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National News Roundup: Carnival cruise commotion

By Carolyn Freeman

February 19, 2013

In this edition of the National News Roundup, a popular sport is taken out of the Olympics, two companies merge to form a mega-airline and a natural disaster devastates communities in Mississippi. Read More »...

New Common Application essay questions limit students’ options

By Carolyn Freeman

February 18, 2013

Over the next few months, juniors should start thinking about their failures, their identities and their transition to adulthood. These are among the five essay topics that will appear on the new Common Application for college admissions next year. Read More »...

Student performers sing and play at Classical Me, now in its fifth year

By Carolyn Freeman

February 13, 2013

Classical music echoed through St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 12 at the first of two Classical Me concerts for the year. Read More »...

Bdubbs Bakes: Valentine’s Day molten lava cakes

Bdubbs Bakes: Valentine's Day molten lava cakes

By Carolyn Freeman

February 13, 2013

Candy hearts and carnations are so seventh grade. Make this Valentine's Day a little more special with these fudgy chocolate cakes that are tastier and more creative than anything you can pick up at CVS. Read More »...

Schoolbus involved in three-vehicle crash

A MCPS schoolbus collided with two cars at the intersection of River Rd. and Whittier Blvd. Photo by Carolyn Freeman.

By Carolyn Freeman

February 13, 2013

A Montgomery County Public Schools schoolbus was involved in a crash with a Lexus and a Hyundai at the intersection of River Rd. and Whittier Blvd. at 2:07 p.m. Feb. 13. There were no students on the bus, and all three vehicles were towed, public information officer Rebecca Innocenti said. Read More »...

State of the Union highlights

President Barack Obama stands between Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner as he gives his State of the Union address. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool.

By Carolyn Freeman

February 13, 2013

President Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term Feb. 12, during which he emphasized a strong middle class as the engine of future economic growth. Read More »...

Students produce online magazine to share passion for science

By Carolyn Freeman

February 12, 2013

Where can you go to learn about Star Trek classrooms, a smell to neutralize all other smells or the International Space Station? The new Whitman Science Magazine, of course. Read More »...

National News Roundup: Grammy Awards edition

By Carolyn Freeman

February 11, 2013

In this edition of the National News Roundup, “Nemo” strikes the Northeast, prompting numerous jokes related to the Pixar film, and the US Postal Service announces a major change in its mail delivery schedule. Read More »...

Viking Vogue: Winter nail polish guide

By Carolyn Freeman

February 10, 2013

Everyone could use a little color to spice up the monotonous winter gloom. Nail polish is a reliable way to make life more fun, flirty and even sparkly. Below is a guide to the best colors and what they’re good for, as well as what they look best with. Read More »...

When it comes to irony, moderation is the best policy

By Carolyn Freeman

February 8, 2013

Why do we roll our eyes at poetry? Why did we need the anonymity of Whitman Compliments to speak our hearts to those we see every day? And what’s up with “thrift shopping?” Read More »...

Alternative band Albedo wins Battle of the Bands

Joey Wood sings Stacy's Mom with Punk Band at Battle of the Bands. The all-junior band covered the Fountains of Wayne track as the first song in their two-song set. Photo by Billy Bird.

By Carolyn Freeman

February 7, 2013

Dale Rodman ('06) put down his acoustic guitar, tossed his flannel shirt aside, and revealed a Whitman track jersey. “This next one goes out to Whitman track, baby,” he said. Read More »...

English teacher Nick Confino brings fans to bands

By Carolyn Freeman

February 7, 2013

The band U-Melt largely played at smaller venues until one momentous day: the Mountain Jam festival in 2010. Midway through the concert, they looked out at a stadium packed with 15,000 screaming fans rocking out to the music — all thanks to English teacher Nick Confino. Read More »...