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County planning board approves new hotel and business center

County planning board approves new hotel and business center

By Lucy Chen

January 4, 2012


Filed under News

Bethesda is one step closer to a new hotel and business center, after the Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously approved a Dec. 15 bid to redevelop existing land between Wisconsin and Woodmont Avenues. Read More »...

Superintendent visits classes, speaks with staff and students

Superintendent visits classes, speaks with staff and students

By Lucy Chen

January 4, 2012


Filed under News

The new MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr visited Whitman for the first time Jan. 4 to observe some classes. Read More »...

Pinkberry opens fifth D.C. location in Georgetown

Pinkberry opens fifth D.C. location in Georgetown

By Lucy Chen

December 26, 2011


Filed under Feature

Over 700 “berry” excited customers showed up to the Dec. 22 grand opening of the latest frozen yogurt chain to hit the nation's capitol: Pinkberry. Read More »...

Latest ‘Mission: Impossible” film maintains franchise success

Latest ‘Mission: Impossible” film maintains franchise success

By Lucy Chen

December 24, 2011


Filed under Feature

As another big holiday movie season rolls around this year, eyes are turning to the most prominent big-budget action movie of the winter: “Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol.” Read More »...

Five-cent bag tax to start in new year

By Lucy Chen

December 23, 2011


Filed under News

Supermarkets and retailers in Montgomery County will begin charging customers five cents for shopping bags Jan. 1.  The tax is expected to decrease disposable bag consumption and raise money – a predicted $1 million in its first year –  to go to clean-up projects, as well as reusable bags for poor...

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

By Lucy Chen

December 22, 2011


Filed under Feature

Writers Maddy Simon and Carolyn Freeman set out to ask students and staff to name all eight of Santa's reindeer for the fourth holiday video of the week. And no, Stupid isn't one of them.Video by Maddy Simon....

Teachers shouldn’t teach new material on day before break

Teachers shouldn’t teach new material on day before break

By Lucy Chen

December 22, 2011


Filed under Opinion

On the half-day before Thanksgiving this year, attendance secretary Judy Neches recorded over 35 percent of the student body absent for at least one period of the day. With so many students missing, it’s pointless for teachers to begin new lessons or give tests on the day before break. Read More »...

Richard Berke (’76) oversees political coverage and features for the New York Times as assistant managing editor

By Lucy Chen

December 21, 2011


Filed under Feature

*by Billy Lee* As part of our issue four in-depth section on the 50th anniversary of the Black & White, we profiled three alums who have used their journalism experience as former members of the Black & White in the real world. It’s November of 2000, and Al Gore and George Bush are lock...

UMD Regents drop plans to merge College Park and Baltimore campuses

By Lucy Chen

December 20, 2011


Filed under News

The University of Maryland’s College Park and Baltimore campuses will not merge, University System of Maryland Regents announced Dec. 9. Instead, the main campus at College Park and the medical school in Baltimore will collaborate more closely without becoming a single entity. Read More »...

What’s your favorite holiday jingle?

What’s your favorite holiday jingle?

By Lucy Chen

December 20, 2011


Filed under Feature

For the second funny holiday video of the week, writers Billy Lee and Laura Rostad ask students at lunch to sing their favorite holiday jingles. Video created by Laura Rostad....

How do you spell Hanukkah?

How do you spell Hanukkah?

By Lucy Chen

December 19, 2011


Filed under Feature

To kick off our daily funny holiday videos this week, feature writers Daniel Lowet and Julia Dionne ask students during lunch, "How do you spell Hanukkah?" The frequently misspelled holiday begins tomorrow, Dec. 20. ...

Intelligence Community Campus to come to Bethesda

By Lucy Chen

December 19, 2011


Filed under News

The Defense Intelligence Agency is leading efforts to repurpose the former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency base in Bethesda as a campus for multiple intelligence agencies. Read More »...

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