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Pyle student Arvin Kim wins award for leadership in community

Pyle student Arvin Kim wins award for leadership in community

By Mia Friedman

June 5, 2019

Once a week, after a 20 minute drive, Pyle eighth grade student Arvin Kim opens the door to his family’s black Volvo. He waves goodbye to his mom as he walks toward the Board of Education building, where he meets with the rest of the Montgomery County Junior Council. During the meeting, they discus...

English teacher Omari James “reproposes” to counselor Angela Fang

English teacher Omari James “reproposes” to counselor Angela Fang

By Clara Koritz-Hawkes and Jack Gonzalez

June 4, 2019

There wasn’t a dry eye in Whitman’s main entrance when English teacher Omari James "reproposed" to his current fiancee, counselor Angela Fang, today during fifth period. James recruited Whitman’s male acapella group, Solid and Sound, to sing for Ms. Fang. The group sang “Can’t Help Falling...

Battle of the Bands rocks out in the WAUD one last time

Battle of the Bands rocks out in the WAUD one last time

By Taylor Haber, Bella Grumet, and Gabe Schaner

May 22, 2019

Covered in tie-dyed bed sheets and strewn with black electrical cords, the Waudatorium had shaken its usual English class undercurrents; instead of scribbling notes for some Socratic seminar, students plugged in amps and adjusted mics. Instead of studying Macbeth and Hamlet, they tuned their guitars. And i...

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy: extended version

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy: extended version

April 12, 2019

Read one of our writers' opinions on the controversy here.

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy

By David Villani

April 4, 2019

My opinion: why criticisms of Israel aren't anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has had an eventful first term in Congress. Since her election, the freshman congresswoman has been under near-constant attack for anti-Semitism. After her comments last month questioning the political influence that forces people to side with a foreign country—meaning Israel—critics have accused h...