The Black and White

Whitman is falling down, down, down

By Stephanie Haven

March 17, 2010

London Bridge is falling down. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Down came Whitman, cradle and all? The school is falling apart. There’s no denying it. It’s like a tsunami hit the school. Read More »...

Sweet Green definitely tops the new Bethesda Yogi Berry

By Stephanie Haven

March 15, 2010

10 topping choices. Three free toppings. One environmentally friendly cup and spoon. Healthy food never tasted so good. Read More »...

Rain, nostalgia and worms

By Stewart Longsworth

March 14, 2010

What a beautiful week!  Five days of straight sun, Monday through Friday.  It looked marvelous from my seat in Psych. Of course, it didn't last long. Read More »...

Perspective: experiencing Chile’s devastating earthquake firsthand

By Surbhi Agrawal

March 6, 2010

*By Magdalena Carrasco-Roehrs ('08)* On Feb. 27 around 3:30 a.m., I woke up and felt my room shaking. I thought that it was just a tremor, but as it got worse, I realized it was an earthquake, and a very powerful one. Read More »...

T-Mobile’s cellphone tower should be built on school grounds

By Stewart Longsworth

February 28, 2010

A proposed T-Mobile cellphone tower on school grounds has triggered plenty of controversy.  A group of parents and nearby residents vehemently opposed to a cell tower believes the emitted radio-frequency waves will cause cancer and other health problems over a long period of time.  T-Mobile has...

Audiences have let go of “American Idol,” and so should Fox

By Julia Weingardt

February 27, 2010

The screaming, the golden tickets, the crazy wackjobs who think they can sing. It was all pretty entertaining—but come on Fox, it’s getting old. It’s not just the audition madness of "American Idol" that’s getting repetitive. Read More »...

Textbooks as dry as this headline

By Surbhi Agrawal

February 23, 2010

*By Sarah Cutler* I spent a solid week reading nothing but my history textbook during exams. And of course, I’ve been reading it throughout the school year (or at least I've been assigned to read it…). The main thing I’ve learned, after the countless hours I’ve spent hunched over it, is that this textbook is the most boring textbook in the world. ...

Icicles: dangerous weapons and excuses for stalking

By Rachel Nussbaum

February 22, 2010

Usually when friends talk about swords, sabers and extreme pain in the same conversation, they’re planning their next big trip to a “Star Wars” fan festival. However, with the arrival of Snowmaggedon, they might be referring to something else. Students, formerly limited to blunt objects for enacting harm...

No report cards, just a graduation cap that determines your future

By Rachel Nussbaum

February 21, 2010

Report cards are just bad. There’s no other way around it. Who likes seeing all of their effort and lost hours laid out in thick, dark, final print? Sycophants—that’s who. Really, no one in their right mind enjoys receiving any grades, especially right after tests. Read More &ra...

Places to go for your special date

By Parissa Jaseb

February 14, 2010

The Zoo: Taking the metro down to the zoo provides you and your date with a built-in adventure. Even if you get lost, finding your way back will just allow more time for you and your date to get to know one another. At the zoo, walking from place to place and looking at the different an...

When crazy bored with the snow, try some of these activities

By Stephanie Haven

February 8, 2010

*Also by Rachel Nussbaum* No more whining texts and Facebook statuses about how bored you are. Even if you absolutely can’t imagine having any fun when your parents are around and your friends and in a faraway land of despair without you, don’t fret! There are always exciting things that you can do alone (no, that’s not meant to be dirty). ...

Disney diamonds among the duds

By Rachel Nussbaum

February 6, 2010

It’s an undisputed fact that “High School Musical” launched a genuine Disney craze in 2006.  Suddenly, it wasn’t dorky to go along with the cheese and believe in the highly stylized, beautifully lit and well-groomed Disney ideals. Fast forward four years, and whether they openly admit it or not, ...