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Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

By Sydney Miller

May 30, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Showcase

I sit down and look out the window at an entirely white landscape. Kids shuffle in wearing just T-shirts, while I’m shivering with three layers of shirts and long underwear under my jeans— the average high in March up here is just 8 degrees Fahrenheit. The clock hits 9 a.m., and the students begin ...

Q&A: college counselor Bruce Vinik

Q&A: college counselor Bruce Vinik

By Naren Roy

May 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Former educator Bruce Vinik is the founder and president of Vinik Educational Placement Services, a higher-education placement consulting firm. Since 2001, Vinik has provided clients in the Montgomery County and D.C. area with college-consulting services as well as graduate and law school admissions...

Review: ‘Black Panther’ empowers community with black heroes, female warriors

Review: ‘Black Panther’ empowers community with black heroes, female warriors

By Elyssa Seltzer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Feature

“Black Panther,” now the top-grossing film with a black director and cast, has taken Hollywood and the country by storm. The film is one of the first major superhero movies to address racial politics, directly addressing issues in communities across the country.

Students write letters to Parkland shooting victims

By Elyssa Seltzer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Feature

Following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which took the lives of 17 students and teachers, MSD history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers requested handwritten letters from across the country to greet her students Feb. 28, their first day back in school. In an effort to reach out, Whitman staff and students have sent letters and banners to the school.

Senior designs app to promote student mental health

Senior designs app to promote student mental health

By Thomas Mande

April 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

By developing his own app, “Take the Pledge,” he's now sharing some of these strategies with the Whitman community and beyond.

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.