Should Nike Have Run Kaepernick Ad?

Nike has been the subject of controversy for its new ad for the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, which featured NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been the face of an ongoing protest to raise awareness about racial injustice. He demonstrated his beliefs by kneeling during the National Anthem every game until he later opted out of his contract … Read More

Trump Ignores Dangers of Climate Change

Staff Editorial When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released an October 2018 report stating that global temperatures will rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030 if leaders do not act against climate change, scientists were shocked at the newly discovered truth. The truth is that the majority of Americans currently alive will live to see increasingly violent … Read More

Global Water Crisis Poses Detrimental Threat

by Brynn Smith ’19  The majority of Americans turn on their water faucets and immediately have access to clean, running water, and they believe that will always be the case. Many take for granted that a planet made up of 71 percent water will always be able to sustain their need for the resource. This is not the case. Only … Read More

Not Cool to Juul

by Lauren Hesse ’19  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently ramped up his efforts to stop teens from vaping and juuling. As a teenager, I understand the allure of rebellion and the desire to be cool. When an adult advises against a behavior, that behavior becomes more appealing. However, as an analytical chemistry lab intern at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) … Read More

Students Have Voices, Too

by Hena Hussain ’20 As students in high school, we have begun to develop thoughts and distinct views on a variety of political and social issues. Whether our debates concern gun control or standardized testing, the ability to voice our opinions is vital to the process of preparing us for the real world.   However, when students are prevented from voicing … Read More

Minus, Make Your Presence Felt Next Year!

 Eric Minus has been hired to replace Bill Gregory, who is retiring after an 18 year-long career in MCPS that includes the last 12 years as principal at Sherwood. Minus will inherit a school that has its strengths and its areas where improvement is needed.  Students generally like, or at least tolerate, attending Sherwood. The qualities of the school include … Read More

The LGBTQ+ Community Needs More Than One Day

by Ayana Antoine ’20  Sherwood participated in their annual Day of Silence on April 27 to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. The day is to respect those who have to closet their sexual preferences and gender identity, by not speaking for the day. A large portion of students respect the silence of their peers and wear a support sticker … Read More

The Stigma against The Menstrual Cycle Is Unacceptable

by Brynn Smith ’19  Last year, social studies teacher Beth Shevitz, sponsored the first annual feminine hygiene product drive to collect tampons and pads to give to the nurse, for the nurse to give to students “in need.” In the past, as reported by The Warrior last spring, the school nurse had spent her own money to ensure students needing … Read More

Trump’s New Tariffs Are Truly Terrible for Us and Abroad

by Russell Irons ’19  In accordance with his America First rhetoric, President Trump imposed tariffs, or tax applied to certain imports with the intent to protect domestic businesses from foreign competitors, in hopes of bolstering U.S. industry. This economic ‘strategy’ will only harm the world economy and weaken American industry.  In early March of 2018, Trump announced a plan to … Read More

Sherwood Needs To Ensure Safer Parking Lots

by Emma Shuster ’18 As soon as students get their license, they look for excuses to drive anywhere. And although they typically do well on roads when surrounded by experienced drivers, this is not the case in a school parking lot. School parking lots consist of mostly new drivers who are still becoming acclimated to being behind the wheel as well … Read More