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When classrooms become a boys’ club

When classrooms become a boys’ club

By Hannah Feuer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

Girls are told from a young age that being “well-behaved” means being quiet and polite, while for boys, being assertive is deemed more acceptable. The result: while males hold up their hands, females fall into the background.

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‘One size fits all’ clothing is unrealistic

‘One size fits all’ clothing is unrealistic

By Ella Atsavapranee

December 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

When manufacturers only make one size, they fail to consider the reality that women come in all different heights, weights and body types.

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Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

By Mira Dwyer

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Several student developers have created myMCPS Classroom extension apps to allow students to calculate their grades, replacing the formerly popular Edline Helper app.

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Goodwin: Whitman Strong Day scheduled for Friday

Goodwin: Whitman Strong Day scheduled for Friday

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Administrators will hold Whitman Strong Day this Friday, Dec. 15, principal Alan Goodwin said in an email. The day will include a lengthened third period for students to catch up on work and participate in activities designed by students in Whitman's Sources of Strength program.

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Sources of Strength Turkey Campaign spreads thankfulness

Sources of Strength Turkey Campaign spreads thankfulness

By Yiyang Zhang

December 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

This was the first Turkey Campaign event, organized by the Sources of Strength club.  The event, which took place Nov. 20-21, invited students to write down what they are thankful for during lunch or breaks in the day. The club then displayed the notes on large thankfulness banners.

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Psyched about psych journal: student-run publication opens doors for aspiring psychologists

Psyched about psych journal: student-run publication opens doors for aspiring psychologists

By Eva Herscowitz

December 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Psych Journal is the only student-run, high school psychology journal in the country. Psych Journal is distributed both in print and online to over 1,000 AP Psychology teachers who use it in their classrooms to demonstrate proper research and experimentation at a high school level, advisor Marisa Del Savio said.

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Junior teaches freshman English classes about transgender issues

Junior teaches freshman English classes about transgender issues

By Zoe Kaufmann

December 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

These words, delivered by transgender poet Lee Mokobe in a TED Talk, rang through English teacher Omari James’ classroom Nov. 17 as part of junior Lukas Gates’ presentation on transgender issues.

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Spirit Of Autumn display at ARTECHOUSE showcases fall weather

Spirit Of Autumn display at ARTECHOUSE showcases fall weather

By Shehrez Chaudhri

December 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Currently one of D.C.’s most popular museums, ARTECHOUSE is one of the few museums in the country that showcases exclusively digital-based art. The museum opened in June and displays interactive pieces by contemporary artists that change regularly according to the seasons.

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Panel on fake news educates neighbors, students

Panel on fake news educates neighbors, students

By Naren Roy

December 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Neighbors United hosted a panel of three professional journalists to present tools for identifying fake news at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Nov. 6.

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Mental illness: the conversations we need to have

Mental illness: the conversations we need to have

By Tiger Bjӧrnlund and Amy Nankin

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It starts with how we think about mental health. Even with assemblies, posters, articles and other measures, the stigma remains. Mental illness is exactly that: an illness. It’s not something to be embarrassed about and those affected can’t just “snap out of it.”

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Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

By Eric Neugeboren

November 30, 2017


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Hundreds of community members gathered in front of the school for a vigil Nov. 30 to remember sophomore Jojo Greenberg, who passed away three days earlier.

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