The Black and White

Juniors Justin Yang and Rohin Dahiya exchange a hug after winning first place in their event at the ICDC.

Whitman juniors place first in team business event at international DECA conference

By Aditte Parasher May 18, 2022

Whitman juniors Justin Yang and Rohin Dahiya won first place in the “Buying and Merchandising Team Decision-Making” event at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta in...

The language department opened the World Language Cafe for students to experience different languages and cultures at Whitman with country-based events each month.

World Language Cafe celebrates diverse cultures with monthly events

By Zach Poe May 16, 2022

The language department opened the World Language Cafe this semester for students to celebrate the diverse language and culture at Whitman with country-based events each month.   Spanish teacher and...

Seniors dance to music at prom for the first time since 2019.

Whitman hosts first prom celebration in 3 years

By Ines Foscarini May 13, 2022

Over 480 seniors attended Whitman’s first prom celebration in three years on May 6 at the North Bethesda Marriott in Rockville.  From 8:00 p.m. until midnight, the school’s graduating class danced...

MCPS decided to remove its practice of contact tracing in schools, leaving some community members concerned about COVID-19 virus transmission.

MCPS ends contact tracing in schools

By Chris Landy and Amelia Laroski May 12, 2022

MCPS ended its COVID-19 contact tracing program on May 2 to align with recommendations from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The school district first announced the change in a community...

The Whitman community celebrated the school’s first in-person Festival of the Arts event in nearly two years on April 27-28. The festival showcased students’ artwork, and featured performances from the schools music groups and drama program.

Festival of the Arts returns in-person after two years online

By Greta Berglund May 10, 2022

The Whitman community celebrated the school’s first in-person Festival of the Arts event since May 2019 on April 27-28. The festival showcased students’ artwork, and featured performances from Whitman’s...

MCPS officials finalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montgomery County Police Department that outlines the role of police in the county’s schools. The updated agreements provisions aim to improve school safety by strengthening communication between police and administrators.

MCPS enters new agreement with local police

By Greta Berglund April 28, 2022

MCPS officials finalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montgomery County Police Department on April 19 that outlines the role of police in the county’s schools, the school district...

Whitman junior Arvin Kim won Wednesday’s SMOB election with 58.7% of the vote. He will be the first SMOB from the school since 1997.

Whitman junior Arvin Kim wins SMOB election with 58.7% of the vote

By Jasper Lester April 21, 2022

Walt Whitman High School junior Arvin Kim won the 2022-2023 MCPS Student Member of the Board election on Wednesday. Kim received 58.7% of the vote, while his opponent, Albert Einstein High School junior...

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday in connection with the fatal overdose of Whitman sophomore Landen Hausman. Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew is accused of selling Hausman counterfeit Percocet pills that later tested positive for fentanyl.

Police arrest man in connection with fatal fentanyl overdose of Whitman student

By Ethan Schenker April 18, 2022

Montgomery County police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday in connection with the fatal overdose of 16-year-old Whitman student Landen Hausman in January. Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew of Piney Branch,...

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit on Whittier Boulevard from 30 to 25 mph on Feb. 22.  In a traffic safety study on the road, the department noted the close proximity of a church, a school and residential driveways each located on the street and determined that a speed limit of 30 mph was no longer appropriate.

County lowers Whittier Blvd. speed limit, citing findings from traffic safety study

By Samantha Wang April 15, 2022

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit on Whittier Boulevard from 30 to 25 mph on Feb. 22, citing findings from a recent traffic safety study conducted on the road. In...

 Montgomery County police responded to reports of a student in possession of an airsoft gun at Walt Whitman High School today. School officials contacted police after a student alerted administrators that a firearm was potentially present in the school building.

Student brings BB gun to Whitman, police respond

By Stephanie Solomon and Ethan Schenker April 8, 2022

Montgomery County police and school security responded to reports of a student in possession of an airsoft BB gun at Walt Whitman High School today, Principal Robert Dodd wrote in an email to community...

Spring athletes are not required to submit proof of vaccination to compete if they chose not to be vaccinated based on their religion.

MCPS athletes gain religious exemption to vaccine mandate

By Samantha Wang March 24, 2022

MCPS Athletics announced on February 11 that spring athletes would not be required to submit proof of vaccination to compete if they elected not to be vaccinated based on their religion. The general...

Prosecutors dropped charges against a former Whitman student in connection with the December 19 killing of a man in Bethesda, citing a lack of evidence to prosecute the 19-year-old.

Prosecutors drop murder charges against former Whitman student Blaise Uchemadu

By Ethan Schenker March 20, 2022

Prosecutors dropped all charges against former Whitman student Blaise Uchemadu in connection with the December 19 killing of a man in downtown Bethesda, citing a lack of evidence to prosecute the 19-year-old,...

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