The Black & White

Travelers move across the continental, cultural divide

Travelers move across the continental, cultural divide

By Aditi Gujaran

March 28, 2019


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When junior Linn Dragsted moved from an apartment in the city of Copenhagen to a barb-wired compound in Nigeria, she was restless. She wasn’t allowed to go outside of the compound. Soon, however, she found a new source of entertainment to pass the time: she played continual pick-up games of soccer with th...

Artist Spotlight: Eva Ginns expresses herself through music

Artist Spotlight: Eva Ginns expresses herself through music

By Meera Dahiya

March 27, 2019


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The Ginns family’s prized possession is their baby grand piano; the rare Chickering from the early 1900s has been passed down through four generations of passionate Ginns musicians. For junior Eva Ginns, the piano reminds her of the two things she loves the most: her family and music. Eva sings...

The Generation After

The Generation After

By Max London

March 22, 2019


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We’ve visited the Holocaust Museum. We’ve read about the Holocaust and learned about the millions of lives lost. But as instances of anti-Semitism increase globally and the number of survivors rapidly decrease, the Holocaust is becoming a distant historical moment, referenced only in textbooks an...

Concussions impair students’ lives

Concussions impair students’ lives

By Katie Hanson

March 20, 2019


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Three years after getting hit by a volleyball at practice freshman year, senior Julia Rubin is still suffering from the effects of her concussion. As a freshman, she considered herself “bubbly,” played on the varsity volleyball team and looked forward to going to school. But since her injury, she ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder damages students’ social lives, grades

Seasonal Affective Disorder damages students’ social lives, grades

By Emma Iturregui and Alex Robinson

March 20, 2019


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Students’ names have been changed to preserve privacy. Junior Ryan’s friends usually describe him as “positive,” “passionate” and “confident.” But in the winter, he’s a completely different person. Instead of being excited about his hobbies and open to trying new things, he becomes ...

The future of the gun control movement

The future of the gun control movement

By Max London

March 13, 2019


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Thousands of students walked out of school nationwide last March to memorialize the victims of the Parkland shooting and protest inaction of legislators in passing gun control measures. This year, Montgomery County students are planning to walk out of class again Mar. 14. MoCo Students for Change w...

The objects that define us

The objects that define us

By Katie Hanson

March 12, 2019


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While it often feels like our lives are in constant motion, a childhood toy, a certain photograph or a special pair of earrings can remind us of an activity we used to love or a person we miss. For me, it’s the books from my grandparents’ bookstore that they brought my family on Sunday nights befo...

How we will learn in schools of the future

How we will learn in schools of the future

By Zara Ali

March 12, 2019


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In the Tacoma School District in Washington, artificial intelligence isn’t a futuristic gadget. It’s simply another classroom tool. Throughout the past six years, the schools have used AI to gather data on their students’ progress and determine which ones are “at risk.” By determining the kids...

It’s time we stop generalizing generations

It’s time we stop generalizing generations

By Meera Dahiya and Ally Navarrete

March 12, 2019


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If you want to design a product sure to inspire any iGen-er, make it high-tech, authentic, personalized… and add a Snapchat filter, why don’t you? That’s how a 2018 Forbes article titled “13 Strategies For Marketing To Generation Z” recommends advertisers appeal to Gen Z, also referred to as i...

The perfect Silver Diner meal doesn’t exi-

By Chris Atkinson, Cami Corcoran, and Cam Jones

March 12, 2019


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Silver Diner boasts a mile-long menu, offering everything from grain bowls and salmon patties to cheeseburgers and chocolate milkshakes. With so many options and so much variety, we set out to find the perfect meal at the diner. After tasting 17 dishes and drinks, we left with three full stomachs, a...

Fencing helps sophomore Sarah Tong let her guard down

Fencing helps sophomore Sarah Tong let her guard down

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

March 12, 2019


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As a young child, sophomore Sarah Tong was always the first to back down from conflict. “Sarah can be very quiet and shy. When she was little, if anything approached her, she’d step back,” her mother, Wei Shen said. To give her daughter more confidence, her mom signed Tong, then 11, up for fencing....

A conversation about religion

A conversation about religion

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

March 12, 2019


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On Feb. 14, I spoke with six Whitman students about an often uncomfortable topic: religion. In part due to ignorance, assumptions about others’ beliefs and the current political climate, religion has become a topic that people aren’t completely comfortable discussing. In fact, in February, a Federal Ap...