The Black & White

Cool the Bern

Cool the Bern

By Tanusha Mishra

June 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The stage is set for the 2016 general election. Republicans have their nominee: Donald Trump. On the other side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic Party’s nomination under the current rules. Read More »...

Gun violence in America can’t be the new normal

Gun violence in America can’t be the new normal

By Camille Caldera

June 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am not qualified to write on this subject. I am a high school student, but here I am, penning an article on gun violence. It’s not even an article; it’s a blog post—something personal by definition, because gun violence has become personal for every single person in the United States

New grading system will hurt students, not help them

New grading system will hurt students, not help them

By Tiger Björnlund

June 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When MCPS first polled its teachers about eliminating final exams, it received overwhelming opposition to the plan. Months later, MCPS surveyed its teachers again about changing the grading system, and received even stronger opposition. Both of these plans were implemented anyway. Read More »...

A Day in the Life of a student taking PARCC

A Day in the Life of a student taking PARCC

By Michelle Silver

June 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Standardized tests. Every year, there seems to be an increasing number of hours spent sitting in a silent, lifeless room answering repetitive and unnecessary questions. Taking PARCC test was no different. The Partnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of assessm...

Starry Night Selfies

Starry Night Selfies

By Emma Sorkin

June 6, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The MoMA in NYC is a captivating place, not only due to its innovative and beautiful exhibits, but also because of the chaotic and bustling crowds surrounding the artwork, madly snapping selfies. Read More »...

In with the new: showcasing current artwork in the cafeteria

In with the new: showcasing current artwork in the cafeteria

By Tiger Björnlund

June 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Most students pay no attention to the art on the lunchroom walls, likely because the artists are former students from several years ago. Unfortunately, the cafeteria space currently occupied by outdated art is a missed opportunity to showcase new student artists. Read More »...

Media in the 2016 Presidential Race: Ratings vs Substance?

By Hayley Segall

May 27, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For centuries, the media has been a medium to spread information and mobilize the public. As technology revolutionizes communication, making information more rapidly available and in demand, the nature of media-political relations has seen a drastic shift, particularly in the 2016 presidential race....

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

By Jennah Haque

May 26, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A few months ago, my math teacher told our class about how “incredible” her son was. Having met Corbin, I know that he’s indeed a genuine legend (he’s an adorable dancer with class and sass). But coming from his mom, it just seemed biased. Read More »...

Where are the female mascots?

Where are the female mascots?

By Michelle Silver

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Graphic by Charlotte Alden The unifying force behind any team is their mascot. From the Washington Wizards to our own Whitman Vikings, mascots are the figure that fans can rally behind. Read More »...

Baseball is a “tired” sport in desperate need of flash

Baseball is a “tired” sport in desperate need of flash

By Ezra Pine

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Baseball is a game of eras: the segregation era, the deadball era, the steroid era. Each generation of players brings new styles and swaggers to the nation’s pastime. Read More »...

Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation

By Emma Sorkin

May 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This year, the Churchill community suffered devastating losses when two students took their own lives. Read More »...

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

By Elisa McCartin

May 3, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Buildings up to 110 feet, packed residential units and flooded classrooms. This is what Montgomery County residents will face with the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Westbard Shopping Center. The vote on the Westbard plan has been delayed and revised for months, but the final vote...