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The Black & White

  • 'The Crucible' will be presented this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • Anyone interested in corollary sports softball should attend the interest meeting in C-213 on Feb. 28 after school.

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

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

By Allie Lerner

While it’s common for students to have internships, most students only get to shadow doctors or scientists. But, during his two-year internship in the National Cancer Institute at NIH, senior David Rekhtman completed a 16-page report on two ways to induce an immune response toward cancer cells.

February 23

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

By Lily Jacobson

Students had a wide range of reactions to President Trump’s recent nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Jan. 31. His nomination marks the second straight Supreme Court nominee with significant connections to Montgomery County after President Obama’s nominee, Bethesda resident Merrick Garland.

February 22

Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

By Julie Rosenstein

Besting three teams they recently lost to, the Quiz Bowl team qualified for the Beltway League finals at their semifinals tournament Feb. 9 at Rockville High School.

February 21

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Feb. 23 Sports Recap

Feb. 23 Sports Recap

By Amy Nankin

Hockey The hockey team’s season ended Thursday night in a devastating 2–1 defeat against the Marriotts Ridge Mustangs Thursday. The game started out...

February 24

Feb. 21 Sports Recap

Feb. 21 Sports Recap

By Amy Nankin

Hockey The Vikings hockey team defeated the South River Seahawks 6–1 Tuesday in the state quarterfinals. For the second game in a row, junior ca...

February 23

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Driving high: students speak out

Driving high: students speak out

By Sam Shiffman

It’s 11:30 p.m. Students emerge from the darkness of the Whitman parking lot and head toward their car.  Less than an hour ago, everyone in the car, ...

February 16

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

By Sabrina Martin

As the 14-year-old boy approaches the judge’s stand, his head remains low, avoiding the courtroom’s heavy stares. Twelve high school volunteers raise their right hand and turn to the boy, solemnly promising to be fair in their duties. As the trial begins, the jurors listen tentatively to the boy’s trembling voice as he recalls the day he brought brass knuckles and knives to school.

February 15

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NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

By Abby Snyder

A few months ago on a Sunday in downtown Bethesda, a little boy in a Kirk Cousins jersey told his friend all about the Redskins quarterback, and how he wanted to grow up to be “just like him.”

February 19

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

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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.

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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