The Pitch

Gender Equity: Women’s Plight in Politics

Ali Jawetz, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2012

Filed under Print, Print Feature

WJ has never had a female SGA president in the past eight years. In addition, out of the three females who have been on the SGA in the past eight years, all three have held the position of secretary. Still, WJ at least has had female...

A Day in the Life of Principal Jennifer Baker

Megan Chun, Online Feature Editor

January 27, 2012

Filed under Print, Print Feature

It is 7 a.m. on a weekday and Principal Jennifer Baker arrives at school. After checking her email and responding to urgent matters, such as malfunctioning equipment, in the building, she goes into the halls and greets student...

The Environmental Effort at WJ

Sari Amiel, Print Feature Editor

January 27, 2012

Filed under Print, Print Feature

Although our individual school’s ecological footprint is only a fraction of the nation’s, WJ staff and students are contributing to environmental health by making efforts to save energy and mitigate pollution. Perhaps there are ineffic...

The Political Side of WJ

Megan Chun, Online Feature Editor

January 24, 2012

Filed under Feature

Although the mandatory government class may be most high school students' only exposure to politics, certain politically active students choose to go above and beyond, both in their views and their extra-curricular activities. In...

Moco Carryout Bag Law: A Necessary Step

Hannah Flesh, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The new year brought some resolutions, renewed expectations and a long-awaited beginning. It also brought a five cent tax on all plastic bags at Montgomery County retail stores, effective Jan. 1. When I saw this new tax, I was thrille...

Penny Clarke Shares Experience with Freshmen

Izzy Salant, Staff Writer

January 19, 2012

Filed under Feature

On Dec. 22, a special guest visited English teacher Joanne Reynolds' classes. Penny Clarke, an accomplished lawyer and mother of WJ freshman Sabrina Clarke, spoke about her life as an African-American woman, as Reynolds thought...

NBA Preview

Daniel Thaler, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2012

Filed under The Inside Pitch

As Lebron would say, not one, not two, not three but 149 days after the players were locked out, the NBA is finally back. Starting Christmas day, the abbreviated regular season tipped off with the New York Knicks edging the Boston...

60 Minutes: An Inside Look with Producer Shari Finkelstein

Taliah Dommerholt, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 17, 2012

Filed under Print, Print Arts & Entertainment

 When Shari Finkelstein graduated from Walt Whitman HS, she did not imagine she would one day enter the field of broadcast journalism, working as a producer for "60 Minutes." In fact she had no idea what she wanted to do, alth...

A Future in the Arts

Emily Cosentino, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 17, 2012

Filed under Print, Print Arts & Entertainment

  The Man of Many Characters: Eddie Simon Growing up in a musical family, senior Eddie Simon was destined to be in the spotlight. He has now been a part of 10 plays, six of which were WJ productions. Out of those 10 plays,...

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