The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black & White

  • Have a great summer!

Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

Whitman student helps ice cream truck owner organize backpack drive

By Sydney Miller

Senior Sarah Bruegmann and ice cream truck owner AJ Jalloh have collected backpacks to donate to schoolchildren in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone, Jalloh’s hometown, since May 18. The team will collect backpacks until the last week of school.

June 17, 2017

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

Amid wave of car theft, key tips to prevent these crimes

By Naren Roy

Unknown thieves have stolen cash and personal items from parked cars in the Whitman community over the last several weeks, coinciding with a 39 percent increase in the number of stolen vehicles in Montgomery County since last year, according to a May 19 article in Bethesda Magazine.

June 14, 2017

View All »

Whitman and WJ frisbee team falls short of state championship

Whitman and WJ frisbee team falls short of state championship

By Cameron Jones

Whitman and Walter Johnson’s joint ultimate frisbee team finished sixth in the Maryland State Championship despite fighting hard to stay in contention.

June 8, 2017

Whitman leaves a colorful mark on the community with charity runs

Whitman leaves a colorful mark on the community with charity runs

By Jessie Solomon

May 20 marked Whitman’s first ever Color Rush to benefit local homeless shelters. Whitman also hosted other charity runs this spring, including Hope for Henry’s Mother’s Day 5K.

June 7, 2017

View All »

Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

By Elea Levin

The rising senior class kicked off the upcoming year with a senior night tailgate celebration in the parking lot June 6. SGA members treated juniors in attendance—decked out in Whitman gear and face paint—to refreshments, lawn games and photo opportunities.

June 15, 2017

Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

By Shehrez Chaudhri

With students from around 50 countries and all corners of the world, Whitman is home to students with a wide array of nationalities. Maroni helps ensure that these international students feel included in the Whitman community and encourages them to express their unique cultures and traditions while living in the U.S.   

June 14, 2017

View All »

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

By Maddy Frank

During his 2014 campaign, Governor Larry Hogan promised to make Maryland more business friendly. To fulfill this promise, he has been easing enforcement of environmental regulations on businesses. In fact, prosecutions against businesses that break Maryland environmental laws are at a 20-year low, according to the Baltimore Sun.

June 15, 2017

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

By Emma Sorkin

To ease some of the application-related stress, Whitman should add a course that teaches students how to write college application essays. This course would teach a writing style that English classes don’t currently cover and help even the playing field for students who can’t afford professional help.

May 22, 2017

View All »

Stop shying away from introversion

Stop shying away from introversion

By Ivy Xun

I had difficulty with communication, he said. I was anti-social, he said. I needed ESOL, he said. As a result of what he perceived to be a personality problem, I was told I needed to change. But at five years old, I was just trying to be myself. I hated group discussions, shuddered at the thought of small talk and preferred solidarity over social interaction—a textbook case of introversion.

June 9, 2017

Teachers: adjust rubrics to allow more creativity

Teachers: adjust rubrics to allow more creativity

By Maddy Frank

The further I get in my educational career, the more I learn the importance of what I’ve deemed to be the golden rule of school assignments: follow the rubric.

June 7, 2017

View All »

Archives

Latest Print Issue

Full print archive under "About Us" tab.

Check out our Sponsors!

Advertisement
The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School
The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School