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Letter to the editor: verify statistics before publication

November 16, 2011

Dear Black and White, Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "There are lies, damn lies, and statistics." I am writing this letter to challenge a statistic that you included in your article on LGBT students...

Letters to the editor: is ‘Gypsy’ too provocative?

October 20, 2011

"Gypsy," the fall musical, runs from Nov. 17 to 19. Below on the left is a letter from a parent questioning the appropriateness of the musical for a high school cast and audience, while on the left is...

Live blog: press conference with MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr

Live blog: press conference with MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr
October 15, 2011

New MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr answered questions from members of the high school press in a press conference Oct. 18, covering a variety of topics, including math acceleration, No Child Left Behind...

Allow nurses to give over-the-counter meds in school, with parent permission

April 13, 2011

Your head is pounding during math class, but you know there’s no use going to the nurse’s office. She can’t give you any medicine to get rid of the splitting pain. That’s right. No Motrin, no...

Eight-periods days “actively discouraged” for 2012 school year

March 24, 2011

Stake out your seat in the cafeteria now, because lunch next year may be a little more crowded.Counselors will now "actively discourage" students from taking eight-period days, resource counselor Frances...

Senior participates in math competition, places fourth

February 24, 2011

Senior Brian Jones competed with three other students in the “Who Wants to be a Mathematician?” contest Feb. 20 at the Washington Convention Center. The American Association for the Advancement...

In-school iPads not worth the benefits

February 16, 2011

Teachers want students to be engaged in class, environmentalists want to save paper, and doctors know that carrying heavy backpacks has adverse effects on student health. But the county shouldn’t...

College in England? Brilliant!

January 18, 2011

In terms of college applications, senior Julia Cole is going the distance. Literally.Cole is considering attending a university in either England or Scotland. She’s applied to five schools abroad and...

Multimedia: Winter Pep Rally

December 13, 2010

Drumline “got busy” with the same performance that won them second place at the county competition. Poms—guys and girls—showed off their new routine and the break-dancing team performed to “oohs”...

Sophomore wins Whitman’s first Poetry Out Loud contest

December 2, 2010

Sophomore Ali Foreman won Whitman’s first Poetry Out Loud competition Nov. 30. Foreman and runner-up sophomore Emily Rogers qualified to compete in the county-level contest in January, the next stage...

Study shows benefits of affluent schooling

November 17, 2010

A Century Foundation study confirmed the common notion that it's more beneficial for impoverished students to attend affluent schools than high-poverty schools, even if those high-poverty schools receive...

Five students caught with illicit substances face ‘Zero Tolerance’

November 11, 2010

**Also by Lucy Chen** Five students face punishment under the Zero Tolerance policy after they were caught with illegal substances in two unrelated incidents. The Zero Tolerance policy includes a 10-day...

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