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

Pro v Con: Walkup movement

After the tragedy in Parkland, many students began to advocate for harsher gun control, planning school walkouts in protest of the school shootings that have occurred. However, one of the parents of a Parkland victim called on students to “walk up, not out” in an effort to fight gun violence. He argued that walkouts would do little to actually solve … Read More

The Tale of the Lion

by Colleen Yates ’18  One boy in a village was the proud owner of a pet lion. One day he took his lion for a walk and the lion ate seventeen people.  “Give us your lion, we’ll put it in the zoo!” said the townspeople, devastated by the loss.    “No.” said the lion’s owner. “It’s my right to own … Read More

Pro v. Con: Veganism

Con: What Proponents of Veganism Don’t Tell You by Brynn Smith ’19 Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. While this lifestyle is ethically justified, it is not the healthiest option for eating. Humans are omnivores. The human body is built to … Read More

Health Class: More a Burden Than a Benefit

by Hena Hussain ‘20 In order to graduate high school, MCPS has a set number of credits required for each student, including fine arts, technology, and physical education. As students make decisions about their schedules for each upcoming school year, they have many factors to consider, such as teacher recommendations, the difficulty of each class, and the interests they want to … Read More

There is No Consent Under Arrest

by Ayana Antoine ’20 and Brynn Smith ’19 The discussion regarding sexual misconduct has been the foundation for movements like Me Too and Times Up, which aim to not only show the trauma of sexual assault, but to end the systemic sexual harassment in all industries. These movements publicize rape culture and how prominent it is in just about every public sphere … Read More

MCPS Data Highlights Success of Sherwood

Do you think, broadly speaking, that your school is a “good” one? That’s probably a tough question to answer. Obviously, a good school is one where students succeed academically. But measuring academic success is often difficult and subjective. Should schools use GPAs, which can be inflated artificially? Should schools use graduates’ college placement, which often depend as much on their … Read More