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Jeremy White (’05) fundraises to turn short film idea into reality

Jeremy White (’05) fundraises to turn short film idea into reality

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 29, 2012


Filed under Feature

Jeremy White ('05) got his start in filmmaking at Whitman, where he was director of the senior video and both a technical director and a writer on Whitman Shorts. Read More »...

Talent Show 2011 ventures successfully into space

Talent Show 2011 ventures successfully into space

By Maryam Abutaleb

April 9, 2011


Filed under Feature

Rocketing towards three hours of blaring music, bright lights and interactive skits, this year's Talent Show took off without a hitch. Read More »...

Open the auditorium doors, HAL: Talent show 2011 goes on ‘Space Odyssey’

By Maryam Abutaleb

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature

Last year, students experienced the seven deadly sins firsthand.  This time around, they’ll encounter alien invaders.  It’s time for Talent Show. Read More »...

Doug Robertson: alum, artist, economist and father

By Maryam Abutaleb

March 27, 2011


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More than 10 years ago, Doug Robertson (’77) attempted to draw an elephant for his 5-year-old daughter.  That first failed painting for Mariana Robertson, now a senior, inspired him to sign up for art classes and sparked a passion for painting that blossomed alongside a full-time office job...

MCPS budget for 2011-2012 will require job cuts, increased class sizes

By Maryam Abutaleb

March 9, 2011


Filed under News

MCPS superintendent Jerry Weast sent an email to county teachers March 4 discussing the most recent budget changes for the next school year, which could save a total of $45,139,860.  Read More »...

Siblings reflect on sharing classes

By Maryam Abutaleb

March 7, 2011


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Siblings are forced to share a variety of things: a house, parents and their family’s attention. But how about a classroom? Read More »...

Cast and crew of ‘Anne Frank’ deliver extraordinary performance

By Maryam Abutaleb

March 3, 2011


Filed under Feature

Junior Sophie van Bastelaer’s voice booms in the pitch black auditorium, reading an entry from the diary of her character, Anne Frank. Last week, director Christopher Gerken presented the winter play, "The Diary of Anne Frank," once again demonstrating the professional quality of the drama department....

Bill Chin, caring father, beloved community member, passes away

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 23, 2011


Filed under News

Over 500 people attended a memorial service at Imagination Stage last Thursday to celebrate the life of Bethesda resident Bill Chin, student Jessie Chin’s father, who passed away Feb. 11.  There were monitors outside the auditorium for people who couldn’t fit in the room to watch the service. R...

Glee, Myself and I: ‘Comeback’

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 17, 2011


Filed under Feature

Even though I’m not raging with Bieber fever, Sam made tween heartthrob Justin Bieber look and sound 10 times better than he actually is. Compared to last week's, I liked this episode more because the music was a bigger component, but some plot lines still annoyed me. Read More »...

Junior Claire Pollak designs purses and jewelry

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 14, 2011


Filed under Feature

When a typical teenage girl goes shopping, the only thing stopping her from having a full collection of accessories are the steep prices. Fed up with overpriced items, junior Claire Pollak decided to take matters into her own hands.So began Pollak’s business, "Claire Ann." Read More »...

Glee, Myself and I: ‘Silly Love Songs’

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 11, 2011


Filed under Feature

After months of anticipation, Glee finally returned—and despite the classic Valentine’s Day-themed episode,  the themes are getting repetitive and  predictable, and the show doesn’t focus at all on music.  At this point in the show last year, there were barely any inappropriate scenes and the...

P.E. should offer electives for yoga, dance, aerobics

By Maryam Abutaleb

February 11, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The dreaded year of required physical education wouldn’t be such an annoyance if the P.E. department added a few more options to gym class. Students who play soccer and basketball or run seriously can take specialty gym classes that suit their interests. But for those who are passionate about other...