The Black & White

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 ...

MCPS opens design survey, students envision schools of the future

MCPS opens design survey, students envision schools of the future

By Zara Ali

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

MCPS launched a school design competition for students Jan. 23 to get their input on what the future of schools should look like—from the seating arrangements to the architectural design—with online submissions. Entries were due Mar. 15 and a panel comprised of MCPS representatives are now judging the original...

Camp Jojo to honor former student

Camp Jojo to honor former student

By Katie Hanson

April 5, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, News, School, Showcase

Content warning: This article contains language that pertains to suicide. Camp Jojo, an outdoor summer camp designed to help support teens affected by suicide, will be held this July in honor of former student Jojo Greenberg. Her mother, Sonya Spielberg, and her former camp director, Joel Van Egber...

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy

By David Villani

April 4, 2019


Filed under Media, National, News, Opinion, Showcase, Videos

My opinion: why criticisms of Israel aren't anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has had an eventful first term in Congress. Since her election, the freshman congresswoman has been under near-constant attack for anti-Semitism. After her comments last month questioning the political influence that forces people to side with a foreign country—meaning Israel—critics have accused h...

Mental illness awareness seminars to take place in classes next week

Mental illness awareness seminars to take place in classes next week

By Elyse Lowet

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Students will present mental illness awareness seminars in third period classes next week. The seminars—organized by the SGA—were nearly cancelled after administration pulled support from the program March 22, but they were quickly reinstated after an outpouring of student anger at the decision. ...

MCPS recruits bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

MCPS recruits bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

By Max London

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

MCPS staff recruiters traveled to Puerto Rico in late January to recruit bilingual teachers who would teach two-way immersion programs and other courses at county schools. Last year, representatives hired around 10 teachers from the trip. This year, they’ve made offers to several candidates. Throu...

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...