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That’s the tea

That’s the tea

By Jenny Lu, Katherine Sylvester, Zoe Kaufmann, and Yiyang Zhang

October 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Four Black & White editors went hunting for the best bubble tea in Rockville, the go-to place for good Asian cuisine. They went to four stores—Bubbles & Tea, Gong Cha, The Lab Cafe and The Pearl Lady—and asked for their most popular and aesthetically pleasing drink.

Q&A with Democratic nominee for lt. governor Susie Turnbull

Q&A with Democratic nominee for lt. governor Susie Turnbull

By Joseph Ferrari

October 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Former Whitman parent Susie Turnbull is running for the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland as the Democratic nominee and running mate of former NAACP President Ben Jealous, who is challenging incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. The Lieutenant Governor serves as the deputy executive within the state. Jealou...

Summer photo contest winners

Summer photo contest winners

October 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature

The Black & White held a photo contest this fall, asking students to submit photos they captured during the summer. These are the top three entries. Junior Cameron Darnell: "Feeding Time" Darnell took this picture of this Least Tern chick in Cape Cod, Mass. this July. Darnell was at ...

Q&A: Former MoCo swimmer and record holder Clay Britt

Q&A: Former MoCo swimmer and record holder Clay Britt

By Ally Navarrete

September 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Former U.S. national swimmer Clay Britt grew up in Montgomery County and currently lives in Bethesda. Britt swam for the University of Texas at Austin and held the American record in the 100-yard backstroke. He qualified for the 1980 Olympic Swimming Trials and was excited for the chance to make the...

B&W Staff Summer Photos

B&W Staff Summer Photos

By Anthony Breder, Webmaster

September 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Uncategorized

How to catch the dragon’s tail: tips on viewing the Draconid Comet

How to catch the dragon’s tail: tips on viewing the Draconid Comet

By Brooke McLeod

September 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

At midnight, a ball of frozen fire will streak across the cloudy sky, signaling the changing of seasons. Comets in our sky aren’t rare, but they’re usually too dim to see. The 21P/Giacobini-Zinner comet — more commonly known as the Draconid Comet or 21P/G-Z — will be a bright exception. What...

Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

By Jack Gonzalez

June 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After getting out of school May 24, many seniors took part in their unofficial summer opening celebration: beach week. While most headed to Dewey, others decided to travel out of the country to father, more exotic beaches—or to skip the beach altogether.

Q&A with Det. Sgt. John O’Brien of the MCPD Collision Reconstruction Unit

Q&A with Det. Sgt. John O’Brien of the MCPD Collision Reconstruction Unit

By Zoe Kaufmann

June 19, 2018


Filed under Feature

Detective Sergeant John O’Brien oversees crash investigations and reconstructions for the Montgomery County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit. O’Brien worked in different units within the MCPD for eight years before transferring to his current job, where he oversees investigations of all fatal, serious or high-profile collisions in the county. O’Brien spoke to The Black & White about his experiences with the unit.

Q&A: 2018-19 Maryland State SMOB Bryce Awono

Q&A: 2018-19 Maryland State SMOB Bryce Awono

By Jack Middleton

June 18, 2018


Filed under Feature

Not to be confused with the Montgomery County Student Member of the Board, the Maryland SMOB is a position appointed by the Governor that serves on the Maryland Board of Education. Bryce Awono, the state SMOB for the upcoming school year, is a rising junior at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County. Awono will be sworn in on July 1.

Retiring staff reflect on time at Whitman

Retiring staff reflect on time at Whitman

By Aditi Gujaran

June 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Ten staff members will retire at the end of the school year. Their combined tenures add up to a total of an astounding 213 years.

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Music

The Black & White reviews four spring albums: "Cosmic" by Bazzi, "Die Lit" by Playboi Carti, "KOD" by J. Cole and "beerbongs & bentleys" by Post Malone.