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

Baseball bounces back after tough loss to B-CC

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Putting the loss to B-CC behind them, the baseball team played well to start spring break, winning three games in a row.

Boys tennis continues undefeated run, prepares for marquee matchup against Churchill

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This week, the boys tennis team improved on their undefeated season with their sixth, seventh and eighth wins against the B-CC Barons, Northwest Jaguars and the Poolesville Falcons.

Boys lacrosse beats cross-town rival B-CC, 7-5

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The boys lacrosse team battled back from an early 2-0 hole to beat the B-CC Barons 7-5.

B-CC ralies past Vikings in baseball

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Riddled with sloppy defensive play, the baseball team lost to the B-CC Barons 6-5, April 10.

Feature

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.

Best Buddies talent show features unique, high-energy acts

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A cowboy and two milkmaids make their way onto the small  stage in the WAUD and amid colorful balloons and bright decorations, start singing “The Lonely Goat Herd” from “The Sound of Music.” This was just one of the unique acts that performed at this year’s Best Buddies talent show.

Alum screens film at SXSW festival, wins Audience Award

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With a Kickstarter goal made, temporary tattoos in the back seat and 1,400 miles in front of him, Bryan Reisberg made the journey down to Austin, Texas, for the World Premiere of his debut feature film, Big Significant Things at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

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.