The Black and White

Mosquito tones shouldn’t be used to drive off teens

By Nuria Marquez

September 23, 2010

A typical classroom prank: someone plays a ringtone only people under 25 years old can hear while the teacher remains clueless.  But now adults have turned the trick on the teenagers. Read More »...

Need a new Homecoming outing? Here are six.

By Hailey Siller

September 17, 2010

For this year’s Homecoming, try something other than a traditional Bethesda restaurant. Follow the Black & White’s lead as we take a look at six other homecoming options. Read More »...

I won’t miss senior year… a junior’s journey to college.

By Ryan Hauck

June 15, 2010

Since I got into the University of Southern California in March people have bombarded me with one question: "Why did you decide to apply to college early?" For the first week or so, I deferred the question with a non-committal response: "There were actually a lot of factors." Read More »...

Kagan brings necessary balance to the Supreme Court

By Nuria Marquez

June 12, 2010

President Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens earlier this month.  Kagan, despite her lack of judicial experience, is what the Supreme Court needs to be: more ideologically moderate. Read More »...

Lessons from Helen Thomas controversy on debate without insult

By Stewart Longsworth

June 9, 2010

The Helen Thomas controversy seems to be resolved.  Bob Schieffer, moderator of Face the Nation, is the new graduation speaker, and Thomas has resigned out of respect for the critics of her anti-Israel comment.  Finally, seniors can detach themselves from a national spectacle and just enjoy their gra...

When exams have got you down, get your blood sugar up

By Nalini Tata

June 9, 2010

Don’t burn out over exams-- here are some of the tips to help you keep focused. Read More »...

If you can’t own Bono, at least you can own his shirt

By Hannah Hoffman

June 7, 2010

They’re collected, torn, discarded and treasured. Whether they’re for Taylor Swift or Led Zeppelin, band T-shirts won’t ever go out of style. Read More »...

Ambulance fees make injuries even more painful

By Hannah Stahl

June 7, 2010

No one should think twice when dialing 9-1-1. But the county’s new ambulance fees will likely cause even more pain to people experiencing a medical emergency. The county shouldn’t have approved the legislation, which charges $300 to $800 for each ambulance ride. Luckily, there’s still time to repeal...

Ambulance fees shouldn’t raise alarm

By Lucas Roldos

June 4, 2010

When a heart attack or sudden illness occurs, patients want the best care. Without the right training and funding, emergency medical services have a harder time acting quickly and efficiently. Montgomery County is, therefore, justified in passing a new bill that would charge for ambulance services, as...

To save paper, set flier limit and print double-sided

By Lauren Levy

June 4, 2010

In a deserted hallway, a flier taped to the wall advertises the Mr. Whitman competition.  Two feet to the left and right is the same flier.  And again on the opposite wall.  The pattern repeats itself all the way down the hall and around the school, where students excessively use paper to promote...

First 4G phone connects fast in June

By John Son

May 30, 2010

It’s here. The first ever 4G phone, the HTC Evo 4 by Sprint, will hit the markets in less than a week. Read More »...

Answers to the swimwear dilemma

By Molly Kaplowitz

May 27, 2010

Summer is almost here and soon students will spend afternoons lounging by the pool. With the bathing suit season right around the corner, girls must make an important decision: one-piece, tankini or bikini? Read More »...