The Black and White

A Viking in France, part 2

My French friends and I eating the traditional galette des rois. (left to right) Gabriel, Lolie, Peio, Ben, me (Audrey), Mélinn, Lilou, Alice, Chloé.
March 13, 2020

It’s been about six months since my plane from the U.S. took off. Forty other students and I have traveled together, studied for the same tests together and eaten lunch together every day. It’s a change...

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

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

Can I steal for you a sec?

What you can gain from watching ABC's “The Bachelor"
March 11, 2020

When I asked my parents if I could watch “The Bachelor” during my freshman year, their answer was an immediate and definitive no. They believed the show promoted promiscuity and toxic masculinity;...

A blog about my dog

Roy (left) tries to get Gali’s attention while Gali (right) gazes directly into the camera.
March 5, 2020

I’ve been used to having only one dog in my house. I knew my dog’s daily routine like the back of my hand; I knew down to the detail of what time she likes to sleep at night. But when my family introduced...

MCPS: Bring back in-school Driver’s Ed

MCPS no longer offers Driver's Ed during the school day. But they should.
February 28, 2020

Sophomore Adam Erdman embarked on his 30-hour journey in Driver’s Education to obtain his license last summer, and while he’s now nearly done, he said the process hasn’t always been easy. Every weekend,...

Small acts make a big difference in mental health

When it comes to helping a friend with mental health issues, don't discount little actions.
February 24, 2020

My heart drops every time I hear the PA system come on at school. I get nauseous at the sound of sirens at night. I can’t listen to “Party in the USA” without being flooded with memories. Some days...

Whitman should offer an AP Capstone course

AP Capstone
February 20, 2020

Jess Berman, a junior at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, has always had an interest in health and nutrition. After learning that the Mediterranean diet — a diet that emphasizes eating...

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...

Nineties sitcoms are outdated — that’s no reason to “cancel” them

Nineties sitcoms are outdated — that's no reason to
February 13, 2020

Whether I’m complimenting someone’s Rachel Green-esque outfit or giving my friends Ron Swanson life advice to fix their problems, I constantly reference sitcoms in my daily conversations. Sometimes,...

New Montgomery County Equity Bill isn’t sufficient

New Montgomery County Equity Bill isn't sufficient
February 12, 2020

The Montgomery County Council passed the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act Nov. 19, 2019 in an effort to reduce county-wide inequality.  The bill mandates the creation of an Office of Racial Equity...

Power to the people: don’t overlook local politics

Power to the people: don't overlook local politics
February 11, 2020

When I was writing an article about an environmental town hall, I knew I’d have to sit through three hours of political schmooze between the old people in local government. I headed to the town hall...

I used to want cable. Now? Not so much.

I used to want cable. Now? Not so much.
February 9, 2020

When I was younger, Fridays were special for me; my friends and I would bring our beyblades — those spinny, metal tops that can cut your fingers if you’re not careful — and battle each other near...

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