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B&W magazine crossword corrections

B&W magazine crossword corrections

By William Arnesen
December 22, 2015
Filed under Blogs

The Black & White regrets to inform you that the crossword puzzle on pages 24-25 of the B&W magazine contains the following errors: The answer to 29 across is similar to, but not exactly, that implied by the clue. Instead, use the clue: "Like iron or neon, say." 90 across refers to a work by George...

#CoverTheAthlete and sexism in sports reporting

#CoverTheAthlete and sexism in sports reporting

By Lindsay Wytkind
December 1, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

“Could you give us a twirl and tell us about your outfit?” one reporter asks Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Russell Westbrook. Read More »...

Vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving

Vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving

By Emily Schweitzer
November 26, 2015
Filed under Blogs

When the word Thanksgiving comes to mind, we're reminded of familial gatherings and fall leaves scattered along neighborhood streets. Undoubtedly, we also remember the centerpiece of the feast: the crispy, juicy turkey. Read More »...

A blast from the past: commemorating Back to the Future day

A blast from the past: commemorating Back to the Future day

By Luke Graves
October 21, 2015
Filed under Blogs

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”  Read More »...

A fond farewell to “In The Loop”

A fond farewell to “In The Loop”

By Jacob Blitz
October 12, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

October 9, 2015 will forever mark the end of an era in D.C. journalism history: the day Al Kamen retired. Today, Kamen published the last of his 2,700-some columns in The Washington Post, putting to rest his political column “In The Loop.” Read More »...

Changes to summer reading are long overdue

Changes to summer reading are long overdue

By Naomi Meron
October 4, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Teachers pass out the list of required summer reading and the whole school collectively groans. No longer are students free to choose the old classic, a best-selling thriller or the Sunday sports section. Teachers make these choices for them. Read More »...

The fight for the right to pray

The fight for the right to pray

By Celia Hoffman
October 3, 2015
Filed under Blogs

Hatikvah: the hope. The Israeli national anthem, which was created to remind the world that the hope of a Jewish homeland has become a thriving reality, also represents the hopes of many women to have the chance to pray equally at the holiest Jewish site.   Read More »...

Aliens?

Aliens?

By Josh Feder
September 29, 2015
Filed under Blogs

It’s been a good year for Mars. For one, Matt Damon is starring in the highly anticipated film "The Martian." Based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, "The Martian" follows an astronaut trying to survive after being stranded on the red planet—it’s an incredible and thrilling fantasy, but back...

Put your phones down and live in the moment

By Justin Baker
September 16, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We get told all the time to put our phones away and pay attention. Everyone's been there; you’re on your phone when a teacher, a parent or even a friend tells you to turn your iPhone off, pry your eyes away from SnapChat, Instagram and Facebook, and focus on what’s in front of you. But have you ever...

Prior review has no place on Wilson High School’s newspaper

Prior review has no place on Wilson High School’s newspaper

By Staff Editorial
September 7, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

News has been swirling around the nation’s capital lately, but not all about the upcoming presidential election. Woodrow Wilson High School had its share of controversy in recent weeks after new principal Kimberly Martin instituted “prior review” for the school newspaper, requiring her advance...

Exploring lying

By Peter Hoogstraten
June 16, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Did you know that I’ve never told a lie? All my life, I’ve always tried to tell the absolute truth. I’ve never told a lie to benefit myself, or to benefit others. And that’s the truth. Read More »...

I don’t want to “speak white”

I don’t want to “speak white”

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu
May 29, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

At least a few times a week, someone tries to compliment me about how “white” I speak. Is it meant to be a compliment? Read More »...

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