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Photo of the Day: May 18

Photo of the Day: May 18

By Ben Zimmermann

May 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Senior Max Vogel blasts a triple to left field in the Vikings' regional final game Saturday against Gaithersburg, giving the team an early 3-0 lead. The Vikings would go on to lose, however, 5-4. Photo courtesy Adam Prill. Read More »...

Pro-life activists rally on school grounds

By Ben Zimmermann

March 14, 2014


Filed under News

Pro-life activists gathered by the entrance to Whitman today, displaying posters with photographs of aborted fetuses. Read More »...

Balanced lineup, defensive intensity propel boys basketball to Comcast Center for state semifinals

By Ben Zimmermann

March 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Eight years ago, the Vikings boys basketball team peaked at just the right time, upsetting multiple ranked opponents on their way to the program’s only state title. Read More »...

Q&A with Capital Weather Gang meteorologist Dan Stillman

By Ben Zimmermann

March 3, 2014


Filed under Feature

Tracking oncoming snowstorms seems to be an increasingly popular activity for Whitman students and weather fans across the area. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: February 26

By Ben Zimmermann

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

Cars sat in traffic on Whittier Blvd. this morning as snow fell, covering streets and causing many vehicles to spin out or lose control. Several other accidents on adjacent main roads caused many students and staff to arrive late to school. Photo by Ben Zimmermann. Read More »...

The Black & White’s top 5 movies of 2013

The Black & White’s top 5 movies of 2013

By Ben Zimmermann

January 9, 2014


Filed under Feature

After years of clear races between two or three films for the Academy Award for Best Picture, this year’s Oscar winner will be way less predictable. This season’s top films included some from every genre, from science fiction to historical drama to musical comedy. Read More »...

Controversial animal rights activist speaks to environmental science classes

By Ben Zimmermann

December 7, 2013


Filed under News

AP Environmental Science classes got an inside look at another side of social activism Friday with a guest speaker who specializes in animal rights and whom the FBI considers a national security threat. Read More »...

Respected Pyle math teacher passes away after long battle with cancer

Respected Pyle math teacher passes away after long battle with cancer

By Ben Zimmermann

July 3, 2013


Filed under News

Pyle math teacher Gary Witzenburg died June 28 at the age of 72 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Witzenburg taught algebra for 14 years after serving more than two decades in the Navy. Witzenburg was well-respected and remembered for his inspiration, humor and military stories. Read More »...

Hip, Hip, Jorge: Richardson elected as SGA president

By Ben Zimmermann

April 24, 2013


Filed under News

Students elected junior Jorge Richardson as their next SGA president today as part of elections for the 2013-14 SGA Executive Board. Read More »...

Perpetrators charged in vandalism crime

By Ben Zimmermann

April 3, 2013


Filed under News

Montgomery County Police have charged three Bethesda juveniles in the Woodhaven vandalism case that police discovered Feb. 17. Read More »...

Girls Basketball loses in State Semifinals

Girls Basketball loses in State Semifinals

By Ben Zimmermann

March 7, 2013


Filed under Sports

The girls basketball team lost to the 22-5 Baltimore Polytechnic Engineers 33-32 in the State Semifinals Mar. 7, ending its best season in years with a record of 21-5. Read More »...

Hateful vandalism appears in Woodhaven neighborhood

By Ben Zimmermann

February 25, 2013


Filed under News

Montgomery County police discovered vandalism on four residential properties in Bethesda Feb. 17, including three houses and a police K-9 vehicle, according to a police statement. Read More »...