The Black & White

‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

‘Serial’ producers discuss podcast journalism at Strathmore

By Rebecca Hirsh

May 20, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, producers of 'Serial,' an investigative journalism podcast, led a forum at Strathmore May 11 to discuss the show’s success and the importance of thorough and accurate journalism.

Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

Councilmember pushes for revaluation of MCPS Holocaust curriculum

By Lily Jacobson

May 6, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Gaithersburg Councilmember Ryan Spiegel requested a briefing with superintendent Jack Smith April 12 about the current MCPS Holocaust curriculum.

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

Senior, SMOB receive Top Teen Award for community contributions

By Valerie Akinyoyenu

May 2, 2017


Filed under Local, News

From a pool of over 70 nominated students, Whitman senior Alistair Coleman and MCPS SMOB and B-CC senior Eric Guerci were selected as two of 12 recipients of Bethesda Magazine’s Extraordinary Teen Award.

MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

MCPS pilots summer program to increase student equity

By Carmen Molina

May 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Almost every student has felt the grip of absolute panic at the beginning of the year when they look at the board and realize they can’t remember how to do fractions.

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

Meet the SMOB candidates: Abrosimov and Post

By Andie Silverman

April 25, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Juniors Alex Abrosimov and Matt Post, have been campaigning to be next year's Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As an elected official, the SMOB has a seat and the same voting privileges of any BOE member. The Black & White spoke with the candidates to discuss their platforms before this election.

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

Community members attend River Road intersection meeting

By Anna Gray

March 30, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Whitman community members gathered March 8 in the auditorium to address their concerns about the lack of progress installing safety improvements to the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection.

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

Hogan and DeVos visit local school, prompting protests, support

By Lily Friedman

March 28, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Governor Larry Hogan visited Carderock Springs Elementary School to read to a second-grade class March 23, where they were met by activists chanting and holding signs both for and against DeVos and Hogan’s education policies.

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

Countywide anti-Semitic incidents spark solidarity

By Pearl Sun

March 28, 2017


Filed under Local, National, News

There have been multiple anti-Semitic incidents throughout the county in the past month, including a bomb threat called into Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville Feb. 27 and a hate crime March 2 at Winston Churchill High School.

Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

Teachers awarded for work beyond classroom at foundation event

By Anna Gray and Natalie Welber

March 28, 2017


Filed under Local, Media, News, Videos

The Whitman Education Foundation hosted their third annual Dedication to Education Celebration honoring seven teachers who continually excelled outside the classroom in student-centered activities and had been teaching for 20 or more years.

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

Calculus students celebrate Pi Day at Burning Tree

By Pearl Sun

March 24, 2017


Filed under Local, News

AP Calculus BC students visited Burning Tree Elementary school March 17 to teach fifth graders a lesson about pi and celebrate Pi Day. The original March 14 celebration was cancelled due to the snow day.

Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

Increasing diversity in MCPS prompts petition to rename Churchill High School

By Carmen Molina

March 24, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Walt Whitman. Colonel Zadok Magruder. Albert Einstein. Walter Johnson. Richard Montgomery. Thomas S. Wootton. These men are namesakes of MCPS high schools—and they’re also all white.

Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

Little-known national sports rule sidelines hijabi player, spotlights confusion

By Camille Caldera

March 23, 2017


Filed under Local, National, News

Members of the Watkins Mill girls basketball team were excited to play in a March 3 regional finals basketball game, the culmination of their season. During the game, coaches attempted to ensure that every girl had a chance to showcase her skills, and they all did—except for junior Je’Nan Hayes.