The Black and White

Alex Silber


Why did you join the Black and White?

Because I wanted to get involved in creating graphics for the newspaper.

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Alex Silber, Online Production Head

Apr 09, 2020
My story of workplace harassment (Media)
Apr 08, 2020
My experience becoming a “gamer” (Media)
Apr 06, 2020
Rape in pop culture isn’t always reality (Media)
Mar 09, 2020
Montgomery County to improve school bus safety after accidents involving MCPS students (Media)
Feb 24, 2020
Small acts make a big difference in mental health (Media)
Feb 03, 2020
52 years after “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired, we still remember its message (Media)
Jan 31, 2020
Podcast: Super Bowl LIV preview (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
SAT scores drop locally and nationally as number of test-takers increases (Media)
Jan 23, 2020
High school books, ranked (Media)
Jan 22, 2020
SMOB Nate Tinbite discusses salary raise for Board members (Media)
Jan 21, 2020
Montgomery County Council passes Equity Bill (Media)
Jan 13, 2020
Whitman, Pyle strive to increase the number of students on the arts track (Media)
Jan 02, 2020
What’s in, what’s out: 2020 (Media)
Dec 31, 2019
Looking back: The best of the 2010s (Media)
Dec 24, 2019
Christmas is more than just a holiday (Media)
Dec 15, 2019
Whitman: present options other than college for seniors (Media)
Dec 13, 2019
Maryland expands Holocaust curriculum (Media)
Dec 12, 2019
Montgomery County bans discrimination of natural hair (Media)
Dec 08, 2019
Sparkling water isn’t worth the hype (Media)
Nov 28, 2019
Montgomery County sues Juul in latest effort to end vaping epidemic (Media)
Nov 27, 2019
Amplifying the voices of students across Montgomery County (Media)
Nov 25, 2019
Don’t be afraid to serve politics at Thanksgiving (Media)
Nov 21, 2019
Clubs Night should take place during lunch (Media)
Nov 15, 2019
Forget blockbusters, start watching independent movies (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
New county policy lowers substitute teacher qualifications (Media)
Nov 13, 2019
The uncertain fate of the National Philharmonic: why we should care (Media)
Nov 06, 2019
From cosmetology to construction, vocational high schools teach career-readiness (Media)
Oct 29, 2019
MCPS changes baseline concussion testing protocol (Media)
Oct 28, 2019
The other side of trick-or-treating (Media)
Oct 22, 2019
In response to criticism, College Board revises adversity score (Media)
Oct 19, 2019
Whitman should make an effort to increase staff diversity (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Ten days of silence: Allison Hayes retreats to Thailand, practices meditation (Media)
Jun 11, 2019
MCPS to add updates to the myMCPS app (Media)
Jun 10, 2019
Embracing failure? I’d call that success (Media)
Jun 07, 2019
MCPS officials name new Damascus athletic director in wake of hazing scandal (Media)
Jun 04, 2019
English teacher Omari James “reproposes” to counselor Angela Fang (Media)
Jun 04, 2019
County Council sets new lead limit for school drinking water (Media)
May 10, 2019
Students take advantage of Whitman connections (Media)
May 06, 2019
Students angry over B-CC rating incident (Media)
May 04, 2019
MCPS looks to lower substitute teacher requirement (Media)
Apr 29, 2019
Senior class election results: Iliad Izadi president, class officers Ellie Block and Molly Rothschild (Media)
Apr 23, 2019
SMOB election preview (Media)
Apr 15, 2019
MCPS: require science fairs in high school (Media)
Apr 05, 2019
MCPS opens design survey, students envision schools of the future (Media)
Mar 26, 2019
MD Senate overturns Hogan’s executive order for late school start (Media)
Mar 17, 2019
I woke up at 4:30 a.m. for two weeks, and it wasn’t horrible (Media)
Mar 04, 2019
MCPS: require biology classes to teach bioethics (Media)
Feb 28, 2019
Living with traffic: Montgomery County’s congestion problem (Media)
Feb 23, 2019
JPMorgan Chase announces multi-million dollar grant to local area schools (Media)
Feb 21, 2019
Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic (Media)
Feb 06, 2019
MCPS to hire outside consultant to conduct school boundary study (Media)
Jan 30, 2019
County school board approves new curriculum, addresses concerns after Johns Hopkins study (Media)
Jan 05, 2019
We’re not overachievers (Media)
Dec 31, 2018
Negotiations over allegedly forgotten African American cemetery continue to create controversy (Media)
Dec 31, 2018
My culture shock at the dinner table (Media)
Dec 20, 2018
Federal judges order redistricting of 6th District, MD AG appeals (Media)
Dec 12, 2018
“Where are you really from?” (Media)
Dec 10, 2018
Cross-device tracking: what you need to know (Media)
Nov 27, 2018
MCPS to return to ten-day spring break (Media)
Nov 26, 2018
MCPS: Go Back to the Old Math Requirement (Media)
Nov 20, 2018
I didn’t realize I was being sexually harassed (Media)
Nov 18, 2018
Students create religious unions for first time, follow other MCPS schools (Media)
Nov 09, 2018
MCPS considering return to ten-day spring break (Media)
Oct 25, 2018
Sometimes counting sheep doesn’t help: methods when struggling with insomnia (Media)
Oct 18, 2018
Mindlessness is just as good for you as mindfulness (Media)
Oct 15, 2018
Reuse school supplies; don’t buy (Media)
Oct 11, 2018
Sexual assault isn’t partisan. So why is the response? (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Football participation increases in MCPS, countering national trend (Media)
Sep 28, 2018
Montgomery county to change elementary and middle school curriculum (Media)
Jun 05, 2018
Montgomery County named healthiest in state (Media)
Jun 02, 2018
How to write an email to your teacher (Media)
Jun 01, 2018
Preparedness still needs to be a priority (Media)
May 01, 2018
It’s time for change: protect LGBTQ+ rights under law (Media)
Apr 21, 2018
MD: Don’t offer Amazon $3 billion in incentives (Media)
Apr 12, 2018
Boys: don’t let activism become a ‘girl thing’ (Media)
Mar 08, 2018
Smart speakers to take over homes (Media)
Feb 23, 2018
Whitman had highest graduation rate last year (Media)