The Black & White

Artificial Intelligence advancements continue to impact the classroom, workforce and economy

Artificial Intelligence advancements continue to impact the classroom, workforce and economy

By Ivy Xun

April 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

While its long-term impacts are unknown, AI’s continued integration into society seems inevitable, and many students and teachers are beginning to discover the new role AI can play in the classroom.

An inside look at the SMOB Election

An inside look at the SMOB Election

By Thomas Mande and Eric Neugeboren

April 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When students vote for the next MCPS Student Member of the Board April 20, they will select from two longtime classmates. MCPS students chose Richard Montgomery juniors Nimah Nayel and Ananya Tadikonda in a nomination convention Feb. 21. The upcoming election is the first with two female finalists in 15 years.

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

The recently released album for Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” brings together a group of all black artists to mirror the majority-black cast of the film and stays true to the film’s themes of strength and power. The album, released Feb. 9 and curated by Kendrick Lamar,  offers a strong statement of diversity that is uncommon in the music and film industries.

An inside look: Whitman’s view on school safety

An inside look: Whitman’s view on school safety

By Anjali Jha and Maeve Trainor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

With recent shootings at schools across the country, notably the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Black & White looked at how safe students and faculty feel at Whitman.

A superlatives guide to Whitman’s most notable courses

A superlatives guide to Whitman’s most notable courses

By Katherine Sylvester

April 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Beyond the usual course description, here are some extra insights you might find useful.

On a time crunch? Fun activities only 10 minutes by metro

On a time crunch? Fun activities only 10 minutes by metro

By Maddy Frank

March 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

An adventure into DC can seem daunting; it probably means a long metro ride or a unpleasant drive through crowded streets—not to mention the impossibility of parking. But for a student still looking to get out of Bethesda, there are places to go in DC within an easy 10-minute metro ride.

Social media influences students to attempt ‘Tide Pod challenge’

Social media influences students to attempt ‘Tide Pod challenge’

By Brooke McLeod

March 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

As of Jan. 22, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 86 cases of intentional exposure to Tide Pods among teenagers so far this year. Stephen Kaminski, CEO of AAPCC, released a statement along with the report citing serious health complications with eating liquid laundry packets.

Despite 50 years of progress, tensions from 1968 remain

Despite 50 years of progress, tensions from 1968 remain

By Eric Neugeboren

March 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Despite a 50-year difference, both 1968 and 2018 have brought deep racial tensions and new waves of political activism to the country. These striking similarities have prompted a belief in many, both in the Whitman community and across the country, that the country’s racial divide is perhaps larger now than 50 years ago.

Teachers recruit students to take uncommon classes

Teachers recruit students to take uncommon classes

By Elyssa Seltzer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Whitman offers what feels like endless course options in every subject and at every level, but with such a varied selection, some teachers struggle to fill even one class period of a less-popular course. In an effort to keep registration up, many teachers try to recruit students to their classes using flyers, posters and visits to potential feeder classes.

Smart speakers to take over homes

Smart speakers to take over homes

By Elyssa Seltzer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After Amazon, Google, and Apple all released smart speakers with voice command, hands-free phone calls and internet access, the market for smart home technology has continued to grow. In tandem, though, privacy concerns about the speakers’ household control and “listening” features have also arisen.