Lazy Students Lead to Frustrating Work Environment

by Adam Levine ’20  Chromebooks have become staple work devices in the classroom that are even used daily in some classes. Most students know the pain of having to walk up to the cart of Chromebooks if they are the first or last class to use them for that day. One of the most annoying aspects about the Chromebooks is … Read More

Menstrual Cycle Stigma is Unacceptable

by Brynn Smith ’19  Last year, social studies teacher Beth Shevitz, sponsored the first annual feminine hygiene product drive as a way to collect tampons and pads to give to the nurse, for the nurse to give to students “in need.” In the past, as reported by the Warrior last spring, the school nurse had spent her own money to … Read More

Sherwood Needs To Ensure Safer Parking Lots

by Emma Shuster ’18 As soon as students get their license, they look for excuses to drive anywhere. And although they typically do well on roads when surrounded by experienced drivers, this is not the case in a school parking lot. School parking lots consist of mostly new drivers who are still becoming acclimated to being behind the wheel as well … Read More

Trump’s Terrible Tariffs

by Russell Irons In accordance his America First rhetoric, President Trump has initiated a battery of tariffs in hopes of bolstering U.S. industry. A tariff is a tax applied to certain imports, usually intended to protect domestic businesses from foreign competitors. This practice is known as protectionism. This economic ‘strategy’ will only serve to harm the world economy and weaken … Read More

Pro v Con: Walkup movement

After the tragedy in Parkland, many students began to advocate for harsher gun control, planning school walkouts in protest of the school shootings that have occurred. However, one of the parents of a Parkland victim called on students to “walk up, not out” in an effort to fight gun violence. He argued that walkouts would do little to actually solve … Read More

Abandon Uncivil Discourse

by Anika Mittu ’19  After participating in a rise of activism and attending gun control marches across the nation, many teenagers decide to use social media as a tool to post pictures from the protests and voice their anger towards policymakers. Yet, expressing these sentiments online often involves confronting a comment section that includes unfiltered opposing opinions.  While most students … Read More

The Tale of the Lion

by Colleen Yates ’18  One boy in a village was the proud owner of a pet lion. One day he took his lion for a walk and the lion ate seventeen people.  “Give us your lion, we’ll put it in the zoo!” said the townspeople, devastated by the loss.    “No.” said the lion’s owner. “It’s my right to own … Read More

Pro v. Con: Veganism

Con: What Proponents of Veganism Don’t Tell You by Brynn Smith ’19 Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. While this lifestyle is ethically justified, it is not the healthiest option for eating. Humans are omnivores. The human body is built to … Read More

Health Class: More a Burden Than a Benefit

by Hena Hussain ‘20 In order to graduate high school, MCPS has a set number of credits required for each student, including fine arts, technology, and physical education. As students make decisions about their schedules for each upcoming school year, they have many factors to consider, such as teacher recommendations, the difficulty of each class, and the interests they want to … Read More

There is No Consent Under Arrest

by Ayana Antoine ’20 and Brynn Smith ’19 The discussion regarding sexual misconduct has been the foundation for movements like Me Too and Times Up, which aim to not only show the trauma of sexual assault, but to end the systemic sexual harassment in all industries. These movements publicize rape culture and how prominent it is in just about every public sphere … Read More