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  • They Sing The Body Electric
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    They Sing The Body Electric

    Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Editor

    May 18, 2017

    The Body Electric is an annual event at Walt Whitman High School, which dedicates a night to celebrating the arts. Whether you are a skilled writer, dancer, or musician, The Body Electric presents an opportunity to show off your skills or just be a member of the audience. Yes, the event revolves around...

  • The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy
    Opinion

    The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

    Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti, Opinion Writers

    May 18, 2017

    The new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” has brought up the need for discussion in the teenage and adult communities. If you are one of the many who have watched this empowering, yet controversial hit show, you are aware of the strong emotional impact of the show’s content. By addressing multiple...

  • Join the Pre-Law Club
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    Join the Pre-Law Club

    Joseph VanGostein, Co-Managing Editor

    May 2, 2017

    Are you interested in the American judicial system? Do you aspire to become a lawyer? Or are you just looking for something to do on Tuesday afternoons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Whitman’s Pre-Law Club. We meet every Tuesday from 2:40 to 3:20 in room 617, and everyone ...

  • ICELAND, ICELAND, ICELAND!
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    ICELAND, ICELAND, ICELAND!

    Rebecca LaManna, Opinions Editor

    May 2, 2017

    With the trip to Reykjavik, Iceland approaching, students are getting more and more excited to visit the frigid wonderland. Students and faculty will be flying to Iceland’s beautiful capital on April 8th, less than two months from now. After fundraising for the trip with the ever- popular candy bo...

  • Why Being Deep Is Hard
    Opinion

    Why Being Deep Is Hard

    Sean Duclay, Contributing Writer

    May 2, 2017

    Since the very first communities have been established by humans, societies have formed their own ideologies and culture. From the social pyramid of Egypt, the Indian caste system, and the hierarchical social classes of Rome, to the modern day social classes in the United States, societies have been for...

  • The Truth About Common Core
    Opinion

    The Truth About Common Core

    Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti

    May 2, 2017

    The topic of Common Core standards has been a prominent issue in schools all across America since it was introduced. Many students, no matter how young they may be, have had to use this approach to solving mathematics and reading comprehension questions. With such rigid standards being implemented int...

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They Sing The Body Electric

They Sing The Body Electric

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Editor

The Body Electric is an annual event at Walt Whitman High School, which dedicates a night to celebrating the arts. Whether you are a skilled writer, dancer, or musician, The Body Electric presents an opportunity to show off your skills or just...

May 18, 2017No Comments

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti, Opinion Writers

The new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” has brought up the need for discussion in the teenage and adult communities. If you are one of the many who have watched this empowering, yet controversial hit show, you are aware of the strong...

May 18, 2017No Comments

Join the Pre-Law Club

Join the Pre-Law Club

Joseph VanGostein, Co-Managing Editor

Are you interested in the American judicial system? Do you aspire to become a lawyer? Or are you just looking for something to do on Tuesday afternoons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Whitman’s Pre-Law Club. We me...

May 2, 2017No Comments

ICELAND, ICELAND, ICELAND!

ICELAND, ICELAND, ICELAND!

Rebecca LaManna, Opinions Editor

With the trip to Reykjavik, Iceland approaching, students are getting more and more excited to visit the frigid wonderland. Students and faculty will be flying to Iceland’s beautiful capital on April 8th, less than two months from now. After...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Why Being Deep Is Hard

Why Being Deep Is Hard

Sean Duclay, Contributing Writer

Since the very first communities have been established by humans, societies have formed their own ideologies and culture. From the social pyramid of Egypt, the Indian caste system, and the hierarchical social classes of Rome, to the modern ...

May 2, 2017No Comments

The Truth About Common Core

The Truth About Common Core

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti

The topic of Common Core standards has been a prominent issue in schools all across America since it was introduced. Many students, no matter how young they may be, have had to use this approach to solving mathematics and reading comprehension quest...

May 2, 2017No Comments

La La Land vs. Moonlight: Another Award Show Mixup

La La Land vs. Moonlight: Another Award Show Mixup

May 2, 2017

After the countless racist accusations directed at the 2016 Oscars, this year’s annual awards night was certainly a hot topic. Many movies that showcased people of color, as well as the actors and actresses...

Trump’s Cabinet Developments

Trump’s Cabinet Developments

May 2, 2017

With the Trump presidency now in full gear, many of Trump’s cabinet picks have been confirmed by the Senate. However, President Trump’s cabinet picks have raised many controversies. One major controversy...

New DNC Chairman

New DNC Chairman

May 2, 2017

It has become an axiom of history to oppose the opposite party in American politics. This has become relevant as the Democratic Party elects Tom Perez as its next chairman. Tom Perez has a tough task ahead...

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The Gaming Wildcat: Pokémon announces its next Sun & Moon set!

The Gaming Wildcat: Pokémon announces its next Sun & Moon set!

Efrain Citle Palestino, Arts/Entertainment Writer

The Pokémon Company once again shocks their fans with a big announcement: the second set of trading cards, “Pokémon: Sun & Moon Guardians Rising.” “Sun & Moon” has been the fastest selling set since the card’s...

March 5, 2017No Comments

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce

Emma Weigele, Entertainment Writer

On August 23rd, 2014, just over two years ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie tied the knot at their estate, Château Miraval, in the South of France. Brad Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations throughout his career, such as his various Golden Globes. Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has also received many awards throughout her career, including an Academy Award. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2003, in which they played married assassins who are hired to kill each other, but then they fall back in love. The film gained popularity and awareness in 2005 when rumors of Brad and Angelina having a relationship emerged, while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston soon announced their separation in January 2005, and not long after, he and Jolie became romantically entangled.

February 11, 2017No Comments

“You’re Fired”

“You’re Fired”

Rachel Vaughan, Co-Managing Editor

It is not an uncommon practice in the TV business for a show’s host to be replaced by someone else, and such is the fate for The Celebrity Apprentice. For the first time in its decade-long history, Donald Trump will not host the reality/game show. During Trump’s initial bid for election, NBC decided to let go of the long-time host of this TV classic, after his unseemly comments about immigrants. Trump’s catchphrase, “You’re fired,” did not seem so amusing when it was turned on him.

February 11, 2017No Comments

The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage

Nick Miata, Sports Writer

On December 10th-11th, the Whitman student body was treated to a wonderful showing of The Curious Savage in the Performing Arts Center. The play centers around Ethel P. Savage, played by Samantha Ruotolo, who has been sent...

February 11, 2017No Comments

Safe Halloween 2016

Efrain Citle, Arts & Entertainment Writer

This past October, Walt Whitman High School held another successful Safe Halloween. What is Safe Halloween? Safe Halloween is an event where children from kindergarten to fifth grade are welcomed to Whitman for activities and g...

January 9, 2017No Comments

Pokémon Sun and Moon is Here!

Pokémon Sun and Moon is Here!

Efrain Citle Palestino, Arts and Entertainment Writer

It is finally that time of year - November 18th, the day that The Pokémon Company releases a new video game for Nintendo's handheld video consoles. For nearly 7 months, fans have waited to finally get their hands on the...

January 9, 2017No Comments

“Fantastic Beasts” Recaptures the Magic

“Fantastic Beasts” Recaptures the Magic

Joseph VanGostein

Go back to the Wizarding World — 70 years earlier. J.K. Rowling’s newest adventure in the Harry Potter universe comes in the form of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a movie that takes place seven decades...

January 9, 2017No Comments

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Trump’s Cabinet Developments

Trump’s Cabinet Developments

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

With the Trump presidency now in full gear, many of Trump’s cabinet picks have been confirmed by the Senate. However, President Trump’s cabinet picks have raised many controversies. One major controversy...

May 2, 2017No Comments

New DNC Chairman

New DNC Chairman

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

It has become an axiom of history to oppose the opposite party in American politics. This has become relevant as the Democratic Party elects Tom Perez as its next chairman. Tom Perez has a tough task ahead...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Trump’s CPAC Speech

Trump’s CPAC Speech

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

The Trump presidency is just beginning to take shape as more than a month has passed by since January 20, 2017. There have been many developments and controversies surrounding the new administration. Recently,...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Transgender Boys in the Boy Scouts of America

Transgender Boys in the Boy Scouts of America

Andrew Harrigan, Politics Writer

The Boy Scouts of America recently announced their decision to allow transgender boys. After months of deliberation, it has been decided that whatever a child writes as his/her gender on the children’s...

March 5, 2017No Comments

Women’s March

Women’s March

Parker Keller, Politics Writer

During the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, millions of women around the globe joined together in what is known as the “Women’s March.” According...

March 5, 2017No Comments

Analyzing Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Analyzing Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Kevin McKenna, Politics Writer

On Tuesday, January 31st, President Donald J. Trump nominated Colorado 10th District appeals court judge, a George W. Bush appointee, Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States of America to...

March 5, 2017No Comments

Trump’s First 100 Days Plan

Trump’s First 100 Days Plan

Parker Keller, Politic Writer

A very important aspect of a president is what he plans to do as soon as he comes into office, often known as the “First 100 Days Plan.” Donald Trump is currently in this period of time. His intentions...

March 5, 2017No Comments

  • Political Significance of Super Bowl Commercials March 5, 2017

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