Should the Supreme Court Rule Against Affirmative Action?

The Supreme Court will likely decide to overturn the legal precedent for race-based college admissions in a lawsuit brought by an action group, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), against two high-profile universities: Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. Affirmative action is defined as a policy that seeks to include particular groups, in this case racial groups, into an … Read More

How Cars Harm Olney’s Transportation and Business

by Connor Pugh ‘24 Olney has long been a popular spot for students attending Sherwood to relax and hang out with friends. The town is officially considered a satellite community, which means it is a smaller town adjacent to the core of the metropolitan area, namely Washington. However, satellite communities often have their own distinct cultural and historical identities that … Read More

Teens Need Different Messaging about Marijuana than ‘Just Say No’

by Maggie Reese ‘24 With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Maryland beginning on July 1 for adults age 21 and older, it is more clear than ever that the use of marijuana has become nearly as accepted and normalized as drinking alcohol. It no longer makes sense or is realistic to continue thinking that marijuana should be grouped with … Read More

Social Media Should Hold Back on the Queerbaiting Accusations

by Genevieve Mayle ’23 A number of celebrities have been accused of “queerbaiting.” Most recently, Kit Connor, an 18-year-old star in Netflix’s show Heartstopper (a queer romance), was accused of queerbaiting for not declaring his sexual orientation while playing a queer character. The term “queerbaiting” has evolved over time, but now people should use the term more sparingly and with … Read More

More Languages Needed at Sherwood

by Cliff Vacin ‘25 Growing up in a mainly Russian-speaking household, I was lucky to pick up enough lingo to understand a good amount of the language. However, I want to learn more Russian and have the ability to speak it. My mother suggested that I learn Russian online on an app like Duolingo, but the site only teaches the … Read More

New Phone Policy Actually Hinders Students

by Brian Wilbur ‘24 Sherwood implemented a new phone rule this school year that permits teachers to not allow students to have phones or headphones in sight at any time during class. Although the intention of the policy is to stop students from being glued to their phones during class, banning headphones and AirPods can be hurtful to some students.  … Read More

Biden’s College Loan Forgiveness Doesn’t Address Root Problems

by Tatiana Rodriguez ‘23 During President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, he promised student loan debt relief and followed through this past August with a plan that forgave up to $10,000 in college loans for an individual and up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants (a government loan program for those with exceptional financial need). Borrowers are eligible for the … Read More

Struggles For Lefties

by Anna Haas ‘23 A whopping 85-90 percent of the population is right-handed. As expected, this means that the world creates and adjusts to fit the majority. However, this leaves the ten percent of the population who is left-handed at a disadvantage. Though in the minority, left-handed people should not be forced to conform to and settle for things made … Read More

Pride Month Spotlight: Tension with Corporate PRIDE

by Jena Le ‘23 As Pride Month begins, LGBTQ+-themed merchandise will show up in stores across the nation. While many are excited to see corporations supporting the LGBTQ+ community, others are skeptical about whether these companies actually support the LGBTQ+ community, or are just doing it as a stunt for marketing and public relations. This skepticism is understandable. Corporations such … Read More