First Woman’s Teach-In a Huge Success

by Jonathan Chang ‘17 For International Women’s day, the school’s Women’s Studies class organized a teach-in at the cafeteria on March 9. Students were allowed to leave class during 7th period to attend the teach-in which saw many students and staff attending. The teach-in was planned by students in the Women’s Studies class, taught by Beth Shevitz, when students found … Read More

The Trump Effect Has Influenced Sherwood Students

by Christopher Sung ’17 President Trump’s election has sent shockwaves throughout our nation. On Capitol Hill, numerous Republican congressmen have become placed in precarious positions, trying to hold on to their control of the legislative branch of government, while Democratic members of congress have been forced to recover lost ground from a resurgence of the political right. Even across America’s … Read More

Eco Sherwood Helps School Conserve

by Lexi Paidas ‘17 Students might have noticed construction going on and the large metal boxes appearing above the school’s water fountains. The efforts of Eco Sherwood have led to the installment of refillable water bottle stations in the G hall, outside of the cafeteria, and by the main gym. The first station was installed in the beginning of January … Read More

New DNC Chair Rose Through Maryland Politics

by Josh Averbach ’18 This year’s race for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair—who serves as the head of the Democratic Party—was one of the most contentious in the party’s history. Hardcore progressives, who largely supported Bernie Sanders in the primaries, backed Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison for DNC chair, while the party’s more moderate, Clinton-supporting wing backed former Secretary of … Read More

Graduation Venue Moves to Xfinity Center

by Naomi Lawrence ‘17 This year’s Senior Class graduation has changed to June 7, 1:30 p.m., at the University of Maryland’s X nity Center. Originally, this graduation was scheduled for June 12 at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. Principal Bill Gregory came over the intercom to announce the change on the morning of December 9. “In August, I received a … Read More

New Entertainment Arena for Silver Spring Proposed

by Alex Nnabue ‘18 Final proposals are due in April for the development of a 5,000 seat, multipurpose community arena in downtown Silver Spring. Al Roshdieh, the director of Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, expects the arena to open in the early 2020s as the design and development process would last two years and construction would be “anywhere from 18 … Read More

School Start Times To Undergo Additional Changes

by Kayla Cohen ‘17 Numerous education unions are lobbying the MCPS Board of Education to revert back to old bell times at no additional cost to the county. On January 10, the Board met to discuss this recurring issue. The debate is ongoing, even among parents. The effect the time change has had on elementary school students motivates some parents … Read More

PTSA Encourages Seniors To Apply for Scholarships

by Malec Fahmy ‘20 The PTSA is now accepting applications from seniors to receive one of approximately 20 different scholarships, ranging in awards from $300 to $20,000.These applications have a deadline of March 1, but it is suggested that the FASFA application be turned in by February 10. These various applications can be found on the Sherwood website. “Our hope … Read More

Are AP Classes Worth It?

by Lydia Velazquez ‘17 With the current school year already halfway through and students having completed their class scheduling only a week or so ago, there’s a thought sure to linger in most, if not all, students’ minds: should I take an AP class or two, or five, next year? With the increase in students enrolling in APs, not to … Read More

New Proposed Bill Requires Student Education on Affirmative Consent

by Brynn Smith ‘19 In early December, delegates Ariana Kelly and Marice Morales presented a piece of legislation in the Montgomery County House Delegation that would require MCPS to educate seventh and tenth graders in health classes about the phrase “affirmative consent.” The concept is defined as a clear and unambiguous agreement between all participants to engage in each act … Read More