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Walt Whitman High School is currently in shelter-in-place.
Walt Whitman in Shelter-in-Place due to Bomb Threat
Hannah Brooker June 7, 2024

Walt Whitman High School is currently in a shelter-in-place due to a bomb threat. According to a community message, “Walt Whitman is in a shelter in place due to an online threat to our school. All staff and students are safe and instruction is continuing....

"Little Barons" Celebrate Preschool Graduation
Seth Gehl, Managing Editor

While B-CC’s Class of 2024 will not graduate until June 10, members of the class of 2037 had their big day today. On Thursday, May 23, the...

Student footage of SWAT van arriving on campus amid bomb threats
Walter Johnson High School Sheltered in Place This Morning, Days After MCPS Sees Three Bomb Threats in Rapid Succession
Jonny Harron and Maya Shweiki

The Tattler received news of a shelter in place at Walter Johnson High School around 11 am this morning for undisclosed threats in the area....

Signs for the Expert Week posted on Ms. Lassars window.
A Glimpse of Expert Week
Claire Sherwin

B-CC will host Expert Week during the week of June 3-7, featuring adult experts on Monday and Tuesday, teacher experts on Wednesday, and student...

John and Jane Parents 1 v. Montgomery County Board of Education: Parents Challenge School Support Plans for Trans Students
John and Jane Parents 1 v. Montgomery County Board of Education: Parents Challenge School Support Plans for Trans Students
Swati Ernst, Feature Writer • June 14, 2024

On May 20, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a Maryland parents’ petition that challenged school support plans for trans...

Lockdowns are becoming increasingly common country-wide.
Life in Lockdown
Rachel Cynkin and Ximena Sacks

With lockdowns becoming increasingly more common around the country, the chilling reality of these incidents has recently hit close to home for...

A Complex City exhibit
Youth Voices Amplified: Complex City Exhibition at B-CC
Ximena Sacks, Feature Writer

Discover the captivating narrative behind the Complex City exhibition, shaped by students’ work from tenth grade Cultural Studies English classes...

The University of Pennsylvania campus
Legacy Admissions: A Standing Tradition or Affirmative Action for the Rich?
Ximena Sacks, Feature Writer

In 1990, the prestigious University of Pennsylvania had a 41% acceptance rate; approximately 17% of those admitted were legacies. Today, it stands...

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El arte de Aitana Gaudenzi en la exposición de arte B-CC
Una artista destacada: Aitana Gaudenzi
Rebeca Ventura, BARONES BILINGÜES writer • May 10, 2024

Durante la semana del 19 de abril y 29 de abril, B-CC presentó una galería de arte, una presentación de las obras que crearon los estudiantes...

Chiefs kicker makes very controversial speech regarding a women’s role in society
Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Delivers Controversial Commencement Speech
Andrea Criado Galindo, Culture Writer • May 24, 2024

Graduation season is here and so, it seems, are controversial graduation speeches. In a faith-based 20-minute commencement address at Catholic...

Many use Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go to the beach.
Memorial Day to Provide a Much-Needed Break
May 24, 2024

With either half the students out for AP/IB exams or nobody in class at all because of state testing, the last couple weeks have had classrooms...

Clothing Drive Underway
Clothing Drive Underway
April 26, 2024

Starting April 22 through May 3, students are running a clothing drive, sponsored by Ms. Charles. They are collecting both old and new clothing...

Luana Turcco in action
B-CC Welcomes International Handball Star
April 19, 2024

Handball, a team sport in which two teams of typically seven players use their hands to pass a ball and aim to throw it into the goal on the...

Multitasking is becoming a more evident problem at BCC.
A Common Fallacy: The Truth Behind Multitasking
Kristine Roque, Opinion Writer • May 24, 2024

As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, multitasking is “a person or product’s ability to do more than one thing at a time.” Think deeply about what multitasking is. Eating a meal while watching either YouTube or Netflix at the same time? Imagine...

B-CC has experienced a steep decline in school spirit.
The Death of School Spirit at B-CC
Sayed Erfan Nabizada, Opinion Writer

“If you have less school spirit, fewer people are going to get involved in school, and it is going to create less spirit,” said Senior Julian...

Student Safety: Mitigating Shooting Threats
Student Safety: Mitigating Shooting Threats
Naveed Ahmad, Opinion Writer

In recent years, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has grappled with a significant rise in shooting threats and incidents involving students...

Tattler staff making wishes at 11:11
Believe it or Not: Superstitions
Swati Ernst, Opinion Writer

Stevie Wonder, an influential figure in music history, released his hit song, “Superstition,” in 1972. The chorus is, “When you believe...

The Snitch is unwilling to let go of their longtime editor-in-chief.
Heartbreaking: Editor-in-Chief Adjusts To Life Outside Snitch
Wren Bhuler, Snitch Staff • June 7, 2024

In news that comes as both a shock and a great source of shame to all of us here at The Snitch, sources indicate that Editor-in-Chief Wren Buehler...

ChatGPT has something to say about The Tattlers coverage of AI.
Letter to the Editor re: The Rise of AI by ChatGPT and the AI Community
Chat GPT, with support from Jude Wilkenfeld • November 3, 2023

Dear Editor, In response to the recent article on the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, including the mention of our...

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Track and Field season comes to an end.
Track and Field: Road to Nationals
Ellie Harper, Staff Writer • June 12, 2024

Though the school year is winding down, Track and Field is not. They attended the MPSSAA 4A Track and Field State Championships from May 21 through...

Rivalries at BCC.
The Importance of Rivalries
Will Adkinson, Sports Writer • June 11, 2024

For better or for worse, rivalries are a huge part of the game for B-CC athletic teams. Not only do rivalries promote school spirit and motivate...

Pitcher of the Year: Henry Eichner
Pitcher of the Year: Henry Eichner
Cole Tartal and Jordan Fendrich June 11, 2024

Henry Eichner took home the Division 1 Pitcher of the Year award to cap off an incredible junior season. Eichner led B-CC’s elite pitching...

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