Math teacher Michelle Holloway and some of her AP Calculus BC students teach math concepts to a class of fourth graders at Burning Tree ES today in celebration of Pi Day.
By Lucy 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.
Next to a vibrant, neon ferris wheel, families enjoy lawn activities while movies, TV shows and sports games play on a huge, outdoor projection screen. The answer to summer boredom is literally right here.
Racing through Whole Foods after an exhausting soccer practice, you scavenge the store, searching for something to quench your thirst. Instead of choosing your typical Gatorade drink, you grab a bright pink bottle of KRĀ.
Stanley Almodovar—age 23. Edward Sotomayor—age 34. Juan Ramon Guerrero—age 22. As students continued to read 46 more names, the Whitman courtyard remained absolutely silent.
Donna Gardiner, who has been a secretary in the main office for 10 years, is retiring at the end of this school year.
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.
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Sophomore Rachel Bird won the second Photo Club contest last week with this photo. The theme was portraits.
It’s been only two and a half weeks since my last post, but in that time, I’ve experienced more than I could have ever imagined through visits to a wildlife park, the prison that held Nelson Mandela and a leadership camp.
As part of its series “WASTED: Young and Using,” WUSA9 News aired Feb. 2 a segment that includes video of a student’s Dec. 10 house party, in which the police cited about 35 students.
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.”
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.
Wearing a hoodie to avoid the snow, junior Eric Walton heads home after crew practice. Students spent a good portion of the afternoon admiring the new year’s first snowfall.
A hawk landed in the courtyard this morning. Principal Alan Goodwin named it “Walt.”
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.
Superintendent Joshua Starr will present his FY 2013 budget recommendation tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Richard Montgomery HS.
The Shakespeare Club rehearses its production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” this Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and admission is free with a canned food donation.