The Black & White

Model UN competes at Johns Hopkins conference

By Zara Ali

February 21, 2019


Filed under Brain Games

The Whitman Model UN team competed at the Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference Feb. 7-10. Around 15 Whitman students competed. The team did not take home any awards but the team performed relatively well at the highly competitive international conference. Whitman participated in seven out of 27 tota...

Speech and Debate has dual tournament weekend, competes at Emory and Columbia

Speech and Debate has dual tournament weekend, competes at Emory and Columbia

By Lukas Troost

February 5, 2019


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Members of the Speech and Debate team competed in the Barkley Forum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Columbia Invitational at Columbia University in New York City the weekend of Jan. 27 and 28.

Quiz Bowl teams advance through first round of playoffs

Quiz Bowl teams advance through first round of playoffs

By Zara Ali

February 3, 2019


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The Quiz Bowl teams competed in their first round of playoffs Jan. 31 at Montgomery Blair High School. Both A and B teams went 2-1, and both will advance to the second round of playoffs. The Vike’s A team started out strong, beating the Sherwood Warriors with a score of 545-210 and defeating th...

Robotics misses qualifying for FTC state championship

Robotics misses qualifying for FTC state championship

By Anna Yuan

January 22, 2019


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Whitman’s robotics team, The Body Electric, competed in their second and last For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology Tech Challenge qualifier of the season Jan. 19 at the Bullis school. Points gained from qualifiers contribute to the team’s final ranking, which determines ...

Both Quiz Bowl teams go 2-2 in last Beltway League meet of the season

Both Quiz Bowl teams go 2-2 in last Beltway League meet of the season

By Zara Ali

January 13, 2019


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The Quiz Bowl team competed in the last Beltway League meet of their regular season Jan. 10 at Walter Johnson High School. Both A and B teams went 2-2. The Vikes A team crushed the Rockville Rams A team with a score of 515-395, but suffered a defeat against the Richard Montgomery Rockets after los...

Whitman competes in first robotics challenge of the year

Whitman competes in first robotics challenge of the year

By Jack Gonzalez

December 23, 2018


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The Body Electric, Whitman’s robotics team, placed 19th out of 30 teams in their first competition of the year—The FIRST Tech Challenge—Dec. 9. in an all-day event held in the main gym, schools competed against each other in a variety of challenges, including hoisting their robot up a pole and placi...

Brain games: clubs promote competitive academics

Brain games: clubs promote competitive academics

By Alex Robinson

June 3, 2018


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Junior Alex Chen sits at a chess table, the clock ticking down the seconds until his turn is over. The pressure rises as pieces are eliminated, until a final move finishes the game. While many Whitman clubs are low-stress—offering an organized way for students to explore a hobby or support a cause ...

Infographic: speech and debate national tournaments

Infographic: speech and debate national tournaments

By Mira Dwyer

April 27, 2018


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Many Whitman students qualified for national debate tournaments.

DECA team competes in ICDC, junior places second of thousands

DECA team competes in ICDC, junior places second of thousands

By Rebecca Hirsh

April 27, 2018


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Eleven students competed at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia April 21-24. Whitman DECA executive vice president Thomas Fratantoni placed second in his event, Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series.

Robotics competition season finishes with district tournaments

Robotics competition season finishes with district tournaments

By Jessica Buxbaum

April 12, 2018


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Whitman’s robotics team, The Body Electric, competed in district tournaments March 9-11 and March 16-18, but was unable to secure enough points to advance to district championships, marking the end of their competition season.

Mock trial Team 2 loses to Churchill in county semifinals

Mock trial Team 2 loses to Churchill in county semifinals

By Rebecca Hirsh

March 8, 2018


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Team 2 defense for mock trial (4–3) lost to the Churchill Bulldogs (5–2) Tuesday in semifinals of mock trial playoffs with a final score of 58–57.

DECA places third in States, strong individual events

DECA places third in States, strong individual events

By Rebecca Hirsh

March 8, 2018


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Nineteen teams, both individual and partner, of the DECA team placed in their events at States at the Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland Feb. 22-23.