The Black & White

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Groundhog Day festival draws D.C. residents

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Groundhog Day festival draws D.C. residents

By Eva Herscowitz and Maddy Frank

February 2, 2018


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Feature, Showcase

Potomac Phil made an appearance this morning at the annual Dupont Circle Groundhog Day in NW D.C.. After an introduction and a moment of intense silence, Phil, standing tall and proud, made his prediction: six more weeks of blistering cold.

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Streaming services grow in popularity

Streaming services grow in popularity

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

As music and TV streaming services have reached the forefront of the entertainment industry, they’ve also become a main source of entertainment for teachers and students alike.

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Former high-ranking NSA official reflects on life after whistleblowing

Former high-ranking NSA official reflects on life after whistleblowing

By Zoe Kaufmann

January 31, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The former NSA senior executive, Air Force veteran and security technology expert has been both vilified and deified for his exposure of the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping of domestic surveillance program, massive wastes of funding and intelligence failure regarding 9/11.

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Q&A: Social media personality Amanda Rome West

Q&A: Social media personality Amanda Rome West

By Julia McGowan

January 30, 2018


Filed under Feature

Local social media personality Amanda Rome West explains how she uses social media, vlogging and yoga instruction to increase her fanbase and make career advancements.

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LGBTQ+ students find community, activism in youth chorus

LGBTQ+ students find community, activism in youth chorus

By Zoe Kaufmann

January 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

GenOUT is the youth outreach program of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and is open to every LGBTQ+ teen and straight ally aged 13-18; no audition is necessary. This year, membership includes 26 singers from 17 schools around the DMV. Under the direction of conductor Paul Heins, members attend both performances and activist meetings, fusing members’ passion for music and for social advocacy.

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On (Sound)Cloud nine: Whitman rappers find audience, success online

On (Sound)Cloud nine: Whitman rappers find audience, success online

By Thomas Mande

January 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For two weeks last June, rapper Chris Bartholomew and producer Leo Ritter, both sophomores, spent every afternoon working on a rap song to post on SoundCloud. Neither thought much of the finished product, a song they called “Beach,” but it’s been played almost 27,000 times since being released on Sou...

Artist Spotlight: Grant Glazier

Artist Spotlight: Grant Glazier

By Arthur Varner

January 24, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Grant Glazier turned a love of jazz piano into a talent for producing music.

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HQ trivia app engages students, offers prize money

HQ trivia app engages students, offers prize money

By Rebecca Hirsh

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Created by the founders of Vine last October, the HQ trivia app has recently become popular among students, who compete in trivia games for the chance to win cash prizes.

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Q&A with reporter Stacey Cohan

Q&A with reporter Stacey Cohan

By Brooke McLeod

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Stacey Cohan is a freelance correspondent for CNN, though she has previously worked for networks around the world including CBS, Fox and NBC.

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“Petesmeats” creator Peter Montgomery shares passion for cooking

“Petesmeats” creator Peter Montgomery shares passion for cooking

By Yiyang Zhang

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

To share his food and passion for cooking, Montgomery created the Applications to Chemistry club, known as Petesmeats, as well as an Instagram account, @petesmeats20, for people who are interested in learning more about cooking and grilling. Inspired by his older brother William (‘13), Montgomery started cooking in elementary school, and grilling is now one of his favorite pastimes.

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Gluten-free bakery offers inclusive menu

Gluten-free bakery offers inclusive menu

By Becca Mills

January 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Community member Jaimie Mertz, founder of Red Bandana Bakery, hopes to change that. Mertz started with an online store and booths at farmers markets, where people would often approach her about gluten-free food accommodations. In response to a clear demand for culinary alternatives, she opened her first bakery complete with a gluten-free kitchen on Wisconsin Ave Nov 11.

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Feminist students widen “No-Shave November” to both genders

Feminist students widen “No-Shave November” to both genders

By Julia McGowan

January 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

This year, though, feminists embraced the movement as not only a way to raise money for cancer research, but also to combat the pressure girls face to keep their body shaven at all times.

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