News

Virus sparks large increase in absences

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There has been a noticeable spike in absences the last two weeks because of a viral respiratory illness.

Milzman pleads guilty in ricin case, faces up to two years in prison

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Whitman alum Danny Milzman pleaded guilty to unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin Monday. After sentencing, he could face up to two years in prison.

Black & White and Shorts enter into partnership

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The Black & White Online will be partnering with Whitman Shorts in an effort to create a platform for broadcast journalism outside of Shorts’ monthly episode effective this week.

12 seniors named National Merit semifinalists

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Twelve students were named National Merit semifinalists Monday, a drop from over twenty semifinalists in previous years.

Sports

Field hockey and girls tennis with new coaches this season

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With the fall sports season beginning to heat up, the girls tennis and field hockey teams are hoping that a revamped coaching staff  will give them the push they need to take their programs to the next level.

Girls tennis loses to B-CC 4-3 in third straight

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The girls tennis team lost to the underdog B-CC Barons 4-3 on Wednesday, dropping their third straight match of the season.

Girls soccer defeats QO 3-1

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Tuesday night, the Lady Vikes continued their winning streak, dominating the Quince Orchard Cougars 3-1.

Girls volleyball loses to Sherwood 3-1, dropping record to 1-2

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While the cafeteria was crowded with a deluge of students during Clubs Night on Tuesday, the gym was equally packed with fans eager to support one of Whitman’s more under appreciated teams: the girls volleyball team.

Feature

The man behind the cart: introducing Scott Styer

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When they started, George H.W. Bush was president. MTV was still airing music videos. And 23 years later, they’re still stationed on Bethesda Avenue, shaving ice and pouring syrups.

Bagpipes, haggis and independence: an alum’s view on the Scotish referendum

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Nick Meyer (‘14), a freshman year at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, sits down with the Black & White to discuss the country’s upcoming referendum. Scots will vote today to either declare independence from the United Kingdom or maintain their 307-year-old alliance with England, Wales and Northern Island.

“The Drop” offers action-packed plot in Gandolfini’s final film

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“The Drop” starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace gets the fall movie season off to an exciting and action-packed start.

Glen Echo resident grows giant pumpkin

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As we move further into autumn, people begin the search for the perfect Halloween pumpkin. Many people look for the largest pumpkin in the patch, normally getting one that weighs a few pounds. Not Andy Malmgren.

Blogs

Ways to improve the start of school

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With the first few weeks of school under our belts and the long grind ahead of us, now is an appropriate time to look back at the first couple weeks and examine what went well and what didn’t.

In honor of Constitution Day

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Get out your pocket Constitution, everyone—today’s Constitution Day!

Reaction to Swift’s “Shake it off” is extreme, unreasonable

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According to the Billboard Hot 100’s number one hit, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” “Haters gonna hate.” No one is more a veteran to those words than Swift herself.

Bdubbs Bakes: Summer Peach Crumble

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This easy crumble is the perfect way to kiss summer peaches goodbye. Pair it with family, friends, and vanilla ice cream—you can’t go wrong.