The Black & White

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

By Max London

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The new photo ID machine stands in the main office. The machine, put in place today, allows visitors to self-check in and out of the school by scanning a government-issued ID. The system makes the secretaries’ job easier, because they don’t have to stop their work and check everyone in, main offic...

Turf field nears final stages of construction

Turf field nears final stages of construction

By Ally Navarrete

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports

The soccer, football and field hockey teams have yet to play a home game this season as they wait for the new turf field, originally scheduled to be completed in time for the fall sports season. When students returned to school Sept. 4, workers for the company installing the turf were still workin...

2018 NFL Season Preview

2018 NFL Season Preview

By Bennett Solomon and Mateo Gutierrez

September 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football is back baby. The 2018 NFL regular season began Thursday, September 6th as the defending Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles, hosted the Atlanta Falcons and won in exciting fashion, 18–12. As the first of many football Sunday’s is in the books, here’s what to expect this season. R...

How to catch the dragon’s tail: tips on viewing the Draconid Comet

How to catch the dragon’s tail: tips on viewing the Draconid Comet

By Brooke McLeod

September 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

At midnight, a ball of frozen fire will streak across the cloudy sky, signaling the changing of seasons. Comets in our sky aren’t rare, but they’re usually too dim to see. The 21P/Giacobini-Zinner comet — more commonly known as the Draconid Comet or 21P/G-Z — will be a bright exception. What...

Photo of the day: Sept. 7

Photo of the day: Sept. 7

By Thomas Mande

September 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

English teacher Cody Therrien and writing center director Orion Hyson pose with their new staff t-shirts. Many teachers around the school wore the shirts today, which sport the motto “believe in Whitman, honoring the past and teaching the future.” “It’s an inspirational reminder that Whitman has a well-earn...

The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

By David Villani

July 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's June 26 victory shook the country, and made it clear to all that in the Trump era, everything is changing. Embracing socialism is the best way to fight president Donald Trump and the new far-right.

PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

By Max London

June 25, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The PTSA held a retirement party June 13 for retiring administrators Alan Goodwin, Jerome Easton and Kathy McHale at the Bannockburn Community Clubhouse. The event was open to staff members, parents and former students. The PTSA organized the party to give the Whitman community an opportunity to sa...

Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

Seniors forgo typical beach week, travel with friends

By Jack Gonzalez

June 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After getting out of school May 24, many seniors took part in their unofficial summer opening celebration: beach week. While most headed to Dewey, others decided to travel out of the country to father, more exotic beaches—or to skip the beach altogether.

Athletes play on elite summer sports teams, gain exposure to recruiting agents

Athletes play on elite summer sports teams, gain exposure to recruiting agents

By Bennett Solomon

June 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As part of the recruitment process for elite players to continue their sport in college, top high school athletes across the country join intense summer teams, competing in national tournaments from coast to coast.

Students celebrate Stanley Cup victory at Capitals parade

Students celebrate Stanley Cup victory at Capitals parade

By Elyse Lowet

June 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Students joined hundreds of thousands of D.C. sports fans in the streets around the National Mall Tuesday to cheer on the Washington Capitals as they celebrated their first Stanley Cup victory. Surrounded by a sea of red, fans hollered and chanted as the players drove by in double decker buses, hoisting the cup into the air.

Retiring staff reflect on time at Whitman

Retiring staff reflect on time at Whitman

By Aditi Gujaran

June 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Ten staff members will retire at the end of the school year. Their combined tenures add up to a total of an astounding 213 years.

Student IDs change color for security

Student IDs change color for security

By Matthew Proestel

June 15, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

When students return in the fall for the 2018-19 school year, student IDs will vary in color based on students’ grades. The freshman IDs will be red, the sophomore IDs will be orange, the junior IDs will be blue and the senior IDs will be green.