The Black & White

“Students’ lives matter”

“Students’ lives matter”

By Jessica Buxbaum and Camerynn Hawke

March 14, 2018


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, News, Showcase

Students around the country participated in demonstrations March 14 to support gun reform and honor the Florida students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14. Whitman students organized two demonstrations: one walkout for students on school grounds and one for those joining protests in D.C.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

By Eric Neugeboren

March 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Award-Winning Stories, 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, Award-Winning Stories

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, Award-Winning Stories

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.

A day in the life of a Whitman pom

A day in the life of a Whitman pom

By Eva Herscowitz

February 28, 2018


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Showcase, Sports

The Whitman poms team has dominated Division III for the last two years. To see how they prepared for their debut in this year’s Division II counties and what a typical day of competition day entails for the squad, I shadowed the poms team Feb. 2-3.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Groundhog Day festival draws D.C. residents

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Groundhog Day festival draws D.C. residents

By Eva Herscowitz and Maddy Frank

February 2, 2018


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Feature, Showcase

Potomac Phil made an appearance this morning at the annual Dupont Circle Groundhog Day in NW D.C.. After an introduction and a moment of intense silence, Phil, standing tall and proud, made his prediction: six more weeks of blistering cold.

School is fueling the technology obsession

School is fueling the technology obsession

By Anna Koretsky

January 29, 2018


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Blogs, Showcase

With all the new technologies available for students to use, we often face scrutiny for being on our electronics too much. New advancements like Google Classroom, myMCPS and Chromebooks, however, mean many of our assignments and homework are on computers as well. I tracked how I used my computer and phone for a week to see if I was “technology-obsessed” or if I just needed to get my schoolwork done.

Let’s talk about sexism: senior organizes educational seminars

Let’s talk about sexism: senior organizes educational seminars

By Camerynn Hawke

November 5, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Principal Alan Goodwin allowed senior Rabhya Mehrotra to plan seminars designed to cover how sexism, harassment and assault affect all genders. The seminars aimed to increase awareness of everyday actions that most people don’t realize are sexist.

Yes, Trump has done something good

Yes, Trump has done something good

By Katherine Sylvester

September 15, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Blogs, Showcase

The ironic reality is that the harder Trump fights, the more the media benefits.

Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

Too powerful to ignore: the importance of learning to write poetry

By Camille Caldera

April 3, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Blogs

The first time I wrote a poem was during a free write in sixth grade. I was sitting in Ms. Goldman’s English class, under the windows, in the sun. I don’t remember the poem I wrote, but I do remember how powerful it made me feel.

Veterans and students unite for Team River Runner’s kayak football tournament

Veterans and students unite for Team River Runner’s kayak football tournament

By Elea Levin

March 22, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Awards, Feature

Paddling furiously, Brandon Huff catapulted the football towards his teammate on the other end of the pool, who caught it and shot to the end zone to score the winning touchdown for their team. Though this doesn’t sound like a typical charity event, this competition is part of Team River Runner’s annual kayak football tournament at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center March 4.

Sophomore rewarded for volunteer work with MSI’s Special Olympics TOPSoccer Program

Sophomore rewarded for volunteer work with MSI’s Special Olympics TOPSoccer Program

By Emma Sorkin

February 27, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Awards, Feature

When sophomore Ben Katz steps onto the Whitman soccer field, he is sporting a black jersey, directing his team as the goalie. But when Katz steps onto the local park’s field, he plays another position: a volunteer at Montgomery Soccer Inc.’s (MSI) Special Olympics TOPSoccer program.