The Black and White

Photo of the day: 2/14

Photo of the day: 2/14

By James Marzolf

February 15, 2020

The Guy Poms came out Friday, Feb. 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. For five dollars, students could purchase a singing gram for someone and have the Guy Poms sing a song for them during third period. “It’s a really romantic thing to get people singing grams,” senior Elio Nuñez said....

Photo of the day: Jan. 31

Photo of the day: Jan. 31

By Christian Hill

February 1, 2020

Students attended an assembly yesterday to hear pieces from Whitman’s various music ensembles and acapella groups.  “I think that there's a level of cohesion and community in our music department that's hard to find anywhere else in the school,” said Greg Garner, a junior in the Chamber Orche...

Photo of the day: January 29

Photo of the day: January 29

By Christian Hill

January 30, 2020

Any students looking for a fun, easy job opportunity? Sunset Pool visited Whitman yesterday to recruit lifeguards for the upcoming summer. They offer part time and full time positions, and are open to flexible schedules. “We are just looking for someone who knows how to swim,” Charlotte, a so...

Photo of the Day: 1/16

Photo of the Day: 1/16

By Ally Navarrete

January 16, 2020

An anonymous leadership student, dressed up as Dr. Bear from Children’s National Hospital, poses in front of The Black & White room. Jan. 31 marks the start of SGA’s charity month, which consists of multiple events throughout February to raise money for Children’s Hospital. Key events include...

Photo(s) of the Day: The Washington Nationals win the World Series

Students and teachers wore their Nats gear to school today in celebration of the World Series win.

By Ally Navarrete

October 31, 2019

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6–2 in game seven to win the franchise's first-ever World Series last night. Leading the Nats to victory were fan favorites like 21-year-old left fielder Juan Soto, World Series MVP pitcher Stephen Strasburg and veteran first baseman Ryan Zimmerman,...

Photo of the Day: October 22

Photo of the Day: October 22

By Holly Adams and Eleanor Taylor

October 22, 2019

The main entrance hallway welcomed students Tuesday morning with decorations corresponding with each grade’s Battle of the Classes theme: Prairie (freshmen), Desert (sophomores), Arctic (juniors) and Jungle (seniors). Hallway decorating took place Monday night as one of the organized homecoming spir...

Photo of the Day: B&W staff receive individual awards from CSPA

Four Black & White editors — (from left to right) Max London, Alex Robinson, Dana Herrnstadt and Aditi Gujaran — were honored by the CSPA for their individual writing. Photo by Jose Wray.

By Ally Navarrete

October 14, 2019

Four Black & White editors, as well as two former staff members, were honored for their work in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle awards. Print Managing Editor Max London won first place in news feature for his story about Trump's transgender ban; he won second place in gen...

Photo of the Day: 9/23

Austin Tice's father, Marc, speaks at a press conference about his son. Austin is an American journalist detained in Syria. He hasn't been heard from in almost eight years.

By Dana Herrnstadt

September 23, 2019

Nine Black & White staff members joined around 100 other volunteers in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the release of Austin Tice, a journalist currently held in captivity in Syria. Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, organized the event, which included a press conference as well as canvassing members ...

Photo of the day, June 14: freshman orientation

Photo of the day, June 14: freshman orientation

By Dana Herrnstadt

June 14, 2019

Current eighth grade students file into Fabiola Katz's AP Spanish class today during a tour. The students visited Whitman this morning for Freshman Orientation, and Whitman's student "Navigators" led group tours around the school. "It's nerve-wracking," rising freshman Victorine Meuwissen said. "I...

“Solar power, man”: APES students test out homemade solar cookers

By Anna Labarca

June 11, 2019

AP Environmental Science students gather on the WAUD tennis courts to test out homemade solar cookers. Students from teacher Kelly Garton’s APES class had to create solar cookers from items around their houses; today, they tested the cookers by heating 200 mL of water. Solar cookers varied from...

Special delivery! MCPS plunks portables in parking lot, drivers forced to evacuate

Special delivery! MCPS plunks portables in parking lot, drivers forced to evacuate

By Joseph Ferrari

June 5, 2019

MCPS delivered the halves of six out of 12 portable classrooms to the parking lot this afternoon. In third period, administrators announced over the PA that cars parked in the two rows closest to River Road must move to create space for the equipment. Administrators recommended they park in the remaining spot...

English teacher Omari James “reproposes” to counselor Angela Fang

English teacher Omari James

By Clara Koritz-Hawkes and Jack Gonzalez

June 4, 2019

There wasn’t a dry eye in Whitman’s main entrance when English teacher Omari James "reproposed" to his current fiancee, counselor Angela Fang, today during fifth period. James recruited Whitman’s male acapella group, Solid and Sound, to sing for Ms. Fang. The group sang “Can’t Help Falling...