The Black & White

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

With their 14th studio album“Oczy Mlody,” The Flaming Lips is moving away from the clear, cohesive sound that has been a staple on their more recent albums.

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Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Since their self-titled debut album released in 2013, Run the Jewels has delivered hard flows with distinct social commentary for their fast-growing fan base. The rap duo’s latest effort, “Run the Jewels 3,” was released Dec. 25, making it the best present I received over the holidays.

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‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

“Do What Thou Wilt” is Ab-Soul’s loud, abrasive and disorganized claim to the center-stage of modern hip-hop and rap. At surface level, it may seem as if he’s being wildly offensive, but after a deeper look into the lyrics, it’s clear Ab-Soul is thinking on a higher level.

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New kids on the Hill: what you need to know about President Trump’s Cabinet

New kids on the Hill: what you need to know about President Trump’s Cabinet

By Abby Snyder

February 6, 2017


Filed under Feature

With the Trump administration fully under way, the Cabinet is beginning to take shape as well. Here’s what you need to know about some of the president’s most controversial appointees, from their personal beliefs and policy plans to their differences with President Trump’s stances.

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Skating on the canal: a winter tradition

Skating on the canal: a winter tradition

By Justin Baker

February 2, 2017


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On a cool January morning, a light flurry touches down on the surface of the C&O canal as skaters brave the cold, whizzing along the surface of the frozen water, bundled in hockey jerseys, scarves and hats. Curious bystanders stop to admire the beauty of the scene, which looks more like something from winter in a remote wilderness rather than the suburbs of D.C.

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Gender gap in US government persists

Gender gap in US government persists

By Camille Caldera

February 1, 2017


Filed under Feature

When 10 Marylanders took their oaths of office for the 115th Congress Jan. 3, not a single woman stood among them. It was the first time Maryland has sent an all-male delegation to Congress since 1973.

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Best of Bethesda: restaurants

Best of Bethesda: restaurants

By Elea Levin

January 30, 2017


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Bethesda is well-known for many things: a superior school system, close proximity to the nation’s capital and being rated the most attractive city in the U.S., according to the dating app Hinge. However, one thing that frequently goes unappreciated in Bethesda is the wide variety of inexpensive, convenient, high-quality restaurants available for families and students. The Black & White decided to spotlight some of the most popular local hotspots featuring four different types of food.

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Students experience political process through AP Lang project

Students experience political process through AP Lang project

By Abby Snyder

January 30, 2017


Filed under Award-Winning Stories, Feature

Inspiring speeches. Catchy sound bytes. Hardworking campaign teams. For some students, this didn’t end with the presidential election; they spent much of second quarter working tirelessly on a mock-election project for their AP Language class.

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Food delivery apps drive into lunchtime

Food delivery apps drive into lunchtime

By Abby Snyder

January 24, 2017


Filed under Feature

It’s almost lunchtime and your stomach grumbles. Reaching into your backpack, you find that... your lunchbox isn’t there? You aren’t in the mood for cafeteria food, but you don’t want to skip lunch either. Thanks to apps like UberEats, Postmates and DoorDash, that’s not a problem anymore.

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The Women’s March on Washington: what you need to know

The Women’s March on Washington: what you need to know

By Abbi Audas

January 20, 2017


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Women from around the world are traveling to D.C. this week, but many of them aren’t here to watch President-elect Trump’s inauguration. Instead, they’re uniting to support a sweeping progressive platform which advocates for women's rights, tolerance and environmental protections, according to the W...

Wind Ensemble premieres original piece at Winter concert

Wind Ensemble premieres original piece at Winter concert

By Aiden Lesley

January 18, 2017


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Whitman’s music program always receives praise for expertly performing impressive pieces created for the most famous ensembles in history. This year, however, their talent caught the eye of a professional composer, who created music specifically for them. Read More »...

2016 year in review: the good parts

2016 year in review: the good parts

By Tanusha Mishra

January 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

Living through 2016 felt like being confronted by a series of unfortunate events, one catastrophe after another. Read More »...