The Black & White

Bollyblog: Where real chai tea comes from

Bollyblog: Where real chai tea comes from

By Eyal Hanfling

March 20, 2012


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As I walked into my freezing physics classroom, I questioned why I chose to live in India for seven months over the central heating at Whitman. But when I got home from school and started my homework with a steaming cup of Chai tea at the table, everything was okay. Read More »...

Just remember ‘YOLO’

Just remember ‘YOLO’

By Carolyn Freeman

March 12, 2012


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It’s tattooed on Zac Efron’s hand. It’s hashtagged in hundreds of tweets every day. It’s 2012’s “swag,” the fresh new way to live every day like it’s your last. YOLO — or “you only live once” — is a new saying that gained popularity after rapper Drake used it in a song. ...

South Africa: A desire to help in the future

South Africa: A desire to help in the future

By Lucy Chen

March 1, 2012


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Juniors Ali Foreman and Kate O'Brien, along with senior Peter Jorgenson, have returned back home after a seven-week exchange trip to South Africa. Their host siblings will come visit Whitman in April. Below is Foreman's last blog entry: As I write my last blog post on my 19-hour flight home from Sou...

Rare Disease Day: I am aware

Rare Disease Day: I am aware

By Pablo Ramírez

February 27, 2012


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It's a weird thing to say, but I think I've only become fully conscious of my disease in the past year. Read More »...

Farpoint sci-fi convention is far out

Farpoint sci-fi convention is far out

By Nellie Vinograd

February 22, 2012


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Hundreds of nerds trekked to Timonium, Md., this past weekend for Farpoint, a three-day science fiction extravaganza, and I’m happy to admit that I was among them. Read More »...

Bollyblog: Living on a village farmhouse

Bollyblog: Living on a village farmhouse

By Eyal Hanfling

February 22, 2012


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Every day, the vegetables I eat at lunch and dinner come from the small farm in my host family’s backyard, and the milk I drink comes each morning on a bicycle from a buffalo in a nearby village. Read More »...

Chris Brown’s Grammys performance sends wrong message on domestic abuse

Chris Brown’s Grammys performance sends wrong message on domestic abuse

By Carolyn Freeman

February 14, 2012


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After an enthusiastic introduction, R&B singer Chris Brown sauntered on to the Staples Center stage Sunday night before dancing to his new song, “Turn Up the Music.” Read More »...

Bdubbs Bakes: Valentine’s Day cookies

Bdubbs Bakes: Valentine’s Day cookies

By Carolyn Freeman

February 13, 2012


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Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day chocolates or flowers? Try these chocolate chip meringues this Valentine’s Day for an elegant twist on classic chocolate chip cookies. Read More »...

No sugar for a month? Yep, I’m a tough cookie

No sugar for a month? Yep, I’m a tough cookie

By Carolyn Freeman

February 12, 2012


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A Georgetown cupcake has never tasted so good. After a month of abstaining from foods with added sugar, the coconut chocolate cupcake was a godsend. Sugar-free January was not, to say the least, a rousing success. Read More »...

CARTOON: Scrapped campaign slogans 2012

CARTOON: Scrapped campaign slogans 2012

By Pablo Ramírez

February 11, 2012


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South Africa: Oh, the places you’ll go

South Africa: Oh, the places you’ll go

By Lucy Chen

February 9, 2012


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Senior Peter Jorgensen and juniors Ali Foreman and Kate O'Brien are still in South Africa on an exchange trip. Below, Foreman blogs about the various places she's visited in the last few weeks. It's been only two and a half weeks since my last post, but in that time, I've experienced more than I c...

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

By Lucy Chen

January 18, 2012


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Junior Ali Foreman, along with junior Kate O'Brien and senior Peter Jorgensen, is currently in Cape Town, South Africa, for a seven-week exchange trip. Foreman is blogging for the Black & White about her experience. It has been ten days since my arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, thousands of miles...