The Black and White

A single pill can kill: social media increases access to drugs

By Lauren Heberlee October 26, 2022

Trigger Warning: pertains graphic language related to an overdose. Some names have been changed to protect students’ privacy At 6:00 a.m. on January 17, Marc Hausman found his 16 year-old son,...

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Amish Dutch families make the journey from their homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the Lancaster County Dutch market in Germantown, Maryland.

‘We work outside, love nature and work for God’: an inside look at the Germantown Dutch Market

By Stephanie Solomon October 3, 2022

This story was published in print during the 2021-22 school year. In preparation for the Saturday morning customer rush, shopkeeper Kate dips ripe apples into a deep bowl of golden caramel, and then...

Senior Vera Zhong fell in love with figure skating from the moment her blade met the ice, and she’s since competed in local, regional, national and even international competitions.

Vera Zhong jumps ahead of the competition

By Lauren Heberlee March 30, 2022

Senior Vera Zhong gains speed as she glides over slick white ice. With a glance over her left shoulder, she brings her arms together and transfers her weight from the blade to the toe pick of her skates...

For years, Whitman’s drumline — a tight-knit group of 12 student musicians — has generated enthusiasm at football games, basketball games and even the spring talent show.

A ‘cymbal’ of school spirit: Drumline keeps Whitman’s heart beating

By Samie Travis March 21, 2022

“Let’s break it down now!” Amid crowded stands, students in black and blue letterman jackets bang on their drums, with the roar of the student section as their backdrop. The lively energy in the...

The DeMartino sisters emerged this year as a dynamic duo for Whitman’s girls soccer — a state champion team as of November.

The DeMartino duo’s rise to Whitman soccer stardom

By Stephanie Solomon March 17, 2022

Serena and Venus Williams, Peyton and Eli Manning, Steph and Seth Curry. Over the years, sibling duos in sports have entertained, displayed undeniable chemistry and won championships — both together...

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...

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