Sherwood Adapts to Realities of In-Person Instruction

by Tori Newby ‘22 After over a year of virtual instruction, Sherwood students have finally returned to the building–in very limited numbers. Students who opted for in-person learning have been attending school on a biweekly rotation in order to limit the number of people in the building at once. However, because of the low student turnout, starting Monday, May 10, … Read More

Spring Is Here, And So Are AP Tests

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 The College Board over the years has capitalized on the stress surrounding this season as millions of high school students take AP exams, but the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the game. Last year AP exams were only 60 minutes in length and only writing, but this year exams return to their normal length of three hours … Read More

31 Year-Old Montgomery County Native Runs for Governor

by Jimmy Yates and Jenna Bloom ‘21 Ashwani Jain, a second-generation Indian immigrant born and raised in Montgomery County, has entered the 2022 race for governor. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Jain worked in the Obama administration in the Department of Health and Human Resources. He later ran for Montgomery County Council and came in eighth out of … Read More

Community Members in Opposition to Ashton Development Project

by Aidan Trump ‘21 As a part of the larger Ashton Village Sector Plan approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on December 3, 2020, a nine acre tract of land sitting off the southeast corner of the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650), and Olney Sandy Spring Road (MD 108) is set to be developed. Currently, the Sandy … Read More

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Colleges Going ‘Test Optional’

by Emily Siansky ‘22 The pandemic has changed the way everything is done in society, including college applications. Before Covid-19 struck the world, most colleges required a standardized test score to be submitted. The score from either the SAT or ACT would give admissions a better overall idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the student they were looking at. … Read More

Hogan Unexpectedly Chooses to Reopen Maryland

by Hannah Lee ‘21 Gov. Larry Hogan announced March 9 that Maryland is moving forward with reopening the state, inciting a mixed response within the public and amongst health officials. Hogan outlined that restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants, gyms, clothing stores, and bars,  would be lifted to allow operation at full capacity, which is a significant development in Hogan’s … Read More

Sherwood Focuses on Reopening Challenges

by Reade Fenner ‘22 Beginning on April 8, seniors who opted for in-person instruction will walk the halls of Sherwood again. By April 26, approximately 800 students, or about 40 percent of Sherwood’s student body, will be in-person, with students from all four grade levels in the first half of the alphabet attending one week and the other half going … Read More

Sherwood Sophomore Testifies at Md. Senate To Cease Animal Testing

by Selene Ashewood ’22   New generational activists luckily seem to be getting platforms for their causes earlier and earlier. Such is the case with sophomore Ella Friedman, who not only gained a significant number of signatures for her petition to ban cosmetic tests on animals as well as support for it within Maryland, but also virtually testified for a … Read More

Teachers’ Union Organizes Protest over Return to School

by Ella Scher ‘23   Yesterday evening, as the MCPS Board of Education convened for a business meeting, more than 400 MCPS teachers, parents, and students formed an enormous car picket parade, driving by the building to protest reopening schools under what they state are unsafe conditions. Organized online, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) sent out an email newsletter … Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Persists, Despite Virtual Setting

by Tori Newby ‘22 The Olney community knows Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival as an essential Sherwood experience, with the entire 1,000-seat Ertzman Theatre easily selling out multiple nights year after year. The three-hour musical revue, highlighting music from as early as the 50s, features more than 200 student performers and is complete with elaborate sets and costumes.  Although 2021 was … Read More