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Reality tv teaches more than street smarts

By Melanie Goldberg

March 24, 2011


Filed under Blogs

The morning of the March 12 SAT, I woke up after nine hours of sleep, ate a healthy, balanced breakfast and double-checked my bag for pencils, snacks, a calculator and, of course, spare batteries. Read More »...

Senior superlatives are anything but super

By Melanie Goldberg

March 3, 2011


Filed under Blogs

It’s that time of year again, when seniors hoping to score a superlative begin eyeing each other suspiciously in the halls, sizing up their competition. Read More »...

Gay-Straight Alliance reemerges at Whitman with strong support

Gay-Straight Alliance reemerges at Whitman with strong support

By Melanie Goldberg

January 21, 2011


Filed under Feature

For teens struggling with their sexuality, the Gay Straight Alliance is committed to creating a supportive and sympathetic environment. Read More »...

Ryan Bennett: the man with the movies

By Melanie Goldberg

January 5, 2011


Filed under Feature

The video opens on a dark room where a single bright light illuminates a young man crouched over a letter. Read More »...

Last minute, savvy spending for Christmas

By Melanie Goldberg

December 24, 2010


Filed under Blogs

Every year, I blow all my babysitting cash buying gifts for the holidays. Christmas is my ultimate kryptonite; the anticipation and surprise that await Christmas morning are enough to make me break any pre-New Years resolutions about spending wisely. Read More »...

FDA bans further production of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko

By Melanie Goldberg

December 20, 2010


Filed under Feature

"All I remember is waking up the next morning," one junior said. Parties are about to get a lot less loko. Read More »...

215,000 rally for sanity, fear, laughs at polarized politics

By Melanie Goldberg

November 8, 2010


Filed under News

**Also by Jacob Rasch** For a brief moment, a sea of some 215,000 people, who stretched from the east end of the Capitol to the Washington Monument, became silent with anticipation.  In the next instant, Stephen Colbert emerged from the ground in a silver miner-rescue tube and gripped a Chilean flag. ...

Q&A with Hotspur

Q&A with Hotspur

By Melanie Goldberg

September 21, 2010


Filed under Feature

The Black & White interviewed alum Dave Cooper (’05) from the critically acclaimed band Hotspur, who returned to the 9:30 Club on Sept. 3. Read More »...

Underclassmen dominate Model UN leadership

By Melanie Goldberg

June 12, 2010


Filed under Feature

The Model UN meeting at the end of the year appeared distinctly different than previous years. Read More »...

PDA: Keep it personal

By Melanie Goldberg

May 20, 2010


Filed under Blogs

There are all sorts of familiar, awkward encounters in the hallways: when the door to the stairwell won’t open and you’re forced to struggle for ten seconds before admitting defeat and trying the other door, swearing and then realizing that your teacher is right behind you or trying to dodge someone walking in the opposite direction. Read More »...