The Black and White

For many MCPS students, SSL hours are not an opportunity to complete altruistic volunteer work, rather just another box to check before heading off to college.

Don’t let college admissions define your extracurriculars

By Caitlin Cowan January 24, 2021

“I’m just doing this for my college resume.” Every time I hear a peer say this about one of their extracurricular activities, it disturbs and frustrates me. This rationale represents the end of...

Staff editorial: Nobody is entitled to ignore the pandemic

Staff editorial: Nobody is entitled to ignore the pandemic

January 13, 2021

It's been close to 300 days since March 13, when MCPS decided to send students home for what we thought would be a two-week break. Nobody expected that short disruption to extend into seven months of remote...

At Whitman, LGTBQ+ students face harassments in a variety of forms, from microaggressions to death threats.

Whitman: support LGBTQ+ students inside the classroom, too

By Cate Navarrete January 9, 2021

Harassment, dead-naming and misgendering are just a few of the countless issues LGBTQ+ students encounter in the classroom. Despite Whitman’s progressive exterior, its failure to address the concerns...

Creative writing yields both personal and academic benefits, improving cognitive skills and providing students with an outlet for processing life experiences.

Whitman English classes need more creative writing assignments

By Tara Davoodi November 30, 2020

In second grade, during our designated reading and writing time, I would feverishly scribble down stories and dream up complex worlds. In third grade, I found joy in writing fantasy — stories about dragons,...

A map of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

OK, Gen Z: It’s time to save our Boomers.

By Editorial Staff March 12, 2020

Today, our newspaper’s adviser pulled us aside. He said he understands that we have a magazine coming out soon. He said he’s aware of our commitment to student journalism. But he also said that, with...

Staff editorial: Give OneWhitman a chance

Staff editorial: Give OneWhitman a chance

February 19, 2020

OneWhitman, a new initiative this year intended to encourage inclusion, celebrating diversity and togetherness in the Whitman community, has gotten off to a rough start. The student body does have more...

TMZ broke the news of Bryant's death before his family was notified.

Journalism requires sensitivity in tragic events

TMZ shouldn't have broken the news of Kobe Bryant's death before his family was notified
By Jesse Rider February 4, 2020

Just like they do dozens of other times every day, people around the world checked their phones Jan. 26 at 2:32 pm. But what they saw this time was different: a notification from TMZ with the headline,...

Whitman: In the wake of Monday’s attack, stop suppressing and start reflecting

Whitman: In the wake of Monday’s attack, stop suppressing and start reflecting

By Editorial Board September 20, 2019

On Monday, two announcements told us to stay in our classrooms regardless of any bells. Then, a fire alarm sounded. Eventually, the events were reconciled—but in the meantime, students exchanged details...

Forget Whitman's reputation: Let's talk about racism

Forget Whitman’s reputation: Let’s talk about racism

By Editorial Board May 1, 2019

Two headlines, nearly back-to-back, appeared on the Bethesda Magazine website Tuesday morning: “Whitman Ranks in Top 100 High Schools Nationwide” and “Blackface Photo Posted by Whitman Students Prompts...

Last year, many Whitman students participated in a walkout March 14 following the Parkland shooting in February. Don't let the unexcused absence deter you from protesting Thursday. Photo courtesy Julia Levine.

Don’t let an unexcused absence stop you from making your voice heard

By Staff Editorial March 13, 2019

Tomorrow, students across MCPS will walk out of classes to demonstrate their support for stronger gun control legislation. The walkout continues a movement invigorated by an upswell of activism, especially...

MCPS: Unblock our personal email accounts on Chromebooks

MCPS: Unblock our personal email accounts on Chromebooks

By Editorial Board February 2, 2019

During the first few weeks of November, students noticed an inconvenient phenomenon: while it had been difficult to access personal Google accounts on Chromebooks in the past, it became completely impossible...

Undocumented immigrants deserve lawyers

Undocumented immigrants deserve lawyers

By Staff Editorial June 12, 2018
The recent developments in our county and state should be commended. Immigrants are an essential part of our community, and the government should protect families from separation.
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