The Black and White

Sophomores Julia Grumet and Mitra Hu-Henderson help with renovations at El Puente.

Students make an impact in Costa Rica on spring break service trip

By Josefina Masjuan June 10, 2022

After months of preparation and coordination, a group of 19 Whitman students boarded a plane to San Jose, Costa Rica, for spring break, where they spent a week exploring the country and volunteering in...

Junior Powderpuff team celebrating their win in the football game.

Photo of the Day, May 18: Upperclassmen compete in Powderpuff football game

By Rohin Dahiya May 18, 2022

Over 50 students competed in the first-ever “Powderpuff” football competition at Radnor Elementary School this afternoon. Student organizers facilitated the friendly two-hand touch football game between...

Around school, Sapiro is known for his stand out fashion sense. Most high school students, Sapiro explained, wear athletic clothing from brands such as Nike or Adidas. Sapiro’s outfits, however, distinguish themselves from traditional teenage fashion.

Standing out: Noah Sapiro’s passion for fashion lets him express himself at school

By Danny Kotelanski February 28, 2021

“Finally,” then 13-year-old Noah Sapiro said to himself. The Nike Air More Uptmepo Doernbecher ‒‒ a special edition shoe designed by a patient at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ‒‒ had...

Sophomore Jordan Bell has played the saxophone since he was 9 years old. Now, in addition to playing in  Whitmans Jazz and Symphonic bands, Jordan plays the in the Paul Carr Jazz Academy of Music Orchestra and the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra outside of school. Photo courtesy Jordan Bell.

For sophomore Jordan Bell, “the sky’s the limit” when it comes to music

By Eve Titlebaum June 12, 2019

When sophomore Jordan Bell was seven years old, his parents signed him up for piano lessons. Eventually though, after years of listening to his parents play jazz music on road trips, he grew to love jazz’s...

Gates holds his award as he poses next to his photo of Holocaust survivor Ruth Cohen. Gates won $100 for the picture and chose to give Cohen the final photo. Photo courtesy Lukas Gates.

Senior Lukas Gates finds passion in photography, wins county-wide competition

By Anna Labarca May 26, 2019

Standing in Holocaust survivor Ruth Cohen’s house, senior Lukas Gates adjusts the settings on his Sony a6000 camera. He inspects the room; he positions the model. When Gates is satisfied with the contrast...

Millin performs at a summer intensive he participated in last year at Oklahoma University. Millins love for theatre doesnt stop when the school year ends; he regularly spends his summers attending intensives or working as a counselor at the Imagination Stage Summer Camp.

Artist Spotlight: Matthew Millin

By Clara Koritz Hawkes April 26, 2019

When junior Matthew Millin was five years old, he was sure he had stage fright. Even though he’d grown up putting on shows with his cousins for his family—they’d create a makeshift stage out of their...

Artist Spotlight: Eva Ginns expresses herself through music

By Meera Dahiya March 27, 2019

The Ginns family’s prized possession is their baby grand piano; the rare Chickering from the early 1900s has been passed down through four generations of passionate Ginns musicians. For junior Eva Ginns,...

Three Whitman seniors had their art featured in the Walls of Demand art activism exhibit in D.C. The exhibit opened at The Center for Contemporary Political Art Friday, Feb. 8, and is on display until March 15.

Students combine art and activism in new “Walls of Demand” exhibit

By Camerynn Hawke and Alex Robinson February 18, 2019

As senior Alisha Dhir walked through the “Walls of Demand” exhibit in downtown D.C. last Tuesday, admiring the huge brick-wall murals, photographs and posters centered around youth promotion of gun...

Artist Spotlight: Grant Glazier

By Arthur Varner January 24, 2018
Grant Glazier turned a love of jazz piano into a talent for producing music.

Artist spotlight: singer Becky Keteltas

By Camerynn Hawke June 2, 2017
Now a senior, Keteltas is a veteran singer. Her singing career began at age seven when she and her older sister auditioned for roles in their summer camp’s musical. Keteltas continued singing in school choruses and participated in the Whitman Drama program, where she found her passion for music.
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