The Black & White

Q&A with MoCo Snow creator Alex Tsironis

Q&A with MoCo Snow creator Alex Tsironis

By Eva Herscowitz

January 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Alex Tsironis, a physical education teacher at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville, created the popular MoCo Snow website in 2014 to provide Montgomery County residents with winter weather updates and predictions for school delays and closures. Tsironis has amassed thousands of subscribers on his website, over 15,000 followers on Twitter and over 10,000 likes on Facebook. This winter, Tsironis commissioned the MoCo Snow app, which gives users daily delay and closure predictions.

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FCC approves ‘Next- Gen TV’ with tailored ads

FCC approves ‘Next- Gen TV’ with tailored ads

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Nine months after proposing “Next Gen TV,” television programming that includes ads tailored to viewer preferences and ultra-high definition, the FCC passed the proposal in a 3-2 vote  Nov. 16. The change threatens to contribute towards a digital divide between wealthier viewers who will upgrade their systems with the new software and viewers unable to afford it.

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Album Reviews: Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift release new music

Album Reviews: Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift release new music

By Aaron Titlebaum

January 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Miley Cyrus has evolved from Disney starlet to rebel to tie-dyed hippie with an album. Cyrus premiered ‘Younger Now’, which showcases a collection of 11 country-pop songs, Sept. 29.

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Media bias sways student news consumers

Media bias sways student news consumers

By Eva Herscowitz

December 20, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many have also said that the presidential election was rife with media bias: voters blamed the media for shaping the outcome, and politicians, including President Trump, labeled many publications and news organizations biased. Now, hyper-partisan media and fake news may influence not just political outcomes, but citizen viewpoints as well.  

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Sources of Strength Turkey Campaign spreads thankfulness

Sources of Strength Turkey Campaign spreads thankfulness

By Yiyang Zhang

December 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

This was the first Turkey Campaign event, organized by the Sources of Strength club.  The event, which took place Nov. 20-21, invited students to write down what they are thankful for during lunch or breaks in the day. The club then displayed the notes on large thankfulness banners.

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Psyched about psych journal: student-run publication opens doors for aspiring psychologists

Psyched about psych journal: student-run publication opens doors for aspiring psychologists

By Eva Herscowitz

December 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Psych Journal is the only student-run, high school psychology journal in the country. Psych Journal is distributed both in print and online to over 1,000 AP Psychology teachers who use it in their classrooms to demonstrate proper research and experimentation at a high school level, advisor Marisa Del Savio said.

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Spirit Of Autumn display at ARTECHOUSE showcases fall weather

Spirit Of Autumn display at ARTECHOUSE showcases fall weather

By Shehrez Chaudhri

December 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Currently one of D.C.’s most popular museums, ARTECHOUSE is one of the few museums in the country that showcases exclusively digital-based art. The museum opened in June and displays interactive pieces by contemporary artists that change regularly according to the seasons.

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Joe & the Juice meets Bethesda

Joe & the Juice meets Bethesda

By Julia McGowan

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

In addition to the new Woodmont Ave. location, Joe & the Juice plans to open three more DMV locations by mid-December. The juice bar chain first opened in Denmark in 2002 with the goal of creating a healthy and quick food option that has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Over time, the chain has branded itself as a “bro-juice bar,” where, typically, attractive young men serve juice. Joe & the Juice now has over 200 stores across Europe and the U.S.

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Students balance comedy, dance in “On the Town”

Students balance comedy, dance in “On the Town”

By Camerynn Hawke

November 27, 2017


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Whitman Drama presented their fall musical “On the Town” Nov. 16-18. Directed by Christopher Gerken and senior Kevin Hatcher, the show follows the adventures of three Navy men as they search for love during a 24-hour stay in New York City.

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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.

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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.  

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Animal Society Club provides outlet for animal lovers

Animal Society Club provides outlet for animal lovers

By Becca Mills

November 9, 2017


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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.

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