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DECA Success

Rachel Vaughan, Co-Managing Editor

February 9, 2017

This past week, Whitman DECA dominated their regional competition. 23 out of the club’s 43 attendees managed to move on and achieved the chance to compete at the state level. Whitman students certainly did not let the week-long break dull their determination to win; one member, Joanne Nguyen, goin...

Students’ Favorite Electives

Students’ Favorite Electives

Josh Joseph, Multimedia Editor

January 23, 2017

This month, as juniors, sophomores and freshmen all selected next year's electives, we asked Whitman students about their favorite classes. Special thanks to: Interviewees: Melissa Shaiman Maelyn Latko Max Fisher Cosette Brazeau Leila Ozkiral Kristy Campana Olivia Bonomo Sarah Zepeda Emanuel...

Introducing the 2016-17 Varsity Debate Team

Joseph VanGostein

January 9, 2017

After two days of intense tryouts, Whitman’s inaugural Varsity Debate Team has been announced. Congratulations to those who made it and thank you to everyone who tried out. Below are the names of Whitman’s first-ever Varsity Debate Team: Steven Ciravolo Sean Duclay Andrew Harrigan Shannon McHale Brenda Mendez...

Inside Look at Pep Rally

Tiffany Chuen

January 9, 2017

Friday was our annual pep rally before Homecoming. At the end of the school day, students streamed into the north gym where the dance team, gymnastics team, step team, and cheerleading teams awaited them. Each of the groups had done a run through beforehand to ensure their performances would be flawless ...

Senior Faculty Sports Night

Senior Faculty Sports Night

Shannon McHale, Co-Editor in Chief

January 9, 2017

On Monday November 21st, Whitman seniors faced off against their teachers in a series of intense and physical games. Volleyball, dodgeball, musical chairs, tug-of-war, basketball, and mission impossible were played throughout the night. Many came to the free event to support both students and staff. The 20...

Madison Square Garden and Mustang Harry’s NYC

Madison Square Garden and Mustang Harry’s NYC

Morgan Wagner and Meghan Soulias, News and Features Writer

January 9, 2017

FIELD TRIP: Madison Square Garden and Mustang Harry’s NYC November 4th, 2016 Madison Square Garden: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Avenue between W 31st St and W 33rd St) New York, NY 10001 Mustang Harry’s NYC: 352 7th Ave (Bt 29th & 30th Street) New York, NY 10001 Everyone was asked to...

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Latko

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Latko

Joseph VanGostein, Co-Managing Editor

January 7, 2017

This year, Mrs. Latko has been selected Teacher of The Year for Walt Whitman High School. Here is a little inside look into who Mrs. Latko is, through her own words.

Saying Farewell to Mr. Deitz

Saying Farewell to Mr. Deitz

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

June 6, 2016

A great teacher not only helps students to learn and understand what they don’t know, but also inspires students to excel at the subjects they are interested in. As Mr. Deitz’s time here at Walt Whitman High School comes to a close, now is a great opportunity to celebrate a wonderful teacher. I sat down...

Music to Our Ears: Spring Concerts Excel

Music to Our Ears: Spring Concerts Excel

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

June 6, 2016

With the onset of spring comes music concerts at Walt Whitman. Students who have been practicing for months had the opportunity to perform in front of their parents and peers at the recent music concerts. Orchestra, band, and chorus all performed in the past few weeks. The first concert night showcased the orch...

New York Assemblymen Hold Mock Press Conference

New York Assemblymen Hold Mock Press Conference

Doug Marr, Politics Writer

April 19, 2016

Last Thursday, Assemblymen Chad Lupinacci and Andrew Raia of New York’s tenth and twelfth assembly districts, respectively, held a mock press conference at the South Huntington Public Library. Students from various South Huntington high schools attended the event and were allowed to ask questions o...

The First Rule of Fight Club Is: You Can Talk About Fight Club?

The First Rule of Fight Club Is: You Can Talk About Fight Club?

Katie Latko, Guest Contributor

April 4, 2016

In the instant a fight starts, a response kicks in called fight-or-flight mode. In this specific instance, the New York State Assembly chose the fight response. As of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, mixed martial arts (MMA) is now trying to be legalized in New York State and was  supported by Governor Andr...

America’s Hidden Moral Crisis: Veteran Homelessness

America’s Hidden Moral Crisis: Veteran Homelessness

Julianna Pasquarello, Guest Contributor

March 14, 2016

“I think my favorite part of growing up was being in New York, surrounded by all different people with so many things happening all at once. It was the feeling of being a part of something, you know?” I felt like I was a part of something as I sat in awe across from a homeless Vietnam veteran at...

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