The Black & White

In the saddle with Calli Lipping

In the saddle with Calli Lipping

By Alex Robinson

March 12, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Showcase

Junior Calli Lipping has a lot of words to describe horses. When she first saw a barn full of horses, she thought they were “such amazing creatures.” When she watched her first professional eventing competition, she remembers the horses running like “machines.” When she first competed with he...

Snow day? S’no problem! Q&A with Michael Lipin, manager of D.C. Snowball Fight Association

Snow day? S’no problem! Q&A with Michael Lipin, manager of D.C. Snowball Fight Association

By Dana Herrnstadt

March 9, 2019


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Michael Lipin founded the D.C. Snowball Fight Association in 2009. The organization coordinates snowball fights in various locations across Washington D.C. each winter. Since 2009, Lipin, along with two other managers, has organized 13 snowball fights. Some attracted more than 1,000 D.C. locals of all...

How our books shape us

How our books shape us

By Alex Robinson

March 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Every year in the first week of March, young children across the country gather in their classrooms or school libraries to celebrate Read Across America: an annual National Education Association program centered around author Dr. Seuss’ birthday. For me, Read Across America Week was a comforting yearly event. ...

Living with traffic: Montgomery County’s congestion problem

Living with traffic: Montgomery County’s congestion problem

By David Villani

February 28, 2019


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Laughing along to a Comedy Central bit playing on the radio, gym teacher Joe Cassidy sits in his car on the ride from his home in Clarksburg to school. He’s been stuck in traffic on I-270 for an hour and 40 minutes, but after years of experiencing Montgomery County’s infamous traffic, he’s learne...

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree: four dog-friendly places to visit

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree: four dog-friendly places to visit

By Hirari Sato

February 26, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Being a dog-owner just got a whole lot easier. Whether you prefer eating, hiking, taking photos or enjoying historic scenery, we’ve got you covered. Here are some nearby, but still exciting places to go with your dog in the Bethesda area.

Students face allergies as diagnoses rise

Students face allergies as diagnoses rise

By Katie Hanson

February 23, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Junior Riya Kumar struggles to breathe in the passenger seat of her car as she enters anaphylactic shock. Her dad tries to weave through the congested rainy-day beltway traffic as they rush to the hospital, but ultimately Kumar has no choice but to inject her leg with an EpiPen—something she’s n...

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

By Katie Hanson

February 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, Local, News, Showcase

In late August or early September of 2019, the popular Bethesda Bagels franchise will open a fifth store near Montgomery Mall, the company announced Dec. 21. The Fleishman family, who started the company in 1982, began leasing the Wildwood property last month and is in the process of buying equipment and drawing p...

Students combine art and activism in new “Walls of Demand” exhibit

Students combine art and activism in new “Walls of Demand” exhibit

By Camerynn Hawke and Alex Robinson

February 18, 2019


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature, Showcase

As senior Alisha Dhir walked through the “Walls of Demand” exhibit in downtown D.C. last Tuesday, admiring the huge brick-wall murals, photographs and posters centered around youth promotion of gun control, she felt inspired. Walking past congresspeople and political activists alike, it was clear t...

Best weekend getaway spots near D.C.

Best weekend getaway spots near D.C.

By Hirari Sato

February 16, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Between snow days, national holidays and professional days, students have had more long weekends and days off than in previous years. These breaks are generally too short for a full out family vacation, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up the opportunities to travel and explore. The D.C. area alon...

Students explore up-and-coming art form: animation

Students explore up-and-coming art form: animation

By Hirari Sato

February 15, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Junior Serena Lee draws small, intricate lines on her digital tablet at home. Going frame by frame, she takes weeks to sketch the fields, flowers and characters for her short summer film project. Even after she’s finished drawing the basic outlines, it takes several hours cleaning up the lines, co...

Competitive Music Programs mold music players into professionals

Competitive Music Programs mold music players into professionals

By Aditi Gujaran

February 12, 2019


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Junior Izzi Aronin used to be insecure about her chances of a music career. But after being accepted into the National Youth Symphony Orchestra freshman year—getting the opportunity to see the internationally recognized cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a stage during private practice, performing on the prestigious S...