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    Spring 2016 Marks Exciting New SAT

    By Steven Witkin ‘16 Since 1901, the SAT has been the definitive measure of how well a student can prepare for standardized tests. However, the introduction of competitors such as the ACT has shown the College Board, administrator of the SAT, that there is a […]

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    New Superintendent Should Listen to Students

    What issues should be highlighted next year? How can the new superintendent incorporate student voices more effectively? What can the new superintendent learn from Starr? MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr announced his resignation after having served three-and-a-half years. While Starr may have had his detractors, there […]

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    Students’ Showcase Diversity

    By Malkaiah Malik ‘15 The rapid pounding of a djembe drum blasts out of the speakers, and for the umpteenth time girls clad in tights practice their African dance for the upcoming International Show, held March 20. The show is an annual event at Sherwood […]

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    Logic Satisfies the Hometown Crowd

    By Kaleigh Homer ‘15 On March 4, rapper Psychological, a.k.a. Logic, performed at the sold-out Fillmore venue in his hometown of Silver Spring. His fans waited patiently in the pouring rain to see their hometown hero take stage and sing from his most recent album […]

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  • Junior Chris Homon earns SSL hours by packing non-perishable foods at the Manna Food Center to distribute to impoverished families.

    Food Bank Provides Fresh Perspective on Volunteering

    By Ben Cooper ‘16 Manna Food Center, a local charity organization in Gaithersburg, offers students an opportunity to earn SSL hours by giving food to those who cannot afford it. Throughout each month, Manna gives students the chance to come into its warehouse where they […]

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    In Defense of Dark Humor

    By Betselot Wondimu ‘15 Sometimes, moral sentiments get taken way too far. Dark comedy, or humor that makes light of tragic or taboo topics, has become a prevalent form of mainstream entertainment in modern society. Although a select group of people find the heavy content […]

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    Juniors Stress While Preparing for SAT and ACT

    By Emily Gilburt ‘16 Junior year is commonly cited as the most stressful year of high school. In addition to pressures to do well in class, many juniors are also tasked with taking the SAT, ACT or both. According to a survey of Sherwood juniors […]

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    Boys’ Basketball Eliminated at Springbrook

    By Leo Corman ‘15 The boys’ basketball team lost 71-55 at Springbrook on Saturday in the 4A North Region Section II championship game, knocking them out of playoff competition. The Warriors defeated Blake in their first playoff game 63-56 before falling to a talented group […]

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    Pizza Handouts for Poor

    By Meagan Barrett ‘15 In Philadelphia, a former Wall Street worker has left his wealthy life behind to start a pizza restaurant called Rosa’s. Aside from having unusually low prices (1 slice is only 1 dollar), Rosa’s has become famous for feeding the homeless. Because […]

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    Field Trip Fuss

    By Steven Witkin ‘16 It is the same routine every time. You get a field trip form and have to go around to every teacher to get their signature as some sort of approval. The official purpose of this seems to be so that the […]

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