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It’s time to give college athletes the pay they deserve

By Caleb Friedman

February 10, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In my eyes, college football boosters and athletics directors run their programs like sweatshops—they exploit young men and women. The very athletes who earn millions upon millions of dollars for these boosters and programs aren’t compensated for their work. Read More »...

What is acceptance?

By Hayley Segall

February 1, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I pride myself on being an accepting, liberal person. It is my strongly held belief that everyone deserves the right to equality, protection and respect despite one’s socioeconomic, sexual, gender, or religious affiliation. Read More »...

Say her name: Focusing on female victims of police brutality

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu

January 30, 2016


Filed under Blogs

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are three victims of police brutality and, to some, the martyrs of the Black Lives Matter movement. But men aren’t the only victims. What about Janisha Fonville, Alexia Christian and Natasha McKenna? What about the women?  Read More »...

Lock and (re)load: why reboots are overdone

Lock and (re)load: why reboots are overdone

By Justin Baker

January 30, 2016


Filed under Blogs

2015 was a good year for Hollywood. Jurassic World shattered the opening weekend box office record and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke that same record again.  Read More »...

Five takeaways from the State of the Union

Five takeaways from the State of the Union

By Lindsay Wytkind

January 13, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Feature

President Barack Obama’s seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night focused on the broad future of the United States rather than the typical detailed description of plans for the year to come. Read More »...

Maryland, whose Maryland?

Maryland, whose Maryland?

By Jacob Blitz

January 5, 2016


Filed under Blogs

A man walks onto the stage at a Maryland government event and starts reading a nine-verse poem encouraging the state to join the Confederacy. Read More »...

B&W magazine crossword corrections

B&W magazine crossword corrections

By William Arnesen

December 22, 2015


Filed under Blogs

The Black & White regrets to inform you that the crossword puzzle on pages 24-25 of the B&W magazine contains the following errors: The answer to 29 across is similar to, but not exactly, that implied by the clue. Instead, use the clue: "Like iron or neon, say." 90 across refers to a work by George...

#CoverTheAthlete and sexism in sports reporting

#CoverTheAthlete and sexism in sports reporting

By Lindsay Wytkind

December 1, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

“Could you give us a twirl and tell us about your outfit?” one reporter asks Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Russell Westbrook. Read More »...

Vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving

Vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving

By Emily Schweitzer

November 26, 2015


Filed under Blogs

When the word Thanksgiving comes to mind, we're reminded of familial gatherings and fall leaves scattered along neighborhood streets. Undoubtedly, we also remember the centerpiece of the feast: the crispy, juicy turkey. Read More »...

A blast from the past: commemorating Back to the Future day

A blast from the past: commemorating Back to the Future day

By Luke Graves

October 21, 2015


Filed under Blogs

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”  Read More »...

A fond farewell to “In The Loop”

A fond farewell to “In The Loop”

By Jacob Blitz

October 12, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

October 9, 2015 will forever mark the end of an era in D.C. journalism history: the day Al Kamen retired. Today, Kamen published the last of his 2,700-some columns in The Washington Post, putting to rest his political column “In The Loop.” Read More »...

Changes to summer reading are long overdue

Changes to summer reading are long overdue

By Naomi Meron

October 4, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Teachers pass out the list of required summer reading and the whole school collectively groans. No longer are students free to choose the old classic, a best-selling thriller or the Sunday sports section. Teachers make these choices for them. Read More »...

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