News

Congratulations to The Black & White Volume 53!

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Congratulations to the staff of The Black & White Volume 53!

Assistant principal Brandi Heckert will leave next year, Goodwin to be relocated for six weeks

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Assistant principal Brandi Heckert will be carrying out her administrative role in a different school next year, opening up a spot for a principal intern.

New student Mathewe Banda elected as SGA president

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Junior Mathewe Banda was elected as student body president Tuesday, April 1. Mathewe Banda is a first-year Whitman student, moving from Johannesburg, South Africa to Bethesda this past year.

SMOB candidate visits students during lunch

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Students got a chance to meet Dahlia Huh, one of the candidates for the Student Member of the Board, today at lunch. Huh, a junior at Clarksburg High School, chatted with students in the cafeteria, getting her name and message out before the election April 30.

Sports

Girls lacrosse suffers tough 14-6 division loss to Sherwood

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In a battle for first in the division, the girls lacrosse team lost to the undefeated Sherwood Warriors 14-6 in a game shortened due to inclement weather. The loss drops their record to 6-2 on the season and snaps a six game winning streak which dated back almost a month.

Baseball dominates Northwood 40-1

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After a walk-off win last night, the Vikings’ baseball team crushed the Northwood Gladiators 40-1 this Wednesday.

Softball suffers tough defeat 24-0 to Warriors

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Despite a hard-fought defensive effort, the softball team lost 24-0 to the two-year defending state champion Sherwood Warriors Wednesday.

Baseball defeats Patriots in clutch 4-3 win

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With the bases loaded and one out, the pitcher fired to Drew Aherne, a college-bound outfielder. Aherne lifted the pitch towards the second basemen, who missed the ball. This clutch hit was just enough to drive in right fielder Daniel Clayton to break a 3-3 tie.

Feature

Who even is Walter Johnson, anyway?

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While Whitman has friendly rivalries with other schools in the county, how these schools obtained their names is often overlooked.

“Noah” provides interesting version of Biblical story

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The movie “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, strays from tradition and surprises the audience with twists on the well-known Biblical tale.

13th annual International Night showcases diverse students, delicious food

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The enticing smell of ethnic food swirled through the air around the auditorium entrance and brightly colored flags lined the cafeteria ceiling at the 13th annual International Night.

Author Lisa Howorth (’69) blends family tragedy and fiction in debut novel

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In 1966, Bethesda was a sleepy and undeveloped town.  The busiest street was Wisconsin Avenue, where office buildings were just beginning to sprout, and Wheaton Plaza was the area’s only shopping mall.

Blogs

Passover do’s and don’ts

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Why is this week different from all other weeks? Not only is it spring break, but it’s also Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating the Jews’ escape from Egypt.

Wheely backpacks should roll into style

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The bell rings for sixth period. You’re still in the parking lot, and getting to class on the third floor will be a trek not unlike Frodo’s to Mordor. But you’re lucky—you have a rolling backpack.

“Mean Girls” 10 years later

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April 30 will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of “Mean Girls”—a story about the most classic of cliques: The Plastics. As a millennial, I’m confident that “Mean Girls” has affected my peers and me more than any other film I’ve seen so far.

Fire alarm testing should be extinguished

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I don’t mean to cause alarm, so I will start off with the conclusion that Whitman students and staff are perfectly safe.