The Black and White

Cadet Carleigh Armstrong (47), who graduated from The Academy of the Holy Cross (20), celebrates during a Westpoint Lacrosse game.

Trading sorority sisters for cadets: female students’ experiences with service academies

By Jamie Forman September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. A typical Whitman senior might spend their summer lounging by the pool, working at a summer camp or taking trips to the beach before...

The Black & Whites resident burrito experts were quick to give their California Tortilla order (above) a 1.2/5.

Spilling the beans: Bethesda’s best burritos

By Sasha Blake, Zoe Cantor, Skylar Chasen, Rafe Epstein, and Alex Schupak September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. After a long year of online school, five newly-vaccinated Black & White burrito enthusiasts attempted to answer the longstanding...

Every girl should be a Riot Grrrl

By Eliana Joftus September 14, 2021

I used to be sure that everyone was a feminist. After all, isn’t feminism just the belief that men and women should be considered as equals? To me, equality of the sexes was simply a 21st century norm....

“It’s a break from all the noise in my life”: Rory Marlin cultivates a passion for music production

By Samie Travis September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. It’s midnight. Freshman Rory Marlin’s computer lies open on her desk, displaying the bright waves and colorful currents of Logic...

Efforts to make River Road safer continue, yet slowly

By Ethan Schenker September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. At 11:28 a.m. on April 19, a Bethesda man passed away after he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident at the intersection of River...

Underneath the infographic: My experience with masked racism

By Jaiden Vikram September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. I had just finished school, and was on FaceTime with a friend, chatting about a test we had taken earlier in the day. We both agreed...

“Push till you puke”: competitive sports take a toll on Whitman athletes

By Lauren Heberlee and Noey Sheldon September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. There’s no room for rest. Every day after school, senior Natalie warms up, stretches and then runs as fast as she possibly can. Stride...

After 30 devoted years, math teacher Mr. Rosen concludes his teaching career at Whitman

By Lauren Heberlee September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. Every Sunday, math department head James Kuhn could always rely on finding math teacher David Rosen in his office, meticulously poring...

Lila Wohl stands in her backyard holding three greeting cards that she made for her Etsy shop, ArtsForAlzheimers.

Art for Alzheimer’s: Lila Wohl paints to support the elderly

By Lauren Heberlee September 14, 2021

This story was published in print during the 2020-21 school year. From carefully shaped pottery to water color paintings, senior Lila Wohl can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating art. Wohl’s...

“Are you a terrorist?”

By Nada Fadul September 14, 2021

Arab. Muslim. American. My family tree has roots that spread throughout Mesopotamia — I am Arab. My religious beliefs align with those of Islam — I am Muslim. I was born and brought up in the U.S....

Don’t trust your brain: A guide to politics’ most pervasive biases

By Gabe Schaner September 14, 2021

It’s no secret that American politics is an incredibly divisive subject that has long been a cause of anger, disdain and, sadly, violence in our country. Perhaps less well-known is just how tangible...

Members of the Anti-Racist Bethesda Coalition and the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition stand in protest of Moses African Cemeterys demolition. Protests occur on the side of River Road.

Whitman alumni fight for equity, found Anti-Racist Bethesda Coalition

By Rena Van Leeuwen March 19, 2021

With signs in hand and fists held high, Ari Gutman (‘17) and fellow members of the Anti-Racist Bethesda Coalition stand firmly outside of Moses African Cemetery, Bethesda’s historic Black cemetery,...

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