The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

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The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black and White

The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black and White

Girls softball falls to BCC 8–1 in Battle of Bethesda
Boys lacrosse outlasts crosstown rival BCC 11–6
Girls lacrosse destroys B-CC 12–3 in the ultimate Battle of Bethesda
“Russia not only destroys our houses, but also our families”: A Q&A with Ukraine’s abducted children
MCPS grading regulations impair student performance
LIVE: Boys Lacrosse takes on Churchill

LIVE: Boys Lacrosse takes on Churchill

April 8, 2024

National News Roundup: Compound fracture, a controversial letter and North Korean tension

In this edition of the National News Roundup, “March Madness” takes over. In addition, a letter to the editor of an Ivy League newspaper sparks controversy and President Obama apologizes for calling someone “best looking.”

March Madness: Kevin Ware stuns nation with compound leg fracture

Louisville won the game against Duke after Ware was taken out. Since the injury, he has received phone calls from many of his NBA idols and even First Lady Michelle Obama. Louisville beat Michigan in the March Madness final April 8. Read more here.

Controversy erupts after Princeton alum writes letter about finding a husband before graduation

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Susan Patton, who graduated from Princeton University in 1977, wrote a letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian, encouraging young women on campus to find a husband before they leave the school. The letter prompted debate and discussion online, with numerous other alumni sharing their beliefs.  Read the original letter here.

Rising tensions with North Korea elicit response from US Defense Dept. officials

The tension caused the Pentagon to delay testing its missiles at an Air Force base in California next week. South Korean officials report that its neighbors to the north have moved at least one of their missiles to the east coast. It is unclear whether or not the move is just another part of North Korea’s recent pattern of behavior towards the US. Read more here.

Obama apologizes to Kamala Harris for calling her “best looking”

His remarks at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser caused a stir. Harris is the California Attorney General and she and Obama are close friends, according to her official spokesperson. Read more here.

Obituaries: Margaret Thatcher, Roger Ebert, Lilly Pulitzer

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87. She served from 1979 to 1990, was the first woman to hold the role and earned the name “Iron Lady” for her economic policies. Film Critic Roger Ebert was eulogized and described as someone who loved people at his funeral in Chicago on Monday. He died April 4 at the age of 70. Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer died April 7 at age 81. She became a household name in the 1960s for the frock she created, called the Lilly.

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