Bowser’s Bad Plan for Homelessness

by Lauren Hill ‘22 The Coordinated Assistance and Resources for Encampments (CARE) program was recently put in place in D.C by Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. The program is being used to find housing for homeless D.C residents and clean up 3 major encampments made by these individuals.  While this program … Read More

School lunches are finally free to all, but is that truly enough?

by Lilika Jenkins ‘22 For the 2021-2022 school year, MCPS made school lunches free for all students due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting families and students throughout the county. In Sherwood, many people go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast and lunch every single day. However, there has been a noticeable lack of the variety of meals students can choose … Read More

Humanity’s Greatest Weapon: Laughter

by Naomi Bang ‘23 This past year and seven months has been long and exhausting, to say the least. But it wasn’t all bad. In between the isolation and burnout, people fought adversity with laughter. Sometimes the best thing to do during the worst of times is just have a good laugh.  Laughter is scientifically known to reduce stress as … Read More

Law Violates Students’ Rights

by Bryan Kim ‘23 On May 10, 2021, Oklahoma passed a law, prohibiting public school lessons and discussions on race and gender issues. A group of educators, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), filed a lawsuit against the newly implemented policy. ACLU argues the law violates educators’ and students’ constitutional rights of freedom of speech and academic freedom. … Read More

The Hypocrisy of Texas

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 Last week, the Texas legislature passed the strictest abortion law in the country, which bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The law limits bodily autonomy and is in direct violation of the 1972 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which protects the right to have an abortion under the fourteenth amendment’s due process clause. … Read More

Confederate Heroes Do Not Exist

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 In the United States there are 175 public schools named after Confederate leaders, soldiers, and supporters. Most of the Confederate-named schools are concentrated in seven states—Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. In Alabama and South Carolina, laws have been made to restrict the renaming of public schools named for Confederate leaders. The push … Read More

Saving Women’s Sports?

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 Over the past six months, 30 states have introduced legislation to restrict transgender athletes, particularly transgender women, from competing in sports. In defense of this legislation, lawmakers have claimed that they’re “saving women’s sports” from the “unfair” physiological advantages transgender women might have. This notion, while also feeding into the transphobic idea that trans women are … Read More

Let Celebrities Breathe

by Joseph Oscilowski ’22 The news has been exploding recently with big topics such as the Israel-Palestine conflict. With controversial topics such as this, we see a lot of social media activism; posting about and advocating for one’s beliefs via their social media platform. Celebrities are often unfairly criticized for not participating in said activism as they’re seen as role … Read More

Hogan For Senate

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 With Governor Hogan of Maryland’s two term limit up next year, there has been much speculation if he could attempt to oppose Senator Chris Van Hollen in the 2022 midterm election. In his 7 years as Governor of Maryland, he has done one of the best jobs, not only compared to former Governors of Maryland, but … Read More

Remind Is Superior to e-mail

by Tori Martinez ‘23 In the online learning environment e-mails play a large role in student-teacher communication, however, e-mails can sometimes be hard to navigate. The Remind app offers a time-efficient and convenient way for students and teachers to communicate concisely, and therefore is preferable to e-mail.  When teachers have more than one e-mail address, it can be confusing and … Read More