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Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Amish Dutch families make the journey from their homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the Lancaster County Dutch market in Germantown, Maryland.

‘We work outside, love nature and work for God’: an inside look at the Germantown Dutch Market

By Stephanie Solomon October 3, 2022

This story was published in print during the 2021-22 school year. In preparation for the Saturday morning customer rush, shopkeeper Kate dips ripe apples into a deep bowl of golden caramel, and then...

State’s Attorney John McCarthy speaks at a high school gun education assembly. MCPS partnered with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and prosecutors from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office as part of its latest initiative to tackle gun violence in schools.

MCPS, local law enforcement to hold gun education assemblies at all high schools

By Harper Barnowski September 26, 2022

All MCPS high schools will hold gun education assemblies over the next two months, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy wrote in a September 13...

In a video recording from a Student Athlete Leadership Council meeting, students called on their peers to renew their commitment to sportsmanship guidelines that include respecting other players and coaches, avoiding confrontations with referees and cheering on student athletes from the stands.

MCPS implements new security measures at high school athletic events

By Ines Foscarini September 23, 2022

MCPS officials announced new security measures for high school athletic events after violent altercations led to multiple arrests and an injury at a Gaithersburg High School football game last Friday....

Pictured: graffiti from the June 25 act of vandalism, which contained the f-slur and sexually explicit images.

Graffiti found at Pyle Middle School contained racist and homophobic slurs, antisemitic symbol

By Harper Barnowski and Darby Infeld September 22, 2022

Graffiti discovered at Pyle Middle School this summer contained antisemitic symbols and both racial and homophobic slurs, Pyle Principal Christopher Nardi wrote in an email to The Black & White.  New...

If convicted of distributing fentanyl that led to the death or serious injury of a minor victim, Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew of Silver Spring faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Federal prosecutors charge 24-year-old man with selling fentanyl that led to overdose death of Whitman student

By Ethan Schenker September 21, 2022

Federal prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man with distributing fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of Whitman sophomore Landen Hausman in January, the U.S. Justice Department announced in a press...

Whitman’s Pep Band performs during the first home football game.

Whitman’s new Pep Band debuts from the stands, replacing traditional Marching Band performances

By Jasper Lester September 19, 2022

Whitman’s new Pep Band debuted from the stands of Jerome M. Marco stadium this fall, replacing the traditional Marching Band that had performed during halftime shows at football games. Instrumental Music...

Come August and January, the joy of Restaurant Week arrives in the Washington Metropolitan area, showcasing a diverse selection of local cuisine. This unique week presents the perfect opportunity for foodies and tourists alike to explore different cultures through a well-rounded culinary experience.

The yummiest time of the year: eating up D.C. Restaurant Week

By Lucia Gutierrez September 7, 2022

Some crave the excitement of opening presents on Christmas day or on each night of Hanukkah, while others look forward to their summer vacation after a long, tiresome school year. I, however, desperately...

For her third tour, Lorde made a conscious choice to book small, intimate venues. Prioritizing a tight-knit community of fans over profit, she utilized the smaller venues to make the show feel more personal.

Concert review: Lorde illuminates D.C. with Solar Power Tour

By Kate Rodriguez and Natalie Easley September 5, 2022

Four years after her last D.C. performance, Lorde returned to The Anthem’s stage on August 29 on tour for her album “Solar Power.” The 25-year-old artist was originally scheduled to play at the venue...

Beginning on August 29, students and staff will share a single lunch, and pupils will be able to meet with counselors, teachers and support staff during that time. 

Administrators announce shift to one-period lunch schedule for upcoming school year

By Ines Foscarini July 29, 2022

Whitman’s instructional schedule for the upcoming school year will contain one schoolwide lunch period instead of two separate lunch periods, administrators announced in an email to community members...

Senior Destinations 2022

Senior Destinations 2022

By Christina Xiong July 1, 2022

How to use the Senior Destinations Map: Click the upper left button or the markers on the map to view students and schools. Clicking the upper right full-screen button will bring you to the full...

As the Supreme Court threatens to turn a 50-year-old precedent into a distant memory, how do we teach future generations about decades of progress towards protecting reproductive rights in this nation? 

Roe is gone. How can we help future generations?

By Eliana Joftus June 29, 2022

Content warning: this story contains language that pertains to sexual assault.  On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, paving the way for states to restrict or eliminate the reproductive...

Fans each brought their own experiences and emotions to the concert, and could find solace in her messages even if the lyrics weren’t directly applicable to their circumstances. Bridgers channels the emotions of the crowd through the pure passion that she brings to her shows.

Concert review: Phoebe Bridgers at The Anthem

By Kate Rodriguez and Natalie Easley June 23, 2022

“I hate you for what you did. And I miss you like a little kid.” The iconic lyrics from Phoebe Bridgers’ hit song “Motion Sickness” echo throughout The Anthem concert hall as the 26-year-old...

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