The Black and White

Jeremy White (05) needs to raise $15,000 for his new short film, The First Hope, to go into production. The film centers around a young boy who develops his first crush while watching Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Graphic courtesy Jeremy White.

Jeremy White (’05) fundraises to turn short film idea into reality

By Maryam Abutaleb February 29, 2012

Jeremy White ('05) got his start in filmmaking at Whitman, where he was director of the senior video and both a technical director and a writer on Whitman Shorts. Now, he's studying at the University...

Drumline rehearses for Talent Show, which happened this past weekend. They were one of the highlights of the space-themed show. Photo by Billy Bird.

Talent Show 2011 ventures successfully into space

By Maryam Abutaleb April 9, 2011

Rocketing towards three hours of blaring music, bright lights and interactive skits, this year's Talent Show took off without a hitch. The show opened with the 11-person band “It’s Dark, Obi Juan,”...

Open the auditorium doors, HAL: Talent show 2011 goes on ‘Space Odyssey’

By Maryam Abutaleb April 8, 2011

Last year, students experienced the seven deadly sins firsthand.  This time around, they’ll encounter alien invaders.  It’s time for Talent Show. This year’s theme, “A Space Odyssey”...

Doug Robertson: alum, artist, economist and father

By Maryam Abutaleb March 27, 2011

More than 10 years ago, Doug Robertson (’77) attempted to draw an elephant for his 5-year-old daughter.  That first failed painting for Mariana Robertson, now a senior, inspired him to sign up for...

MCPS budget for 2011-2012 will require job cuts, increased class sizes

By Maryam Abutaleb March 9, 2011

MCPS superintendent Jerry Weast sent an email to county teachers March 4 discussing the most recent budget changes for the next school year, which could save a total of $45,139,860. In the email, Weast...

Siblings reflect on sharing classes

By Maryam Abutaleb March 7, 2011

Siblings are forced to share a variety of things: a house, parents and their family’s attention. But how about a classroom?Whether by choice or coincidence, many sets of siblings end up in the same classes...

Cast and crew of ‘Anne Frank’ deliver extraordinary performance

By Maryam Abutaleb March 3, 2011

Junior Sophie van Bastelaer’s voice booms in the pitch black auditorium, reading an entry from the diary of her character, Anne Frank. Last week, director Christopher Gerken presented the winter play,...

Bill Chin, caring father, beloved community member, passes away

By Maryam Abutaleb February 23, 2011

Over 500 people attended a memorial service at Imagination Stage last Thursday to celebrate the life of Bethesda resident Bill Chin, student Jessie Chin’s father, who passed away Feb. 11.  There were...

Glee, Myself and I: ‘Comeback’

By Maryam Abutaleb February 17, 2011

Even though I’m not raging with Bieber fever, Sam made tween heartthrob Justin Bieber look and sound 10 times better than he actually is. Compared to last week's, I liked this episode more because the...

Junior Claire Pollak designs purses and jewelry

By Maryam Abutaleb February 14, 2011

When a typical teenage girl goes shopping, the only thing stopping her from having a full collection of accessories are the steep prices. Fed up with overpriced items, junior Claire Pollak decided to take...

Glee, Myself and I: ‘Silly Love Songs’

By Maryam Abutaleb February 11, 2011

After months of anticipation, Glee finally returned—and despite the classic Valentine’s Day-themed episode,  the themes are getting repetitive and  predictable, and the show doesn’t focus at all...

P.E. should offer electives for yoga, dance, aerobics

By Maryam Abutaleb February 11, 2011

The dreaded year of required physical education wouldn’t be such an annoyance if the P.E. department added a few more options to gym class. Students who play soccer and basketball or run seriously...

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