The Pitch

Governor Howard Dean Brings Politics to Life After Speaking to WJ Students

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

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Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean addressed a crowd of students at Walter Johnson on December 11th. Read More »...

BAD DAY TO BE A PUMPKIN: Halloween Festivities Offer Hidden Learning Experience

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

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Clockwise from left: junior Daniel Kirwan chows down on pumpkin pie, junior Chauncey Liffiton paints sophomore Ronnie Bonacorda’s face, two pumpkins carved by students in the pumpkin carving contest. “Drop the chair! Dr...

State Department of Education Votes to Keep the HSA

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

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After taking three HSAs in May, junior Dave Smith*,  who receives special education services, spent a week and a half last summer in a school-sponsored tutoring program geared towards teaching the skills necessary to pass th...

Pre-Gaming Leads to Consequences at Homecoming Weekend

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

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Six students underwent consequences after being apprehended by administration due to the consumption of alcohol before the Homecoming game. Twenty-four hours later, three more students were caught drunk at the dance. All the st...

‘It’s Easy Being Green’: MCSEA’s Effort for Grid Neutrality

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

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If WJ becomes grid neutral, a site that produces as much electricity as it uses in a year, then students can anticipate change in the school’s design in order to attain higher energy efficiency and on site energy generation. WJ...

Building Services “Backbone” of School

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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Just four hours into the school year, Principal Christopher Garran’s voice was already blaring over the school’s PA system to make a familiar announcement, urging students to clean up after themselves. Garran has stressed ...

The Troubles of Modernization

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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The complexities of construction have left teachers and students waiting to mark their spot in the facilities that are slowly creating a new WJ. As one delay occurred, the domino effect came in to play further postponing the ...

Modernization Brings New Technology

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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They’re the newest of their kind. Shiny, white gleaming pieces of technology with glowing buttons and an array of colors to enhance the learning and aid the teaching in every new classroom of WJ. They are Promethean Boards.As mod...

Donald Reddick: The Legacy Who Changed the Halls We Walk

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

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When you find yourself exercising one of the many student freedoms enjoyed at WJ, chances are you owe it to former WJ principal Donald H. Reddick. Principal from 1967-1981, Reddick passed away on July 30 at the age of 80 from...

Your Parents’ Tax Dollars at Work

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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Staring down at the almost completed gymnasium from the viewing area on the second floor, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley experienced a taste of what students at WJ go through everyday due to the lengthy modernization proc...

News Briefs for October 2008

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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Additional Courses Debut at WJWJ has made additions to course selections in the Math, Foreign Language, Technology, Art and Social Studies departments.The Math department added Bridge to Algebra 2, Foreign Language has introduce...

Chipotle:The “Burrit-ification” of G-Square

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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Rumors abound through the hallways of the possibility of a Chipotle being constructed in replacement of Greenbrier’s Bagels. Come January, a buffet of burrito’s and salad bowls will be available to WJ students. The construction i...

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