The Black & White

Ode to the clementine

Ode to the clementine

By Jeremy Wenick

April 17, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

Eating a regular orange is far from a pleasant affair. Sure, the taste is delicious in the end, but at what cost? The action of peeling such an oddly large fruit, separating the sections of flesh and attempting to consume them is positively dreadful. Luckily, for those of us wilting in the shadow of ...

Language fluency—it’s more attainable than you might think

Language fluency—it’s more attainable than you might think

By Emma Iturregui

April 16, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

If you’ve spent months filling out worksheets in a language class, only to attempt to speak in said language and realize how inarticulate you sound, you’re not alone. In fact, a random survey of 35 upperclassmen found that nearly 95 percent feel that Whitman language classes prepare them only somewhat or...

MCPS: require science fairs in high school

MCPS: require science fairs in high school

By Meera Dahiya

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

At Shrewsbury High School in Massachusetts, a student designed a water purification system using only a milk carton, wires, batteries and other common household supplies. Her teacher urged her to enter the state science fair, and although the student said she felt intimidated by the complex projects and was...

The MLB is back: here’s what to look out for this season

The MLB is back: here’s what to look out for this season

By Harry Kaplan

April 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring

“Take me out to the balll game, take me out with the crowddd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks, I don't care if I never get back!” Spring training rust is gone, the sun is shining and 30 teams are locked in on one goal: win a World Series. MLB opening day was March 28, and the season has gotten o...

Quiz: Geography Edition—Are you smarter than Cam?

Quiz: Geography Edition—Are you smarter than Cam?

By Eva Liles

April 14, 2019


Filed under Media, Quizzes, Showcase

Test your knowledge against Cam in a subject he knows a little about! ...

Students discuss equity in schools at second County Council-sponsored conversation

Students discuss equity in schools at second County Council-sponsored conversation

By David Villani

April 14, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Local students, educators and politicians held a second County Council-sponsored conversation about racial equity at Gaithersburg High School April 8. Unlike the first meeting, which focused more broadly on equity in all aspects of life, this conversation was specifically targeted toward discussing equity in...

I scream, you scream, it’s Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, it’s Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream!

By Dana Herrnstadt

April 13, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

On March 7, Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream replaced the long-standing ice cream shop, Wow Cow, in Bethesda’s Westwood shopping center. Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream—a family business—is the new neighborhood hotspot; it’s only been open for about a month, but the shop is nearly always packed. I sp...

Why you shouldn’t limit yourself to an academic specialty

Why you shouldn’t limit yourself to an academic specialty

By Alex Robinson

April 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

To my family and the rest of the world, I’ve always been a “humanities person.” When I was younger, I’d spend the entire day devouring book after book. I dreamed of being an author like my idol J.K. Rowling, and I started skimming the front page of the newspaper every morning before my feet co...

Photo of the day: April 12

Photo of the day: April 12

By Joey Sola-Sole

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

SMOB candidate Nate Tinbite walks through the Black & White room handing out stickers during 5th period. Tinbite visited Whitman classes and lunches today. He shared a few of his main objectives with students; if elected, Tinbite hopes to include more LGBTQ+, female and African American authors...

Whitman opens up new biomedical engineering pathway for next school year

Whitman opens up new biomedical engineering pathway for next school year

By Jack Gonzalez

April 12, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Medicine is a high-tech field, with advances every year and an expanding job sector. Through a new Foundations of Biomedical Sciences Program, the Whitman science department hopes to ensure students have the tools needed to join this workforce. The new track, becoming available in the 2019 school ...

Junior May Kalnik skates past her competitors in annual Regional Competition

Junior May Kalnik skates past her competitors in annual Regional Competition

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“Double toe, toe loop, triple axel,” junior May Kalnik whispers as she ties the laces on her white figure skates. Kalnik visualizes her routine as she steps out onto the smooth ice and nervously glances at the judges across the rink. The music starts with a deafening boom, and Kalnik grins as she s...

NHL playoff preview

NHL playoff preview

By Lukas Troost and Bennett Solomon

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

When the puck dropped in Tampa tonight at 7, kicking off the matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2019 NHL Playoffs were officially underway. Last year, we watched our hometown heroes, the Washington Capitals, win their first ever Stanley Cup after defeating the Las Veg...