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

Sports Should Count for PE Credit

by Jonah Sachs ’20 As part of the set of the overall graduation requirements for Maryland public schools, every high school student is required to take at least one year of a physical education class, whether it’s weight training, net sports, or general PE. So many people are used to this mandate, but for those who simply do not have … Read More

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