The Black & White

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music

The Black & White reviews four spring albums: "Cosmic" by Bazzi, "Die Lit" by Playboi Carti, "KOD" by J. Cole and "beerbongs & bentleys" by Post Malone.

National Greek life incidents sway students’ college choices

National Greek life incidents sway students’ college choices

By Mira Dwyer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

As students visit and commit to universities, Greek life has influenced some seniors’ decisions.

Superintendent: bring back exams at upcoming BOE discussions

Superintendent: bring back exams at upcoming BOE discussions

By Staff Editorial

May 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Two years ago, MCPS eliminated final exams, making it easier for students to maintain their higher grades by making quarter grades trend upward. Since then, the county has faced complaints from students and teachers alike who believe that the system doesn’t prepare students for higher education. This s...

Student voices on mental health

Student voices on mental health

May 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor's note: Over the course of the past year, Whitman students and administrators have made efforts to address mental health issues among students, from scheduling mental health awareness presentations to promoting an SGA-sponsored app. Staff members wrote the two student opinions below, and t...

Cold War codebreaker shares stories after 60 years

Cold War codebreaker shares stories after 60 years

By Zoe Kaufmann

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

For privacy reasons, Joan requested that the Black & White use only her first name in reporting this story. On a cold winter morning in 1953, the early days of the Cold War, Joan and her co-workers waited for the bus, like many others across the country. The unmarked vehicle picked them up in a...

Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

Alaskan students learn in close-knit, culturally aware classes

By Sydney Miller

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

I sit down and look out the window at an entirely white landscape. Kids shuffle in wearing just T-shirts, while I’m shivering with three layers of shirts and long underwear under my jeans— the average high in March up here is just 8 degrees Fahrenheit. The clock hits 9 a.m., and the students begin ...

MCPS continues principal search process

MCPS continues principal search process

By Mira Dwyer

May 20, 2018


Filed under News, School

The county is currently in the process of selecting the next Whitman principal after principal Alan Goodwin announced March 19 that he will retire at the end of this school year. The time frame for applicants to submit resumés for the position closed April 10. Of those who submitted resumés, MCP...

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

By Thomas Mande, Chris Atkinson, and Jessie Solomon

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After repeated delays, the Montgomery County BOE approved the construction of Whitman’s turf field April 24. The field will be installed immediately after the spring sports season, and will be ready for use in the fall, MCPS official Essie McGuire said. At the April 24 meeting, controversy erupted...