The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black & White

  • Donate your old sneakers outside the main office from now until April 22.

  • The 2017 talent show is this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

  • The deadline for contributions to the Senior Project is April 15. Go to B-212 during 5th period with any questions.

  • Seniors: Sign up for JostenRenaissance.com to order graduation announcements and accessories. Use code CBS349.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Baseball needs a salary cap

Baseball needs a salary cap

By William Arnesen
April 1
Filed under Blogs, Sports

It’s been three weeks since the NFL opened for the season and the dust has finally settled on the whirlwind of trades that gripped the league for the past month: LeSean McCoy to the Bills, DeMarco Murray to the Eagles and so on and so forth. Read More »...

Why I love March Madness

Why I love March Madness

By Ben Katz
March 31
Filed under Blogs

I won my dad’s March Madness office pool when I was five years old. Who knew a kindergartener could predict that the No. 3 seed Syracuse Orange would win the national championship? Since then, I have been glued to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, witnessing history in the making. Read More »...

What are we listening to?

What are we listening to?

By Leor Rosen
March 30
Filed under Blogs

I’m jamming out to the newest hit on the radio, singing and dancing along. All of a sudden, I hear something. That cannot be right. Did Meghan Trainor actually just say that? Read More »...

A linguistic epidemic: “like”

By Hayley Segall
March 29
Filed under Blogs

A linguistic epidemic has spread across our young generation like a wild fire: the “like” atrocity. Read More »...

Why the Internet (and you) just won a major victory

Why the Internet (and you) just won a major victory

By Spencer Adams
March 2
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Imagine if the highways operated on a pay-for-speed basis. Companies had a monopoly on the roads, and the faster you wanted to go, the more you had to pay. The rich would rocket past the poor, who would crawl along at tortoise speeds because they couldn’t afford the higher fees. Read More »...

“House of Cards:” starting to collapse?

By Jacob Blitz
March 1
Filed under Blogs

When I pulled up Netflix as soon as school ended Friday, they appeared with the calculated abruptness of many a Frank Underwood plot. “House of Cards” season three, all 13 episodes. Read More »...

Easy ways to avoid supporting animal cruelty

By Gabe Kahan
February 28
Filed under Blogs

In psychology class, we discussed the term “cognitive dissonance,” which is basically having two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time, especially if those beliefs influence your behavior. Read More »...

No Lunch for Young Men

By Sebastian van Bastelaer
February 23
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Recently, an announcement came over the loudspeakers, decreeing that only students “with permission” (read: seniors) could go out to lunch. This bold edict sent shockwaves throughout the entire school by reminding us all of a law that’s been in place since, well, forever. Read More »...

A letter to teachers from a victim of senioritis

A letter to teachers from a victim of senioritis

By Emilia Malachowski
February 23
Filed under Blogs

Dear teachers, Read More »

Oklahoma APUSH: time to end the War on History

By William Arnesen
February 21
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Earlier this week, an Oklahoma legislative committee voted overwhelmingly to ban the teaching of AP U.S. History in public classrooms. If passed, Sooner State schoolchildren would be the next in a long line of casualties in this absurd War on History. Read More »...

SNL: “Still Funny After All These Years”

By Rebecca Katz
February 18
Filed under Blogs

Anyone who knows me knows that I can be a bit opinionated when it comes to pop culture. Read More »...

Celebrating February special holidays

By Leor Rosen
February 15
Filed under Blogs

Feb. 5 marked the annual National Shower with a Friend Day, a day designed to raise awareness about the importance of conserving water. Now you might be angry at yourself for forgetting this important holiday, and that’s understandable. Read More »...

The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School
Blogs