The Black and White

Avoid the summer slump with a few simple solutions

By Molly Kaplowitz

May 17, 2010

As the weather warms up, students are starting to feel the heat. No one can help but cast wistful glances towards open classroom windows, longing to be outside rather than stuck in school. With the end of school right around the corner, most students no longer possess the patience to spend their afternoons cooped up doing homework. So, I’ve foun...

Piercings change judgement, not personality

By Lindsey Galego

May 10, 2010

Piercings really do change perception.  I say this because I used to be an all natural girl with absolutely no metal inserted in my face. Read More »...

iPhone 4G

By Ted Knox

April 30, 2010

Apple’s next iPhone model is coming soon. On April 18, an Apple beta tester accidentally left his prototype iPhone in a San Francisco bar. The recovered prototype, worth its weight in gold to technology enthusiasts, was sold for $5000 to, a major technology blog. The Gizmodo staff then wrote a detailed article on the device. Read More »...

Pyle sexters, girls and boys, aren’t victims

By Stephanie Haven

April 29, 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard about, read about and made jokes about the Pyle sexting scandal. Everyone has speculations about who was involved and what the punishments will be. Read More »...

Ways to help the environment, not only on Earth Day

By Julia Dane

April 22, 2010

As the state of the Earth arguably deteriorates, the global campaign to “Go Green” continues to gain strength and momentum. On Earth Day, April 22, people all over the world are stepping up to the challenge of helping to make the world a better place, and the Whitman community is no exception. ...

Starbucks new size, Trenta, needs to come to Bethesda

By Stephanie Haven

April 15, 2010

At 6 a.m., it’s pitch black. From the kitchen a low rumbling sound echoes through the house. The coffee beans begin to grind. I finally have the incentive to crawl, albeit slowly, out of bed. Read More »...

Best locations for manicures and pedicures

By Parissa Jaseb

April 15, 2010

Summer is closer than one expects, which means it’s time for everyone to rush to the nearest nail salon and get their manicures and pedicures. So before you run off to get your nails done, take a look at this quick list to make sure you are going to the one that’s closest and best for you. R...

Tired of awkward parking lot encounters

By Rachel Nussbaum

March 21, 2010

Not to sound condescending or anything, but driving to school every morning is absolutely spectacular. I laugh at those forced to ride the bus. Hah. Read More »...

Whitman is falling down, down, down

By Stephanie Haven

March 17, 2010

London Bridge is falling down. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Down came Whitman, cradle and all? The school is falling apart. There’s no denying it. It’s like a tsunami hit the school. Read More »...

Sweet Green definitely tops the new Bethesda Yogi Berry

By Stephanie Haven

March 15, 2010

10 topping choices. Three free toppings. One environmentally friendly cup and spoon. Healthy food never tasted so good. Read More »...

Rain, nostalgia and worms

By Stewart Longsworth

March 14, 2010

What a beautiful week!  Five days of straight sun, Monday through Friday.  It looked marvelous from my seat in Psych. Of course, it didn't last long. Read More »...

Perspective: experiencing Chile’s devastating earthquake firsthand

By Surbhi Agrawal

March 6, 2010

*By Magdalena Carrasco-Roehrs ('08)* On Feb. 27 around 3:30 a.m., I woke up and felt my room shaking. I thought that it was just a tremor, but as it got worse, I realized it was an earthquake, and a very powerful one. Read More »...