The Black & White

Drowsy driving: an overlooked danger to teen drivers

Drowsy driving: an overlooked danger to teen drivers

By Thomas Mande

October 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Driving drunk or texting while driving are both well-known causes of accidents, but national attention has recently turned to a lesser-known danger: drowsy driving.

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Sleeping hormones increase in popularity among students

Sleeping hormones increase in popularity among students

By Camerynn Hawke

September 27, 2017


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To combat stress, some students have turned to sleeping pills to fall asleep more easily and enable them to relax.

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Students explore area thrift stores

Students explore area thrift stores

By Abbi Audas

June 18, 2017


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Shopping at the mall can be expensive. Local malls, filled with designer brands that come at steep prices, are sometimes unaffordable to students. Reduced thrift store prices provide some students with an affordable option to express their style. Not only do local thrift stores offer new and resale clothing with more affordable prices than high-end retail stores, but shopping in thrift stores is also an experience in and of itself.  Here are two popular local thrift stores to visit.  

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Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

Class of 2018 kicks off senior year with new ‘Senior Night’

By Elea Levin

June 15, 2017


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The rising senior class kicked off the upcoming year with a senior night tailgate celebration in the parking lot June 6. SGA members treated juniors in attendance—decked out in Whitman gear and face paint—to refreshments, lawn games and photo opportunities.

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Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

Whitman’s diplomat: Maroni forges relationships with ESOL students

By Shehrez Chaudhri

June 14, 2017


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With students from around 50 countries and all corners of the world, Whitman is home to students with a wide array of nationalities. Maroni helps ensure that these international students feel included in the Whitman community and encourages them to express their unique cultures and traditions while living in the U.S.   

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Dual enrollment at Montgomery College offers students wider range of classes

Dual enrollment at Montgomery College offers students wider range of classes

By Elyssa Seltzer

June 14, 2017


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Montgomery College in Rockville offers an extensive array of college courses for high school students during the school day and in the evening. Students often opt to enroll so they can take classes Whitman doesn’t offer or earn college credits before graduating.

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Facebook releases “Town Hall” feature, allowing users to contact representatives

Facebook releases “Town Hall” feature, allowing users to contact representatives

By Elyssa Seltzer

June 13, 2017


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You’re scrolling through Facebook when you notice an article about a proposed new policy on a controversial issue. Concerned, you want to contact your representative to voice your opposition to the measure. With Facebook’s newest feature, you effortlessly can.

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Sophomore operates to save lives, one heart at a time

Sophomore operates to save lives, one heart at a time

By Brooke McLeod

June 13, 2017


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Nerves set in and questions flooded her mind as she slipped into her medical scrubs for the first time. But as sophomore Kalia Dell reached the operating table and watched a surgeon delicately slice open a patient’s heart, her anxiety transformed into confidence.

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Matt Post pushes new agenda as SMOB

Matt Post pushes new agenda as SMOB

By Shehrez Chaudhri

June 13, 2017


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As students finished voting for the Student Member of the Board, they waited in suspense before the county made results public. After a few hours, Sherwood High School junior Matt Post announced on Instagram that he had won the race to be the 40th SMOB April 27.

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Juniors start bakery, sell at local markets

Juniors start bakery, sell at local markets

By Anna Gray

June 12, 2017


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Founded by Whitman alumna Isabel Taswell and juniors Zoe Taswell and Gaby Svec, honey b. cakery debuted May 31 at Crossroads Farmers Market in Takoma Park. The bakery offers honey-themed pastries such as sea salt caramels and flavored cakes.

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Claims that fidget toys help ADHD students spark debate

Claims that fidget toys help ADHD students spark debate

By Thomas Mande

June 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

The fidget spinner is the latest and most popular addition to a growing fidget toy industry, which also includes fidget cubes and thinking putty. The toys’ rise in popularity has sparked controversy over claims from marketers that the toys provide a solution to attention deficit disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism.

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Artist spotlight: singer Becky Keteltas

Artist spotlight: singer Becky Keteltas

By Camerynn Hawke

June 2, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

Now a senior, Keteltas is a veteran singer. Her singing career began at age seven when she and her older sister auditioned for roles in their summer camp’s musical. Keteltas continued singing in school choruses and participated in the Whitman Drama program, where she found her passion for music.

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