The Black & White

Bocce provides a community for special, general education students

Bocce provides a community for special, general education students

By Dana Herrnstadt

February 8, 2019


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When special education teacher Stephen Sutherland arrived at Whitman 13 years ago, he had never heard of bocce before. But four years later, when former principal Alan Goodwin asked if he wanted to coach the corollary bocce team, he agreed. Last year, in Sutherland’s second year back coaching Whitm...

ASMR videos make some students relax, others cringe

ASMR videos make some students relax, others cringe

By Aditi Gujaran

February 4, 2019


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The crisp crunch of potato chips, the soft crackling from a knife cutting through sand and even the subtle sound of a quiet voice whispering into a microphone: to some, autonomous sensory meridian response videos—commonly referred to as ASMR videos—are quick stress relievers. To others, they’re...

Q&A with best-selling author Alexandra Robbins

Q&A with best-selling author Alexandra Robbins

By Jack Gonzalez

January 31, 2019


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We sat down with Robbins to talk about her new book.

Top 5 sledding spots: Are highly-rated D.C. hills better than local favorites?

Top 5 sledding spots: Are highly-rated D.C. hills better than local favorites?

By Jose Wray

January 30, 2019


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I set out to discover if these hills were really better than local favorites.

Junior Olaf Hichwa propels into drone racing, sponsorships

Junior Olaf Hichwa propels into drone racing, sponsorships

By Katie Hanson

January 25, 2019


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Junior Olaf Hichwa hates gravity. He can’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in aviation. As soon as he could talk, he told his parents he wanted to be a pilot when he grew up. So when he was six years old, his parents bought him a remote control helicopter. He flew it every day until ...

Students spend Saturdays attending language schools

Students spend Saturdays attending language schools

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

January 23, 2019


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For most people, paying no college tuition is unimaginable; even with the best scholarships, few students get full rides. But for junior Qiu Appel, a college education could be free of charge. The only caveat? She’d have to attend college in Germany. Appel attended the German International Scho...

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Music

After releasing I Used to Know Her: The Prelude Aug. 3, Gabi Wilson, better known as H.E.R., recently released a conclusion EP: I Used to Know Her: Part 2 Nov. 2.

Whitman parents welcome new families in Whitworld

Whitman parents welcome new families in Whitworld

By Hirari Sato

January 20, 2019


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In a cozy Bethesda living room, 15 parents from eight different countries gathered in a circle this November. Sitting on sofas and chairs, they laughed, drank homemade lemon tea, ate fruit cake and discussed their favorite quotes and characters from “The Alchemist.” Since most parents are internat...

“This is my family”: Kennedy H.S. NJROTC creates community

“This is my family”: Kennedy H.S. NJROTC creates community

By Aditi Gujaran

January 14, 2019


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“Attention on Deck! Good afternoon Ma’am!” one cadet yells above the chatter. He’s the first one to spot Chief Petty Officer Sharon Rogers. Thirty cadets quickly stand up straight and square their shoulders back. In unison, they yell, “Attention on deck! Good afternoon!” For other stude...

Students use bullet journals for innovation, organization

Students use bullet journals for innovation, organization

By Hirari Sato

January 14, 2019


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Walking through the hot and vibrant streets of Istanbul this past summer, junior Sophia Kotschoubey held her small leather journal close at all times. She glued train tickets to the unlined pages, wrote descriptions of the Turkish couscous and meze platters she ate and sketched people she saw on the ...

Former Whitman student Andrew Palim joins elite kayaking academy

Former Whitman student Andrew Palim joins elite kayaking academy

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

January 14, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

Just four years ago, former Whitman student Andrew Palim had never competitively kayaked before. After participating in an intensive camp and honing his skills, his interest in kayaking continued to grow. So when his kayaking camp counselor told him about the World Class Kayaking Academy, a private hig...

Q&A with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals

Q&A with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals

By Lukas Troost

January 11, 2019


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Art Silber is the owner of the Washington Nationals’ minor league affiliate, the Potomac Nationals. The team serves as the first step in a player’s journey to MLB and often deals with recent draft picks and other young players. Silber, a Whitman grandparent, has owned the team for three decades a...