E-cig Products are Addicting Teens to Nicotine

by John Pagnussati An overlooked problem of the excessive number of teens who use e-cig products is that they contain large amounts of nicotine. Although all the recent news reporting has been about harmful contaminants, e-cigarettes are made specifically as an alternative method for cigarette users to get their nicotine. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances available, just … Read More

Advice: Post-Junior Year is the Perfect Time for Internships

Jonah Sachs ‘20 The summer after Junior year often can be the most rewarding for students. Having finished up a hard year of APs and maintaining praise-worthy GPAs in preparation for college, many teens use the following summer to relax and unwind before their final year of high school begins. Unknown to many students, though, there exists a multitude of … Read More

Straight Pride is a Straight Joke

Ayana Antoine ’20 Every June, LGBT people across the world celebrate Pride month, which commemorates their community’s struggles throughout history and the strides they have made. Besides members of the LGBT community, the events during Pride month include both people who have not come out yet and those who aren’t in the community but support of LGBT efforts. The celebration … Read More

What Does MCPS Truly Care About?

by Savannah Greaney ’21 Very few, if any, students enjoy a town hall meeting. But who can blame them? Sherwood’s grade-level meeting at the start of the school year consisted of Principal Eric Minus going on for 30 minutes about the school’s latest ratings, test scores, graduation rates, etc. The principals aren’t always at fault, though. Often times, they are … Read More

One Size Fits All… Except You

by Taylor Wallace ’21 Image is one of the most concerning factors in a teenager’s life. Will people like me? Will others accept me? What clothes will make me seem cool? These questions haunt the minds of many teenagers everyday. In a society built on expectations and beauty standards, it is really easy for one to fall into the trap … Read More

Graduation Should Not Be At DAR Constitution Hall

by Liam Kennedy ’19 This year, senior graduation will be held on May 29 at 2:30 at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. If the mention of DAR sends a shiver down your spine, loaded with feelings of dread and exasperation, you are not alone. If you are confused as to what a “DAR” … Read More

Unfair College Admissions Are Not At All New

by Anika Mittu ’19 The recent college admissions scandal left students across the country angered with wealthy families who bought their students a spot at an elite university. Outrage is every bit necessary. But this outrage has been necessary for years. When these rich parents, including Hollywood celebrities, paid Rick Singer, a businessman and the orchestrator of the scandal, to … Read More

Pro v Con: Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order

President Trump recently signed an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses, in light of student activists claiming that conservative views are suppressed. Two Warrior writers argue the merits of each side. PRO by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21  President Trump’s executive order is enforcing what college campuses should already be doing, which is defending the constitutional rights of students. … Read More

The “Testing Schedule” is Testing Our Patience

by Sabina Jafri ‘20 It is now common for Sherwood students to receive a new calendars of assignments and deadlines from their teachers daily. Usually, these calendars are accompanied by vehement grumbling and some enigmatic force that’s “reworking everything” and “messing up the content.” Dismay sits like a fog over the first five minutes of each class period, when educators … Read More

My Struggle with ADHD

by Drew Scott ’20 When I was about seven, I was taken to an office where a woman asked me a multitude of questions, and I took some tests. After we were finished, the woman told both of my parents that I had Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or as it is more commonly known, ADHD. After some … Read More