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Walt Whitman Fly Problems

Walt Whitman Fly Problems

Steven Mora

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you been experiencing difficulties with flies in our building and can't focus well during classes? Let's make a change and kick out these flies in our school. There are things we can do to defend ourselves from these flies, such as: Stop littering Throw away your lunch Set fly traps...

6 More Weeks of Winter or Early Spring?…That is the Question

6 More Weeks of Winter or Early Spring?…That is the Question

Ashar Farooq, Co-Managing Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News

Groundhog Day 2018, or February 2nd, has boldly set a prediction for the upcoming season. This annual tradition has been celebrated for many years. On Groundhog day, if Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil sees a shadow, then that theoretically means 6 more weeks of winter; if he does not see his shadow, ...

Yet Another Mass Shooting…Will This One Bring Change?

Yet Another Mass Shooting…Will This One Bring Change?

Ashar Farooq, Co-Managing Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day of love. However, a horrible tragedy occurred in Parkland, Florida as Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gunned down 17 people at a high school now in utter grief of losing 17 beautiful lives. Some of the victims a...

Celebrating World Pangolin Day

Celebrating World Pangolin Day

Ben Joseph, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 17th is World Pangolin Day. That’s right—an entire day dedicated to the celebration and preservation of… pangolins? What even is a pangolin, and what is happening to them? Pangolins might seem like any other ant-eating mammal at first, but a closer look reveals a set...

The Tide Pod Challenge: The Gateway to Your Grave

The Tide Pod Challenge: The Gateway to Your Grave

Efrain Citle Palestino, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018


Filed under News

What started off as a convenient cleaning agent has now become one of the biggest trends on various social media platforms. The Tide Pod challenged has snowballed, landing numerous people on the hospital while creating prime viewing material for those who sit a screen away. Now, parents aren’t jus...

The TIME Person of the Year 2017 is…

The TIME Person of the Year 2017 is…

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Every year, TIME magazine chooses its Person of the Year. The person (or group) selected by its editors is often very influential throughout the year. It is the person who has made lots of noise in society or the news. The title does not correlate to whether the person is progressing or degrading soc...

Russian Olympic Ban Development

Russian Olympic Ban Development

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

The Olympic Games have been occurring for decades, and are a symbol of unity within the world. The pinnacle of the Olympic Games is to win a medal for one’s country. The pride established when your national anthem is playing in the midst of the ascending of your country’s flag is simply gigantic. The Ga...

New Year, New Robotics Build Season

New Year, New Robotics Build Season

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

The beginning of a new year often means the beginning of an intense few months for the Robotics Club at Walt Whitman High School. It participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition, where members have to build a robot based upon the specifications of the contest. These requirements vary from year to ...

2017 in Review

2017 in Review

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle, News, Politics, Sports

As we ring in 2018, it is time to reflect on 2017. This was for sure a year of great happenings. The year started out with the transfer of power in Washington as President-Elect Donald Trump took the oath of office on Friday, January 20th. With President Trump’s presidential term came a litany of cabinet a...

2018 Preview

2018 Preview

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle, News, Politics, Sports, Technology

With 2017 now over, here is what 2018 may hold for the world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are going to unite the world and feature great sporting events in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These games will be held in February, but will not feature Russia after an unprecedented ban due to a doping scandal. ...

Whitman’s New Coding Club Takes Off

Whitman’s New Coding Club Takes Off

Ashar Farooq and Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

A new club is joining Whitman’s extensive list of extracurricular activities. The Coding Club has gotten a great start this school year. If you are interested in diving into the exponentially growing field of computer science, then this club is for you!   Coding Club meets every other Friday from 2:...

Editors on the Issues: Midterms Follow-Up

Editors on the Issues: Midterms Follow-Up

Joseph VanGostein, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Recently, the editor team put out an article expressing its beliefs on the January midterm examinations. In an effort to be as unbiased as possible, especially in this political culture, and to answer lingering questions, the staff met with principal John Murphy to get his take on the issue.  ...

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