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Students spend Saturdays attending language schools

Students spend Saturdays attending language schools

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

January 23, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For most people, paying no college tuition is unimaginable; even with the best scholarships, few students get full rides. But for junior Qiu Appel, a college education could be free of charge. The only caveat? She’d have to attend college in Germany. Appel attended the German International Scho...

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Music

After releasing I Used to Know Her: The Prelude Aug. 3, Gabi Wilson, better known as H.E.R., recently released a conclusion EP: I Used to Know Her: Part 2 Nov. 2.

Whitman parents welcome new families in Whitworld

Whitman parents welcome new families in Whitworld

By Hirari Sato

January 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

In a cozy Bethesda living room, 15 parents from eight different countries gathered in a circle this November. Sitting on sofas and chairs, they laughed, drank homemade lemon tea, ate fruit cake and discussed their favorite quotes and characters from “The Alchemist.” Since most parents are internat...

“This is my family”: Kennedy H.S. NJROTC creates community

“This is my family”: Kennedy H.S. NJROTC creates community

By Aditi Gujaran

January 14, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Feature

“Attention on Deck! Good afternoon Ma’am!” one cadet yells above the chatter. He’s the first one to spot Chief Petty Officer Sharon Rogers. Thirty cadets quickly stand up straight and square their shoulders back. In unison, they yell, “Attention on deck! Good afternoon!” For other stude...

Students use bullet journals for innovation, organization

Students use bullet journals for innovation, organization

By Hirari Sato

January 14, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Feature

Walking through the hot and vibrant streets of Istanbul this past summer, junior Sophia Kotschoubey held her small leather journal close at all times. She glued train tickets to the unlined pages, wrote descriptions of the Turkish couscous and meze platters she ate and sketched people she saw on the ...

Former Whitman student Andrew Palim joins elite kayaking academy

Former Whitman student Andrew Palim joins elite kayaking academy

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

January 14, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Just four years ago, former Whitman student Andrew Palim had never competitively kayaked before. After participating in an intensive camp and honing his skills, his interest in kayaking continued to grow. So when his kayaking camp counselor told him about the World Class Kayaking Academy, a private hig...

Q&A with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals

Q&A with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals

By Lukas Troost

January 11, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Art Silber is the owner of the Washington Nationals’ minor league affiliate, the Potomac Nationals. The team serves as the first step in a player’s journey to MLB and often deals with recent draft picks and other young players. Silber, a Whitman grandparent, has owned the team for three decades a...

Little Mix falls flat with latest album

Little Mix falls flat with latest album

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 4, 2019


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

Despite the high ranking, the album was far from impressive. Many of the tracks sound forced and cliché.

Humans of Whitman

Humans of Whitman

By Isabel Hoffman

January 3, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Photographer Brandon Stanton started the Humans of New York project in 2010. Traveling around New York taking photos of strangers on the streets and interviewing them to gather their stories, Stanton compiled his photojournalism in a book titled "Humans of New York," published in October 2013. This art...

Chorus instructor of 34 years teaches to the tune of success

Chorus instructor of 34 years teaches to the tune of success

By Yiyang Zhang

December 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Davidson has taught at Whitman for 34 years and influenced thousands of Whitman students and graduates on their music journeys.

Students and teachers wrap up year with homemade holiday gifts

Students and teachers wrap up year with homemade holiday gifts

By Anna Labarca

December 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

As Junior Solene Aubert pours melted hot wax into a plastic mold, the smell of fresh juniper fills the room. When hardened, the candle is a bright pine green and Aubert tops it off with a red ribbon to add holiday cheer to her homemade gift. Aubert places the candle with dozens of others and prepares t...

Winter break photo contest!

Winter break photo contest!

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Black & White is holding another photo contest! Similar to the Halloween photo contest (see the winning photos here!), submissions should be sent to The Black & White via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Take a picture of your winter break activities or best holiday decorations and send it in with your name. The deadline to sub...