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Fewer international students attending U.S. universities

Fewer international students attending U.S. universities

By Meera Dahiya

January 17, 2019


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Georgetown University freshman Nikita Gupta has broadened her horizons this semester by learning from her international peers. Having foreign classmates encourages her professors to teach from an international point of view, which allows her to consider other perspectives, she said. But in recent yea...

Federal judges order redistricting of 6th District, MD AG appeals

Federal judges order redistricting of 6th District, MD AG appeals

By Max London

December 20, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

A panel of three federal judges ruled Nov. 7 that the 2012 Maryland Congressional districting map gave Democrats in the 6th District an unfair demographic advantage in the 2018 midterms, after seven Republican constituents sued the state. In the election, Democratic Congressman-elect David Trone defeated Republican...

Amazon chooses Crystal City, Virginia for one of two new headquarters

Amazon chooses Crystal City, Virginia for one of two new headquarters

By Zara Ali

December 1, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, Showcase

Amazon announced Nov. 13 that their two new East Coast headquarters will be in Crystal City, Virginia and Queens, New York. Amazon received 238 bids from cities and regions across the country for the headquarters, including Montgomery County. The new headquarters in Crystal City will bring in more state revenue, but it’ll also increase the population in...

Whitman sophomore sings at Matthew Shepard interment

Whitman sophomore sings at Matthew Shepard interment

By Joseph Ferrari

November 26, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Sophomore Brennan Connell sang with a chorus at the National Cathedral Oct. 26 as part of the interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes. Shepard was an openly gay college student whose murder in 1998 became a rallying point in the gay rights movement. The service was attended by about 2,000 people. Unti...

Montgomery County first-day early voter turnout triples since 2014

Montgomery County first-day early voter turnout triples since 2014

By Anna Yuan

October 30, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Voter turnout in Montgomery County on the first day of Maryland early voting, Oct. 25, more than tripled the numbers from the 2014 midterm election, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. In the county, 2.17 percent of eligible voters—14,220 people—cast their ballots. Over 87,000 people i...

Lapses in SAT scoring and test security raise concerns

Lapses in SAT scoring and test security raise concerns

By Anna Yuan

October 2, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

When a Whitman senior sat down for the August SAT, he had a startling case of déjà vu. After reading the first passage, he realized he’d already taken the exact test three times for practice. When he got home and saw #refundaugustSAT trending on Twitter, he quickly found out that The College Bo...

Boy Scouts changes name to Scouts BSA after allowing girls to join

Boy Scouts changes name to Scouts BSA after allowing girls to join

By Lily Cork

May 23, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

The Boy Scouts of America announced May 2 that they will change the name of their main scouting program from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA, following their October 2017 decision to allow girls to become Scouts. The 108-year-old organization has been criticized for being too conservative and barred openly gay boys from joining un...

Maryland House of Delegates approves bill outlawing conversion therapy

Maryland House of Delegates approves bill outlawing conversion therapy

By Sydney Miller

April 21, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill April 4 outlawing forced conversion therapy for youth in Maryland with a vote of 95-27.

Student activism through social media elicits corporate response

Student activism through social media elicits corporate response

By Rebecca Hirsh

April 10, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Students nationwide have taken to social media alongside the Parkland students to demand gun control and encourage more elected officials and companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

Weekly News Roundup: April 9-13

Weekly News Roundup: April 9-13

By Julie Rosenstein

April 10, 2018


Filed under National, News

Whitman’s talent show will be showing April 13-15. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

Supreme Court to hear MD gerrymandering case

Supreme Court to hear MD gerrymandering case

By Katherine Sylvester

March 23, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

The Supreme Court will hear a case about Maryland’s partisan gerrymandering on March 28. The case, Benisek v. Lamone, was filed by Republican voters who claim congressional districts drawn by the Democratic state legislature violate their constitutional rights.

Shooting at Maryland high school leaves students injured, afraid

By Julia McGowan

March 23, 2018


Filed under National, News

A shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland left two students injured and the shooter in critical condition early morning March 20.