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Power to the people: moving forward

Power to the people: moving forward

By Celia Hoffman
January 20, 2017
Filed under Blogs

As the sun set on election day, we raced against the creeping darkness, running from house to house, increasingly desperate for responses to our incessant knocking. At 5:40 p.m., my canvassing squad drove a woman to her polling location. Voting in Virginia ended at 7, but she thought that she’d already...

An open letter thanking Obama on his last day in office

An open letter thanking Obama on his last day in office

By Scott Singer, Online managing editor of The Black & White Volume 53
January 20, 2017
Filed under Blogs

Dear President Obama, To be honest with you, it's a really weird feeling that you're not going to be the president. My president. The president who moved to Washington the same year that I too finally settled in the District--you from Chicago and me from Seattle. We had so much in common: we were ...

Why I can’t wait for the inauguration

Why I can’t wait for the inauguration

By Jason Grill
January 19, 2017
Filed under Blogs

I can’t wait for inauguration day. I can barely hold back my excitement. But my excitement is hard to express in a school of liberals even as an outspoken conservative. A November 2016 Black & White survey would put me in the 13 percent of conservative students in Whitman's population. Read ...

Cheering for Cheerleading

Cheering for Cheerleading

By Emma Sorkin
January 12, 2017
Filed under Blogs

At Whitman, we promote acceptance and diversity, and we frequently—albeit subconsciously—encourage stereotypes. Read More »...

Country music: why it’s not all about farms and trucks

Country music: why it’s not all about farms and trucks

By Lily Friedman
January 10, 2017
Filed under Blogs

For years, my dad filled the long drives to soccer tournaments in his Ford Explorer with the Beatles, Aerosmith or old Nelly. Although I don’t drive a truck, live in the woods or wear camo, I now flood my car with country music. Read More »...

Be aware of what you’re listening to

Be aware of what you’re listening to

By Elea Levin
December 7, 2016
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“Came in with two girls, look like strippers in their real clothes / A broke h-- can only point me to a rich h--.” Read More »...

The no fun league

The no fun league

By Sam Shiffman
December 2, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Showcase

After Giants safety Landon Collins returned an interception for a touchdown nearly 50 yards to tie a close game against the Los Angeles Rams Oct. 23, making multiple defenders miss, his teammates celebrated in the endzone while defensive end Owa Odighizuwa pretended to take a picture. Read More &r...

The hypocrisy of Melania Trump

The hypocrisy of Melania Trump

By Emma Sorkin
November 29, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Melania Trump will be a major role model for people worldwide once she assumes the position of first lady of the United States. The fact that she will acquire this position is inevitable, but her qualifications and behavior make her future as a role model questionable. Read More »...

Securing safe spaces in society

Securing safe spaces in society

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu
November 10, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Home is a safe haven, free from judgment, free from the outside world, free from societal pressure. Read More »...

I’m with her, not her husband

I’m with her, not her husband

By Camille Caldera
November 6, 2016
Filed under Blogs

“Your husband disagrees with you,” Donald Trump spat across the stage of the third presidential debate, interrupting Hillary Clinton's defense of the Affordable Care Act. Read More »...

Why we need to welcome wellness weekends

Why we need to welcome wellness weekends

By Emma Sorkin
October 21, 2016
Filed under Blogs

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my friend at swim practice. As I complained about the mountains of homework waiting for me at home, she nodded sympathetically. After I finished my prolonged rant, she announced—to my bewilderment—that she had no homework this weekend. Read More »...

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