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.
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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Live blog: Superintendent’s FY 2013 budget recommendation
Superintendent Joshua Starr will present his FY 2013 budget recommendation tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Richard Montgomery HS.
Vegan students give thanks for turkey-free dinner alternatives
Let’s talk turkey. Or rather, as vegans might prefer, tofurkey. This November, one percent of Americans ages eight to 18 will eat an animal-free Thanksgiving meal, according to a 2009 study by the Vegetarian Recourse Group. But considering that meat is the staple of this American tradition, many wonder how vegans survive turkey day.
Letters to the editor: is ‘Gypsy’ too provocative?
“Gypsy,” the fall musical, runs from Nov. 17 to 19. Below on the left is a letter from a parent questioning the appropriateness of the musical for a high school cast and audience, while on the left is a response from “Gypsy” director Christopher Gerken defending the choice to perform the musical.
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Live blog: press conference with MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr
New MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr answered questions from members of the high school press in a press conference Oct. 18, covering a variety of topics, including math acceleration, No Child Left Behind and the attendance policy. A replay of the live blog is below.
From the editors
The Black & White online posted a story Sept. 20 about the arrest of two seniors, which generated numerous comments from community members, many of whom questioned the Black & White’s decision to publish the article.
National Merit names 61 seniors commended scholars
Congratulations to the seniors named commended students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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I remember the day
Earlier this week, the Black & White online invited members of the Whitman community to share their memories, opinions and thoughts on September 11. The responses we received are posted below.
The Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team, including parent Dan Hanfling, stand in the departing ceremony at the Pentagon Sept. 18, 2001 after finishing rescue and recovery efforts. The team spent nearly two weeks searching for trapped victims and clearing the damage after the plane crash into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. Photo courtesy Virginia Task Force 1/FEMA.
Q&A with parent Dan Hanfling, a first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11
Parent Dan Hanfling spent nearly two weeks in the rubble at the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a medical team manager for the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team.
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