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Driver from tragic River Road crash pleads guilty

Prior to the accident on River Road, Atakoglu had faced similar driving charges multiple times. Graphic by Ann Morgan Jacobi.

Racing down River Road at 115 miles per hour, driver Ogulcan Atakoglu saw the Buarque de Macedo family’s car turn into view. Despite his efforts to slow his car, Atakoglu still hit the family at nearly 75 miles per hour, according to a Montgomery County police conducted report. Share This:

Explore outdoor flicks and day trips in D.C. this summer

Junior Maya Chen takes in the WONDER of on of the Renwick Museum's main art pieces. This is only one of the many exhibits and activities D.C. has to offer this summer. Photo courtesy Maya Chen.

Stuck at home this summer, you want to go out, but you’re bored of both Downtown Bethesda and Montgomery Mall and you’ve already watched everything on Netflix—twice. Instead of watching that show for the third time around, summer is the perfect time to check out the variety of activities D.C. offers right in our backyard. […]

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Photo of the Day: March 6

Photo of the Day: March 6

Dozens of students shared the “KONY 2012” video on Facebook today, after the organization Invisible Children premiered the video online to raise awareness about Joseph Kony, who leads the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa and abducts children for child soldiers and sex slaves. Share This:

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Ali Foreman (far right) visits the Cape of Good Hope with her host sister, Sarah, and fellow Whitman exchange student Kate O'Brien (second left) and her host sister.

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

It’s 30 degrees (in Celsius) right now, I saw a baboon walking down the street yesterday, and when I asked for ketchup at lunch today, the waitress looked at me like I was crazy. Needless to say, this side of the world is far different from our “Bethesda bubble.”

Semester exam schedule

Exams for first semester start tomorrow and continue through next week. Students do not have to show up to classes in which they don’t have an exam. Buses still run on normal schedules, but students can stay in the media center or cafeteria. Share This:

Richard Berke (’76) oversees political coverage and features for the New York Times as assistant managing editor

It’s November of 2000, and Al Gore and George Bush are locked in a stalemate in the race for the American presidency. In the heart of the action is Richard Berke, hot on the story as debates raged over who would be the victor. Now, Richard Berke (’76) is an assistant managing editor for the New York Times, overseeing all political campaign coverage as well as the Times’ feature sections, but this news buff got his start writing for the Black & White in the 1970s.

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