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Baseball coach Joe Cassidy steps down

By Zach Fuchs

April 17, 2013


Filed under Sports

When the baseball team took the field Saturday against rival B-CC, a familiar face was missing from the dugout.  Coach Joe Cassidy, who led the team since the 2008 season, had resigned from his coaching position the day before, citing personal issues. Read More »...

Gray Area: Feeling cross with the crosswalk

By Zach Fuchs

November 16, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Disclaimer: This column may be funny, its ideas may be far-fetched, and I may be wasting my time writing it, but make no mistake—I am very serious, and I am addressing a very serious problem. Read More »...

Jack White blends previous bands’ sounds for stellar solo debut

Jack White blends previous bands’ sounds for stellar solo debut

By Zach Fuchs

April 25, 2012


Filed under Feature

On “Hypocritical Kiss,” the standout song on Jack White’s masterpiece debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” he asks, “And who the hell's impressed by you?” If the question is about him, then the answer should be everyone. Read More »...

Dewey Beach police caution parents, seniors about dangers of annual beach week

By Zach Fuchs

March 20, 2012


Filed under News

To prepare seniors and their parents for the infamous week of drunkenness and debauchery that is Beach Week, local parents held a discussion with Dewey Beach police officers March 19 at Walter Johnson HS. Read More »...

The Boss criticizes U.S. economy in latest album

The Boss criticizes U.S. economy in latest album

By Zach Fuchs

March 5, 2012


Filed under Feature

Following weeks of tremendous hype, Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album finally hits record stores tomorrow. “Wrecking Ball” is not the Boss’s finest work, but it does successfully blend adventurous instrumentals with well-written lyrics to deliver a powerful message sure to hit home with 2012...

Weekly meetings would foster student-counselor relationships

By Zach Fuchs

February 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction." That’s what Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s personal instructor, once said. If she was right, then Whitman students are in deep trouble. Read More »...

‘A Separation’ worthy of Golden Globe win for best foreign language film

‘A Separation’ worthy of Golden Globe win for best foreign language film

By Zach Fuchs

January 21, 2012


Filed under Feature

After a limited release in the U.S. in December, “A Separation” finally opened at the Bethesda Row Cinema Jan. 19. The film, which is in Farsi with English subtitles, won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Read More »...

Amy Waldman (’83) launches Puree, a juice bar, to provide healthy, organic drinks

Amy Waldman (’83) launches Puree, a juice bar, to provide healthy, organic drinks

By Zach Fuchs

December 29, 2011


Filed under Feature

Amy Waldman (’83) can now enjoy the fruits — and vegetables — of her labor, after opening downtown Bethesda’s latest addition, Purée, an artisan juice bar, today. Read More »...

‘Radio Hanukkah’ combines classics with contemporary songs for a great holiday mix

‘Radio Hanukkah’ combines classics with contemporary songs for a great holiday mix

By Zach Fuchs

December 22, 2011


Filed under Blogs

Getting in my car to go to school during the holiday season, I flip the XM Radio dial past “Navidad,” ignore “A Bing Crosby Christmas” and skip over “Country Christmas.” There’s only one station I want to listen to – “Radio Hanukkah.” Read More »...

Whitman parent finishes second in Washington Post advice column competition

By Zach Fuchs

November 19, 2011


Filed under Feature

Lots of parents like giving advice, but Cindy Coe gets competitive about it. Coe, the mother of senior Elena Aragon and freshman Chris Aragon, finished in second place in the Washington Post "@Work Advice Contest," in which the winner had the opportunity to write a series of advice columns for the Washington...

Starr holds second town hall at Quince Orchard HS

By Zach Fuchs

November 11, 2011


Filed under News

Superintendent Joshua Starr focused on students' concerns about the impact of budget cuts on extracurricular activities, class sizes and arts and music programs during his second town hall meeting Nov. 9 at Quince Orchard High School. Read More »...

Adam Marshall (’08) wins over $50,000 on ‘Jeopardy’

Adam Marshall (’08) wins over $50,000 on ‘Jeopardy’

By Zach Fuchs

September 23, 2011


Filed under Feature

Question: This man graduated from Whitman in 2008, served as Black & White copy editor and won over $50,000 on “Jeopardy.” Answer: Who is Adam Marshall? Read More »...