The Black and White

Photo captioned with N-word spurs hate-bias investigation

Photo captioned with N-word spurs hate-bias investigation

By Dana Herrnstadt

April 30, 2019

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 â...

County puts up ‘No Parking’ signs by baseball field

County puts up ‘No Parking’ signs by baseball field

By Blake Layman

April 30, 2019

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation recently installed “no parking” signs on the left side of Pyle Road by the back entrance to Whitman, effectively cutting the number of available parking spots by the baseball field in half. Students were outraged. “It makes no sense why th...

Senior class election results: Iliad Izadi president, class officers Ellie Block and Molly Rothschild

Senior class election results: Iliad Izadi president, class officers Ellie Block and Molly Rothschild

By Matthew Proestel

April 29, 2019

In a new election Monday, April 29, Iliad Izadi won senior class president and Ellie Block and Molly Rothschild won senior class officers. The election was a redo of Friday’s class elections, where the senior class president race was too close to call. The votes were recorded as coming within a one...

Photo of the Day: April 29

Photo of the Day: April 29

By Dana Herrnstadt

April 29, 2019

Last weekend, 224 students from the music department competed in “Festivals of Music,” a music competition for middle and high school students. This year, the festival took place in Chicago, with nine schools from across the country and Canada attending. Whitman’s Treble Chorale, men’s chorus,...

Nate Tinbite elected 42nd Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite elected 42nd Student Member of the Board

By Sydney Miller

April 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...