Archive for April, 2012

  • Sherwood’s Party Scene

    Sherwood’s Party Scene

    Survey Results *201 students surveyed 46% of Sherwood students drink. In what grade did you start partying with alcohol? Never: 34.3% 8th or younger: 16.9% 9th: 27.8% 10th: 15.9% 11th: 4.4% 12th: .04% How many drinks do you usually have in one night? I don’t […]

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  • Teenagers of America are not all on Drugs, Pregnant, or Preforming Illegal Activities as the News Would Make it Seem

    Teenagers of America are not all on Drugs, Pregnant, or Preforming Illegal Activities as the News Would Make it Seem

    Parental Quandary: A Daughter’s Pregnant Teenage Friend. Teenager jailed for refusing to give police his computer password. Driver who fled fatal Olney crash gets 20-year sentence. Most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years. These are just a few of headlines that muddy the reputation […]

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  • Rediscover the Magic

    Rediscover the Magic

    by Leah Schroeder ’13 Every Friday, I spend two hours teaching girls, ages four to seven, the fundamentals of dance. Each week, I ask them to become “ballet princesses,” and I hear them gleefully declare that “Belle is my favorite” or “I slept in my […]

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  • The Infamous ‘Pink Slime’ Returns

    The Infamous ‘Pink Slime’ Returns

    by Olivia Snyder ’12 “Pink slime” may indeed be coming to a lunch tray near you. It sounds more like a movie villain than a lunch item. This mixture known more technically as “lean finely textured beef trimmings,” was initially made famous in “Food, Inc.”, […]

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  • Amazing Turnout for Incredible Race

    Amazing Turnout for Incredible Race

    by Taylor Fernandes ’14 “The Olney area is teeming with dozens of charity events each year, but the Incredible Race is something out of the ordinary that really hasn’t been done before,” said junior Emma Kennedy, a participant in The Incredible Race, a newly formed […]

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  • Seniors Give Insight To Underclassmen

    Seniors Give Insight To Underclassmen

    by Nick Mourtoupalas ‘13 The college admissions process has been over-analyzed by so many fixated students that dozens of myths and rumors have been passed down over the years. Now that the admissions process is over for most graduating seniors, many of these students know […]

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  • Threats to Global Security Persist

    Threats to Global Security Persist

    by Alex Porter ‘13 and Robel Wondimu ‘13 In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush coined the term “axis of evil” to describe governments that sought weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and aided terrorism; he declared Iran, North Korea and […]

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  • Cartoons From April 19 Issue

    Cartoons From April 19 Issue

    4 Stages of Senioritis cartoon by Michael Wagner ’12   Phobias cartoon by Andi Hopkins ’14   Marijuana Legalization cartoon by Michael Wagner ’12

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  • ‘Stooges’ Is Slapstick at Its Best

    ‘Stooges’ Is Slapstick at Its Best

    by Will Gavett ’12 “The Three Stooges” manages to maintain the spirit of the vaudeville comedy routine from the mid-twentieth century and its slapstick wackiness thanks to excellent acting and clever directing decisions on the part of the Farrelly brothers. However, a predictable story that […]

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  • Looking at Discipline: Is Expulsion a Myth?

    Looking at Discipline: Is Expulsion a Myth?

    by Becca Stussman ‘12 In Montgomery County, students who are recommended for expulsion by their school administrators go through two county appeals processes before facing the rare conviction of expulsion, usually reserved for crimes of alcohol/drug distribution or severe fighting. At Sherwood, less than five […]

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