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Senior Amanda Sherman publishes book, raises money for the Children’s Inn

Senior Amanda Sherman publishes book, raises money for the Children’s Inn

By Alex Robinson

November 28, 2018


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At just 17, senior Amanda Sherman has already written and published a book. This past April, Sherman published “Zilly the Therapy Dog,” a picture book about the therapy dog at the Children’s Inn at NIH who helps comfort the kids. Sherman will donate all proceeds from her book to the Inn, and t...

‘Becoming’ Jazz masters: student musicians release album

‘Becoming’ Jazz masters: student musicians release album

By Isabel Hoffman

November 27, 2018


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Having played in countless jazz county orchestras, Whitman pit orchestras, ensembles and bands, there was one remaining musical feat that Ethan Dodd (‘18) wanted to take on as his “senior parting gift.” Dodd wanted to record an album.

MCPS immersion programs provide unique educational enrichment opportunity

MCPS immersion programs provide unique educational enrichment opportunity

By Emma Iturregui

November 23, 2018


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Many people might be surprised to walk into a kindergarten classroom in Maryland and hear students conversing in Spanish. But at MCPS immersion schools like Oakland Terrace Elementary, this is the norm, and students spend the day learning and collaborating in both English and Spanish. This year, MCP...

Students create religious unions for first time, follow other MCPS schools

Students create religious unions for first time, follow other MCPS schools

By Zara Ali

November 18, 2018


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After spending hours pacing through the cafeteria on Clubs Night looking for a Muslim-oriented club to join, freshman Iman Ilias went home unsuccessful in her search and  frustrated. Instead of joining a club, she decided to create her own: the Muslim Student Association. For the first time at Whitman, students have...

Fall play preview: Students prepare for Pippin debut

Fall play preview: Students prepare for Pippin debut

By Jack Gonzalez

November 14, 2018


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Student performers are getting ready for Whitman Drama’s fall musical, Pippin. The story follows a young man who is cast in a play and starts to become one with his character. Whitman’s production will be based on the Pippin 2013 Broadway revival and will run from Nov. 15 to 17.

Students share ink drawings online for “Inktober”

Students share ink drawings online for “Inktober”

By Anna Labarca

November 9, 2018


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Artists from all over the world share and tag their art with hashtag #inktober on social media.

Halloween pet photo contest winners

Halloween pet photo contest winners

November 3, 2018


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Thank you for all the submissions. We have selected a few of our favorites. Happy Halloween!

Nike’s support of Kaepernick doesn’t make them woke; it makes them money

Nike’s support of Kaepernick doesn’t make them woke; it makes them money

By Ted Rock

November 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

We shouldn’t attach brands to politics or social issues just because they know how to pander to us.

Fall/Halloween Photo Contest: Best pet costume!

Fall/Halloween Photo Contest: Best pet costume!

October 29, 2018


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The Black & White is holding a photo contest! Similar to the summer photos contest (see the winning photos here!), submissions should be sent to The Black & White via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Take a picture of your pet(s) in costume and send the photo in with your name and the pet's name. The deadline to sub...

Psyched for class: classroom layout and decor engage students

Psyched for class: classroom layout and decor engage students

By Anna Labarca

October 22, 2018


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As students settle into their desks, the classroom quickly comes alive with chatter. An otherwise normal room transforms into a gallery as photos, artwork and posters line the walls. Students relax as they talk about the memes on the wall, forgetting the anxious feelings of the first day of school. Per...

Students take college experience abroad

Students take college experience abroad

By Elyssa Seltzer

October 22, 2018


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After graduating high school, students move on to their next journey. For most Whitman graduates, that means college—and with college comes opportunities to study abroad. Students have different motives for wanting to study abroad, whether it be for language learning, a cultural adventure, an exciting chance to travel without it being too expensive or to develop their studies.