The Black and White

“They just held so much power over me”

“They just held so much power over me”

By Bella Grumet

February 5, 2020

Students’ names have been changed to protect privacy. Content warning: This story contains language that pertains to sexual harassment.   Being a high school girl, Anna is used to using social media to talk with friends and casually flirt with boys her age. But she never expected for...

The buzz on beekeeping

The buzz on beekeeping

By Eve Titlebaum

January 31, 2020

Whitman parent Chris White zips on his white, full-body bee suit and matching white gloves as he heads out to his backyard. There’s a low buzzing hum coming from his five hives, each with four wooden trays stacked vertically and teeming with tens of thousands of bees. He takes out his smoker, holds it aroun...

Veteran families find community in Bethesda

Veteran families find community in Bethesda

By Jesse Rider

January 30, 2020

Whitman parent veterans have completed years of rigorous training, been stationed across the world and formed lifelong relationships with fellow servicemen. When three veterans reflected on their time in the military, they kept thinking back to the communities that supported them during their time in...

‘Super’-coordinator Anne Hutchens leads senior class in college admissions process

‘Super’-coordinator Anne Hutchens leads senior class in college admissions process

By Sam Mulford

January 22, 2020

“Your glass is half full.” The message is inscribed on a glass of water that sits on College and Career Information Coordinator Anne Hutchens’ desk everyday. It’s Hutchens’ personal mantra — and for students, it’s a constant reminder to maintain a positive mindset.  Hutchens star...

“Helping others, righting the wrongs”

“Helping others, righting the wrongs”

By Jocie Mintz

January 3, 2020

Mike Manatos (‘86) goes to work every day wearing the same pin on his lapel. Every morning, he fastens it on his suit jacket or sports coat in the hopes that people will ask about what that little gold wishbone with a ribbon tied around it means. “It’s the logo for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” he’ll re...

‘Bird boy’: Cameron Darnell amasses Instagram following from bird photography

‘Bird boy’: Cameron Darnell amasses Instagram following from bird photography

November 25, 2019

The flies were swarming, biting and buzzing, and the sun was beating down as midday struck. The swath of marsh that Cameron Darnell had called his home for the past two days smelled putrid. I have to get this picture, he told himself. Cameron waited patiently for any sign of life. Yet all he got in retu...

LGBTQ chorus belts out message of love and equality

LGBTQ chorus belts out message of love and equality

By Holly Adams

November 21, 2019

The spotlight glowed on a group of teenagers wearing all black — black slacks, black button-down shirts, black shoes. The only color came from their matching vibrant, rainbow neckties, perfectly coordinated with the colors of the LGBTQ pride flag. Family, friends and community members locked their ...

On the outside looking in

On the outside looking in

By Reuben Stoll

November 21, 2019

March 1, I sat in my government class anxiously waiting for the end of the day. When the clock struck 2:30 p.m., I was bouncing with excitement like every other Whitman lacrosse player. It was the first day of the season. I walked to the locker room, then to the field, visualizing the games to come, ...

Alex Chappell (’06) watches from the sidelines — and enjoys it

Alex Chappell (’06) watches from the sidelines — and enjoys it

By Ella Adams

November 20, 2019

Alex Chappell (‘06) was the voice of the morning announcements Monday through Thursday and host of Friday’s televised news at Whitman during her junior and senior year. Thirteen years later, Chappell has moved from broadcasting Whitman news to reporting on some of the biggest stars in baseball, ...

The American identity crisis

The American identity crisis

By Celina Fratzscher

November 18, 2019

I’ve never shopped at a Walmart. I’ve never been to an amusement park or ridden a roller coaster. I had my first milkshake and snow cone last summer. I’ve only watched one Super Bowl, and the first football game I went to was the homecoming game my freshman year. Instead, my family shops at H Mart and Rotmu...

In a pickle? The Bethesda Central Farmers Market has the produce you need

In a pickle? The Bethesda Central Farmers Market has the produce you need

By Emily London

November 17, 2019

Every Sunday morning, junior Julia Walsh leaves her house and drives to Bethesda Elementary School, armed with a reusable tote bag and enough cash to buy all the fresh produce and baked goods she could dream of at the Bethesda Central Farm Market. A morning mix of productivity and relaxation is exactly what ...

You’re not alone

By Anonymous

November 5, 2019

Content warning: This story contains language that pertains to rape. The questions are always how, why, when, what were you wearing and who. Most of the time, they’re for the benefit of the listener, trying to satiate their curiosity. The questions should be, Are you okay? What can I do to make things b...