The Black & White

Matthew van Bastelaer


What are some of your interests?

Music, food, guitar, sports, Secret Santa gift exchanges

Why did you join the Black and White?

I joined the Black and White because I really enjoy being a member of a team and seeing the rewards of your efforts. I like interviewing people and doing a lot of reporting, unearthing the next piece of information or source. Now as a print copy editor, I'm looking forward to helping the writers write their stories and make them as accurate and interesting as possible.

What's your favorite vegetable?


Matthew van Bastelaer, Print Copy Editor

Dec 16, 2018
Reflections on my mediocre “No Shave November” (Story)
May 02, 2018
Track team has ups and downs at 42 team meet (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Gymnastics team continues winning streak at home meet (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Track team hosts first official meet of the season (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Gymnastics places second against two county opponents (Story)
Apr 07, 2018
Gymnastics wins first meet of the season against BCC (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
March Madness Predictions (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Four runners exceed expectations at Indoor Track State Championships (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
UMD sports journalism professor speaks to journalism classes (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Sophomore competes in first all-female MPSSAA-sponsored wrestling tournament (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Track sends several runners through counties and regionals to states (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Don’t wing it: best deals on Super Bowl Sunday wings (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Indoor track relays excels at meet (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Runners transfer skills from cross country to track (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
Indoor track represents in Montgomery Invitational (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
Girls indoor track team shines at Southern MD Indoor Classic (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Indoor Track performs sporadically at first meet (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
Boys Basketball game to be livestreamed on Monumental Sports Network (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Cross country places 3rd in state championships (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Cheer team places fifth in county championship (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Golf team wins state championship (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Whitman teams play for Breast Cancer Awareness (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Whitman alum makes NFL practice squad (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Golf Team Wins District Championships (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Cross Country continues to perform well at DCXC (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Golf team suffers first loss of season (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Boys Soccer vs St. Benedicts Prep: A Brief History (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
September 14: Golf team continues winning streak with fourth straight win (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
September 9: Cross Country team sweeps first meet (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Golf wins first two tournaments of season (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
Sophomore makes All-County boys volleyball team (Story)
May 10, 2017
Coed volleyball falls to Wootton in second round of playoffs (Story)