The Black & White

Girls crew coach Kirk Shipley named WaPo All-Met Coach of the Year

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

June 13, 2019


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The Washington Post named girls crew coach Kirk Shipley All-Met girls rowing Coach of the Year June 11. After 16 years of coaching, this was Shipley’s third time receiving the honor. Shipley was first named Coach of the Year in 2013 and again in 2017. While he was proud to receive the award again this ye...

Athletes receive All-Met honors, Evin McDonald named boys tennis Player of the Year

By José Wray

June 13, 2019


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The Washington Post released the 2019 Spring All-Met teams June 11, honoring the area’s best high school athletes in spring sports. They recognized multiple Vikes, and boys tennis player Evin McDonald was named boys tennis Player of the Year. McDonald had an impressive season, achieving a 20–0 record. ...

Avoid a slippery slope for limiting free speech: separate art from the creator

By Emma Iturregui

May 5, 2019


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Last month, rapper R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse, including relations with underage girls. In the wake of these allegations, many have questioned whether it is still ethical to listen to his music. Although his alleged actions are deplorable, it’s critical to remember that pe...

There’s no art without the artist: we should never separate a product from its creator

By Sydney Miller

May 5, 2019


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Actor Kevin Spacey was first accused of attempted sexual assault of a minor in October 2017. A few months later, Netflix announced that Spacey wouldn’t be involved in further production of its hit series House of Cards. But now, while his criminal trial, in which he has plead not guilty, is still o...

Boys volleyball edges out Clarksburg 3–0

By Ally Navarrete

April 26, 2019


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The boys volleyball team (5–4) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (6–1) in straight sets Tuesday. This was the Vikes most competitive game yet. As a predicted high seeded team, the Vikes came in prepared to match up against powerful athletes. “There’s a boys volleyball blog, and it said that Cl...

Podcasts

April 8, 2019


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The growing public health risk of non-vaccination

The growing public health risk of non-vaccination

March 10, 2019


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Vaccine hesitancy—the refusal to accept vaccination despite the availability of vaccines—endangers communities and opens the door for the re-emergence of preventable diseases, said Dr. Paul Offit, a professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. An increasing number of parents are refusing...

Tekashi goes out with a bang in “Dummy Boy”

Tekashi goes out with a bang in “Dummy Boy”

By Shehrez Chaudhri

February 13, 2019


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The rapper Daniel Hernandez, better known as “Tekashi 69” or “6ix9ine,” has a backstory that could be a movie. He’s a rainbow-haired ex-gang member, who rose to the top of the Billboard charts out of nowhere on Nov. 10, 2017, after dropping his hit, “Gummo” and was then arrested with the po...

Metro Boomin’s “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” lacks musical diversity

Metro Boomin’s “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” lacks musical diversity

By Shehrez Chaudhri

February 13, 2019


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Metro Boomin, one of the hottest producers in the rap game right now, dropped “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” Nov. 2. The album is filled with features from hip-hop stars, including Travis Scott, 21 Savage and Gucci Mane, among others. The album also highlights Metro’s production skills; it's beats lik...

Kid Ink drops “Missed Calls” as a comeback

Kid Ink drops “Missed Calls” as a comeback

By Elyssa Seltzer

February 13, 2019


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Kid Ink released a 7-track EP “Missed Calls” Dec. 14 that features artists like Rich The Kid and Lil Wayne. His last full album “Full Speed” was released Dec. 2015, and it had major hits like “Hotel” featuring Chris Brown and “Body Language” featuring Usher and Tinashé. With such popular...