Sherwood’s Food Truck Chaos

by Hannah Mushahwar ‘24 Sherwood’s homecoming spirit week was full of various activities, ranging from pep rallies, homecoming halls, clothing themes, and Friday night football games. But, as the end of Friday’s pep rally signaled a transition into food truck palooza, Sherwood students turned into animals. With almost 15 minutes left in the Powderpuff game, the students rampaged down the … Read More

Support LGBTQ+ Youth

by Katie Ng ‘25 Moms for Liberty protested against gender-affirming care and LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculums and books outside Gaithersburg High School recently. The parents protested because they believe gender-affirming care is “psuedo-scientic nonsense.” They also believe that “children cannot consent to puberty blockers’’ and have been challenging books that feature transgender characters. However, providing access to these medical services and … Read More

Trumps Owns the GOP

by Connor Pugh ‘24 After Representative Kevin McCarthy was ousted from his position as Speaker of the House by fellow Republicans, the election of the new speaker Mike Johnson finally brought almost a month of chaos in Congress to a close. A radical member of the Republican party who parrots 2020 election denial talking points among other contentious opinions, Johnson … Read More

Breaking Amazon’s Monopoly Would Pay Off for Consumers

by Marceline Meador ‘24 The goal of any company is growth, which is a principle that is the basis of capitalism. What happens, though, when just a few companies take up all the room and do not leave space for any others? Massive corporations that play a part in our everyday lives are ever-expanding, pushing out their competitors, stomping out … Read More

Lax Discipline Policies Encourage Misbehavior

by Seph Fischer ‘25 Recently, the system of student accountability across MCPS has made a drastic shift. This new set of principles–with “restorative justice” placed first and foremost–do not produce expected results, as is illustrated by the September 1 fight between Walter Johnson and Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School students at a Metro station after a football game. The violence displayed … Read More

Census Should Remove Questions about Race

by Cliff Vacin ‘25 Every 10 years, the census asks a question that reads “What is your race?” The provided options are “White,” “Black or African-American,” “American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Asian,” and “Native Hawaiian or some other Pacific Islander.” For Hispanics, there is an additional item, where the respondent marks their origins and what other race they identify with. … Read More

You Should Support the Hollywood Writers’ Strike

by Noah Bair ‘24 In the last decade, movie and TV studios have seen their profits rise by 36 percent, while writers’ pay has gone down by 4 percent in the same period. On May 2, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced that they would be going on strike. The WGA represents over 11,000 film, radio, televisions, and online … Read More

Sherwood Needs All Digital Exams for Next School Year

by Thomas Fenner and Dylan Sondike ‘24 While Covid-19 has declined, its effects on testing are still being felt throughout the country. During the height of the virus in the spring of 2020, the College Board pivoted to put modified AP exams online. As students started returning to the classrooms, most of the exams initially returned to their original format. … Read More

Business and Politics Don’t Mix

by Brian Wilbur ‘24 Huge controversy and ensuing boycott threats engulfed Bud Light’s sponsorship of Dylan Mulvaney, a well-known transgender rights activist, in a world where social divisions appear to widen daily. While promoting tolerance and supporting underprivileged groups is noble and needed, corporations must also carefully consider the repercussions of getting involved in such sensitive cultural topics. Regardless of … Read More

Students Deserve the Freedom To Choose Their School

by Seph Fischer ‘25 The current system of public education, in which money from tax paying adults is used to fund the public schools in their district, is often presumed to be the most logical solution which provides every student with access to high quality free education. What many people don’t realize is that there is a wide range of … Read More