The Black & White

Skipping the dance in favor of other activities

By Molly Kaplowitz

October 2, 2009


Filed under Feature

As homecoming gets into full swing, with spirit week, Battle of the Classes and the pep rally, most girls are whipping out their wallets to buy the hottest dresses and accessories of the season, while flustered freshman are working up the courage to ask each other out. But not everyone’s jumping on...

Jaicko heats it up

By Tim Klepp

October 1, 2009


Filed under Blogs, Feature

Though winter is fast approaching, Jaicko is heating up the R&B scene with his newly released single "Oh Yeah."  A native of Barbados, Jaicko infuses his unique brand of R&B with Caribbean influence creating a light and original sound. The catchy tune offers fans a sample of his widely-anticipated...

“Fame”: the same old song and dance

By Julia Dane

September 30, 2009


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In an era where High School Musical rules pop culture, it’s clear where director Kevin Tancharoen got his inspiration for the 2009 remake of “Fame,” released September 23. Read More »...

“Jennifer’s Body” lacks humor, suspense

By Jenny Baldwin

September 30, 2009


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*By Aaron Hoffman* If you’re looking for a movie that will scare you, this isn’t it.  If you’re looking for a movie that will surprise you, this still isn’t it.  But if you’re one of the millions of guys looking for Megan Fox to strut her stuff, this is the movie for you. Read More »...

National Book Festival attracts readers and authors

By James Dionne

September 30, 2009


Filed under Feature, News

  The annual National Book Festival drew many readers across the area. Photo by James Dionne. The Library of Congress held its National Book Festival at the national mall this Saturday Sept. 26. Over 70 authors partook in the event, including Judy Bloom, John Grisham, Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks....

Remastered albums and Rockband bring back Beatlemania

By Tim Klepp

September 29, 2009


Filed under Blogs, Feature

Beatlemania is back.  Nearly 40 years after the Beatles’ untimely breakup, the Fab Four are once again atop the charts with 235,000 CD sales this week.  British record company EMI released remastered copies of all 12 of the Beatles albums Sept. 9.  Coinciding with this release was The Beatles: Roc...

Protein bars, not candy bars

By Shayna Barbash

September 29, 2009


Filed under Blogs, Feature

Many students wonder on a daily basis:  what exactly is the best recovery meal after a hard workout or taxing physical event?  While there’s no magic trick to building muscle food intake, certain combinations of exercise and energy allow for the maximal benefit from a workout.  Read More »...

Homecoming fashion tips

By Kirstin Baglien

September 28, 2009


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Homecoming is one of the biggest events in a high school student’s life, and this year is no exception.  Whether you’re on a budget or willing to spend extravagantly, you’ll be able to look your best with these tips. Read More »...

Spotted: the romper

By Lindsey Galego

September 25, 2009


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Students wearing rompers have been spotted.  In the school, in Vogue—even Jennifer Lopez designed her own romper as part of her fashion line, JLO.  Read More »...

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle chats about “Fame”

By Julia Dane

September 21, 2009


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The celebrated music and dances from the 1980 film, “Fame,” has returned to the big-screen in the 2009 remake that comes to theaters Sept. 25. The Black & White, along with other high school newspapers, caught up with cast member Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (Hannah Montana, Camp Rock) to chat abou...

Take a mental break, check out some upcoming movies

By Shahana Lal

September 19, 2009


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Stressed out from all the back-to-school rigor? Take a break and relax with these upcoming movies: Read More »...

Breakfast continues to have its benefits

By Shayna Barbash

September 18, 2009


Filed under Blogs, Feature

 With school in full swing and mounds of homework pilings up, students say goodbye to waking up to the afternoon sun and hello to a 6:10 a.m. alarm. Read More »...