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Photo of the Day: First snow day of the year disrupts school activities

Photo of the Day: First snow day of the year disrupts school activities

By Sydney Miller

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

After initially announcing a two hour delay at 5 a.m, MCPS updated their decision at 8:35 a.m. to announce that there would be no school today. Students support the decision, given the icy condition of roads. “My street is usually not cleaned for three days after a hefty snow, and considering this one is wet,...

MoCo approves $4.7 million for School Bus Camera Safety initiative

MoCo approves $4.7 million for School Bus Camera Safety initiative

By Blake Layman

November 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Montgomery County Council approved the allotment of $4.7 million on Sept. 27 to continue installing safety cameras on both the inside and outside of school buses. These cameras aim to deter dangerous driving around buses and misconduct that occurs inside the buses. Maryland law states that no driver can drive...

MCPS considering return to ten-day spring break

MCPS considering return to ten-day spring break

By Joseph Ferrari

November 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Board of Education is discussing a return to a ten-day spring break for the 2019-20 school year. The Board is considering two academic calendar options, one which is similar to the current calendar and another which would return to the lengthened spring break. The current academic calendar allots a six-d...

Students attend Out of the Darkness Walk in honor of student Jojo Greenberg

Students attend Out of the Darkness Walk in honor of student Jojo Greenberg

By Max London

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

About 25 Whitman students attended the 2018 annual D.C. Out of the Darkness Walk in honor of Jojo Greenberg, a Whitman student who passed away last year.

Number of women in local government increases; follows national trend

Number of women in local government increases; follows national trend

By Meera Dahiya

November 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

In the 2018 midterms, more women than ever are running for office in both national and local government.

Electric car showcase teaches students value of clean energy

Electric car showcase teaches students value of clean energy

By Danny Donoso

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

AP Environmental Science teacher Kelly Garton held an electric car showing in front of Whitman today with the The Electric Vehicles Association of DC to teach students about the importance of clean energy. 

Photo of the day: Cafeteria gains new manager

Photo of the day: Cafeteria gains new manager

By Lukas Troost

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

New cafeteria manager Leshia Murray poses behind the register inside the cafeteria. Murray comes from Walter Johnson and brings seven years of experience in the profession.

Photo of the day: Child development class trick-or-treats around school

Photo of the day: Child development class trick-or-treats around school

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Child development students trick-or-treated around the school today with kids from daycare to celebrate Halloween.

Senior Tina Xia wins award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Senior Tina Xia wins award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

By Lukas Troost

October 30, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

A high school senior living in Miami-Dade in the 1980s. An alcoholic father that prevents him from living his dreams. This is the story outlined in senior Tina Xia’s short story that won the Student Short Story contest at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Oct. 20. The annual Festival,...

Montgomery County first-day early voter turnout triples since 2014

Montgomery County first-day early voter turnout triples since 2014

By Anna Yuan

October 30, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Voter turnout in Montgomery County on the first day of Maryland early voting, Oct. 25, more than tripled the numbers from the 2014 midterm election, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. In the county, 2.17 percent of eligible voters—14,220 people—cast their ballots. Over 87,000 people i...

New laws take effect in Maryland

New laws take effect in Maryland

By Anna Yuan

October 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Over 400 new laws, ranging from renaming rest stops to banning LGBTQ+ conversion therapy for minors took effect in Maryland Oct. 1. Here is a summary of some of the major laws regarding health, firearms, transportation and crime. Health Retailers who sell e-cigarettes and vapes to minors are now subject to ...

Three Black & White editors receive individual awards from CSPA

Three Black & White editors receive individual awards from CSPA

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Three Black & White editors were honored for their work in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle awards.