Easy Access to ‘Morning After’ Pill Rejected

Vicky Florian ‘14 At a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on January 6, five experts rejected Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ move to have the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) make Plan B available over the counter to women of all ages. Plan B, or the “morning-after pill,” is an emergency contraceptive … Read More

Obama To Lower Tuition Costs for College

Daniel Frank ‘12 President Obama has put forth his plan to increase federal grants for universities and low-interest loans for students. The plan, Obama says, will reduce the cost of universities and increase the availability of higher education in the United States. The changes would include increasing the federal investment in the Perkins loan program from $1 billion to $8 … Read More

New School Lunches to Begin Nationwide

Whitney Marie Halaby ‘14 For years the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been trying to improve public school meals, and its efforts have increased over the past five years as youth obesity and diabetes have skyrocketed. Two weeks ago, Congress passed a new law that will make it mandatory for all public schools’ meals to have twice as … Read More

Watchdog: Rockville Bans Leggings

For 34 years, The Warrior has promoted accountability in and around the Sherwood community–now The Warrior Online takes its turn. Introducing the Warrior Watchdog. In any organization, issues can slip through the cracks. The Watchdog steps in to keep decision makers on their toes, and ultimately advocate for the students and community of Sherwood High School. The Warrior will always … Read More

Ripped from the Headlines: 2/9

by Daniel Frank ’12 Md. schools No. 1 in Advanced Placement success for 4th year in a row Half of MCPS’ Class of 2011 received a college-ready score on at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam—nearly twice the rate of the state of Maryland and nearly triple the rate of the nation’s graduates. The Maryland State Department of Education announced … Read More

Romney Leads into February

by Alex Porter ’13 On January 3, the nomination process for the Republican presidential candidate began with the Iowa caucuses. Unlike a primary election, Iowans hold community meetings to pick their candidate, usually after hearing from representatives of the major candidates. Iowa was followed by the New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries throughout January. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum … Read More

Whitman Students Punished by School for Weekend Partying

by Nick Mourtoupalas ’13 Parents, school officials and residents of the Walt Whitman High School community were disheartened to hear that even after countless alcohol-related tragedies from the past, students still put careless fun before safe judgments. Reported by The Gazette on January 4, an alcoholic party held while parents were out resulted in Principal Alan Goodwin suspending about three dozen students from … Read More

No Teen Curfew … for Now

by Bethany Van Waes ’12 Last July, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett posed a bill to impose a curfew on teens throughout Montgomery County. The proposal, which would make it generally illegal for those younger than 18 to be outside late at night, was met with vocal opposition from teens and some Montgomery County Council members raised their own concerns … Read More

AYP Failure Highlights Difficulties in Learning a Language

by Leah Schroeder ‘13 and Darby Whitehair ‘12 Imagina que tú estás en un país hispanohablante y que estás en una clase y la profesora está hablando, pero no puedes entender lo que ella está diciendo. Es posible que tú puedas aprender un poco en las clases de ciencias o matemáticas, pero ¿piensas que tú podrías tener éxito en las … Read More