There Is No Such Thing As ‘Jewish Christmas’

by Jared Schwartz ‘18 Tonight marks the fourth night of Hanukkah, which means that Christmas is fast approaching. Due to the fact that both holidays occur during the same time of the year, many people tend to think of Hanukkah as simply the Jewish version of Christmas. This could not be further from the truth. Hanukkah is a relatively minor … Read More

Locals Lead the Way On The Environment

by Danielle Katz ‘18 Montgomery County declared a “climate emergency” on December 5, followed by a proposed resolution aimed at creating a dramatic cut in greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution has been approved by an all-Democratic council, and the sponsors hope to see great change from the bill. Arguably, the bill is incredibly ambitious, striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Read More

Amnesty International Advocates for Refugees

by Amnesty International Club Around the world, people are driven to flee their homes to escape political conflicts and violence each day. From Syria to Somalia, millions of innocent people, more than half of which are children, are forced to abandon their countries in order to survive. The U.S. has always been known as a country for those seeking refuge … Read More

Politicians Are Exploiting Christmas

by Hena Hussain ’20 “Guess what, we’re saying Merry Christmas again,” said President Donald Trump to a cheering crowd at this year’s Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of conservatives. The President’s remarks brought forward another round of debate on a controversial question: should people refrain from saying “Merry Christmas” during the holiday season to avoid offending those who don’t … Read More

Boycotting Is An Admirable Activity

by Noah Corman ‘19 It is human nature to stand up for one’s beliefs. When an organization uses their profits to support controversial causes, one must question whether or not they want to give their money to such a business. In fact, boycotting this institution would be commendable. People need to be more active and fulfill their duty as citizens … Read More

Boycotting Does Not Equal Activism

by Jared Schwartz ‘18 Almost everything you buy is a product of exploitation. The clothes you wear and your iPhone are probably made by child laborers under horrible, repressive conditions. Even supposedly “good” corporations exploit their workers taking the profit of their labor for their owners instead of giving it to the workers. No matter what, odds are that whatever … Read More

Transgender Senator-Elect Inspires LGBT+ Community

by Elizabeth Lanning ‘20 On the night of November 7, 2017, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person elected to state legislature in the United States. Her election is a monumental event, and will likely be known as a landmark achievement for the LGBT+ community. Roem’s opponent, the 13- term incumbent Robert Marshall, had previously dubbed himself “Virginia’s chief … Read More

We Deserve a Longer Lunch

by Katherine Sperduto ’19 Sherwood students have very long and tedious days with loads of homework to follow, so a good mental break is beneficial for us students. This is what lunch should provide. The time allotted for students to eat lunch in MCPS varies from school to school and range from 30 minutes to 50 minutes. Lunch is 45-minutes … Read More

The U.S. Has Meddled, Too

by Brynn Smith ’19 Americans have been asking for months whether Russia hacked the 2016 presidential election. It has been the focus of investigations, a number of which are still ongoing. Whatever the level of Russia’s actual infiltration of computer systems, there is no question that the country had an influence on last year’s election. Americans’ outrage over Russia’s meddling … Read More

TBH, Approval Is Irrelevant

by Anika Mittu ’19 The new app TBH, currently boasting over 4 million downloads on iOS, seeks to provide teenagers with a format to anonymously deliver compliments to their peers. Questions such as “Who has the best smile?” arise for users to answer, presented through a poll in which the player must select which classmate out of four given individuals … Read More