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Why I didn’t quit my sport when it got tough—and why you shouldn’t either

Why I didn’t quit my sport when it got tough—and why you shouldn’t either

By Ally Navarrete

March 21, 2019


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I used to repeatedly go through the school day only able to think about how much I didn’t want to go to afternoon swim practice. Every Saturday night I would go to bed with a pit in my stomach, thinking about my three-hour practice the next morning. My sport, which was supposed to be something I enjo...

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. for two weeks, and it wasn’t horrible

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. for two weeks, and it wasn’t horrible

By Jack Middleton

March 17, 2019


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Just like any other school day, I brushed my teeth, showered, reluctantly got dressed and sluggishly trudged downstairs. But instead of stumbling straight out the door as usual, I spent the next 15 minutes sitting on my couch doing nothing. I pulled out my phone to check the time: not even 5:00 a.m. ...

Embrace the effort, not the outcome

By Dana Herrnstadt

March 12, 2019


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A few weeks ago, I got myself into a pickle. I had a math test coming up, and like any self-proclaimed optimist, I visualized myself finally—finally!—getting that A. I searched tirelessly for silver linings and found some false hope in the fact that I had gotten a whopping three out of six answers right on our...

What I learned from writing about affirmative action

By Anna Yuan

March 12, 2019


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In the last Black & White magazine, I wrote a story on the community’s reaction to Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, a lawsuit involving an anti-affirmative action group who accused Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-Americans in college admissions. I’d been following ...

Dear Delphi: Epic Gamer

March 12, 2019


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Dear Delphi, I can't stop gaming. I need some alternative activities. Any ideas? -Epic Gamer   Dear Epic Gamer, Oh, Epic Gamer. I have so many ideas. Bake a cake. Ride a bike. Build a snowman. Read a book. Make something on iMovie. Learn to knit. Take a nap. Write a song. Learn an instrument....

Dear Delphi: Student protests

March 12, 2019


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Dear Delphi, Our school is fairly politically active; a large proportion of our student body will participate in a rally or sign a petition. But after that, we don't actually seem to do anything. Why won't anyone sustain a political or social campaign? Why won't anyone do more after going to a rally? I...

Dear Delphi: Student protests and epic gamer

Dear Delphi: Student protests and epic gamer

March 12, 2019


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Dear Delphi is an advice column written by an anonymous senior at Whitman. Every few weeks, the author picks one or two questions submitted through a Google Form to anonymously answer. If you want to submit your own question, click here. Questions have been edited for clarity....

Why it’s good to be cringey

Why it’s good to be cringey

By Katie Hanson

February 22, 2019


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I make bizarre comments to people I barely know, break into uncomfortable dance moves several times in an hour and greet my friends in the hallway with a heel click. I embarrass and confuse myself and those around me with ease. I don’t wake up every morning scheming about how I’m going to get th...

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

By Alex Robinson

February 21, 2019


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Patriotism shouldn’t be a partisan value.

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

By Will Brown

February 20, 2019


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The day has finally come. MoCo Snow has gotten it right, and in the wee hours of the morning you wake up to hear there’s no school tomorrow. What do you do with all your extra time? If you were thinking “play some board games,” we think alike. So, to ensure your game-filled snow days are as fu...

Video Games: not just for kids

Video Games: not just for kids

By Will Brown

February 13, 2019


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While many think that novels, movies and television can create stories worth remembering and convey lessons worth teaching, few believe the same about video games.

Idaho is no longer my Idahome: lessons in accepting and embracing change

Idaho is no longer my Idahome: lessons in accepting and embracing change

By Sydney Miller

February 8, 2019


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Here’s the thing: I was wrong about Idaho. If you know me, you’re probably really confused. You’ve heard me kick the dead horse that is my love of the Gem State ever since I moved to Bethesda in seventh grade. But I wasn’t wrong about how amazing it is; Idaho truly is one of the most naturall...