By Lucy Chen

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Why I love March Madness

I won my dad’s March Madness office pool when I was five years old. Who knew a kindergartener could predict that the No. 3 seed Syracuse Orange would win the national championship? Since then, I have been glued to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, witnessing history in the making.

School year to be extended one day

MCPS announced Monday that the school year will be extended one day to June 15 due to seven snow days this school year. Four additional days are built into the MCPS calendar to allow for four snow days.

What are we listening to?

I’m jamming out to the newest hit on the radio, singing and dancing along. All of a sudden, I hear something. That cannot be right. Did Meghan Trainor actually just say that?

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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.

More by Lucy Chen

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.

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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