Filler Classes Have Potential

by Anika Mittu ‘19 Many academic electives are appealing to students for one of two reasons. Some students may be genuinely interested in taking courses that differ from required courses or APs. But, for the majority of Sherwood students, they are simply filler courses–ones that they take with the expectation that minimal effort will earn them an A. This is … Read More

Students Trashing the Bathrooms Needs to Stop

by Warrior Staff Principal Eric Minus has made numerous visual improvements to school during his tenure. While his changes have made the school better, the bathrooms demand more attention. The student bathrooms at Sherwood are filthy. A significant number of the student body refuses to even go in them because of the nasty and vile state they are in. Many … Read More

Pro v Con: Should MCPS Use Trimesters in High Schools?

MCPS has always run on the semester system. But is this really the most effective way to break up the year? Two Warrior writers argue the merits of each side. Pro: Trimesters are Worth a Shot by Jimmy Yates ‘21 Montgomery County always has had a two-semester school system. Switching to trimesters for high school has many advantages and is … Read More

Excess Road Salt Use Leads to Unnecessary Wildlife Issues

by Jonah Sachs ‘20 As extreme temperatures plague the Earth with prolonged heat and cripplingly frigid temperatures thanks to environmental trends of the recent past, sporadic periods of warmth and arctic frost cycle from day to day. One of the few ways that people combat the frequent snowfall is with a deadly synthetic material that is detrimental to many aspects … Read More

Pete Buttigieg Is the Future of the Democratic Party

by Lauren Hesse ‘19 Pete Buttigieg (pronounced buddha-judge), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has formed an exploratory committee, the first step towards running for the 2020 presidential election. As a thirty-seven-year-old, gay Navy veteran and Rhodes scholar who graduated from Harvard, he is the anti-Trump. He revitalized South Bend not through nostalgia or bringing back manufacturing jobs, but by … Read More

Why Soup is the Best Food

by Adam Levine ’20 It’s winter. You’re stuck inside while the snow builds up on the frozen ground right outside your door. The frigid air slowly creeps into your abode. There is one thing, and one thing only that can combat the cold temperatures: soup. One of the greatest things about soup is that there are so many different types … Read More

Gillette’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad Receives Outrageous Pushback

by Sabina Jafri ‘20 The usual buzz this time of year, in the marketing world, is centered around Super Bowl TV advertisements. This year, it seems that another ad has stolen the spotlight just three weeks earlier and has been there ever since. Procter & Gamble, a multinational corporation that produces Gillette brand razors, released an approximately two-minute long video entitled … Read More

A Week at Maryland Boys State

by Nathan Lampshire ‘19 Waking up to an air horn screaming at 0445 hours every day of the week is difficult, especially when you only sleep 4 hours every night. Factor in getting yelled at by a Counselor in Charge, or CIC’s as we called them, and you are in for one hell of a week. What I am describing … Read More

Snapchat Filters Trigger New Mental Disorder

by Brynn Smith ‘19 For as long as people have had the tools, they have had the desire to change the way they look. It began with procedures like piercings, scarification, and tattooing and has evolved into the multi-billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry many people know today. Since the early 19th century, augmentation procedures have been used to enhance or correct physical … Read More

Pro v Con: DeVos Title IX Policy Change

This past fall, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s publicly released changes to Title IX and Obama-era policies pertaining to sexual misconduct on publicly funded campuses. The changes included limiting the scope of colleges’ responsibility and requiring cross-examination of those involved. Two Warrior writers argue the merits of each side. Pro: DeVos Safeguards Rights of the Accused by Russell Irons … Read More