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UPDATE: Body of missing Whitman student found in Bannockburn woods

December 10, 2017


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Principal Alan Goodwin emailed staff today to inform them that the body of senior Navid Sepehri had been found Dec. 10. Sepehri had been reported missing the night before, friends of the Whitman student said.

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Former MCCPTA Treasurer charged with embezzlement of $39,000 from organization

By Matthew Proestel

November 13, 2017


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County prosecutors charged former Montgomery County Council of PTAs Treasurer Lisa Betts with the embezzlement of $39,000 from the MCCPTA. Her plea hearing in the case is set to take place Nov. 17.

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National Prescription Take Back Day reminds public about importance of safe prescription drug disposal

National Prescription Take Back Day reminds public about importance of safe prescription drug disposal

By Matthew Proestel

November 11, 2017


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Montgomery County held a prescription drug drop-off as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back day for the eighth consecutive year on Oct. 28th.

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Seniors jazz up Star-Spangled Banner for Nats game

Seniors jazz up Star-Spangled Banner for Nats game

By Naren Roy

October 30, 2017


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Seniors Ethan Dodd and Patrick Wright performed the national anthem at the Washington Nationals game Sept. 28 in a horn quartet. The pair earned the opportunity through their weekly participation in Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, a select jazz ensemble in D.C. They began rehearsing the jazz arrangem...

Students contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Students contribute to hurricane relief efforts

By Jessica Buxbaum

September 27, 2017


Filed under Local, National, News, Showcase

Several students found creative ways to join the nationwide relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey, a Category 3 storm which struck Houston Aug. 25, and Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm which struck Florida Sept. 10. The two storms left a total of over 150 people dead, according to the Miami Herald and The Washington Post.

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Local congressman becomes first 2020 presidential candidate

Local congressman becomes first 2020 presidential candidate

By Eric Neugeboren

September 26, 2017


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Congressman John Delaney (D-6) announced his candidacy July 28 for the 2020 presidential election, making him the first official candidate to do so.

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Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

Umttr hosts annual basketball tournament

By Naren Roy

June 16, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Umttr, a locally-based nonprofit that works to prevent teen suicide, hosted its 4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser at Whitman June 11. Aside from the competition, attendees placed bids at a silent auction fundraiser, listened to workshop presenters and met celebrities like professional basketball player Michael Sweetney.

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Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

By Naren Roy

June 14, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Unknown thieves have stolen cash and personal items from parked cars in the Whitman community over the last several weeks, coinciding with a 39 percent increase in the number of stolen vehicles in Montgomery County since last year, according to a May 19 article in Bethesda Magazine.

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Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

Sophomore performs in MoCo talent competition

By Jessica Buxbaum

June 7, 2017


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The f35’s, a rock band led by sophomore Matei Fawzy, competed in the annual Moco’s Got Talent competition at The Fillmore Silver Spring May 21.

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Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

Students, businesses unhappy with new Metro prices, hours

By Eric Neugeboren

June 1, 2017


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Metrorail fares will rise by 10 cents during the 5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. peak hours and 25 cents during off-peak hours. Metrobus fares will increase by 25 cents.

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Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

Ourisman Honda to create garden, overpass next to Capital Crescent Trail, public unimpressed

By Rebecca Hirsh

May 25, 2017


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In a meeting May 15, Ourisman Honda and the MCPS Department of Permitting Services (DPS) proposed renovations to add features to enhance the visual appeal of the trail and block out noise.

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‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

By Rebecca Hirsh

May 20, 2017


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Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, producers of 'Serial,' an investigative journalism podcast, led a forum at Strathmore May 11 to discuss the show’s success and the importance of thorough and accurate journalism.

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