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  • The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

    The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

    By David Villani

    July 31, 2018

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's June 26 victory shook the country, and made it clear to all that in the Trump era, everything is changing. Embracing socialism is the best way to fight president Donald Trump and the new far-right. READ MORE »»

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's June 26 Democratic congressional primary victory demonstrates the growing popularity of socialism within Democratic electorate. The shift should be embraced by Democrats hoping to combat growing right-wing radicalism. Photo by Jesse Korman via Wikipedia Commons.

  • PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

    PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

    By Max London

    June 25, 2018

    The PTSA held a retirement party June 13 for retiring administrators Alan Goodwin, Jerome Easton and Kathy McHale at the Bannockburn Community Clubhouse. The event was open to staff members, parents and former students. The PTSA organized the party to give the Whitman community an opportunity to sa...

    Departing principal Alan Goodwin and departing assistant principals Kathy McHale and Jerome Easton enjoy their retirement party, held by the PTSA June 13. The event was open to staff members, parents and former students. Photo by Pam Toole.

  • Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

    Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

    By Jack Gonzalez

    June 21, 2018

    After getting out of school May 24, many seniors took part in their unofficial summer opening celebration: beach week. While most headed to Dewey, others decided to travel out of the country to father, more exotic beaches—or to skip the beach altogether. READ MORE »»

    Three seniors forgo the conventional beach week at Dewey Beach in Deleware and enjoy time together in Portugal. Beach week, which falls between the end of seniors' classes and graduation, is often criticized for some alcohol and drug use at Dewey. Photo courtesy Zoe Taswell.

  • Q&A with Det. Sgt. John O’Brien of the MCPD Collision Reconstruction Unit

    Q&A with Det. Sgt. John O’Brien of the MCPD Collision Reconstruction Unit

    By Zoe Kaufmann

    June 19, 2018

    Detective Sergeant John O’Brien oversees crash investigations and reconstructions for the Montgomery County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit. O’Brien worked in different units within the MCPD for eight years before transferring to his current job, where he oversees investigations of all fatal, serious or high-profile collisions in the county. O’Brien spoke to The Black & White about his experiences with the unit. READ MORE »»

    Detective Sergeant John O'Brien oversees the Collision Reconstruction Unit of the Montgomery County Police. The unit reconstructs and evaluates all high-profile and serious crashes in the county. Photo courtesy O'Brien.

  • Stop neglecting the humanities

    Stop neglecting the humanities

    By David Villani

    June 18, 2018

    We should shift our focus away from only STEM and towards a more balanced education. Skills learned from the humanities make us autonomous and anti-conformist, which help us think outside the box. They help us adopt creative, innovative solutions to complex problems. READ MORE »»

    Graphic by Joey Sola-Sole.

Dodd meets with new parents at principal’s coffee

Dodd meets with new parents at principal’s coffee

June 13, 2018

Senior Josh Engels wins National Merit Scholarship

Senior Josh Engels wins National Merit Scholarship

June 12, 2018

MCPS experiences WiFi outage due to hardware failure

MCPS experiences WiFi outage due to hardware failure

June 12, 2018

Class of 2018 turns their tassels

Class of 2018 turns their tassels

June 12, 2018

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

June 5, 2018

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Track season ends at states; runners looking to next year

June 5, 2018

Top 10 sports movies of all time

June 3, 2018

Senior Sports Destinations 2018

Senior Sports Destinations 2018

June 3, 2018

Boys, girls tennis places third and fourth in consolation round at State Championships

May 31, 2018

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

May 26, 2018

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New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018

National Greek life incidents sway students’ college choices

National Greek life incidents sway students’ college choices

June 13, 2018

Offer intensives after AP exams

Offer intensives after AP exams

June 12, 2018

Advice from a principal to a principal

Advice from a principal to a principal

June 12, 2018

Students celebrate Pride Month at capital pride

Students celebrate Pride Month at capital pride

June 11, 2018

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End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

June 11, 2018

Teach OCD in middle school health classes

Teach OCD in middle school health classes

May 31, 2018

Superintendent: bring back exams at upcoming BOE discussions

Superintendent: bring back exams at upcoming BOE discussions

May 31, 2018

Student voices on mental health

Student voices on mental health

May 31, 2018

Modernize sex education: stop preaching abstinence

Modernize sex education: stop preaching abstinence

May 9, 2018

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Uncovering hidden heroes of human rights

Uncovering hidden heroes of human rights

June 15, 2018

Passion and grit trump talent

Passion and grit trump talent

June 14, 2018

Being Multiracial: 51 years after Loving v. Virginia

Being Multiracial: 51 years after Loving v. Virginia

June 12, 2018

End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

June 11, 2018

Science fiction and fantasy deserve to be on school reading lists

Science fiction and fantasy deserve to be on school reading lists

June 9, 2018

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New spring albums receive mixed reviews

The Black & White reviews four spring albums: "Cosmic" by Bazzi, "Die Lit" by Playboi Carti, "KOD" by J. Cole and "beerbongs & bentleys" by Post Malone.

June 14, 2018

National Greek life incidents sway students’ college choices

As students visit and commit to universities, Greek life has influenced some seniors’ decisions.

June 13, 2018

Superintendent: bring back exams at upcoming BOE discussions

May 31, 2018

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