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Dear Delphi: Student protests and epic gamer

Dear Delphi: Student protests and epic gamer

March 12, 2019

Dear Delphi is an advice column written by an anonymous senior at Whitman. Every few weeks, the author picks one or two questions submitted through a Google Form to anonymously answer. If you want to submit your own question, click here. Questions have been edited for clarity....

Why it’s good to be cringey

Why it’s good to be cringey

By Katie Hanson

February 22, 2019

I make bizarre comments to people I barely know, break into uncomfortable dance moves several times in an hour and greet my friends in the hallway with a heel click. I embarrass and confuse myself and those around me with ease. I don’t wake up every morning scheming about how I’m going to get th...

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

By Alex Robinson

February 21, 2019

Patriotism shouldn’t be a partisan value.

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

By Will Brown

February 20, 2019

The day has finally come. MoCo Snow has gotten it right, and in the wee hours of the morning you wake up to hear there’s no school tomorrow. What do you do with all your extra time? If you were thinking “play some board games,” we think alike. So, to ensure your game-filled snow days are as fu...

Video Games: not just for kids

Video Games: not just for kids

By Will Brown

February 13, 2019

While many think that novels, movies and television can create stories worth remembering and convey lessons worth teaching, few believe the same about video games.

Idaho is no longer my Idahome: lessons in accepting and embracing change

Idaho is no longer my Idahome: lessons in accepting and embracing change

By Sydney Miller

February 8, 2019

Here’s the thing: I was wrong about Idaho. If you know me, you’re probably really confused. You’ve heard me kick the dead horse that is my love of the Gem State ever since I moved to Bethesda in seventh grade. But I wasn’t wrong about how amazing it is; Idaho truly is one of the most naturall...

Damascus is a permanent winter wonderland

Damascus is a permanent winter wonderland

By Rebecca Hirsh

February 6, 2019

Polar bears roam the streets. Black ice covers every road. Snow perpetually falls from the sky. Sub-zero temperatures and high winds mark each day. Welcome to Damascus, MD. When I woke up last Wednesday morning to find that school was canceled, and then later received a notification at 4:50 p.m. that...

I’m not your “queen”

I’m not your “queen”

By Anonymous

February 6, 2019

Hey, sis! Can I go off and spill the tea for a quick sec? I’m a gay senior, and since looking back at my time at Whitman, I’ve picked up on several patterns relating to my gayhood that I think it’s high time we address. I came out early junior year, an event which effectively split my high s...

Behavior of Covington boys wasn’t surprising, but what now?

Behavior of Covington boys wasn’t surprising, but what now?

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

February 4, 2019

Although our president may excuse this kind of behavior, we as American citizens cannot.

Embrace the mystery of black holes

Embrace the mystery of black holes

By Dana Herrnstadt

February 3, 2019

In fourth grade, a friend told me that the Earth would eventually get sucked in a giant black hole and we would all die. I cried. Then I asked what a black hole was; he didn’t know. Then I cried some more. Determined to find out what black holes were, I did a little research when I got home. Si...

Getting help for mental health: what comes next

Getting help for mental health: what comes next

By Emma Shaffer

January 18, 2019

Whether it’s the county-wide Signs of Suicide program, student-organized mental illness awareness seminars or any other presentation on mental health, the final message is always the same: if you’re struggling, tell someone you trust and get help. But what happens after you open up to this trust...

Settling into high school—It doesn’t mean you have to stop branching out

Settling into high school—It doesn’t mean you have to stop branching out

By Emma Iturregui

January 15, 2019

It’s common to look around at Clubs Night and see swarms of freshman making their way through the crowds. Most upperclassmen there stand behind tables to recruit for clubs they’re already in—and rarely look for new clubs they might be interested in themselves. Going into freshman year, I wanted to join t...