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The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti, Opinion Writers

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Introducing the 2016-17 Varsity Debate Team

Joseph VanGostein

January 9, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Does 1984 Belong In Our Middle School?

Does 1984 Belong In Our Middle School?

Deanna Tabibzada, Arts and Entertainment Writer

January 20, 2016


Filed under News

 1984 by George Orwell has been part of Stimson Middle School's English curriculum for years. Currently, there is a debate on whether the book should be banned from the school. The main argument against the book is that eighth-graders shouldn’t be reading about sex at that age. But just one year ...

Debate: Are Athletics More Important Than Academics in America?

Debate: Are Athletics More Important Than Academics in America?

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

At Whitman, it's not uncommon to find students juggling multiple sports per academic year. Highly successful teams like Boys Varsity Soccer are a unifying force within the halls of Whitman, fostering a universal sense of school pride among the student body. But is this emphasis on athletics overshad...

Amid Budget Cuts, High School Athletics Are Suffering

Ilana Desmond, Sports Edtior

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Although many people believe that schools are placing a bigger emphasis on athletics than academics, this is not entirely true.  Our school has made many budget cuts over the past few years, but they have affected all aspects of Whitman life.  Yes, the district had to end the nine-period day and ma...

Drones in the United States

Drones in the United States

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Politics

Drones – we’ve all seen them somewhere. The American interest in drones has led to great bounds of progress in developing new technology and making that technology readily available and affordable to the general public. Because of how fast our technology changes, the federal government is left...

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