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If the Board approves SMOB Hana OLooneys proposal for a mandatory financial literacy course for high school students, the requirement will take effect with the graduating class of 2028.

SMOB Hana O’Looney proposes required semester-long finance course

By Samantha Wang October 24, 2021

Student Member of the Board Hana O’Looney proposed a required semester-long financial literacy course for high school students at a Board of Education meeting on October 5. If the Board approves the...

First row: Doug Prouty, Becca Thompson, Richard Obando. Second row: Michael Schweizer, Hala Abdou, Courtney Chick.

Six new teachers embark on their Whitman journeys

By Samie Travis October 21, 2021

As Whitman welcomes back students and staff after a year and a half of online learning, six new teachers are adjusting not only to a post-virtual education era but also to their positions at Whitman.   English:...

The B&W’s 2021–22 NBA Predictions

The B&W’s 2021–22 NBA Predictions

By Quentin Corpuel, Danny Kotelanski, Alex Weinstein, and Zach Rice October 20, 2021

The 2021–22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks dismantling the Kyrie-less Brooklyn Nets in Milwaukee. With the new season upon us, a few B&W staff...

Womens Studies teacher Linda Leslie introduces a research project to her class. Womens Studies is one of the five classes offered as part of the Leadership Academy for Social Justice.

Administrators launch Leadership Academy for Social Justice

By Zach Poe October 19, 2021

Administrators this school year implemented the Leadership Academy for Social Justice, a new series of classes designed to promote leadership and advocacy for students.  The initiative consists of...

AP Spanish Literature students pose in black attire during first period on Friday as a symbol of unity against prejudice in MCPS.

Students participate in “Wear Black on Friday,” stand in solidarity with BIPOC community members  

By Sonya Rashkovan October 18, 2021

Numerous Whitman students wore black attire to school on October 15 as part of the county-wide demonstration “Wear Black on Friday” in solidarity against racism in MCPS.  High school-affiliated...

MCPS should allow younger students to reap the benefits of foreign language classes.

MCPS: expand foreign language classes to elementary school students

By Norah Rothman October 10, 2021

My Spanish 5 teacher walks around the classroom and, with a hopeful tone, asks our class, “¿Alguien sabe la respuesta a esta pregunta?” Does anyone know the answer to this question?  Eyes dart...

The Foms perform at the pep rally for the first time in two years.

Photo of the Day, Oct. 8: Who’s got spirit?

By Grace Corbett October 8, 2021

Whitman held its first pep rally in over two years this morning. The event, which included an abbreviated Battle of the Classes competition, took place on the football field rather than in the gymnasium...

While the show features a Hispanic American woman in the country’s most powerful position, 46 out of the 47 actual American presidents have been white males, and during the buzz of the 2016 and 2020 elections, voters questioned the electability of candidates like Kamala Harris simply because of these women’s skin color and gender.

How Diary of a Future President encourages female and minority children to dream big

By Iman Ilias October 7, 2021

Close your eyes, and envision a young Hispanic American woman sitting in the President’s chair in the Oval Office. She glances up below a stately American flag and the gaze of a portrait of Benjamin...

MCPS should ramp up their efforts to protect the community from coronavirus. That starts with a vaccination requirement for high school students.

MCPS: extend the staff vaccine mandate to high school students

By William Hallward-Driemeier October 3, 2021

On September 23, Chicago parent Shenitha “Angel” Curry passed away from COVID-19 complications after her unvaccinated daughter was exposed to the virus at her elementary school. That same day, Christopher...

Photo of the Day, Sept. 24: fourth period fire drill

Photo of the Day, Sept. 24: fourth period fire drill

By Alex Schupak September 24, 2021

Whitman administrators ran a routine fire drill in fourth period today. Due to last year’s virtual learning model, this was the first such event that the entire student body participated in since the...

Photo of Yesterday, Sept. 24: Clubs Night

Photo of Yesterday, Sept. 24: Clubs Night

By Matt Eisner September 24, 2021

For the first time in nearly two years, Whitman held its annual Clubs Night event on September 23.  Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Clubs Night took place in the cafeteria and the main courtyard....

The WFT look to upset the Bills on the road this Sunday, and will need to firing on all cylinders in order to do so (Photo credit: Nick Wojton)

Three keys to a Washington Football Team upset over the Bills

By Gibson Hirt September 23, 2021

It’s Taylor time, baby. In last Thursday’s 30–29 nail-biter over the Giants, Taylor Heinicke showed why he deserves the permanent starting quarterback role. Completing an efficient 73% of his...

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