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Student voices on mental health

Student voices on mental health

May 31, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Opinion, Showcase

Editor's note: Over the course of the past year, Whitman students and administrators have made efforts to address mental health issues among students, from scheduling mental health awareness presentations to promoting an SGA-sponsored app. Staff members wrote the two student opinions below, and t...

Cold War codebreaker shares stories after 60 years

Cold War codebreaker shares stories after 60 years

By Zoe Kaufmann

May 30, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Showcase

For privacy reasons, Joan requested that the Black & White use only her first name in reporting this story. On a cold winter morning in 1953, the early days of the Cold War, Joan and her co-workers waited for the bus, like many others across the country. The unmarked vehicle picked them up in a...

Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

By Sydney Miller

May 30, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Showcase

I sit down and look out the window at an entirely white landscape. Kids shuffle in wearing just T-shirts, while I’m shivering with three layers of shirts and long underwear under my jeans— the average high in March up here is just 8 degrees Fahrenheit. The clock hits 9 a.m., and the students begin ...

MCPS continues principal search process

MCPS continues principal search process

By Mira Dwyer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School

The county is currently in the process of selecting the next Whitman principal after principal Alan Goodwin announced March 19 that he will retire at the end of this school year. The time frame for applicants to submit resumés for the position closed April 10. Of those who submitted resumés, MCP...

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

By Thomas Mande, Chris Atkinson, and Jessie Solomon

May 17, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School, Showcase, Sports

After repeated delays, the Montgomery County BOE approved the construction of Whitman’s turf field April 24. The field will be installed immediately after the spring sports season, and will be ready for use in the fall, MCPS official Essie McGuire said. At the April 24 meeting, controversy erupted...

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

By Eric Neugeboren

March 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature

On Feb. 14, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At the end of the rampage, 17 students and staff were dead, prompting grief in the community and across the country. But the tragedy has also united many, reigniting the contentious debate over gun contr...

The opioid epidemic: a national crisis hits close to home

The opioid epidemic: a national crisis hits close to home

By Jessica Buxbaum

March 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print

It was 8:30 a.m. when Deborah Werner found her son collapsed on the shower floor in his childhood home. The water was left running, his face had turned blue and by the time the paramedics came, it was too late. He was 27. Jamie Werner (’07) was a cooking enthusiast, a beloved lineman coach for t...

Inpatient programs: students seek hospitalization to keep mental health in check

Inpatient programs: students seek hospitalization to keep mental health in check

By Eva Herscowitz

March 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print

Twenty percent of teens ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Some teens seek treatment by attending inpatient programs, where they receive 24-hour care at a residential facility.