MCPS Puts Athletics First

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 As the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to spread, the appropriate education of students, as well as the parity of extracurricular activities are in question. This past December, it was announced that though athletic activities would continue as normal, after-school non-athletic activities, which include all forms of the arts, would be paused until January 7. On … Read More

Congress Must Amend the ECA

by Nicholas Schade ‘23 On Wednesday, both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip Jon Thune expressed desires to work on revising one lesser known but seriously flawed presidential election certification law: The Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA). This law determines on what grounds members of Congress can object to state results, but it’s vague words allowed … Read More

Planes Need Vaccine Requirement

by Marissa Harris ‘22  Covid-19 cases have been surging tremendously with the country reaching one million cases in a single day on January 3. Currently, negative tests are required to travel internationally, but neither tests or vaccination cards are required to fly domestically. In a recent study posted by medRxiv, evidence showed that there was enhanced transmissibility from the unvaccinated, … Read More

Guns are a Responsibility

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 As the legal case continues against the parents of the Oxford High School shooter, James and Jennifer Crumbley, even more disturbing evidence has come out about their inattention to his life and mental health needs. However, at the root of the issue is the fact that they bought their adolescent teen a gun and kept it … Read More

Djokovic Gets Off Easy

by Rachel Klein ‘22 Over the past week world-renowned tennis player Novak Djokovic has been all over the news for his vaccination status, canceled visa, and possible deportation from Australia, where the 2022 Australian Open is being held in just a couple of weeks. Djokovic, who is the highest ranked men’s tennis player in the world, believes he has an … Read More

USGA Nearly Doubles Purse for US Women’s Open

by Bryan Kim ‘23 The USGA (United States Golf Association) has recently announced that the purse for the US Women’s Open Championship will be increased from 5.5 million dollars to 10 million dollars in 2022. By 2026, the purse will rise to 12 million dollars, thanks to the championship’s first-ever presenting sponsor, the non-profit health organization ProMedica. The purse for … Read More

Sherwood Closes Doors on Bathrooms

by Ben Schoenberg ’24 Since the beginning of the school year, a number of bathrooms at Sherwood are no longer accessible to students. Many of the closures are due to students removing and vandalizing school property, while others have been closed due to maintenance issues. Aside from these spontaneous closures, two bathrooms have been locked since the start of the … Read More

Administration Needs Mask Campaign

by Tori Newby ‘22 “Mask up, Sherwood,” were the words of many teachers and administrators at the beginning of the school year, hoping to create an environment where Covid-19 would be kept at bay. However, since then, pro-mask sentiments seem to be scarce, and many students wear their masks incorrectly and inconsistently, even as virus cases worsen in the area. … Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Must Be Exempt From “Religious Exemptions”

by Jay Joseph ‘22 One in ten Americans believe that getting a Covid-19 vaccine would violate their religious beliefs, a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found. The survey also found that one in three unvaccinated Americans either have asked or plan to ask for a religious exemption to the vaccine. The majority of these people are evangelical … Read More

Parents, Act Your Age

by Jay Joseph ’22 Controversies over school closures, mask mandates, anti-racist education, LGBT+ rights, and more have sparked aggressive protests across the country, causing a variety of extreme reactions ranging from illegitimate elections for school board administrators to persistent death threats towards these public servants. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum on October 4 addressing the recent “disturbing spike … Read More