‘13 Reasons’ Sparks Discussion about Exposing Young Adults to Teen Suicide

by Emma Shuster ‘18 The hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” about teen rape, assault, bullying, and suicide has prompted many schools, including Sherwood, to issue warnings to parents. On March 31, Netflix released “13 Reasons Why,” based on an original story by Jay Asher. The series centers around the suicide of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) and focuses on Clay … Read More

Teen Novel Makes Subpar Film

by Natalie Murray ‘18 “Everything, Everything,” by Nicola Yoon, is a teen romance/drama novel telling the story of Madeline “Maddy” Whittier (played in the film by Amandla Stenberg), an 18-year-old girl who suffers from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Because of this, she’s on permanent house arrest: any exposure to the outside world could overload her fragile immune system, potentially killing … Read More

‘SNL’ Ratings Soar as Satirical Influence Grows

by Meghan Kimberling ‘17 High school students are not likely to sit down and read a lengthy article on President Trump’s foreign policy, but if a popular show can relay the information creatively and comedically, then they are likely to become more engaged. Seeing a serious topic transform into a comedic one helps them understand the current events and politics … Read More

‘Divide’ Exceeds Expectations

by Amanda Allen ‘17 Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated album “Divide” was released at the top spot of the charts on March 3 and received four out of five stars from Rolling Stone Magazine. The success and praise are well deserved, because “Divide” could not be described in any other way than extraordinarily original. The album traces Sheeran’s experiences over the … Read More

Disney Film Brilliantly Recreates Fairy Tale

by Tate Harrop ‘17 A tale as old as time, yet not so old that it cannot be brought to life again. “Beauty and the Beast” has been beloved since the 1991 animated film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and helped jumpstart the “Disney Princess” era. The live-action version, released on March 17, brilliantly re-tells the … Read More

Several Students Plan on Pursuing Their Passion for Music in College

by Lydia Velazquez ‘17 Choosing a major, and essentially a career, at 18 can be intimidating. This is particularly so in today’s society given the emphasis put on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers and how they are considered much more useful than liberal arts or humanities-based careers. Such a culture and job market thus influences students to have … Read More

Rock ‘n Roll 2017 Revamping Songs and Style

by Lucy Kuchma ‘18 With Rock ‘n Roll rehearsals in full swing once again, the school is abuzz with talk of the upcoming spectacle. This year’s theme: Dance the Night Away. Rock ‘n Roll will have some changes this year as a result of the return of Jonathan Dunn, a choir director who took a five-year hiatus from teaching to … Read More

Teen Novel Provides Fresh Insight on Struggles of the LGBTQ Community

by Natalie Murray ‘18 After the results of the 2016 presidential election were released, LGBTQ crisis and suicide hotlines understandably received a substantial number of calls. The eight years that Obama served as U.S. President saw lots of progress for the LGBTQ community, most notably the Supreme Court’s ruling in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” in which same-sex couples finally got the … Read More

TV Shows Bring Back Favorite Characters

by Kayla Cohen ‘17 The popular television series among millennials, “That’s So Raven,” which aired from 2003 to 2007, is officially making a much-anticipated comeback this year. Deemed by critics as one of the most successful children’s shows to ever be on Disney Channel due to its relatability, humor, and interesting plot line, Disney Channel played numerous re-runs of show … Read More