The Black and White

Teachers should allow students to use a wider variety of online databases for research

By Nuria Marquez

May 20, 2010

It’s the one sheet you need for any research project: the list of passwords to MCPS’s subscription databases. But what happens when you’ve combed through the brief list of MCPS-approved resources and still can’t find that perfect quote to add to your paper? Read More »...

PDA: Keep it personal

By Melanie Goldberg

May 20, 2010

There are all sorts of familiar, awkward encounters in the hallways: when the door to the stairwell won’t open and you’re forced to struggle for ten seconds before admitting defeat and trying the other door, swearing and then realizing that your teacher is right behind you or trying to dodge someone walking in the opposite direction. Read More »...

Legislators should ban the Arizona immigration law

By Lucas Roldos

May 19, 2010

Civil rights activists and even the president disagree with the new Arizona immigration law, passed April 23, because it paves the way for racial profiling. One exception, Maryland state legislator Pat McDonough, is in favor of the new legislation and wishes to pass a similar bill in Maryland. Read ...

I aspire to live…

By Stewart Longsworth

May 17, 2010

College searches, college visits, AP credits, GPAs: I’m no stranger to the stress of achievement. Like many students who attend Whitman, I earnestly want to do well in high school so I can get into a good college.  I make the effort to take tough courses and succeed.  But it’s all a façade; I’m a pose...

Avoid the summer slump with a few simple solutions

By Molly Kaplowitz

May 17, 2010

As the weather warms up, students are starting to feel the heat. No one can help but cast wistful glances towards open classroom windows, longing to be outside rather than stuck in school. With the end of school right around the corner, most students no longer possess the patience to spend their afternoons cooped up doing homework. So, I’ve foun...

Piercings change judgement, not personality

By Lindsey Galego

May 10, 2010

Piercings really do change perception.  I say this because I used to be an all natural girl with absolutely no metal inserted in my face. Read More »...

iPhone 4G

By Ted Knox

April 30, 2010

Apple’s next iPhone model is coming soon. On April 18, an Apple beta tester accidentally left his prototype iPhone in a San Francisco bar. The recovered prototype, worth its weight in gold to technology enthusiasts, was sold for $5000 to, a major technology blog. The Gizmodo staff then wrote a detailed article on the device. Read More »...

Pyle sexters, girls and boys, aren’t victims

By Stephanie Haven

April 29, 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard about, read about and made jokes about the Pyle sexting scandal. Everyone has speculations about who was involved and what the punishments will be. Read More »...

Ways to help the environment, not only on Earth Day

By Julia Dane

April 22, 2010

As the state of the Earth arguably deteriorates, the global campaign to “Go Green” continues to gain strength and momentum. On Earth Day, April 22, people all over the world are stepping up to the challenge of helping to make the world a better place, and the Whitman community is no exception. ...

Starbucks new size, Trenta, needs to come to Bethesda

By Stephanie Haven

April 15, 2010

At 6 a.m., it’s pitch black. From the kitchen a low rumbling sound echoes through the house. The coffee beans begin to grind. I finally have the incentive to crawl, albeit slowly, out of bed. Read More »...

Best locations for manicures and pedicures

By Parissa Jaseb

April 15, 2010

Summer is closer than one expects, which means it’s time for everyone to rush to the nearest nail salon and get their manicures and pedicures. So before you run off to get your nails done, take a look at this quick list to make sure you are going to the one that’s closest and best for you. R...

Tired of awkward parking lot encounters

By Rachel Nussbaum

March 21, 2010

Not to sound condescending or anything, but driving to school every morning is absolutely spectacular. I laugh at those forced to ride the bus. Hah. Read More »...