Teens More Engaged in Political Discourse

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

Teacher Promotes Activism Among Her Students

by Josh Averbach ‘18 From MCPS walkouts to the Women’s March and the endless stream of socially-conscious social media posts, young people, including high school students, have become active in the political process and become grassroots activists. AP environmental science teacher Laura Dinerman has embraced this trend, and encourages her students to speak up. “I don’t tell kids what to … Read More

School Calendar Finalized

by Frank Platko ‘18 The Montgomery County Board of Education recently finalized the new 2017-18 school calendar. The MCPS school year will now start on September 4, 2017 and conclude on June 14, 2018, finishing two days earlier than in years past. There is currently one professional day at the end of each of the first three quarters. However, they … Read More

Rockville High School Rape Sparks Discussion

by Lexi Matthews ‘18 Two suspects accused of raping a 14 year-old girl at Rockville High School on March 16 have stirred up national controversy. A Montgomery County District Court document details the incident in which Henry Sanchez-Milan, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, allegedly pushed the freshman into a bathroom stall and took turns assaulting her. The victim notified staff … Read More

SMOB Election Approaches

by Alex Nnabue ‘18 Junior Matt Post is one of the final two candidates running for the county’s Student Member of the Board (SMOB) position for the 2017-18 school year. The SMOB is an elected student who votes to make policies, oversees the Board of Education’s legislative platform, and helps makes administrative appointments. If elected, Post will be the first … Read More

Staff Remains Frustrated About Hallway Behavior

by Izzy Pilot ‘18 Early this school year, The Warrior reported on staff dissent over the number of students wandering the halls during class. Despite assurances that the problem had been contained, frustration remains, and administration is actively seeking new methods to keep students in the classroom and out of the hall. “The week before the end of first semester, … Read More

Which Electives at Sherwood Have a Future?

by Alex Nnabue ‘18 Sherwood offers a wide range of electives to students. There are approximately 15 in core academic subjects along with a dozen AP offerings and 60 courses in physical education, fine arts, and technology. However, with the vast number of classes, an appearance on the registration card does not guarantee that every elective will meet the 20- … Read More

Colleges Move towards Test Score-Optional Applications

by Noah Rosendorf ‘17 Students have been stressing over college standardized tests for more than 80 years. Teens spend months, even years, preparing for these tests. However, an increasing number of colleges are now embracing “test-optional” or “test-flexible” policies. Test-optional means that applicants decide whether or not they want to submit SAT or ACT scores based on if they feel … Read More

These Tips Could Help Teens To Get A Job

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 When a lot of teenagers try to get a job, they automatically believe they will have to work somewhere they do not like. Teens begrudgingly apply to anywhere hiring, which often leads to further discouragement upon rejection or disappointment upon realization of their new responsibilities as an employee. It doesn’t have to be this way; Olney … Read More

The Fight for $15 Hourly Minimum Wage Strengthens

by Jared Schwartz ‘18 The Maryland General Assembly is considering passing a bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $15 per an hour. The bill, “Labor and Employment – Payment of Minimum Wage Required (Fight for Fifteen),” would set a road map to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. This plan would raise the … Read More