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

Biden Is the Best Bet for 2020

by Thomas Johnson ‘19 With the start of the new year and the government shutdown, many have begun to turn their attention to the 2020 presidential election. Currently, the most popular Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election is former vice president and senator Joe Biden. He has not made an official statement as to whether or not he will run … Read More

AP History, It’s Time to Step Up

by Adam Levine ’20 For all the AP level history courses offered at Sherwood, the writing portion takes up 60 percent of the exam. While these writing sections do allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of that respective section of history, a lot of preparation for this exam takes form in learning how to write each type of prompt, taking focus … Read More

Students Should Grade Teachers

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 Throughout the school year, many students pour their hearts and souls into earning grades acceptable for their parents and colleges. To add to the obstacles outside of school, students have to do their absolute best with the teacher they are given. Regarding the teaching style and the relationships with students, teachers are instrumental in affecting students’ … Read More

Youtube’s Copyright Claims Need To Change

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 Recently, influencers have begun to speak up about their issues with Youtube’s copyright claims and some companies’ abuse of the system. Youtubers like Pewdiepie, Danny Gonzalez, and TheFatRat are relating their experiences with a process rigged in favor of companies that file claims. If you’re unfamiliar with the system, a Youtuber will upload a video, and even … Read More