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

Game Culture is Toxic

by Jena Le ’23 Riot Games has just announced that they are disabling a popular feature on online team-based video game League of Legends called All Chat (a feature that allows players from opposite teams to communicate with each other) in an effort to curb verbal abuse. League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world … Read More

Taking a Sick Day Is Okay

by Reade Fenner ‘22 American culture values hard work and dedication to one’s profession, but at what cost? The pressure put on Americans to succeed leads them to prioritize their jobs over their health. Employees, fearful of having to make up work they miss, come to work even when ill, a practice also present to the schools. Students need to … Read More

Walk It Out

by Nia Peake ‘23 Living in a time when speaking on progressive issues can be applauded or criticized, it is challenging to maneuver controversial topics.  More recently, walk-outs have been a prevalent form of activism. In Loudon County, Virginia, several high school students participated in a walk-out in protest of how Loudon’s school board handled a sexual assault after it … Read More

Sherwood Needs More Than Just Romance Languages

by Erica Kuhlmann ‘22 Montgomery County requires all students to take at least two years of a foreign language in high school in order to graduate. At Sherwood, the languages available for students to take are Spanish, French, and Italian. These three languages are very similar, all being romance languages spoken in western Europe. If students are required to take … Read More