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Maryland Del. Brooke Lierman (left), who graduated from Whitman in 1997, is running to be the first woman in the state’s highest financial position. An education advocate, Orioles fan and former Black & White writer, Lierman said she hopes to bring “new energy” to the comptroller’s office.

Q&A with Maryland comptroller candidate Del. Brooke Lierman (‘97)

By Lily Freeman February 8, 2021

Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman (‘97) announced her candidacy for state comptroller December 17. The comptroller serves as Maryland’s senior financial officer, managing tax collection, distributing...

Last summer, science teacher Allison Hayes practiced meditation for 10 days in Thailand. She had to remain silent the entire time.

Ten days of silence: Allison Hayes retreats to Thailand, practices meditation

By Holly Adams October 10, 2019

It’s 4 a.m. in the remote forests of Southern Thailand. A bell rings and science teacher Allison Hayes wakes up for a session of early morning meditation. After, she heads to a sun-rise yoga session,...

Students hold up a banner while chanting. The strike was filled with colorful signs with catchy but solemn slogans, mostly being held up by high school students.

The climate strike in photos

By Chloe Lesser September 23, 2019

Thousands of students from across the D.C. area gathered at the Capitol for the youth-led global climate strike Sept. 20. Protesters striking in front of the Capitol Building heard various speakers, including...

Whitman: In the wake of Monday’s attack, stop suppressing and start reflecting

Whitman: In the wake of Monday’s attack, stop suppressing and start reflecting

By Editorial Board September 20, 2019

On Monday, two announcements told us to stay in our classrooms regardless of any bells. Then, a fire alarm sounded. Eventually, the events were reconciled—but in the meantime, students exchanged details...

Roundtable discussion about race

Roundtable discussion about race

By Maddy Frank and Max London June 5, 2019

Over the past two years, Whitman students have been involved in several serious incidents of racism. Last year, students attended a schoolwide assembly when multiple students experienced racism, and last...

MD General Assembly passes $46.6 billion budget, with $7 billion for public school education

MD General Assembly passes $46.6 billion budget, with $7 billion for public school education

By Max London May 7, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly passed a $46.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year March 26. The budget includes $7 billion in funding for Maryland public schools, a 400 million increase from the $6.6...

Students angry over B-CC rating incident

By Meera Dahiya May 6, 2019

The Washington Post reported that a group of male students made a list ranking teenage girls in the International Baccalaureate program at Bethesda–Chevy Chase High School March 26, upsetting Whitman...

Two students posted a photo on social media wearing splotches of a black facial mask captioned with the N-word. Police officials are investigating the photo as a hate-bias incident.

Photo captioned with N-word spurs hate-bias investigation

By Dana Herrnstadt April 30, 2019

Two Whitman students posted an image of themselves wearing splotches of a black facial mask on a private social media account last weekend, captioning the photo with the N-word. The picture was widely...

Students discuss the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy

By David Villani April 4, 2019

My opinion: why criticisms of Israel aren't anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has had an eventful first term in Congress. Since her election, the freshman congresswoman has been under near-constant...

Fifty people were charged March 12 in an alleged college admissions bribery scheme. Many students in the midst of the college process said they felt cheated.

Students, teachers frustrated over alleged college admissions bribery scandal

By Anna Yuan March 18, 2019

When senior Evin McDonald, who is committed to play tennis at the University of Texas at Austin, found out that his college coach was set to be prosecuted for accepting an approximately $100,000 bribe...

College early applicant rates spike

College early applicant rates spike

By Anna Yuan March 12, 2019

While early applicants to colleges across the United States have steadily increased over the past few years, many universities saw an unusually large spike this year. Of 32 highly ranked universities and...

What I learned from writing about affirmative action

By Anna Yuan March 12, 2019

In the last Black & White magazine, I wrote a story on the community’s reaction to Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, a lawsuit involving an anti-affirmative action group who accused Harvard...

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