein

October 16, 2017

Wildfires spread throughout Northern California; businesses and homes have been burned to the ground, and 31 people were reported dead as of Thursday October 12, the Washington Post reported.

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Volleyball loses to BCC in dig pink game

By Max Gersch

October 19, 2017

The girls volleyball team (5–7) fell to the B-CC Barons (9–2) in a dramatic four set match. The game was the team’s annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness month.

Girls soccer finishes regular season with win over Damascus

By Elyse Lowet

October 19, 2017

The girls soccer team (11–1) beat the Damascus Hornets (5–4–1) 5–1 Monday, finishing the Vik...

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Pyle students get taste of high school early, experience classes at Whitman

By Elyssa Seltzer

October 15, 2017

Every day, hundreds of high schoolers walk through Whitman’s double doors, passing students they’ve never talked to. Among them, however, are several middle schoolers who chose to brave the high school hallways and take classes at Whitman.

Outdoor concert venues provide a fun, cheap environment for students

Outdoor concert venues provide a fun, cheap environment for students

By Cami Corcoran

October 5, 2017

Outdoor concerts like these are a staple of DMV culture. Wolf Trap, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Jiffy Lube Live, all outdoor concert venues in Maryland and Virginia, regularly draw students to their most popular summer shows. The venues opened in 1966, 1967 and 1995, respectively. Today, each attracts different kinds of artists.

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Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

By Maddy Frank

June 15, 2017

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.

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

By Emma Sorkin

May 22, 2017

To ease some of the application-related stress, Whitman should add a course that teaches students how to write college application essays. This course would teach a writing style that English classes don’t currently cover and help even the playing field for students who can’t afford professional help.

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Homecoming hassle: keep it fun, not forced

Homecoming hassle: keep it fun, not forced

By Elisa McCartin and Michelle Silver

October 10, 2017

Why does homecoming need to be this stressful? It’s only one night that comes around once a year. The point is to have fun and hang out with friends. But expectations make this event unnecessarily dramatic for the student body. Everyone wants to have a flawless night that fits the quintessential  high school experience. Putting less pressure on having the perfect, seamless night would allow students to actually enjoy homecoming.

Let’s embrace broken language

Let’s embrace broken language

By Ivy Xun

October 9, 2017

Today, society mocks “imperfect” language; we laugh at odd accents and alienate unfamiliar dialects that don’t seem to fall under neat categories. English language proficiency is used as a social marker to classify and negatively evaluate people of non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB), according to a 2008 study by Megan-Jane Johnstone, a nursing professor at RMIT University.

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