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Let’s talk about sexism: senior organizes educational seminars
“Ladies, this is not a beach. Cover up your butt, cleavage, and bra straps. Boys, this applies to you too.” Last spring, assistant principal Kathy McHale’s voice rang over the PA system, reminding students of Whitman’s dress code. Following the announcement, now-senior Rabhya Mehrotra went to principal Alan Goodwin to question the reasoning behind it. Administrators told students McHale ma...
School is fueling the technology obsession
My parents constantly complain that I’m “technology-obsessed.” They say I spend too many hours on the computer after school and even more time on my phone. They think I waste half the time “fooling around” or playing games, since I usually take awhile to get my homework done. But my parents don’t realize how much of that time is used for homework. With all the new technologies avail...
Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Groundhog Day festival draws D.C. residents
In a sea of one hundred top hats, winter coats and smiling faces, a furry mammal is perched on a table, alone where the crowd has parted. Posters display messages honoring this squirrel-like animal. “Make Groundhog Day Great Again,” one reads. “Draft Phil for Shadow Representative,” reads another. As a gust of wind blows through Dupont Circle, the crowd collectively chants: “We love Potomac Phil...
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