The Black & White

Students write letters to Parkland shooting victims

By Elyssa Seltzer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Feature

Following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which took the lives of 17 students and teachers, MSD history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers requested handwritten letters from across the country to greet her students Feb. 28, their first day back in school. In an effort to reach out, Whitman staff and students have sent letters and banners to the school.

Senior designs app to promote student mental health

Senior designs app to promote student mental health

By Thomas Mande

April 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

By developing his own app, “Take the Pledge,” he's now sharing some of these strategies with the Whitman community and beyond.

Artificial Intelligence advancements continue to impact the classroom, workforce and economy

Artificial Intelligence advancements continue to impact the classroom, workforce and economy

By Ivy Xun

April 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

While its long-term impacts are unknown, AI’s continued integration into society seems inevitable, and many students and teachers are beginning to discover the new role AI can play in the classroom.

An inside look at the SMOB Election

An inside look at the SMOB Election

By Thomas Mande and Eric Neugeboren

April 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When students vote for the next MCPS Student Member of the Board April 20, they will select from two longtime classmates. MCPS students chose Richard Montgomery juniors Nimah Nayel and Ananya Tadikonda in a nomination convention Feb. 21. The upcoming election is the first with two female finalists in 15 years.

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

The recently released album for Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” brings together a group of all black artists to mirror the majority-black cast of the film and stays true to the film’s themes of strength and power. The album, released Feb. 9 and curated by Kendrick Lamar,  offers a strong statement of diversity that is uncommon in the music and film industries.

An inside look: Whitman’s view on school safety

An inside look: Whitman’s view on school safety

By Anjali Jha and Maeve Trainor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Media, Showcase, Videos

With recent shootings at schools across the country, notably the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Black & White looked at how safe students and faculty feel at Whitman.

A superlatives guide to Whitman’s most notable courses

A superlatives guide to Whitman’s most notable courses

By Katherine Sylvester

April 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Beyond the usual course description, here are some extra insights you might find useful.

On a time crunch? Fun activities only 10 minutes by metro

On a time crunch? Fun activities only 10 minutes by metro

By Maddy Frank

March 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

An adventure into DC can seem daunting; it probably means a long metro ride or a unpleasant drive through crowded streets—not to mention the impossibility of parking. But for a student still looking to get out of Bethesda, there are places to go in DC within an easy 10-minute metro ride.

Social media influences students to attempt ‘Tide Pod challenge’

Social media influences students to attempt ‘Tide Pod challenge’

By Brooke McLeod

March 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

As of Jan. 22, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 86 cases of intentional exposure to Tide Pods among teenagers so far this year. Stephen Kaminski, CEO of AAPCC, released a statement along with the report citing serious health complications with eating liquid laundry packets.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

By Eric Neugeboren

March 10, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Award-Winning Stories, Feature

On Feb. 14, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At the end of the rampage, 17 students and staff were dead, prompting grief in the community and across the country. But the tragedy has also united many, reigniting the contentious debate over gun contr...