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The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

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As I read them the newspaper and serve them daily snacks, the seniors repay me by sharing stories about the unique lives they have led.

Old timers and their stories: My experience volunteering at an assisted living facility

By Drake Poe December 8, 2023

Names have been changed for anonymity.  After the bell rings, most students rush out of school to participate in sports, complete homework or hang out with friends, but I make my way to Bartholomew...

In recent years, the fashion industry has been pushing towards inclusivity and representation of all bodies. With this movement, however, performative inclusivity — superficial changes made to brands that don’t genuinely combat inequity — has risen.

Nobody’s entitled to inclusivity: Why Victoria’s Secret’s rebranding was a horrible business decision

By Aya Chami December 7, 2023

On Sept. 26, 2023, Victoria’s Secret released its revamped Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Hulu. After a two-year hiatus, the multi-billion dollar brand’s show took an unprecedented route — an...

Director Ridley Scott generates a film with swarms of extras, extensive sets and real horses in the battle sequences, all aspects that most directors wouldn’t even attempt to juggle. However, regarding character and story development, “Napoleon” is a heartbreaking disappointment, especially considering Scott’s previous works.

“Napoleon”: A baffling disappointment from Ridley Scott

By Rylan Ammerman December 6, 2023

Musket fire bombards the enemy, and cannonballs bombard the frozen lake, painting the once-peaceful Austrian tundra crimson. The remaining soldiers scramble to their feet, only to be submerged in the...

As the weather got colder and we headed into fall, I visited Adams Morgan to see what the Cafe had to offer in my favorite season.

D Light Cafe and Bakery: A Ukrainian restaurant review

By Annie DeLuca December 6, 2023

On any given morning in Adams Morgan, D Light Cafe and Bakery is jam packed. Every colorful couch is filled with customers sipping their lavender lattes and indulging in fluffy croissants. The cafe...

Given the freedom to learn about and state opinions on current events, social media users should be mindful of how the content they create influences others and how the media they consume influences themselves.

News in the Digital Age: Navigating the polarized spectrum of social issues

By Alara Göksu December 1, 2023

When scrolling through social media, it’s common to fear that one double-tap will land you in hot water with other users. People often turn to social media platforms for their news intake, and these...

With ample competition, is Chip City Cookies a welcome addition to the existing market, or does it fall short? To answer this question, The B&W visited the new location and tried each of this week’s offerings.

Chip City Cookies: The newest sweet bite on the block

By Alara Göksu November 30, 2023

In recent years, downtown Bethesda has become a hot market for various gourmet cookies, and between large chains such as Crumbl, Levain, Insomnia and Maman, there doesn’t seem to be room for a new entrant....

What’s most important to know about “The Eras Tour” is that it’s not just a movie; it’s Taylor Swift, the pop star, the experience and the must-see event all rolled into one.

“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” is the bare minimum (and that’s okay)

By Henry Dupree November 28, 2023

Amid her worldwide “Eras Tour,” Taylor Swift has found a way to bring her must-see concert to those who can’t attend in person. With its international debut, her concert film, aptly titled “Taylor...

Instead of waiting until after the season to come to conclusions and punish the correct people involved, Petitti issued a drastic punishment with seemingly very little evidence.

The Big Ten made a serious mistake in punishing University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh

By Ben Belford-Peltzman November 25, 2023

The Michigan Wolverines’ football staff, run by head coach Jim Harbaugh, is in the midst of one of the decade’s biggest college sports cheating scandals after employees were accused of recording and...

Michael Fassbender plays the titular killer, who doubles down on his methods of execution in an attempt to exact revenge and keep his life from spiraling out of control. 

“The Killer”: Fincher’s alienating but uncompromised latest

By Henry Dupree November 20, 2023

After the tepid reception of his 2020 prestige drama “Mank,” David Fincher remains unfazed returning to his methodical approach to filmmaking with Netflix’s “The Killer.” Based on a French...

Director Martin Scorsese delivers his usual elegance within his newest cinematic experience. His passion for the harrowing history is palpable and complements the stunning performances of the cast. However, while the technical aspects are undoubtedly top-notch, the film is held back by a lengthy narrative that stretches the experience too thin. 

“Killers of the Flower Moon”: An eye-opening, educating, exhaustive experience

By Rylan Ammerman November 15, 2023

With 25 feature films at 80, director Martin Scorsese has every reason to hit the brakes and admire his stamp on the world. However, in the twilight of his career, Scorsese’s 26th film, “Killers...

I was outgoing and flamboyant with my friends, but when I was with family, I reined in my energy and presented a dull shell of myself.

How embracing my sexuality saved my relationship with my family

By Charlie Martin November 15, 2023

As I make the final adjustments to my makeup and put my eyeliner down, I look up at my reflection in the mirror. Feelings of pride rush through my body as I admire the rose-pink blush that seamlessly blends...

As someone who’s been through it, I can confidently say that things can and will get better.

“It is worth taking the winding path to recovery”: My journey on antidepressants

By Anonymous November 14, 2023

Content warning: This story contains language that pertains to mental health and suicide.   I couldn’t breathe. My lungs spasmed, desperate for air as my eyes darted across the room. The knot...

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