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  • 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.

Essential items every classroom needs

By Peter Hoogstraten
February 9
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If there’s one thing I detest, it’s when I make the long walk from my seat to the middle of the classroom, only to find that there isn’t a box of tissues present. Read More »...

News websites should be MCPS homepage

By Emilia Malachowski
February 8
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A student illuminates the black power button on a school computer and inputs his or her password. Some time passes. All the glaciers melt. Humans evolve so they finally don’t have their useless appendixes. Finally, after an eternity, the computer turns on. Another several decades pass and the blue...

What has become of the Pledge of Allegiance? (Round Two!)

By Gabe Kahan
January 23
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Last week, the Black & White received a letter under the alias of “H.” The envelope contained a flyer from the American Humanist Association encouraging its supporters to boycott the Pledge of Allegiance because of the nonsecular “under God” segment. Read More »...

The growing role of social media in politics

By Peter Hoogstraten
January 10
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The blue and white of Facebook, the bluebird of Twitter, and the camera of Instagram are synonymous with selfies and #tbt. They’re also, however, a medium for public debate on highly controversial issues. Read More »...

Ravens have skill, historical success to fly to Super Bowl XLIX

By Caleb Kushner
January 6
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Little did you know that the Ravens are perhaps this year’s AFC team bound to make a deep run in the playoffs. That’s right, I said it—the lowest seeded team in the playoffs just might have what it takes to win it all. Read More »...

Winter break with a GoPro

Winter break with a GoPro

By Nicole Fleck
January 4
Filed under Blogs, Media

http://youtu.be/_uqshYx5Xm0 The GoPro camera is one of the hottest gifts of this holiday season. This high-definition camera is small, durable, and versatile—perfect for the weekend warrior. Read More »...

Behind the scenes of the Nutcracker

Behind the scenes of the Nutcracker

By Naomi Ravick
December 26
Filed under Blogs

Outside the floor-to-ceiling windows it’s cold and rainy. But inside the studio at the Maryland Youth Ballet in downtown Silver Spring, students, including myself, are sweating enough to fog up the windows. Read More »...

Why I love Christmas

By Emilia Malachowski
December 21
Filed under Blogs

54 percent of me still believes Santa exists. Maybe more like 64. When I was seven, I, along with my brothers, attempted to sleep next to the fireplace all night long to try to catch Santa in action. Read More »...

Protest’s message needs to be heard

By William Arnesen
December 17
Filed under Blogs

On July 17, Eric Garner died at the hands of New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who choked him to death to the cries of “I can’t breathe.” Read More »...

A trip to Seattle

A trip to Seattle

By Julian Robinson
December 17
Filed under Blogs

When Seattle is mentioned, one tends to think of famous grunge band Nirvana, the super-bowl-winning Seahawks, and of course, rain. But there’s more. This Thanksgiving, I travelled to Washington State’s largest city not only to visit family friends, but also to see what makes the so called “Emerald...

The multiple facets of boredom

By Peter Hoogstraten
December 10
Filed under Blogs

You know that feeling when the world seems to slow down and time begins to trudge along through a pool of molasses? Your eyes glaze over and a bit of drool dribbles down your chin? We’ve all been there at some point. Read More »...

The problem with the holidays

By Sydney Schnitzer
December 6
Filed under Blogs

Ah, the holidays—a time filled with gift-giving, delightful wintry cheer, and a promising new year. But what happens when that spirit is obstructed by the hackneyed displaying of decorations, stringing of lights, and playing of Christmas tunes? Nausea, that’s what. Read More »...

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