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Sophomore’s origami creations benefit children with rare diseases

Sophomore’s origami creations benefit children with rare diseases

By Lucy Chen

April 9, 2012


Filed under Feature

Origami is said to aid the body and mind in a variety of ways, from reducing stress to helping the body achieve balance. Sophomore Lisa Deng is using origami to promote another kind of wellness: finding a cure for rare diseases that take the lives of children every year. Read More »...

Flyer controversy reveals need for new distribution regulations

By Lucy Chen

April 9, 2012


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Many educators and students protested last month after five schools sent students home with informational flyers from Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays, an organization that maintains that "‘gay’ is a self-chosen identity" and homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. Read More »...

Congressman Chris Van Hollen to deliver commencement address

Congressman Chris Van Hollen to deliver commencement address

By Lucy Chen

March 30, 2012


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Congressman Chris Van Hollen will speak at the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony June 6 at DAR Constitution Hall. A committee of senior class officers, teachers and principal Alan Goodwin decided to invite Van Hollen, who represents Montgomery County and the rest of Maryland's Eighth Congressional District...

MCPS should add personal finance course to graduation requirements

By Lucy Chen

March 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

It would be foolish to play poker without knowing the rules.  But it would be more foolish to take out a loan, where the financial stakes are higher, without understanding the principle of interest, yet many Americans, unaware of how financial institutions work, take risks that could ruin their credit...

Interactive exhibit at the Hirshhorn showcases Latin American artists

Interactive exhibit at the Hirshhorn showcases Latin American artists

By Lucy Chen

March 26, 2012


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At the Hirshhorn’s newest exhibit, museum-goers can not only view, but also touch, listen and experience the artwork. "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space" is on display until May 13. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: March 23

Photo of the Day: March 23

By Lucy Chen

March 23, 2012


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Mathematician speaks to students about thinking outside the box

Mathematician speaks to students about thinking outside the box

By Lucy Chen

March 21, 2012


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For multiplication problems, we often turn to calculators for the answer. But what if someone said you could simply use dots and boxes to solve every one of those questions? Read More »...

Two teams to compete in History Bowl nationals

By Lucy Chen

March 20, 2012


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Two Whitman teams qualified for the National History Bowl National Championship at the D.C. regional tournament March 17. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: March 15

Photo of the Day: March 15

By Lucy Chen

March 15, 2012


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Photo of the Day: March 14

Photo of the Day: March 14

By Lucy Chen

March 14, 2012


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International Night

By Lucy Chen

March 13, 2012


Filed under News

‘The Lorax’ not as satisfying on the big screen as in the book

‘The Lorax’ not as satisfying on the big screen as in the book

By Lucy Chen

March 12, 2012


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Few students can say they didn’t grow up on a healthy combination of Dr. Seuss' “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who.” Less well known is his pro-environmental classic, “The Lorax,” which premiered on the big screen March 2, Dr. Suess’ birthday....