Q&A with Mark Eaton of political comedy group Capitol Steps
By Allegra Caldera, March 8, 2013
Thanksgiving: Time to give back
By Allegra Caldera, November 20, 2012
Oh, Thanksgiving. Turkey, cranberry sauce – and the worst traffic of the year. Ever been stuck at LAX on Thanksgiving weekend? Believe me, it’s not fun.
On Sundays, cafeteria becomes Hispanic church
By Allegra Caldera, May 1, 2012
On Sundays, student chatter and cafeteria clatter are absent from the area around Whitman’s lunchroom, the halls filled instead by crooning Spanish songs. It’s 10:30 a.m. and the cafeteria’s weekday student occupants have been replaced by another group: Ministerios El Shaddai, a Spanish-language Evangelical congregation.
Identification measures won’t stop cheating on the SAT
By Allegra Caldera, April 27, 2012
After students in a cheating ring in Long Island paid other teens thousands of dollars to take tests for them over the last few years, SAT and ACT test-makers created more stringent testing identification policies that will begin next fall. Though these measures will prevent most students from cheating, they still might not be strict enough to deter determined cheaters.
Apple responsible for shocking conditions in Chinese factories, consumers should take heed
By Allegra Caldera, March 6, 2012
Apple has a reputation for being clean: clean designs, clean computers, and up until now, a relatively clean reputation. But the company’s recent reports have exposed its suppliers’ failure to adhere to Apple’s standards for working conditions.
Developers should curb construction, preserve Bethesda’s open spaces
By Allegra Caldera, January 23, 2012
Longtime Bethesda resident Mary Giere can remember when downtown Bethesda consisted of little more than a row of rundown shops, a church, a school and a theater. Today, she says, there isn’t an inch left to develop.
Student Nick Gallagher passes away, remembered for his personality
By Allegra Caldera, January 13, 2012
Known for his bright smile, readiness to learn and love of the color red, student Nick Gallagher passed away Jan. 10 of natural causes. He was 17.
SMOB should have right to vote on budget
By Allegra Caldera, January 3, 2012
State legislators should extend the Student Member of the Board of Education's rights to include issues like union negotiations and the budget because, as a student, the SMOB provides a different perspective.
Local family celebrates Christmas with dozens of lawn decorations
By Allegra Caldera, December 25, 2011
Aebleskiver, risalamande and McDonalds: an exchange trip to Denmark
By Allegra Caldera, November 30, 2011
Twelve students traveled to Denmark Nov. 18 to 26 during the first Whitman exchange trip to Denmark. I wanted to attend to learn more about Denmark for my European history class and to experience another country.