What the Candidates Aren’t Talking About

by Shaan Verma ’14 Environmental Change Climate change is a hazard to the world as a whole, threatening to destabilize environments and what is left of natural habitats. It is an issue that is endangering entire species of animals such as polar bears and fish populations, but Obama and Romney have neglected not to speak on this issue. Through its … Read More

Maryland Referendum

by Mandy Stussman ’14 The following questions will appear on the Maryland ballot, aside from the elections. The questions are called referendums, a direct majority vote in which the entire voting public are asked to either accept or reject a particular piece of legislation or law. Quesiton 4 The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act allows illegal … Read More

Voter ID Laws Stir Controversy

by Vicky Florian ’14 Numerous states have or are trying to pass laws requiring voters to show a particular form of photo identification at the polls such as a license, passport or military ID. Supporters of the law view it as a tool against voter fraud, allowing only those legally eligible the ability to vote. Opponents view it as a … Read More

Reacting to Medical Emergencies

by Steffi Carrera ’14 In a school with more than 2,000 students, a medical emergency is not a matter of if, but when. Sherwood, like other schools throughout MCPS, has a specific protocol and a designated trained staff to assist students in medical distress. Imagine sitting in the classroom when suddenly a student drops to the floor, and lies still … Read More

School and County Reflect and Surpass National SAT Trends

  by Leah Schroeder ’13 On September 24, College Board released data indicating that the average national reading score on the SAT for the graduating class of 2012 decreased to 496, the lowest it has been since 1972, and that the writing score decreased to 488, the lowest it has been since the section was first tested in 2006. The … Read More

The Warrior Recieves Honors

by Leah Schroeder ’13 As a result of the work done in the 2011-2012 school year, The Warrior has received a First-Class Rating, the second-highest rating possible from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The Warrior also received a Mark of Distinction in Coverage and Content. The NSPA praised The Warrior for its ability to highlight the successes of the … Read More

New Assistant Principal Intent on Making Her Mark

by Robel Wondimu ’13 Erin Mazer is eager to begin her new role this year as tenth grade administrator. She replaces Renee Brimfield, who retired over the summer. Mazer began her career in education as a science teacher at Gaithersburg High School, teaching biology and anatomy. She then took on the role of academy coordinator, and was promoted to assistant … Read More

Luncheon for Exceptional Students

by Joy Zhang ’14 At a luncheon on October 4, Principal Bill Gregory celebrated the achievements of 18 commended seniors for the 2013 National Merit Program, two semi-finalists, Emily Reed and Leah Schroeder, for the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program and one semi-finalist, Alex Porter, for the 2013 National Merit Achievement Program for black students. The invited students had lunch … Read More

Taking a Polar Plunge

  photo by Holly Cuozzo ’12  To raise money for the Special Olympics, juniors Cooper Weinberger [looking towards the water], Katie McCallister and Molly Nickerson, and senior Shannon Murphy frolic in the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the Polar Bear Plunge. “[Participating in Best Buddies events] is a nice way to interact with the students that you don’t … Read More