The Black & White

MCPS: Remove student names from data collection

MCPS: Remove student names from data collection

By Hannah Feuer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While MCPS should be applauded for collecting data to analyze trends in the use of school counselors, student names and ID numbers shouldn’t be required as part of the sign in process in order to remove confidentiality issues.

Pro-Con: Raise the minimum wage to $15

By Ivy Xun and Katherine Sylvester

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Montgomery County will vote on bill 28-17 which would raise the minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 an hour on Tues., November 7. The legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Small businesses with under 25 employees would be subject to the conditions two years later, in ...

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

By Maddy Frank

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During his 2014 campaign, Governor Larry Hogan promised to make Maryland more business friendly. To fulfill this promise, he has been easing enforcement of environmental regulations on businesses. In fact, prosecutions against businesses that break Maryland environmental laws are at a 20-year low, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

By Emma Sorkin

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To ease some of the application-related stress, Whitman should add a course that teaches students how to write college application essays. This course would teach a writing style that English classes don’t currently cover and help even the playing field for students who can’t afford professional help.

Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

By Camille Caldera

April 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For some students in health, anatomy and science classes, eating a meal has become a taxing endeavor.

Google education: increase transparency

Google education: increase transparency

By Editorial Board

March 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each day, over 50 million students use Google’s G Suite for Education (GSFE), a set of educational tools including Classroom, Drive and Docs.

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

By Emma Sorkin

March 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

47,000. That’s how many people died of opioid overdoses in 2014—the most deaths of any year on record, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

By Sam Shiffman

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year, both the JV and varsity girls basketball team have dominated opposing teams with these scores. Combined, they’ve won 21 games by more than 30 points, 27 by more than 20 and the JV team has not had one game decided by less than 10 points.

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

By Carmen Molina

March 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite every middle school’s valiant efforts, cramming hundreds of pubescent kids into a building is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Yet the most uncomfortable issue that emerges with the onset of puberty, is also the one least discussed: sexual harassment.

Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

By Camille Caldera

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The White House Budget Office has proposed eliminating a number of domestic arts and humanities programs, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

NFL: crack down on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

NFL: crack down on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

By Abby Snyder

February 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few months ago on a Sunday in downtown Bethesda, a little boy in a Kirk Cousins jersey told his friend all about the Redskins quarterback, and how he wanted to grow up to be “just like him.”