The Black & White

Dislike: Facebook’s new layout

By Lucy Chen

October 11, 2011


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Facebook recently unveiled its new layout, and many of its users are confused and outraged. Read More »

Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

By Carolyn Freeman

October 6, 2011


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In front of me is my beloved white MacBook. To my left is my iPhone, and to my right is an iHome playing music from my iPod. Without the genius of Steve Jobs, my desk would be empty. Though my reliance on Apple products may seem extreme to some, it’s not a stretch to say that the work of Jobs has...

Bollyblog: Freedom from a different perspective

Bollyblog: Freedom from a different perspective

By Eyal Hanfling

September 21, 2011


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This year, MCPS allows students to use their phones during lunch. At my new school in India, students are forbidden from even bringing their phones onto campus and face searches, pat-downs and confiscation of their phones until they graduate. Read More »...

Lifetime’s new show: ‘Whitman Moms’

Lifetime’s new show: ‘Whitman Moms’

By Carolyn Freeman

September 19, 2011


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“Maddie, you have one number to dance, and that’s it. You’re going to deal with it. Be a grown-up.” Such begins a recent episode of my newest favorite TV show, “Dance Moms.” This episode opens with dance mom Melissa chastising her eight-year-old daughter, Maddie. The show, which revolves...

Back-to-school movies, in the style of John Hughes

Back-to-school movies, in the style of John Hughes

By Maria Reis

September 18, 2011


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A new year has started, but very little about school has changed. Studying till late hours, procrastination and social drama are among the many aspects of school that students worry about each year. Hollywood has often tried to place these issues on the silver screen, but no filmmaker has been more successful...

Bollyblog: An introduction to school abroad in India

Bollyblog: An introduction to school abroad in India

By Eyal Hanfling

September 13, 2011


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"Have you ever met Barack Obama? Do all American kids watch television for three hours a day? What is the US really like?" The questions I answer every day from curious children in India never cease to entertain me. I've now lived in New Delhi, India, for two months with a host family, and while I'm...

A week in Pulaski helps the town recover from a tornado

A week in Pulaski helps the town recover from a tornado

By Michael Yang

June 26, 2011


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I’ve been on service trips before, but this one was just a little bit different. Read More »...

Tech: laptop vs. tablet vs. smartphone

Tech: laptop vs. tablet vs. smartphone

By Jacob Rasch

June 16, 2011


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Take a really cool laptop computer, like an HP TouchSmart Pro.  Now, remove the keyboard, mouse, USB ports and 50 GB hard drive.  Voilà!  You have a tablet computer. Read More »...

Tech: iPhone tracking device knows where you are

Tech: iPhone tracking device knows where you are

By Jacob Rasch

June 8, 2011


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When security researchers recently found out that a small file in the iPhone was tracking users' locations, it caused quite a controversy.  People asked, “Do I have anything to worry about?” Read More »...

The National Mall gets its own soundtrack

The National Mall gets its own soundtrack

By Zach Fuchs

June 8, 2011


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Usually, I would feel awkward standing alone next to the Washington Monument with bulky headphones on, completely still except for my tapping foot. But last Saturday, I was too busy listening to “The National Mall” iPhone application to care. Read More »...

Tech: Steve Jobs unveils iCloud, Mac OSX Lion and iOS5

Tech: Steve Jobs unveils iCloud, Mac OSX Lion and iOS5

By Eyal Hanfling

June 7, 2011


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Apple announced a line of new products Monday at its annual World Wide Developers Conference that, for many, will change the way information is shared on the computer. Read More »...

Fourth trip to the annual Post Hunt in D.C. the most difficult yet

Fourth trip to the annual Post Hunt in D.C. the most difficult yet

By Lucy Chen

June 6, 2011


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Junior Claire LaPlante, a guest blogger, ventured into downtown D.C. with ten thousand other puzzle solvers for the annual Post Hunt June 5. The Hunt, sponsored by the Washington Post Magazine, challenges participants to solve five puzzles and a final game to earn the title of "Post Hunt Champ" and $...