The Black and White

National News Roundup: Dec. 9-15

By Carolyn Freeman

December 16, 2012

In this edition of the National News Roundup, a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school shakes Americans, Obama will nominate John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State and Hurricane Sandy influences high school seniors. Read More »...

Washingtonians turn to food trucks as a tasty alternative

Customers mill around the Far East Taco Grille. Photo by James Ireland.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 14, 2012

The side of the road is normally the last place to look for gourmet snacks, but food trucks' rising popularity is leading many people to rethink the best options for a meal on the go. Read More »...

‘Simon Says’ Namaste

A patron at Simon Says Yoga practices a pose. Simon Says Yoga recently moved locations. Photo courtesy simonsaysyoga.com.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 13, 2012

After her first experience with the bar scene during college, Shauna Simon realized that a loud, crowded atmosphere wasn’t for her. Instead, she turned to the peaceful art of yoga. Forty years later, she still “ohms” every day. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: December 12

Photo of the Day: December 12

By Carolyn Freeman

December 12, 2012

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‘Life of Pi’ makes waves in theaters

By Carolyn Freeman

December 12, 2012

An injured zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger are stranded on a lifeboat with a young Indian man. Things could get complicated. Read More »...

25 days of Christmas sweaters

Science teacher Sherri Gingrich wears a different Christmas sweater every day of the holiday season. Photos by Paula Ospina.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 11, 2012

ABC Family isn’t the only one celebrating the 25 days of Christmas. Read More »

School to be hundreds over capacity

By Carolyn Freeman

December 11, 2012

MCPS expects Whitman to be 270 students over capacity by 2018, a representative from facilities management told principal Alan Goodwin in late October. The school will need another five to seven classrooms to accommodate the extra students, Goodwin said. Read More »...

National News Roundup: A big menorah, bigger storms and Biggie Smalls

By Carolyn Freeman

December 9, 2012

In this edition of the National News Roundup, a famous Korean pop star apologizes for viral Anti-American lyrics, the Supreme Court announces it will hear two cases related to same-sex marriage and a large storm hits the Upper Midwest. Read More »...

An appeal to students from the creator of Whitman Compliments

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By Carolyn Freeman

December 7, 2012

Dear Whitman, My name is Eyal Hanfling and I am the creator and manager of Whitman Compliments. Read More »...

Second annual dance show helps raise money for science teacher’s son

By Carolyn Freeman

December 5, 2012

Bright lights illuminated six dancers as they shimmied, leaped and pirouetted across the stage. Time after time, the dancers dazzled the audience and judges as applause echoed throughout the auditorium. Read More »...

Modern interpretation of Shakespearean classic makes for an entertaining, understandable show

The cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny. Photo by Scott Suchman.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 4, 2012

Four half-naked lovers sling mud at one another, oblivious to the howling crowd as they slip and slide across the stage. This is how the Shakespeare Theatre Company interprets Puck’s line, “Lord, what fools these mortals be,” in its production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Read More »...

Senior Ali Foreman wins annual Poetry Out Loud competition

Nathan Liu won second place in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. The top three competitors will go on to the regional competition. Photo by Paula Ospina.

By Carolyn Freeman

December 4, 2012

While visiting Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa last January, senior Ali Foreman was touched by the words she saw inscribed on Nelson Mandela’s cell: William Ernest Henly’s poem “Invictus.” Read More »...