Teens Look to the Internet for News

by Maria Claudia Garcia-Rada ‘13 As technology dominates people’s interaction with the world around them, teens are at the forefront of a major shift in the way people access news about current events and other interests. In a Warrior survey of 138 students, respondents that go to online news sources equal the amount of those that turn to traditional print … Read More

Protesters Ignite a Revolution Against Corporate Corruption

by Paul Szewczyk ‘12 A grassroots movement started by middle class citizens protesting against major corporations on Wall Street, the financial district of New York City, has turned into a worldwide phenomenon. The “Occupy Wall Street Movement” reached numbers surpassing 10,000 participants across the globe in the month of November. The sites of protest include Washington DC where hundreds of … Read More

World Population Reaches Seven Billion

by Ashley Yen ‘14 As widely reported, the world population reached 7 billion people last month. Within approximately the past 40 years, the global population has doubled. The tremendous growth will continue in the near future when the world population tops 8 billion in a mere 12 years. From one point of view, this is a remarkable testament to the … Read More

‘Sherwood Bait’ Hooks Attention

by Devin Cornelius ‘12 and Hope Gouterman ‘13 After a concerned parent contacted Sherwood in October about a Facebook page entitled “Sherwood’s Bait,” school faculty members monitored the site for threatening or obscene material and contacted the student responsible for creating the page. The account, created by an undisclosed male student, rated roughly 20 female students based on their level … Read More

Difficulties with Pinnacle System Lead to Attendance ‘Grace Period’ for Students

by Alyssa Miller ‘13 Due to technical delays with the Pinnacle grading and attendance system, unexcused tardies and absences from the first marking period will not be counted against students. “What the county had said was that the letters [notifying parents of unexcused absences] would be sent home to parents once students had three or five unexcused absences … But … Read More

Sherwood To Continue Academy Program

by Whitney Marie Halaby ’14 and Joy Zhang ’14 With the school’s course registration bulletin for the 2012-13 school year soon to be finalized, Sherwood intends to continue to have academies. Two years ago, students then in 9th grade had to choose an academy as a course of study. However, the school almost immediately eased that requirement and the choice … Read More

Waivers Proposed for Testing Requirements

by Nathan St. Pierre ’12 The Obama administration is proposing a bill that allows states to apply for a waiver from the strict standards of the No Child Left Behind Act. Numerous states are applying for these waivers, and Maryland is strongly considering it. This step addresses a common critique of the 2001 act, which is that teachers are forced … Read More

Study Finds Half of Middle and High School Students Have Been Sexually Harassed

 by Vicky Florian ’14 During the 2010-11 school year, 48 percent of students in grades 7 through 12 experienced a form of sexual harassment, according to a national survey released by the American Association of University Women. Sexual harassment can be defined as the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks, but it applies to a wide variety of … Read More

SGA Food Drive Succeeds

by Hannah Chertock ’12 Seniors Nicole Jakobowski and Jess Beattie collect cans outside Emelia Gonzales’ room. Gonzales’ first period class won the SGA sponsored canned food drive, raising 400 cans alone. Over 3,000 total cans were donated to the Olney Help organization. Olney Help provides food and financial assistance to local families in Olney, Brookeville, Brinklow, Sandy Spring and Ashton. … Read More

Despite Improvement, AYP Not Achieved

by Leah Schroeder ’13 and Darby Whitehair ’12 For the second year in a row, Sherwood did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in reading proficiency for the Limited English Proficient (LEP) subgroup.  As a result, Sherwood is under the Developing Stage, a label designated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). This requires Sherwood to develop a … Read More