Unnecessary College Deadlines Changed

by Kat Mahoney ’20 Seniors spend the start of the school year allotting certain times to do their college applications. Some seniors even spend their whole summer making sure they have planned out how and when they will take every measure to better ensure their admittance to their top choices for colleges.  Last week seniors had a meeting with their … Read More

News Depicts Alternate Reality

by Noah Corman ’19 There exists a disconnect between the world that the news projects and the world as it actually is. This phenomenon is toxic—in order to survive, media outlets must cater to their users’ interests, sacrificing the people’s needs for their petty wants. The top headlines, if taken as a legitimate reflection of America, would indicate that chaos … Read More

Booker Has the Right Idea

by Mallory Carlson ’19 On May 6, Cory Booker, one of the many Democrats vying for the spot of Democratic presidential candidate, unveiled a comprehensive proposal for gun control reform. The 14-part plan, parts of which are among the more progressive of any of his fellow candidates, includes measures like a proposal for a new licensing program that would put … Read More

James Charles is Uncancelled

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 Earlier this month, beauty influencer Tati Westbrook uploaded a YouTube video aimed at exposing her close friend James Charles after he promoted her company Halo’s greatest competitor, Sugarbear Hair, at Coachella. In the 40-minute video, Tati provides screenshots as proof of his predatory conduct around straight men. After experiencing massive backlash resulting in James losing nearly … Read More

Amend Rating Systems

by Jack DeGonia ’19 Many parents seem to believe that video games are too graphic for their intended audience, when in reality they receive much more harsh ratings than movies and TV shows do.  Games where there is any sort of violence or swearing receives a mature rating, the equivalent of “R,” while a movie can still have this material … Read More

Why Take Tests We Don’t Know Answers To?

by Charlie Matusek ’21 In late April and all of May, students all over Montgomery County are taking PARCC and MISA tests. The PARCC English and Math test is a standardized test that monitors students’ progress, and the MISA does the same for science. In order to graduate, students now have to pass these tests. These tests have little material … Read More

Don’t Break Up Tech

by Jack DeGonia ‘19 Elizabeth Warren, one of the democratic candidates for president in 2020, is planning on dissolving parts of large tech companies, most notably Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, among others. She is hoping to do this to make the field more competitive and to prevent the emergence of monopolies. In reality, this plan would not only end … Read More

Organize Our Tutors

by Adam Levine ’20 This year, the National and Spanish Honor Societies added tutoring obligations to their overall requirements for membership. Members of the National Honor Society are required to complete eight tutoring hours per semester and for Spanish, members must log two hours. The main problem lies in the opportunities to tutor. While both societies offer sparse days of … Read More

Vaccines Are Necessary

by Brynn Smith ‘19 In 1796, Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, inoculated a 13-year-old boy with a virus that demonstrated immunity to smallpox. In 1798, he developed the first vaccine for the disease and pioneered the science known as vaccinology. Since then, prevention of viral infections like tetanus, whooping cough, and polio, have been all too easy. Go … Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival – An Community Staple

by Jenna Bloom ’21 Rock ‘n’ Roll is a three hour musical experience in early March that includes staff, singers, dancers, tech crew, band, and is a staple for the entire Sherwood and Olney community. Students perform songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and also some current songs. Dancers work for eight weeks, practicing and learning choreography. The … Read More