The Black & White

Yale Spizzwinks(?) serenade chorus students

By Kirstin Baglien

November 21, 2009


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Eighteen Yalies sing “No Regrets” until one of them boldly approaches a girl in the audience.  Getting down on one knee, he serenades her while the other girls in the audience watch and giggle.  Andy Berry (’09) distracts the suitor with a pretend phone call-“Hey Jamie,” he says.  “Your mom’s on the phone.  She wants you to sto...

“Into the Woods”

By Keegan Barber

November 20, 2009


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Senior Haruka Nakagawa plays Cinderella in this year's fall musical, "Into the Woods."...

“Precious” depicts real-life, tear-jerking story

By Shahana Lal

November 19, 2009


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“Precious” isn’t your standard, predictable melodrama, but an intimately told, startlingly real story that makes you feel for its characters in a way that more clever and big-budget movies don’t. Read More »...

Photo of the day

By sklotz

November 19, 2009


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Senior Sophie Jin was recently recognized for her participation in the statewide Rethink Recycling sculpture contest.  The sculpture, titled "This is Your Brain on Landfill,"  is currently on display in the main office....

Technical issues disrupt Churchill’s “Chicago”

By Julia Dane

November 18, 2009


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At Churchill High School, what could have been an entertaining performance of the musical “Chicago,” turned into a chorus of sighs and groans of disappointment from the audience because of technical issues Nov. 14. Read More »...

Pick healthy, but tasty restaurants over fast food

By Shayna Barbash

November 18, 2009


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You’re wandering down Bethesda Ave. and the tempting smells of Dunkin Donuts and Bethesda Bagels waft through the air.  You’re torn between what to eat and where to eat it; your taste buds tell you one thing and your health-conscious mind tells you another.  But with appealing places within driv...

Dylan’s concert memorable for all ages

By Sahil Ansari

November 18, 2009


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“The poet laureate of rock 'n' roll.  The voice of the promise of the '60s counterculture.  The guy who forced folk into bed with rock, who donned makeup in the '70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse, who emerged to find Jesus, who was written off as a has-been by the end of the '80s...

Picture of the Day

By sklotz

November 17, 2009


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Girls try out for this year's winter Whitman Poms....

Google’s Droid could surpass the iPhone

By John Son

November 17, 2009


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The Palm Pre was the first real challenge the iPhone faced. But it was unsuccessful, and now Google and Motorola have teamed up to make the Droid. Two or three years ago, there wasn’t a competitor in sight for the iPhone. Regardless of whether the Droid or the Pre stands a chance, it’s good for consumers that competi...

“An Education,” a compelling story

By Shahana Lal

November 16, 2009


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Director Lone Scherfig and writer Nick Hornby return with the superb coming-of-age tale “An Education,” based on the memoir by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film follows 16-year-old straight-A student and Oxford-aspiring Jenny (Carey Mulligan), who faces a change of plans after she i...

A look into different ethnic activities

By Hailey Siller

November 15, 2009


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Many students cheer on the Vikings weekly at sports games, drama performances or coffeehouse on Friday nights.  These school-wide activities are cultural rites of passage for American teenagers. However, other students spend their free time celebrating their culture through activities of si...

Picture of the Day

By sklotz

November 15, 2009


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Senior Evan Burnes auditions for Whitman Idol in front of four student judges....