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Left to right: Managing Editor Matt Mande, Managing Editor Jocie Mintz and Editor-in-Chief Taylor Habor

Letter from the Online Editors: November 2020

By Matt Mande, Taylor Haber, and Jocie Mintz November 17, 2020

On March 13, most students believed the two to five week school break would be just that: two to five weeks.  Yet here we are, nearly nine months and two marking periods later. Students’ academic...

Clockwise from top left: Managing editor Anna Yuan, managing editor Ally Navarrete and editor-in-chief Dana Herrnstadt.

Letter From the Editors: May 2020

By Dana Herrnstadt, Ally Navarrete, and Anna Yuan May 18, 2020

On March 11, we drafted the following: We published a staff editorial a year ago: Forget Whitman’s reputation; Let’s talk about racism. It was our way of responding to an incident where Whitman...

Top to bottom: Managing Editor Ally Navarrete,  Managing Editor Anna Yuan and Editor-in-Chief Dana Herrnstadt

Letter from the Online Editors: February 2020

By Dana Herrnstadt, Ally Navarrete, and Anna Yuan February 12, 2020

When we decided to write a Letter from the Editors about community, we had trouble honing in on one specific definition of the word. “Community” can mean almost anything, whether it’s the Whitman...

Left to right: Managing Editor Ally Navarrete,  Editor-in-Chief Dana Herrnstadt and Managing Editor Anna Yuan

Letter from the Online Editors: December 2019

By Dana Herrnstadt, Ally Navarrete, and Anna Yuan December 22, 2019

Sherlock Holmes may be one of the most famous detectives of the century, but not all investigators come with trench coats, British accents and plucky sidekicks named Watson. At Whitman, students flock...

Left to right: Managing Editor Anna Yuan, Managing Editor Ally Navarrete and Editor-in-Chief Dana Herrnstadt.

Letter from the Online Editors: November 2019

By Dana Herrnstadt, Ally Navarrete, and Anna Yuan November 9, 2019

It seems cliché to begin our letter with the phrase “In the digital age.” It’s not unique or creative. It’s not sparkling writing. But “in the digital age” has become synonymous with “living...

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