The Black & White

Technicole: Google glasses

By Carolyn Freeman

May 15, 2012


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It’s easy to see where modern scientists get their inspiration from. Apple’s iPad is similar to the touch-screen PADDs featured in Star Trek, while Bluetooth resembles Starfleet’s earpieces. Star Trek’s “communicators” became a reality in the 1998, when Motorola released the first ever flip-phone,...

Pablo’s Parler: Festival of the Arts

Pablo’s Parler: Festival of the Arts

By Pablo Ramírez

May 12, 2012


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In this week's episode, Pablo talks about the Festival of the Arts and what it says about our school and our society. Answer the question of the week in the video by posting a comment here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. ...

Obama’s support for gay marriage is a step in the right direction

Obama’s support for gay marriage is a step in the right direction

By Carolyn Freeman

May 10, 2012


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Despite the potential repercussions from those who disagree, President Barack Obama finally declared his support of gay marriage May 9. In his announcement on Good Morning America, he stated his views have evolved due to dinner table conversations with his two daughters, who have friends with gay and...

Messy room? Clean it up with these fun tips

Messy room? Clean it up with these fun tips

By Carolyn Freeman

May 10, 2012


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Though a teenage girl’s bedroom may not have a lot of space for junk, it always seems to accumulate anyway. To keep your room as spacious, organized and adorable as possible, follow these simple tips. Read More »...

Pablo’s Parler: the Mariana Trench

Pablo’s Parler: the Mariana Trench

By Pablo Ramírez

May 3, 2012


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In this episode, Pablo discusses James Cameron's dive to the Mariana Trench and what we can learn from it. Answer the question of the week in the video by posting a comment here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. ...

Bdubbs Bakes: Cinnamon rolls

Bdubbs Bakes: Cinnamon rolls

By Carolyn Freeman

April 18, 2012


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It’s time to rock and (cinnamon) roll with this scrumptious mini-cinnamon roll recipe. Read More »

Manos Unidas takes spring break service trip to Costa Rica

Manos Unidas takes spring break service trip to Costa Rica

By Lucy Chen

April 15, 2012


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As part of the Manos Unidas club, I traveled to Costa Rica for a week over spring break to engage in a community service and culture trip. After a long 12 hours of traveling, we arrived at Earth University Saturday.  Read More »...

Bollyblog: Celebrating Passover in India

Bollyblog: Celebrating Passover in India

By Eyal Hanfling

April 14, 2012


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This week, my host family almost threw out my matzah because they thought it was stale roti, a type of Indian bread. They're not the only ones who don't know about Passover, the Jewish festival that commemorates the story of the Exodus and bans all leaven foods, such as bread. Read More »...

The Great Wall, paparazzi and rice hats: A spring break trip to China

The Great Wall, paparazzi and rice hats: A spring break trip to China

By Lucy Chen

April 13, 2012


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While most of my friends visited colleges over spring break, I was halfway around the world getting a taste of Chinese culture. Read More »...

Pablo’s Parler: Spring break adventures

Pablo’s Parler: Spring break adventures

By Pablo Ramírez

April 12, 2012


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In this episode, Pablo discusses his experience during spring break while undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health and encourages an optimistic outlook on life. Answer the question of the week in the video by posting a comment here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Read More »...

Discovering cultural differences by hosting a Danish exchange student

Discovering cultural differences by hosting a Danish exchange student

By Marit Björnlund

March 25, 2012


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Perhaps the reason for Denmark’s high graduation rate is that students are paid to attend school in Denmark after they turn 18. That fact was one of the craziest things I learned about the country as I hosted a Danish exchange student, Gro Borges, March 17 to 21. Read More »...

Pablo’s Parler: College rejection letters

Pablo’s Parler: College rejection letters

By Pablo Ramírez

March 20, 2012


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Welcome to the first podcast in a new series by graphic artist Pablo Ramirez. While college rejections are understandably upsetting, an anonymous senior dropped off a letter in the Black & White room March 19 to remind seniors that college isn't the ultimate goal in life, though it may seem like...