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Drumline banned from playing next home football game

Drumline banned from playing next home football game

By Sydney Miller

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drumline will not perform at the football game against Northwood Oct. 20 due to an agreement made with administration.

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Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 17, 2017


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The English department adapted the traditional AP Language and Composition and Honors English 12 curricula this year to fit new MCPS and Whitman standards.

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Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 11, 2017


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The SGA will hold two separate homecoming pep rallies during a double eighth period Oct. 13, due to the gym’s safety regulations.

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Hate incidents prompt in-class discussions on respect

Hate incidents prompt in-class discussions on respect

By Eric Neugeboren

October 7, 2017


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Following two recent hate-related incidents, Principal Alan Goodwin and assistant principals Jerome Easton, Rainer Kulenkampff and Kristen Cody visited English classes to promote respect among students the past two weeks. Each visit consisted of a brief discussion about the importance of respect and addressed both incidents.

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Cyber attack on county-wide network shuts down internet connection

By Jessica Buxbaum

September 30, 2017


Filed under News, School

Students and faculty across Montgomery County couldn't complete planned classwork because of intermittent loss of internet service Sept. 25 and 26 after an an outside source issued a cyber-attack on the county-wide network, MCPS Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini reported.

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Turnitin.com error affects students, teachers

Turnitin.com error affects students, teachers

By Lily Jacobson

September 29, 2017


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Turnitin, the online platform teachers use to identify plagiarism, stopped working temporarily while MCPS renewed all Turnitin accounts.

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Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

By Sydney Miller

June 17, 2017


Filed under News, School

Senior Sarah Bruegmann and ice cream truck owner AJ Jalloh have collected backpacks to donate to schoolchildren in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone, Jalloh’s hometown, since May 18. The team will collect backpacks until the last week of school.

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New photo magazine showcases senior life

New photo magazine showcases senior life

By Mira Dwyer

June 12, 2017


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Senior Tomás Castro self-produced a senior photo magazine to reflect on the class of 2017’s final year, which he distributed free of charge at graduation rehearsal May 26.

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Senior Destinations 2017

Senior Destinations 2017

June 9, 2017


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Supreme Court same-sex marriage lawyer visits Whitman

Supreme Court same-sex marriage lawyer visits Whitman

By Eva Liles

June 7, 2017


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Whitman parent Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, a lawyer who argued in favor of same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, visited Whitman to speak about his experiences May 19.

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Photo of the day: class of 2017 graduates

Photo of the day: class of 2017 graduates

June 6, 2017


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The class of 2017 graduated at Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall June 5. An estimated 517 students graduated, according the Whitman front office.

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