The Black and White

Goatees, beards and mutton chops, oh my!

By Sahil Ansari

November 10, 2009

George Clooney. Chuck Norris. ZZ Top. Homer Simpson. What do they all have in common?  All bear the greatest symbol of manliness that has existed literally since the caveman era: the beard. Now in the midst of No Shave November, where men across the country are growing facial hair just for the sake of it, I can’t help but ask the Whitman male population one questio...

Post’s new design falls short

By Molly Kaplowitz

November 10, 2009

Flipping through the Washington Post in the morning, your eyes might be too sleepy to fully comprehend just how much the paper has changed. But chug some coffee and suddenly you’ll notice how the weather page is smaller and that the Reliable Source isn’t in its usual place. Aided by the caffeine boost ...

Bethesda named “hottest guy city,” but is it true?

By Rachel Nussbaum

November 8, 2009

Boys, take a bow. As if Bethesda needed another reason for being the Greatest Place On Earth (move over, Orlando), it’s official that we’ve got the hottest guys. Yes, has just declared Bethesda the top-ranking City With the Hottest Men. And with a domain name that carries the weight and importance of the journa...

Hello from Korea

By Nikhil Gupta

November 8, 2009

Junior Nikhil Gupta is currently representing the United States at a debate workshop in Seoul, Korea, as part of the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) program.   DMZ – Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. (12 a.m. EST) Today we visited the border between North Korea and South Korea, known as the demil...

The Washingtonian misrepresents its article

By Kevin Hoogstraten

November 3, 2009

When The Washingtonian decided to profile Thomas Jefferson High School in their October issue, it was no surprise to anyone who knows the school, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked America’s top high school for two years running. What was surprising was the cover photo that accompanied the gen...

Parallel Thought pays hommage to hip-hop predecessors

By Tim Klepp

November 1, 2009

Hieroglyphics frontman and producer Del the Funkee Homosapien and Weatherman rapper Tame One joined forces to create rap super group, Parallel Thought.  The pair blends east and west coast sounds in their recently-released debut album, appropriately titled “Parallel Uni-Verses.” Read More ...

Caffeine drinks need to be accessible

By Shayna Barbash

October 29, 2009

Last week, struggling to stay awake during my morning classes and without time to go out for lunch, I went to the vending machines in search of a little caffeine to help me get through the day. Read More »...

Shedding some light on Diwali

By Nikhil Gupta

October 24, 2009

The smell of burning incense fills the room as my mom lights twenty one candles. Soon, the sound of our religious prayers ring throughout the house. Read More »...

Slots are needed for the education budget

By Molly Kaplowitz

October 23, 2009

This past September, Maryland state legislators approved a gambling license that allows Ocean Downs Casino, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to operate up to 800 slot machines within the facility. Read More »...

Pretty Lights transforms the electronic music genre

By Tim Klepp

October 22, 2009

Recently, a monsoon of electronic music has taken the industry by storm, and Pretty Lights is riding the wave.  Colorado-based producer Derek Smith and drummer Cory Eberhard are redefining and revolutionizing the electronic music genre. Read More »...

Hallway etiquette for dummies

By Rachel Nussbaum

October 22, 2009

Dun-nuh-nun-uh. Coming up fast on my right, girl-who-sits-in-front-of-me-in-science-class. Duh-nuh-nun-uh. Do I make an awkward half-wave? Do I avert my eyes? Do I creepily smile and hope against all odds that she remembers who I am? DUN-DUN! Read More »...

Battle of the phones: iPhone is uncontested winner

By John Son

October 19, 2009

The iPhone has dominated the smartphone category for years, and its first major competitor has arrived: the Palm Pre. But is the Pre actually competition? Read More »...