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Damascus is a permanent winter wonderland

Damascus is a permanent winter wonderland

By Rebecca Hirsh

February 6, 2019


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Polar bears roam the streets. Black ice covers every road. Snow perpetually falls from the sky. Sub-zero temperatures and high winds mark each day. Welcome to Damascus, MD. When I woke up last Wednesday morning to find that school was canceled, and then later received a notification at 4:50 p.m. that...

I’m not your “queen”

I’m not your “queen”

By Anonymous

February 6, 2019


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Hey, sis! Can I go off and spill the tea for a quick sec? I’m a gay senior, and since looking back at my time at Whitman, I’ve picked up on several patterns relating to my gayhood that I think it’s high time we address. I came out early junior year, an event which effectively split my high s...

Behavior of Covington boys wasn’t surprising, but what now?

Behavior of Covington boys wasn’t surprising, but what now?

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

February 4, 2019


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Although our president may excuse this kind of behavior, we as American citizens cannot.

Embrace the mystery of black holes

Embrace the mystery of black holes

By Dana Herrnstadt

February 4, 2019


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In fourth grade, a friend told me that the Earth would eventually get sucked in a giant black hole and we would all die. I cried. Then I asked what a black hole was; he didn’t know. Then I cried some more. Determined to find out what black holes were, I did a little research when I got home. Si...

Getting help for mental health: what comes next

Getting help for mental health: what comes next

By Emma Shaffer

January 18, 2019


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Whether it’s the county-wide Signs of Suicide program, student-organized mental illness awareness seminars or any other presentation on mental health, the final message is always the same: if you’re struggling, tell someone you trust and get help. But what happens after you open up to this trust...

Settling into high school—It doesn’t mean you have to stop branching out

Settling into high school—It doesn’t mean you have to stop branching out

By Emma Iturregui

January 15, 2019


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It’s common to look around at Clubs Night and see swarms of freshman making their way through the crowds. Most upperclassmen there stand behind tables to recruit for clubs they’re already in—and rarely look for new clubs they might be interested in themselves. Going into freshman year, I wanted to join t...

Dear Delphi: Friendship troubles

Dear Delphi: Friendship troubles

January 15, 2019


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Dear Delphi is an advice column written by an anonymous senior at Whitman. Every few weeks, the author picks one or two questions submitted through a Google Form to anonymously answer. If you want to submit your own question, click here. Questions have been edited for clarity. Dear Delphi, How do I reconcile a friendship that I lost freshman year? I’m a senior, and I...

Alleged sexual assault at Damascus highlights crucial role of coaches

By Max Gersch

January 14, 2019


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When I heard about the alleged sexual assault at Damascus High School in November, I thought about coaches. As role models for their players, coaches have a more important role than ever to step up and set a good example for their teams. A coach’s purpose is more than wins and losses. During the sea...

Restaurants need to accommodate dietary restrictions adequately

Restaurants need to accommodate dietary restrictions adequately

By Zara Ali

January 9, 2019


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Restaurants that claim to be gluten-free don’t always deliver on their promise.

Don’t be so quick to leave out classical music

Don’t be so quick to leave out classical music

By David Villani

January 7, 2019


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Classical music was once the pop music of its day. Mozart had groupies, and performances by Liszt, a talented Hungarian composer, attracted thousands of rabid fans. Today, the story is very different. There’s a general assumption that classical music requires a certain degree of sophistication, and ...

Vegetarianism and veganism aren’t “health fads”

Vegetarianism and veganism aren’t “health fads”

By Emma Iturregui

January 5, 2019


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Yes, being vegetarian and vegan is kind to animals—and it’s an arguably healthier diet. But there’s so much more to it than that.

We’re not overachievers

We’re not overachievers

By Camerynn Hawke

January 5, 2019


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Here at Whitman, we’re overachievers. At least, according to the book written about us, aptly titled: The Overachievers. It features AP Frank, who took 17 AP classes, superstar Julie—an aspiring triathlete and yearbook editor—and many other “overachieving” Whitman students who took every AP clas...