Dispensary Comes to Olney

by Sarah Nove ‘20 Olney soon will be home to Sweetspot, a medical marijuana dispensary scheduled to open this month. In an interview with two of Sweetspot’s employees, Kevin Fox, Inventory Manager, and Peter Franklin, Dispensary Manager, the pair emphasized the staff’s focus on legitimacy and safety. In accordance with state laws, no edibles will be distributed. Additionally, the dispensary … Read More

Trump Administration Scraps Obama School Discipline Policy

By Anjali Verma ‘20 The Trump administration’s Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, has chosen to cancel a school discipline policy from the Obama administration that originally worked to limit racial bias in schools. The reason Obama implemented this policy was to decrease and hopefully rid schools of unfair racial prejudice, which became a priority to him when … Read More

Juul Stops Selling Flavored Pods in Retail Stores

Christianna Tran (‘20) Juul Labs, the e-cigarette manufacturer, announced November 11 that it will stop selling many of its flavored pods in retail stores and put an end to its social media promotion. Juul removed all of its social media accounts in order to stop exposing and attracting teenagers to the company’s products. However, the company has decided keep Twitter … Read More

College Board Struggles with Controversy and Student Distrust

by Adam Levine ‘20 If you’ve taken any standardized test in high school, chances are you have interacted with the College Board. Though in recent months, the nonprofit organization has been the subject of multiple controversies regarding its SATs. The June 2018 SAT marked the beginning of the recent backlash the College Board faced. The College Board’s system of equating, … Read More

Sherwood Scores Highly on State Accountability Report Card

by Liam Kennedy ‘19 Sherwood earned four out of five stars on the new Maryland State Department of Education Accountability Report Card.  Out of 90 possible points, Sherwood earned 63.5 of them, netting 70 percent of possible points and being ranked in the 70th percentile throughout the entire state.  Sherwood was also ranked the seventh highest out of all MCPS … Read More

Boys’ Bathroom Lacking The Basics

By Zachary Weisenthal ’19 Keeping hands clean through washing one’s hands with soap and water is one of the most important steps one can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Hand-washing is crucial in staying healthy year round, but especially during the winter months with more germs present. Students and staff began noticing the lack of … Read More

Sherwood Introduces Hall Sweeps

by Russell Irons ’19  In an attempt to minimize the number of students late to class, Sherwood has instituted hall sweeps. After the late bell rings, teachers will lock their room for the first and last 10 minutes of class and not allow any students to enter class while administration and security round up any students not in class on … Read More

Live Bullet Found in Classroom

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 A .22 caliber bullet was found in a classroom during third period last Wednesday, November 27. The teacher of the class has not been identified by the school but the name has been shared widely by students on social media. According to a letter sent to the Sherwood community by Principal Eric Minus on the same day, … Read More

With Exception of Hogan Re-election, Democrats in Maryland Roll in Midterms

by Mallory Carlson ’19  The midterm elections, which took place this past Tuesday, November 6, affected citizens across the country, on local and national levels. In Maryland, although there was perhaps not the same high potential for change as in some other states like Texas or Virginia, the results are still useful in suggesting what constituents can expect in the … Read More

Students Will Get a Longer Spring Break Next Year

by Christianna Tran ‘20  Montgomery County’s Board of Education has decided on a longer spring break for the 2019-2020 school year. Previously the board could not decide on two possible scenario schedules for next year’s school calendar; scenario one called for a spring break to last from April 4 through April 13 while scenario two requested for a spring break … Read More