The Black & White

Pyle addition set to include several classrooms, auxiliary gym

Pyle addition set to include several classrooms, auxiliary gym

By Zara Ali

May 6, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Delmar Architects are set to complete the $25.1 million addition to Pyle Middle School by September 2020. The addition is currently in the construction phase. The new addition is set to include seven standard classrooms, a second gymnasium, two auxiliary gyms, a health classroom, a fitness room, an ...

MCPS to conduct review of all school names

MCPS to conduct review of all school names

By Anna Yuan

May 5, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

For the first time, the Board of Education will be conducting a review of all 206 Montgomery County school names. This follows county council president Nancy Navarro’s recommendation that the Board change Colonel E. Brooke Lee Middle School’s name in February. The middle school’s namesake set up the fi...

Photo captioned with N-word spurs hate-bias investigation

Photo captioned with N-word spurs hate-bias investigation

By Dana Herrnstadt

April 30, 2019


Filed under Local, National, News, School, Showcase

Two Whitman students posted an image of themselves wearing splotches of a black facial mask on a private social media account last weekend, captioning the photo with the N-word. The picture was widely shared online and reported to the Montgomery County Police, who are investigating the matter as a ...

Nate Tinbite elected 42nd Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite elected 42nd Student Member of the Board

By Sydney Miller

April 26, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Montgomery County students elected Kennedy junior Nate Tinbite as the 42nd Student Member of the Board April 24. Tinbite won about 74%* of the vote, with 85% total voter turnout, according to Bethesda Beat. Tinbite’s election falls in line with an informal Black & White survey in which 78.6% of students said they intended to vote for h...

SMOB election preview

SMOB election preview

By David Villani

April 23, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

MCPS middle and high school students will vote tomorrow to elect their next Student Member of the Board. While 13 candidates initially ran for the position, the county SGA selected Nate Tinbite—a junior from Kennedy High School—and Zoe Tishaev—a junior from Clarksburg High School—as the two finali...

Students discuss equity in schools at second County Council-sponsored conversation

Students discuss equity in schools at second County Council-sponsored conversation

By David Villani

April 14, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Local students, educators and politicians held a second County Council-sponsored conversation about racial equity at Gaithersburg High School April 8. Unlike the first meeting, which focused more broadly on equity in all aspects of life, this conversation was specifically targeted toward discussing equity in...

Photo of the day: April 12

Photo of the day: April 12

By Joey Sola-Sole

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

SMOB candidate Nate Tinbite walks through the Black & White room handing out stickers during 5th period. Tinbite visited Whitman classes and lunches today. He shared a few of his main objectives with students; if elected, Tinbite hopes to include more LGBTQ+, female and African American authors...

Students walk out, lead locally in international climate strike

Students walk out, lead locally in international climate strike

By Anna Labarca

April 9, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Last year, current sophomore Serena Moscarella took interest in environmental conservation after writing an essay for her English class. This year, she helped lead around 2,000 D.C. area students to the Capitol as part of a worldwide student walkout demanding climate change legislation on March 15. Around 30 Whitman students participated in the...

Montgomery County to provide free SAT in school April 9

Montgomery County to provide free SAT in school April 9

By Danny Donoso and Blake Layman

April 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

This Tuesday, all Montgomery County juniors will be able to take the SAT—without the essay portion—for free during school. Students who would rather take the ACT can instead receive a free voucher. This is the first year the county has offered this opportunity. “It ensures that all students are college ...

MD Senate overturns Hogan’s executive order for late school start

MD Senate overturns Hogan’s executive order for late school start

By Zara Ali

March 26, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Maryland Senate overturned Governor Hogan’s executive order that mandated all Maryland public schools must start after Labor Day weekend and end by June 25. The bill to overturn the order will now go to the Maryland House, where it is expected to pass due to the Democratic majority supporting the repe...

Community members, politicians discuss equity March 13

Community members, politicians discuss equity March 13

By David Villani

March 24, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Community members and politicians held the first in a County Council-sponsored series of conversations about racial equity at the Silver Spring Civic Center Mar. 13. The meeting was the first step in a program initiated by Council president Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich to adopt ...

NPR journalist Kojo Nnamdi hosts town hall on MCPS diversity

NPR journalist Kojo Nnamdi hosts town hall on MCPS diversity

By Anna Yuan and Meera Dahiya

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Students, parents and organization leaders from across Montgomery County discussed school boundaries and diversity in a town hall discussion moderated by National Public Radio journalist Kojo Nnamdi Feb. 26 in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The discussion was led by a panel, which included MCPS Student M...