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Easy ways to avoid supporting animal cruelty

By Gabe Kahan
February 28, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Filed under Blogs

Dear teachers, Read More »

Oklahoma APUSH: time to end the War on History

By William Arnesen
February 21, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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 »...

Essential items every classroom needs

By Peter Hoogstraten
February 9, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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 »...

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