The Black & White

Remembering the DC sniper attacks 15 years later: students, parents, teachers look back

Remembering the DC sniper attacks 15 years later: students, parents, teachers look back

By Thomas Mande

November 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

It was 15 years ago when the first shot was fired at 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2002, sailing through the window of a Michaels Craft Store in Aspen Hill, Maryland. Just over an hour later, James Martin, a middle-aged program analyst, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Shoppers Food Warehouse grocery store in Glenmont, becoming the first victim.

Read more »

Top 3: Students dine in at diners

Top 3: Students dine in at diners

By Abbi Audas

November 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

With several local diners operating in the early morning or with 24 hour service, students don’t have to worry finding a place to satisfy their cravings. Many diners keep the classics on their menus, but still update their selection  to keep up with trendy, new items for loyal customers. Here are the three top diners in the Bethesda area to stop at day and night.  

Read more »

Animal Society Club provides outlet for animal lovers

Animal Society Club provides outlet for animal lovers

By Becca Mills

November 9, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Members of the new Animal Society club enjoyed spending time with animals and peers alike on a visit to a local animal sanctuary Oct. 1. This year’s introduction of the Animal Society Club allows students to advocate for animal rights at Whitman.

Read more »

Jewish youth groups connect students, transform lives

Jewish youth groups connect students, transform lives

By Eric Neugeboren

November 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many of the students who attend these synagogues also participate in local youth groups where they create relationships and memories with other Jewish kids from the area and discover their Jewish identities.

Read more »

Let’s talk about sexism: senior organizes educational seminars

Let’s talk about sexism: senior organizes educational seminars

By Camerynn Hawke

November 5, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Principal Alan Goodwin allowed senior Rabhya Mehrotra to plan seminars designed to cover how sexism, harassment and assault affect all genders. The seminars aimed to increase awareness of everyday actions that most people don’t realize are sexist.

Read more »

Students invited to STEM breakfast

Students invited to STEM breakfast

By Zoe Kaufmann

November 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Seniors Katia Goldberg, Dylan Reid and Eden Levit attended Superintendent Jack Smith’s Superintendent’s breakfast, which focused on careers in STEM, Sept. 29. The Whitman administration extended invitations to the three seniors after teachers recommended them from from a list of Whitman students who have taken STEM classes.

Read more »

Q&A with Senator Ben Cardin

Q&A with Senator Ben Cardin

By Abby Snyder

November 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Black&White spoke with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) about issues currently facing the Senate and his legislative goals moving forward.

Read more »

Local dog adoption agencies offer fostering programs

Local dog adoption agencies offer fostering programs

By Julia McGowan and Anjali Jha

October 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Instead of staying at the pound or an adoption agency, foster pets spend time in a temporary home before they’re given a permanent one. Agencies vet families through a background check, home visit and vet recommendation—if they have previously owned a pet—and then place the pets with the families.

Read more »

Pyle students get taste of high school early, experience classes at Whitman

By Elyssa Seltzer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

Every day, hundreds of high schoolers walk through Whitman’s double doors, passing students they’ve never talked to. Among them, however, are several middle schoolers who chose to brave the high school hallways and take classes at Whitman.

Read more »

Extended: Washington National Cathedral removes controversial Confederate windows

Extended: Washington National Cathedral removes controversial Confederate windows

By Eva Herscowitz

October 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

With its ornate exterior, stately columns and vaulted ceilings, Washington National Cathedral is an iconic D.C. landmark. Inside the self-proclaimed “Spiritual Home for the Nation,” architecture and American history merge: a moon rock fragment commemorates space exploration, a gargoyle pays tribute to Star Wars, and presidential imagery is abundant.

Read more »

Book Reviews: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Book Reviews: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Elea Levin

October 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The premise of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower is reminiscent of many other works of young adult, realistic fiction: a troubled, socially-awkward boy who has experienced a series of unfortunate events over the course of his life starts high school and eventually breaks out of his shell.

Read more »

Outdoor concert venues provide a fun, cheap environment for students

Outdoor concert venues provide a fun, cheap environment for students

By Cami Corcoran

October 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Outdoor concerts like these are a staple of DMV culture. Wolf Trap, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Jiffy Lube Live, all outdoor concert venues in Maryland and Virginia, regularly draw students to their most popular summer shows. The venues opened in 1966, 1967 and 1995, respectively. Today, each attracts different kinds of artists.

Read more »