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I Am A Witness Campaign

I Am A Witness Campaign

Shannon McHale, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2015

If you have been on Snapchat the past few days, you have probably seen the I Am A Witness filters. Do you know what these filters are for? The I Am A Witness campaign, created by Ad Council, is a movement designed to stop online bullying through social media. This organization aims to stop bullying by ac...

Commack Boys Arrested

Commack Boys Arrested

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 29, 2015

Students are constantly vying to attain high GPAs in high school. The pressure of SAT scores and college acceptance weighs down many students.  While most students work diligently to keep their averages high and respectable, others get those grades in a less respectable manner. Some students cheat ...

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes – Oh My!

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes – Oh My!

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2015

It was about this time three years ago when Hurricane Sandy was all over the news. Remember it well, right? The scenes of fallen trees and catastrophic damage were everywhere on the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy, also known as “Superstorm Sandy” was extremely devastating. The impact of these storms...

Addiction: Disease, Genetics, or Poor Decisions?

Addiction: Disease, Genetics, or Poor Decisions?

Kevin Vasquez Martinez, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2015

Addiction is a disease that negatively affects our society today. Because we can actually inherit an addiction from our relatives, people might make poor decisions in their lives not only depending on their environment but also their genetic history. And while not everyone can control what happens to his...

Behind the Skirts and Makeup: Junior Boys Powder Puff

Behind the Skirts and Makeup: Junior Boys Powder Puff

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 22, 2015

Ah, Powder Puff, the age-old tradition of high school boys and girls in a gender-bender war of the ages. Powder Puff is a tradition that many of our parents can remember, though not as it used to be. Boys don’t just pull on skirts and randomly dance on the field anymore. Powder Puff here at Walt Whitman...

In Memory of Maggie Rosales

In Memory of Maggie Rosales

Editorial Board

October 20, 2015

Last week marked a year since the tragic passing of Whitman senior Maggie Rosales. Several of Maggie's classmates wished to commemorate their beloved friend through poetry. You can read the poems below: In Memories… Erick Pacheco It’s been a year since you’ve been gone It’s weird, because...

How to Survive Applying to College

How to Survive Applying to College

Thao Williams, News Writer

October 19, 2015

Applying to college is daunting task. If you’re an only child or the eldest in your family, it’s an unknown process constructed by trial and error (which in itself is stressful). So many choices, but so little time—or so it seems. I’m a procrastinator. I saved everything from my SATs to my...

Whitman Marching Band Takes First

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 19, 2015

On October 10, the Wildcat Marching Band received first place at their competition in Manhasset. Led by drum major Brittany White along with field majors David Grey and Melissa Shaiman, the band is prospering during this competitive season. Their final score was a 78.075, and they received all three Cap...

What Do Hispanic Students Think of the 2016 Presidential Election?

What Do Hispanic Students Think of the 2016 Presidential Election?

Kevin Vasquez Martinez, News Writer

October 19, 2015

Recently, Hispanic students at Walt Whitman High School have struggled over the 2016 Presidential elections in the U.S, and, specifically, some of the nominees running. When surveyed, the majority of students stated their disapproval and worry about who will win the presidency. There is a lot to lose...

A Wild Homecoming

Nicholas Miata, Sports Writer

October 17, 2015

There’s nothing quite like Walt Whitman High School during Homecoming, and this year’s festivities proved to be no different. The week was full of school spirit and pride, all leading up to the big football game between our Wildcats and the Sachem North Flaming Arrows last Saturday. The bleachers...

Excitement and Surprise at Powder Puff 2015

Joseph VanGostein, Managing Editor

October 17, 2015

Do you hate the traditional gender roles perpetuated by football, where the guys have to play and the girls have to cheer? Are you tired of the same routines, both during the game and at halftime? Or do you just not care for football at all? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you wo...

Clubs at Whitman

Cara Ferreri, News/Features Writer

October 12, 2015

Wow, do you know how many after-school activities we have at Whitman?  There’s always something going on after school.  Don't know what to join? Here are some options.   First on the list is African American Heritage Club, which meets twice a month on Wednesdays in room 312 with advisor Mrs. ...

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