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Senior wins End Family Fire contest with striking video

Senior wins End Family Fire contest with striking video

By Meera Shroff

October 20, 2019

On a Monday in late July, senior Amelia Montagnino headed to her summer internship at the Brady Campaign — a nonprofit organization aimed at preventing gun violence. As usual, she attended the all-staff meeting, listening as the top staff of Brady shared news and plans for the upcoming week.  The...

Clove & Cedar: a cozy Bethesda hotspot

Clove & Cedar: a cozy Bethesda hotspot

By Jack Middleton and Bella Grumet

October 18, 2019

Poms perform in Redskins’ halftime Spirit Explosion

Poms perform in Redskins’ halftime Spirit Explosion

By Matt Mande

October 15, 2019

Blaring music, screaming fans and HTTR posters are only to be expected at a Redskins game. Less typical is what fans saw on October 6. Twelve members of Whitman’s Poms team performed alongside professional Redskins’ cheerleaders as well as members from the Redskins’ All-Star and Junior cheerleadin...

Photo of the Day: B&W staff receive individual awards from CSPA

Photo of the Day: B&W staff receive individual awards from CSPA

By Ally Navarrete

October 14, 2019

Four Black & White editors, as well as two former staff members, were honored for their work in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle awards. Print Managing Editor Max London won first place in news feature for his story about Trump's transgender ban; he won second place in gen...

Photo of the Day: 9/23

Photo of the Day: 9/23

By Dana Herrnstadt

September 23, 2019

Nine Black & White staff members joined around 100 other volunteers in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the release of Austin Tice, a journalist currently held in captivity in Syria. Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, organized the event, which included a press conference as well as canvassing members ...

Photo of the day, June 14: freshman orientation

Photo of the day, June 14: freshman orientation

By Dana Herrnstadt

June 14, 2019

Current eighth grade students file into Fabiola Katz's AP Spanish class today during a tour. The students visited Whitman this morning for Freshman Orientation, and Whitman's student "Navigators" led group tours around the school. "It's nerve-wracking," rising freshman Victorine Meuwissen said. "I...

“Solar power, man”: APES students test out homemade solar cookers

“Solar power, man”: APES students test out homemade solar cookers

By Anna Labarca

June 11, 2019

AP Environmental Science students gather on the WAUD tennis courts to test out homemade solar cookers. Students from teacher Kelly Garton’s APES class had to create solar cookers from items around their houses; today, they tested the cookers by heating 200 mL of water. Solar cookers varied from...

Special delivery! MCPS plunks portables in parking lot, drivers forced to evacuate

Special delivery! MCPS plunks portables in parking lot, drivers forced to evacuate

By Joseph Ferrari

June 5, 2019

MCPS delivered the halves of six out of 12 portable classrooms to the parking lot this afternoon. In third period, administrators announced over the PA that cars parked in the two rows closest to River Road must move to create space for the equipment. Administrators recommended they park in the remaining spot...