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The foodie awards: Best brunch places

By Carolyn Freeman

January 8, 2013

The greatest meal of the day is a perfect combination of breakfast sweets and hearty lunches: brunch. It’s a meal so sacred it can only be appreciated late in the morning on the weekends, after everyone has gotten a full twelve hours of sleep. These are the three greatest local places to grab brunch. ...

How to survive being a short-term vegan

By Carolyn Freeman

January 7, 2013

If there’s anything I love, it’s a personal challenge. My AP Environmental Science class recently read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” where author Michael Pollan goes vegetarian to see things from a new perspective. Read More »...

National News Roundup: Pentagon, Photoshop and PBS

By Carolyn Freeman

January 7, 2013

In this edition of the National News Roundup, controversy ensues after Congress releases a photoshopped photo, the US premiere of “Downton Abbey” receives great ratings and NHL players reach an agreement and end the lockout. Read More »...

Bdubbs Bakes: Carrot cake cookies

Bdubbs Bakes: Carrot cake cookies

By Carolyn Freeman

January 6, 2013

Traditional carrot cake can be boring, with its globs of cream cheese frosting and chunks of over-spiced carrots. This modern twist on a classic turns the traditional carrot cake into soft, cakey sandwich cookies with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. Read More »...

Local burger joint takes third place in world championships

BGR: The Burger Joint offers several varieties of burgers. The award-winning Wellington burger has Photo courtesy whatnowatlanta.com.

By Carolyn Freeman

January 3, 2013

Looking for a world-class burger? Look no further than the nearest BGR: the Burger Joint, a Bethesda-based chain that took home third-place in the World Burger Championships last month in Las Vegas. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: January 3

The stalls and mirrors in student bathrooms were replaced over the break or are being replaced now. Photo by Eyal Hanfling.

By Carolyn Freeman

January 3, 2013

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B-Well: The cold conundrum

By Carolyn Freeman

January 2, 2013

“Bundle up or you’ll catch a cold!” We’ve all heard our mothers caution us too many times, but is there truth to this myth? Read More »...

Photo of the Day: December 21

Graphic by Billy Lenkin.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 21, 2012

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The best of Christmas music and movies

By Carolyn Freeman

December 21, 2012

Christmas is a time of tradition, but sometimes, tradition can get a bit old. Read More »...

New policies necessary to prevent tragedies like Newtown

Police lead children from Sandy Hook Elementary School following the shooting Dec. 14. AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 21, 2012

I was one of millions of Americans deeply saddened by the events that unfolded in Newtown, Conn. Dec. 14. I have two younger siblings whom I love very dearly, so the tragedy hit close to home. Read More »...

Tennis team to advance to state finals

By Carolyn Freeman

December 20, 2012

Senior Anna Volkov and junior Whitney Cinkala will represent Whitman in the tennis state finals for ladies doubles in the spring, looking to become the fourth state champions in coach Julie Frank’s seven-year coaching tenure. Read More »...

Viking Vogue: Holiday accessories

By Carolyn Freeman

December 19, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Hot cocoa, jingle bells, secret Santa— the list goes on and on. Read More »...