The Black & White

The Washingtonian misrepresents its article

By Kevin Hoogstraten

November 3, 2009


Filed under Opinion

When The Washingtonian decided to profile Thomas Jefferson High School in their October issue, it was no surprise to anyone who knows the school, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked America’s top high school for two years running. What was surprising was the cover photo that accompanied the gen...

Caffeine drinks need to be accessible

By Shayna Barbash

October 29, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Last week, struggling to stay awake during my morning classes and without time to go out for lunch, I went to the vending machines in search of a little caffeine to help me get through the day. Read More »...

Slots are needed for the education budget

By Molly Kaplowitz

October 23, 2009


Filed under Opinion

This past September, Maryland state legislators approved a gambling license that allows Ocean Downs Casino, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to operate up to 800 slot machines within the facility. Read More »...

Pump up the school spirit

By Kevin Hoogstraten

October 4, 2009


Filed under Opinion

With Homecoming past us, it’s time to discuss a sore subject for many students: school spirit.  Every year, spirit week is the time for students to show their Whitman pride, and every year Whitman spirit falls embarrassingly short. Read More »...

Driver’s Ed should be a MCPS class

By Surbhi Agrawal

September 15, 2009


Filed under Opinion

*By Alana Neuman* Paying hundreds of dollars for a state-required drivers’ education class can be difficult for many families. To ease this financial burden, drivers’ education should be incorporated into the public school curriculum as an elective option. Read More »...

Texaco fight blown out of proportion

By Eleanor Katz

September 15, 2009


Filed under Opinion

*By Kevin Hoogstraten* In the next few weeks, one of two Texaco signs will come off of the canopy of Mitch and Bill’s Texaco in Potomac Village. This may not seem like a big deal, but the fight over these signs and the ultimate decision to remove one of them is a prime example of Potomac Village’s...