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  • Come to CAVA on Bethesda Row on Feb. 22 from 6-10 p.m. Mention DECA when you order.

  • Seniors! Search "Google for CSSI" to sign up for Google's Computer Science Summer Institute by March 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

  • Tickets for the upcoming play - "The Crucible" - will be sold during both lunches for the next two weeks.

  • Donate duffel bags, sports bags, and x-box games to the bin outside the office for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

  • Sources of Strength is selling hot chocolate in the school entrance this week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:25 a.m.

Driving high: students speak out

Driving high: students speak out

By Sam Shiffman
February 16
Filed under Feature, Showcase

It’s 11:30 p.m. Students emerge from the darkness of the Whitman parking lot and head toward their car.  Less than an hour ago, everyone in the car, including the driver, took several hits from a bong. Despite their daze, the kids pile into the car, and the driver pulls out into the neighborhood. ...

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

Teen Court: students involved in the judicial process

By Sabrina Martin
February 15
Filed under Feature, Showcase

As the 14-year-old boy approaches the judge’s stand, his head remains low, avoiding the courtroom’s heavy stares. Twelve high school volunteers raise their right hand and turn to the boy, solemnly promising to be fair in their duties. As the trial begins, the jurors listen tentatively to the boy’s trembling voice as he recalls the day he brought brass knuckles and knives to school. Silence settles between questions, suddenly broken by a mother’s tears. The boy apologizes for the trouble he’s caused, and the jurors are dismissed to determine his sentence. This is one of numerous cases the jurors will rule on this day.

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Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

Artist spotlight: violinist Manya Aronin

By Emily Schweitzer
February 9
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature

Standing on stage at Carnegie Hall, looking out into an audience of over 3,500 people, senior Manya Aronin softly moves her bow across the strings of her violin, signaling the beginning of Bach’s “Partita No. 3.”

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Mental health: a high school perspective

Mental health: a high school perspective

By Tiger Bjornlund and Amy Nankin
February 9
Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

The concept of mental health is nearly impossible to fully define. When asked the first word that comes to mind when thinking about mental health, Whitman students answered with words ranging from “balance” to “suicide,” with many in between.

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Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

Cudi’s newest album, “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’” just doesn’t cut it, lacking his infectious energy and top-notch humming. Most of the songs are throwaways as Cudi’s featured artists can only take the album so far.

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Flaming Lips return with a different melody

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

With their 14th studio album“Oczy Mlody,” The Flaming Lips is moving away from the clear, cohesive sound that has been a staple on their more recent albums.

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Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

Since their self-titled debut album released in 2013, Run the Jewels has delivered hard flows with distinct social commentary for their fast-growing fan base. The rap duo’s latest effort, “Run the Jewels 3,” was released Dec. 25, making it the best present I received over the holidays.

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‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

By Michael Gorman
February 8
Filed under Feature, Music

“Do What Thou Wilt” is Ab-Soul’s loud, abrasive and disorganized claim to the center-stage of modern hip-hop and rap. At surface level, it may seem as if he’s being wildly offensive, but after a deeper look into the lyrics, it’s clear Ab-Soul is thinking on a higher level.

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New kids on the Hill: what you need to know about President Trump’s Cabinet

New kids on the Hill: what you need to know about President Trump’s Cabinet

By Abby Snyder
February 6
Filed under Feature

With the Trump administration fully under way, the Cabinet is beginning to take shape as well. Here’s what you need to know about some of the president’s most controversial appointees, from their personal beliefs and policy plans to their differences with President Trump’s stances.

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Skating on the canal: a winter tradition

Skating on the canal: a winter tradition

By Justin Baker
February 2
Filed under Feature

On a cool January morning, a light flurry touches down on the surface of the C&O canal as skaters brave the cold, whizzing along the surface of the frozen water, bundled in hockey jerseys, scarves and hats. Curious bystanders stop to admire the beauty of the scene, which looks more like something from winter in a remote wilderness rather than the suburbs of D.C.

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Gender gap in US government persists

Gender gap in US government persists

By Camille Caldera
February 1
Filed under Feature

When 10 Marylanders took their oaths of office for the 115th Congress Jan. 3, not a single woman stood among them. It was the first time Maryland has sent an all-male delegation to Congress since 1973.

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Best of Bethesda: restaurants

Best of Bethesda: restaurants

By Elea Levin
January 30
Filed under Feature

Bethesda is well-known for many things: a superior school system, close proximity to the nation’s capital and being rated the most attractive city in the U.S., according to the dating app Hinge. However, one thing that frequently goes unappreciated in Bethesda is the wide variety of inexpensive, convenient, high-quality restaurants available for families and students. The Black & White decided to spotlight some of the most popular local hotspots featuring four different types of food.

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