The Black & White

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

By Abby Snyder

December 12, 2016


Filed under National, News

The Black & White sat down with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn to discuss what his job entails, and how the office of the Solicitor General is affected by the election results. Gershengorn stepped in as Solicitor General after Donald Verilli stepped down. Black & White: What does your job as acting solicito...

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 11

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 11

By Matthew Farr

December 11, 2016


Filed under National, News

John Glenn, first American in space, dead at 95 Read More »

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 3

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 3

By Matthew Farr

December 4, 2016


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Q&A with OSU student after stabbing attack

Q&A with OSU student after stabbing attack

By Pearl Sun, Pearl Sun

November 30, 2016


Filed under National, News

An Ohio State University student attacked eleven people, running into them with his car and then slashing pedestrians with a butcher knife until he was finally shot dead by police at the scene Nov. 28. OSU officials issued an active shooter warning throughout campus. Read More »...

Weekly news round up: Nov. 27

Weekly news round up: Nov. 27

By Matthew Farr

November 27, 2016


Filed under National, News

Last week was an exciting one for news in the U.S. and around the world. Here is a quick sampling of some of the top stories: Read More »...

Weekly news round up: Nov. 20

Weekly news round up: Nov. 20

By Matthew Farr

November 21, 2016


Filed under National, News

President-elect Trump reveals first cabinet picks Read More »

Students walk out in protests countywide

Students walk out in protests countywide

By Carmen Molina

November 18, 2016


Filed under National, News

Thousands have taken to the streets, protesting in major cities across the country since the election results came in on Nov. 8. Since Monday, high schoolers across MCPS have followed suit, walking out of classrooms and onto roads to chant, rally, and publicly voice their dissatisfaction with the election...

Grading policies impact work ethic and bumping

Grading policies impact work ethic and bumping

By Julie Rosenstein

November 17, 2016


Filed under National, News

MCPS’ new grading policy is in effect, and many students who received As first quarter are embracing the mantra “work smarter, not harder.” Read More »...

Students gather outside White House to support universal rights

Students gather outside White House to support universal rights

By Mary Dimitrov

November 14, 2016


Filed under National, News

Approximately 30 Whitman students gathered outside the White House this Saturday to show solidarity with oppressed minorities. The protest was spurred by President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign comments and social policies—many of which the students said they find offensive. Read More »...

Donald trumps Hillary; Whitman reacts

Donald trumps Hillary; Whitman reacts

By Lily Friedman

November 10, 2016


Filed under Media, National, News, Uncategorized, Videos

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump stunned the nation by capturing the electorate last night with 279 electoral votes, compared to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s 228, with Arizona, Michigan and New Hampshire still too close to call. The news shocked many Whitman students and teachers....

Election news round-up

Election news round-up

By Matthew Farr

November 7, 2016


Filed under National, News

Hold on America. We’re almost there. In just a few hours, this historic election cycle will all be over. Read More »...

VIDEO: Prominent journalists give advice to voters after B&W event

VIDEO: Prominent journalists give advice to voters after B&W event

By Natalie Welber

November 5, 2016


Filed under Media, National, News, Uncategorized, Videos

Prominent journalists from "The New York Times," "The Washington Post" and "Yahoo! News" as well as political strategist John Feehery convened in the auditorium Oct. 27 to discuss the 2016 election. After the event The Black & White spoke with each guest speaker asking what advice they have for voters....