The Black and White

Baseball coach Joe Cassidy steps down

By Zach Fuchs April 17, 2013

When the baseball team took the field Saturday against rival B-CC, a familiar face was missing from the dugout.  Coach Joe Cassidy, who led the team since the 2008 season, had resigned from his coaching...

Gray Area: Feeling cross with the crosswalk

By Zach Fuchs November 16, 2012

Disclaimer: This column may be funny, its ideas may be far-fetched, and I may be wasting my time writing it, but make no mistake—I am very serious, and I am addressing a very serious problem. When...

Jack Whites new album, Blunderbuss, with album cover pictured above, features a strong solo sound from the rock  Photo courtesy

Jack White blends previous bands’ sounds for stellar solo debut

By Zach Fuchs April 25, 2012

On “Hypocritical Kiss,” the standout song on Jack White’s masterpiece debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” he asks, “And who the hell's impressed by you?” If the question is about him, then the...

Dewey Beach police caution parents, seniors about dangers of annual beach week

By Zach Fuchs March 20, 2012

To prepare seniors and their parents for the infamous week of drunkenness and debauchery that is Beach Week, local parents held a discussion with Dewey Beach police officers March 19 at Walter Johnson...

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The Boss criticizes U.S. economy in latest album

By Zach Fuchs March 5, 2012

Following weeks of tremendous hype, Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album finally hits record stores tomorrow. “Wrecking Ball” is not the Boss’s finest work, but it does successfully blend adventurous...

Weekly meetings would foster student-counselor relationships

By Zach Fuchs February 10, 2012

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction." That’s what Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s personal instructor, once said. If she was right, then Whitman students are in deep trouble. Students...

A Separation, the 2012 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Film, opened at Bethesda Row Landmark Theatre Jan. 19. The film centers around a modern Iranian family that struggles to stay intact. Photo by Zach Fuchs.

‘A Separation’ worthy of Golden Globe win for best foreign language film

By Zach Fuchs January 21, 2012

After a limited release in the U.S. in December, “A Separation” finally opened at the Bethesda Row Cinema Jan. 19. The film, which is in Farsi with English subtitles, won the 2012 Golden Globe for...

Owner Amy Waldman (83) and chef Steve Mekoski stand outside Puree, the new juice bar in downtown Bethesda. Waldman first discovered juicing when trying to solve her health problems. Photo by Zach Fuchs.

Amy Waldman (’83) launches Puree, a juice bar, to provide healthy, organic drinks

By Zach Fuchs December 29, 2011

Amy Waldman (’83) can now enjoy the fruits — and vegetables — of her labor, after opening downtown Bethesda’s latest addition, Purée, an artisan juice bar, today. Waldman, who describes...

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‘Radio Hanukkah’ combines classics with contemporary songs for a great holiday mix

By Zach Fuchs December 22, 2011

Getting in my car to go to school during the holiday season, I flip the XM Radio dial past “Navidad,” ignore “A Bing Crosby Christmas” and skip over “Country Christmas.” There’s only one...

Whitman parent finishes second in Washington Post advice column competition

By Zach Fuchs November 19, 2011

Lots of parents like giving advice, but Cindy Coe gets competitive about it. Coe, the mother of senior Elena Aragon and freshman Chris Aragon, finished in second place in the Washington Post "@Work Advice...

Starr holds second town hall at Quince Orchard HS

By Zach Fuchs November 11, 2011

Superintendent Joshua Starr focused on students' concerns about the impact of budget cuts on extracurricular activities, class sizes and arts and music programs during his second town hall meeting Nov....

Adam Marshall poses with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek for one of the episodes he competed in to win $53,800. Marshall credits his success partly to his time on the Its Academic team at Whitman. Photo courtesy Adam Marshall.

Adam Marshall (’08) wins over $50,000 on ‘Jeopardy’

By Zach Fuchs September 23, 2011

Question: This man graduated from Whitman in 2008, served as Black & White copy editor and won over $50,000 on “Jeopardy.” Answer: Who is Adam Marshall? In three "Jeopardy" episodes that...

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