The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

The Black & White

Students raise awareness about Joseph Kony through social media, Invisible Children club to ‘Cover the Night’

Students raise awareness about Joseph Kony through social media, Invisible Children club to ‘Cover the Night’

By Lucy Chen

March 7, 2012


Filed under Feature

If you've checked Facebook in the last 24 hours, it's almost impossible to miss the “Kony2012” campaign video. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: March 6

Photo of the Day: March 6

By Lucy Chen

March 6, 2012


Filed under Feature

Dozens of students shared the "KONY 2012" video on Facebook today, after the organization Invisible Children premiered the video online to raise awareness about Joseph Kony, who leads the Lord's Resistance Army in central Africa and abducts children for child soldiers and sex slaves. Read More »...

UMD hosts ‘Physics is Phun’ lectures to spark student interest

UMD hosts ‘Physics is Phun’ lectures to spark student interest

By Lucy Chen

March 6, 2012


Filed under Feature

Physics can be fun, with the help of the University of Maryland’s lecture series “Physics is Phun.” Read More »...

Apple responsible for shocking conditions in Chinese factories, consumers should take heed

Apple responsible for shocking conditions in Chinese factories, consumers should take heed

By Lucy Chen

March 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Apple has a reputation for being clean: clean designs, clean computers, and up until now, a relatively clean reputation. But the company’s recent reports have exposed its suppliers’ failure to adhere to Apple’s standards for working conditions. Read More »...

County council approves cameras to catch drivers who pass stopped buses

By Lucy Chen

March 6, 2012


Filed under News

About 100,000 MCPS students ride a school bus every day. To remind drivers that they can't pass the bus while students are getting on or off, each bus sports many safety features: flashing lights, a crossing arm on the front, and a stop sign to remind the motorists of the rule. But many drivers disregard...

Photo of the Day: March 2

Photo of the Day: March 2

By Lucy Chen

March 2, 2012


Filed under Feature

...

South Africa: A desire to help in the future

South Africa: A desire to help in the future

By Lucy Chen

March 1, 2012


Filed under Blogs

Juniors Ali Foreman and Kate O'Brien, along with senior Peter Jorgenson, have returned back home after a seven-week exchange trip to South Africa. Their host siblings will come visit Whitman in April. Below is Foreman's last blog entry: As I write my last blog post on my 19-hour flight home from Sou...

New Google privacy policy prompts criticism from competitors

New Google privacy policy prompts criticism from competitors

By Lucy Chen

March 1, 2012


Filed under News

"Don’t be evil." This is Google’s informal motto, a philosophy that’s helped it grow from a tiny dot-com startup to a Fortune 500 internet empire in just 14 years. But a new overhaul in Google’s privacy policy in effect today has many organizations fearing that it’s straying from its motto....

‘The Artist’ wins Best Picture Oscar, ends satisfying awards show

‘The Artist’ wins Best Picture Oscar, ends satisfying awards show

By Lucy Chen

February 27, 2012


Filed under Feature

After plodding through yet another Golden Globes with Ricky Gervais and an unnoticeable SAG Awards, award season finally reached its annual zenith with the 84th Academy Awards. For the most part, they did not disappoint. Read More »...

Cappies review praises ‘Frankenstein’

Cappies review praises ‘Frankenstein’

By Lucy Chen

February 23, 2012


Filed under Feature

*by Cappies critic Emily Kelly from Lee High School* Smoke curls around the floor, lightning sporadically flashes, rain is heard pattering on a rooftop and suddenly everything goes dark. A blue light hits a metallic table, and the body lying on it begins to convulse. Thus began Walt Whitman High School’s...

‘Big Miracle’ offers compelling tale based on a real-life story

‘Big Miracle’ offers compelling tale based on a real-life story

By Lucy Chen

February 22, 2012


Filed under Feature

An Alaskan Inupiat tribe, an oil corporation CEO, a Soviet freighter crew and Ronald Reagan team up to save whales trapped in the Arctic ice and then celebrate with Mexican food. Sound ridiculous? This is the tangled plot of “Big Miracle,” a movie released Feb. 3 that explores the ability of this...

Vague BOE tech credit standards deny credit to valuable classes

Vague BOE tech credit standards deny credit to valuable classes

By Lucy Chen

February 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Computers are integral to all sorts of systems across the modern world. The field of computer science is full of opportunity and career options. So why don’t some computer-based classes count toward technology education requirements in Maryland? Read More »...