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The Black & White

  • Come to CAVA on Bethesda Row on Feb. 22 from 6-10 p.m. Mention DECA when you order.

  • Seniors! Search "Google for CSSI" to sign up for Google's Computer Science Summer Institute by March 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

  • Tickets for the upcoming play - "The Crucible" - will be sold during both lunches for the next two weeks.

  • Donate duffel bags, sports bags, and x-box games to the bin outside the office for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

  • Sources of Strength is selling hot chocolate in the school entrance this week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.

Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

By Camille Caldera

Three hundred Montgomery County community members gathered Feb. 9 for an interfaith worship service in response to a recent terrorist attack at a mosque in...

February 17

Battle of the Bandz Slideshow

Battle of the Bandz Slideshow

February 15

Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

By Valerie Akinyoyenu

Across MCPS, high school students had higher graduation rates and a smaller graduation achievement gap in 2016, with close to nine in 10 students graduating.

February 14

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Feb. 14 Sports Recap

Feb. 14 Sports Recap

By Ben Levin

Boys basketball The boys basketball team (14–5) destroyed the Heights School Tuesday night in a game where nearly every player scored. The Vikes started ou...

February 17

Feb. 13 Sports Recap

Feb. 13 Sports Recap

By Sam Shiffman

Girls basketball falls to Holy Child despite late comeback

February 14

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Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

By Emily Schweitzer

Standing on stage at Carnegie Hall, looking out into an audience of over 3,500 people, senior Manya Aronin softly moves her bow across the strings of her violin, signaling the beginning of Bach’s “Partita No. 3.”

February 9

Mental health: a high school perspective

Mental health: a high school perspective

By Tiger Bjornlund and Amy Nankin

The concept of mental health is nearly impossible to fully define. When asked the first word that comes to mind when thinking about mental health, Whitman students answered with words ranging from “balance” to “suicide,” with many in between.

February 9

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Students deserve mental health screenings

Students deserve mental health screenings

By Editorial Board

In first and eighth grade, students undergo mandatory hearing and vision screenings; public schools often take action to ensure students’ physical health. Mental health, however, is rarely addressed.

February 9

Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

By Elisa McCartin and Natachi Onwuamaegbu

Tampons or food. Every month, some women in Ohio’s 35th district are forced to make the choice between feeding their families or taking care of themselves because of unfair taxes applied to feminine products.

January 31

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What it was like to march on Washington

What it was like to march on Washington

By Michelle Silver

As I stood on the National Mall, waiting to march and fight to protect human rights, a current of people flooded toward me, sweeping me to the White House. I passed the Washington Monument, surrounded by women and men passionate for their cause, and I thought this is what democracy feels like.

February 2

More than affirmative action: it’s time to stop minimizing minority students’ success

More than affirmative action: it’s time to stop minimizing minority students’ success

By Camille Caldera

For many students, being accepted into college is a validation of hard work and dedication throughout high school. But my sisters had a different expe...

January 21

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