The Black and White

As the Supreme Court threatens to turn a 50-year-old precedent into a distant memory, how do we teach future generations about decades of progress towards protecting reproductive rights in this nation? 

Roe is gone. How can we help future generations?

By Eliana Joftus June 29, 2022

Content warning: this story contains language that pertains to sexual assault.  On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, paving the way for states to restrict or eliminate the reproductive...

Fans each brought their own experiences and emotions to the concert, and could find solace in her messages even if the lyrics weren’t directly applicable to their circumstances. Bridgers channels the emotions of the crowd through the pure passion that she brings to her shows.

Concert review: Phoebe Bridgers at The Anthem

By Kate Rodriguez and Natalie Easley June 23, 2022

“I hate you for what you did. And I miss you like a little kid.” The iconic lyrics from Phoebe Bridgers’ hit song “Motion Sickness” echo throughout The Anthem concert hall as the 26-year-old...

It soon became clear that certain factors were within my control, like how much time I spent studying for a test or the people I chose to become friends with, and that stressing out over things that were out of my control wasn’t productive. Instead, I found peace in accepting the chaos.

How I learned to let go: my experience with the floating rock mentality

By Natalie Easley June 19, 2022

My phone pings with a notification from the Canvas app, alerting me that my Chemistry grade is available to view. After solving practice problems and reviewing terms, I felt as prepared as I could be for...

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a chaotically entertaining film and the directors’ courage to be boldly absurd pays off immensely.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”: weird in all the right ways

By Jacob Cowan June 14, 2022

On paper, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a terrible idea for a movie: a low-budget absurdist film that attempts to tackle the multiverse with slapstick humor. Toss in aggressive visuals, convoluted...

Whitman teachers should capitalize on the leeway in MCPS’ curriculum to incorporate other mediums of education into English classes.

Whitman teachers: expand beyond just the books

By Jacob Cowan June 5, 2022

“A perfect world is never perfect, only filled with lies. Promises are broken and more resentment come alive. Race barriers make inferior of you and I. See, in a perfect world, I'll choose faith over...

One day, waking up before the crack of dawn may no longer be necessary for me to feel in control of my anxiety. But for now, getting out of bed at 5 a.m. is one of my favorite parts of the day; I’m proud of myself for finding a unique way to improve my well-being.

I wake up at 5:00 a.m. — and I love it

By Simone Meyer June 2, 2022

As my alarm clock rings, I climb out of bed to get ready for the day. I have my routine down: I get dressed, brush my teeth, wash my face, pull my hair into my classic pig-tails, carefully apply mascara...

Whether topped with a soft-boiled egg, chopped scallions, nori or all of the above, ramens versatility makes it impossible not to enjoy. Looking for the perfect slurp of noodles, I ventured out to find the best ramen in the area.

It’s time to slurp: the best ramen around town

By Lucia Gutierrez June 1, 2022

It’s arguably the most comforting meal on a cold, rainy day: Ramen. The Japanese noodle dish — which consists of wheat-based noodles served in a meat-based broth — is the perfect pick-me-up. During...

This ruling matters. It matters for me and for the countless women and girls who have been sexually assaulted.

I’ve always been pro-choice. Life after sexual assault only strengthened my opinion.

By Anonymous May 26, 2022

Content warning: This story contains graphic language that pertains to sexual assault. I felt powerless and fragile. I told him I was tired.  I repeated the words “I need to get home…I need...

Letter to the Editor: Dont move on. Move forward.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t move on. Move forward.

By Pablo Ramirez Uribe May 25, 2022

Hey, kiddos. 11 years ago, I graduated from Whitman, no longer a high school senior but a college freshman. I was now going off into the future! I was knowledgeable — adult, even! Six years later,...

MCPS should reform its methodology so that semester letter grades are based on the numerical average of students’ quarter percentage scores, and it should begin allowing pupils to earn pluses and minuses.

MCPS: deflate grade inflation and reform the grading system

By William Hallward-Driemeier May 22, 2022

Picture this: one student earns a grade of 100% in a class during the first quarter, and another perfect grade in that class during the second quarter. A second student receives an 89.5% in one quarter...

While ballet is no longer a part of my life, I still see a ballerina in the mirror.

Slipping into the toxic culture of ballet

By Stephanie Solomon April 7, 2022

Content warning: This story contains language that pertains to negative body image and eating disorders. The reflection in the mirror wasn’t mine. Staring at this altered image of myself, I placed...

A music requirement in MCPS has the potential to improve students’ wellbeing and work habits.

End students’ days on a high note: MCPS should make music education mandatory

By Norah Rothman March 27, 2022

When I was signing up for my freshman year classes three years ago, there was one graduation requirement that stood out to me: MCPS’ mandatory art credit. Knowing that I would have to get it over with...

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