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Developers should curb construction, preserve Bethesda’s open spaces

Developers should curb construction, preserve Bethesda’s open spaces

By Lucy Chen

January 23, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Longtime Bethesda resident Mary Giere can remember when downtown Bethesda consisted of little more than a row of rundown shops, a church, a school and a theater. Today, she says, there isn’t an inch left to develop. Read More »...

Celebrating the year of the dragon with authentic Chinese cuisine

Celebrating the year of the dragon with authentic Chinese cuisine

By Lucy Chen

January 20, 2012


Filed under Feature

The year of the dragon is coming up: Chinese New Year is Jan. 23, which gives you the perfect excuse to dig into some delicious Chinese food. Read More »...

Police officer answers questions about underage drinking consequences

By Lucy Chen

January 18, 2012


Filed under News

​Montgomery County police officer Bill Morrison discussed the legal consequences of underage drinking with parents Jan. 17. Read More »...

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

By Lucy Chen

January 18, 2012


Filed under Blogs

Junior Ali Foreman, along with junior Kate O'Brien and senior Peter Jorgensen, is currently in Cape Town, South Africa, for a seven-week exchange trip. Foreman is blogging for the Black & White about her experience. It has been ten days since my arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, thousands of miles...

Bradley Hills to receive two-story addition, one of three new construction projects in MCPS

Bradley Hills to receive two-story addition, one of three new construction projects in MCPS

By Lucy Chen

January 16, 2012


Filed under News

More than 2,500 students moved to new locations after winter break. Cannon Road, Garrett Park and Seven Locks Elementary Schools moved from holding schools into their modernized buildings, while Bradley Hills, Glenallan and Weller Road Elementary Schools switched into holding facilities. Read More »...

Student Nick Gallagher passes away, remembered for his personality

By Lucy Chen

January 13, 2012


Filed under News

Known for his bright smile, readiness to learn and love of the color red, student Nick Gallagher passed away Jan. 10 of natural causes. He was 17. Read More »...

Semester exam schedule

By Lucy Chen

January 12, 2012


Filed under News

Exams for first semester start tomorrow and continue through next week. Students do not have to show up to classes in which they don't have an exam. Buses still run on normal schedules, but students can stay in the media center or cafeteria. Read More »...

Evolving D.C. music scene fosters sense of community

Evolving D.C. music scene fosters sense of community

By Lucy Chen

January 10, 2012


Filed under Feature

There’s more to D.C.’s underground than the Metro. Not long ago, the nation’s capital was also home to the underground concerts and acid wash jeans of punk music. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: January 9

By Lucy Chen

January 9, 2012


Filed under Feature

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Three students participate in South African exchange trip

By Lucy Chen

January 8, 2012


Filed under Feature

For the next seven weeks, senior Peter Jorgensen and juniors Ali Foreman and Kate O'Brien will wake up every morning for school just like any other weekday, but they'll be wearing uniforms and attending single-sex schools in South Africa. Read More »...

Emphasize conversational skills in foreign language classes

By Lucy Chen

January 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Most foreign language teachers agree: the goal of a high school language education is to prepare students for communication in real-life situations, like navigating job markets, travelling and holding conversations. But the county curriculum doesn’t adequately emphasize in-class speaking, and this...

Photo of the Day: January 5

Photo of the Day: January 5

By Lucy Chen

January 5, 2012


Filed under Feature

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