The Black and White

First row: Shawn Winans, Zachary Vaz, Nicole Jacobs. Second row: Kevin Oberdorfer, Joanna Pappafotis, Abbie Lamb. Third row: Michael Negrin, Kelsey Stender-Moore, Dakota Slay-Vincent.

Fifteen new teachers settle into their positions at Whitman

By Marissa Rancilio and Manuela Montoya February 1, 2023

After a record number of MCPS staff resigned from their positions last year, Whitman welcomed 15 new teachers this fall, many of whom students are meeting for the first time as they settle into their second...

The World Language Cafe team and Social Emotional Special Education Support (SESES) program joined to host a Lunar Lantern Festival celebration in the Commons during lunch today.

Photo of the Day, Jan. 26: Lunar Lantern Festival

By Josefina Masjuan January 26, 2023

When students entered the bustling Commons at lunch today, they stumbled upon the sight of red lanterns and other themed decorations lining the stairwell and surrounding walls, and the sound of traditional...

Magloon speaks to students at lunch today.

Photo of the Day, Tuesday, Jan. 24: Author Kekla Magoon speaks to students at lunch event

By Ines Foscarini January 24, 2023

The Media Center hosted a virtual visit with award-winning author Kekla Magoon during lunch today. Attending students learned about Magoon’s new book, discussed identity and talked with the author about...

The streets of D.C. flood with images of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman while calls for women’s rights and freedom of expression resonate through the air.

“Woman, Life, Freedom”: Thousands demand change in Iran at D.C. protests

By Grace Roddy January 12, 2023

Each Saturday afternoon since Sept. 23, chants of “Zan Zendigi Azadî” — Farsi for “Woman, Life, Freedom” — have filled the National Mall. Thousands huddle around the green, white and red Iranian...

A legacy of achievement: Whitman alumni reflect on the culture of high performance

By Kate Rodriguez January 12, 2023

When writing her 2006 national bestselling book, “The Overachievers,” Whitman alum Alexandra Robbins (‘94) shadowed eight Whitman students in their day-to-day lives. She aimed to portray the extensive...

Wearing their beloved light blue and white uniforms, millions swarmed the streets to celebrate the momentous victory.

When soccer is more than a sport: World Cup victory unites Argentina

By Josefina Masjuan January 11, 2023

Silence crept over the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires as the nation held its breath, watching the final penalty kick of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After a month of ups and downs for “La Selección”...

Located in front of the National Portrait Gallery, the Downtown Holiday Market features more than 70 vendors and runs for five weeks each winter.

D.C. holiday markets “spruce” up seasonal shopping experience

By Kate Rodriguez January 3, 2023

Holiday markets are an age-old tradition during the holiday season in many communities. The themed markets serve as a space in which shoppers, sellers and passersby can share in the holiday spirit and...

Each celebration involves flavorsome food, but the traditions native to students’ home countries diverge in many aspects.

Markets, maracas and midnight meals: International students share their Christmas traditions

By Manuela Montoya December 27, 2022

From firework-filled Christmas parades to singing Christmas carols around a decorated tree, celebrating the holiday season looks different for each of Whitman’s international students. Each celebration...

McCurdy’s blunt writing style feels like witnessing a horrific accident; I desperately wanted to look away, but couldn’t.

Jennette McCurdy’s “I’m Glad My Mom Died”: An essential read

By Macie Slater December 21, 2022

Content warning: This story contains language that pertains to eating disorders and sexual assault. As I lazily browsed the aisles of Barnes and Noble on a Wednesday afternoon in August, I wasn’t...

This photo appears on the cover of Longs debut EP Bird Songs.

Junior Josey Long finds meaning in everyday experiences to release debut EP “Bird Songs”

By Dani Klein December 10, 2022

Thirty-thousand feet in the air, junior Josey Long sits in the window seat of an airplane. As the plane begins to descend towards the runway, she feels pressure in her ears — an uncomfortable yet familiar...

Athletes from Whitmans Swim and Dive team made a spirited entrance to the pep rally today.

Photo of the Day, Dec. 7: Winter Pep Rally

By Alessia Pedrazzini December 7, 2022

Students gathered in the main gym to celebrate the beginning of the winter sports season at pep rallies during eighth period today.  The SGA held two pep rallies because Whitman’s main gym was unable...

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