Movie Tugs at Heart

by Danielle Tobb ‘17 Three weeks before “A Dog’s Purpose” hit theaters, a controversial video of a German Shepherd being forced into turbulent water was aired on TMZ. After receiving widespread backlash from moviegoers and animal rights groups alike, it was uncertain how this incident would affect the much-anticipated potential blockbuster. When I saw the video, I questioned seeing the … Read More

Twelfth Season of ‘Supernatural’ Is Hopefully One of Its Last

by Natalie Murray ‘18 Every Thursday night at 9 p.m., I go to my basement, turn on the television to channel 503, and watch the newest episode of the CW’s twelfth season of “Supernatural.” And every Thursday night at 10 p.m., I regret my decision. I used to love “Supernatural,” but the most recent seasons have been a massive disappointment. … Read More

R&B Artist The Weeknd Furthers Variety of Talent in New Album

by Alex Nnabue ‘18 A year after 2015’s successful album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weekend released his fourth studio album, “Starboy,” on November 25, consisting of collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lana Del Rey, and Daft Punk. Prior to the release, the R&B-alternative artist referred to the album as a new chapter and beginning. This is evident by how … Read More

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ to Beatty’s Surprisingly Inventive RomCom

by Lydia Velazquez ‘17 Thanksgiving week came and went this year with a promising selection of films. A film that was overshadowed, however, by a long anticipated new Disney princess movie and a Harry Potter spin-off was “Rules Don’t Apply,” a romantic comedy set in the 1960s. The film, directed by Warren Beatty, centers around Marla Mabery (Lily Collins), a … Read More

Washington D.C. Celebrates the Holidays

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 Washington D.C. is about an hour away from Sherwood. It’s a big city, the capital of the country, but still it seems that many students rarely visit except for school projects or special occasions. Washington D.C. has so much to offer in terms of activities, and this is especially true during winter. The Downtown D.C. Holiday … Read More

Music Teacher Dunn Excited about His Return

by Emma Shuster ‘18 After working at Sherwood from 2002-2005, music teacher Johnathan Dunn has returned after most recently working at Northwood. As soon as he saw a job opening up at Sherwood, Dunn could not resist jumping at the chance. “I saw this as an opportunity to reconnect with a community that had been so good to me. Students … Read More

Film Captures Drama And Tragedy of Disaster

by Tate Harrop ‘17 The worst oil disaster in U.S. history struck on April 20, 2010, off the coast of Louisiana. Deepwater Horizon was the name of the offshore oil rig owned by Transocean under contract with British Petroleum (BP). It was not properly built to withstand the forces of a drill driven three miles into the sea and the … Read More

South Park Retains Cultural Relevance

by Colleen Yates ‘18 Going into their 20th season, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a big reputation to live up to. For two decades, Stan has thrown up, Cartman has remained fat, Kenny has died and come back to life, and they all have remained in fourth grade. The animated sitcom, which began in 1997, follows … Read More

Film ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Isn’t Unique

by Lydia Velazquez ’17 Though potentially intriguing, book-to-movie adaptations have a tendency to miss the mark when visually recreating the story. A most recent example of this is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based off the novel by Ransom Riggs. This fantasy/adventure movie follows Jake, portrayed by Asa Butterfield, a teenager and socially awkward outcast living in Florida, as … Read More