The Black and White

Last summer, science teacher Allison Hayes practiced meditation for 10 days in Thailand. She had to remain silent the entire time.

Ten days of silence: Allison Hayes retreats to Thailand, practices meditation

By Holly Adams October 10, 2019

It’s 4 a.m. in the remote forests of Southern Thailand. A bell rings and science teacher Allison Hayes wakes up for a session of early morning meditation. After, she heads to a sun-rise yoga session,...

Roundtable discussion about race

Roundtable discussion about race

By Maddy Frank and Max London June 5, 2019

Over the past two years, Whitman students have been involved in several serious incidents of racism. Last year, students attended a schoolwide assembly when multiple students experienced racism, and last...

‘This is outright erasure’: backlash ensues after Trump proposes to erase ‘transgender’ from existence

By Max London November 14, 2018

Moving to Maryland from Brazil made a world of a difference for senior Ana Sampaio, who is genderqueer and uses the they/them pronoun. For 16 years, they lived in Brazil—a country where a federal judge...

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