‘Cloverfield’ Adds to Long List of Failed Sequels

by Dinah Aguilar ’19 The “Cloverfield” franchise is known for its secrets and surprises, but to many fans, the announcement of the new “Cloverfield” movie being released on Netflix was not a welcomed one. “Cloverfield” is a very popular movie series in the genre of monsters and aliens and each film gives a different point of view of someone’s life as … Read More

‘Black Panther’ Sets The New Standard For Marvel

by Peter Niverth ’18 The Marvel franchise has long been known for its multitude of superheroes, with each one sharing a similar background and reason for fighting. It usually entails parents killed at a young age, the young hero struggling to find their place in a world which shuns those with unique abilities, and a villian who just wants to … Read More

High Fashion Continues to Mesh with Politics

by Mallory Carlson ’19 New York Fashion Week started on Thursday, February 9. The industry has been undergoing change, as issues of equal representation and diversity have arisen due to a cultural shift causing brands and stores to reconsider how they market to consumers. But in addition to increased inclusivity, the fashion world has become decidedly more political; the most … Read More

Justin Timberlake Halftime Show

by Vendela Krenkel ’20 So many great artists have emerged with new music, so why is it that the Super Bowl Halftime Show features an old singer whose time has passed? Justin Timberlake’s performance for the Super Bowl Halftime Show this year was underwhelming. The show started backstage with his new song “Filthy,” which was the only song he used … Read More

Women in Hollywood Stand Up for Equality

by Riley Whelan ‘18 Women have been fighting for their rights for a long time now, not asking for superiority, but simply equality. The struggle for fair treatment of women in Hollywood dates back to the 1950s or even earlier, but after news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, women in the industry took action, refusing to back down. Weinstein, … Read More

Migos Fails To Deliver

by Owen Steffan ‘18 After a dominant 2017 which included two Grammy nominations and several chart topping singles, Atlanta rap trio Migos returns with their new album “Culture II.” The project is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2017 album “Culture” which featured songs such as “T-Shirt” and number one hit, “Bad and Boujee.” With “Culture,” Migos established themselves as … Read More

New Netflix Show, “Altered Carbon,” Meets Expectations

by Natalie Murray ‘18 Netflix has seen lots of success with its original sci-fi shows, most notably “Stranger Things” and “Black Mirror.” So it may seem surprising that Netflix’s newest original, “Altered Carbon,” a ten-episode series which was released last Friday, has just 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Having watched the first half of the series, I can see why … Read More

Fall Out Boy’s New Album Causes Fans To Fall Out of Love

by Brynn Smith ‘19 If you were musically conscious in 2005, you probably went through an alternative rock phase. And while a multitude of bands contributed to that unique listening experience, Fall Out Boy outshone them all. With their lengthy song titles, catchy lyrics, and emo sound, the band was a staple in the first decade of the 21st century. … Read More

Students Display Creativity In C.A.S.T. Winter One Acts

by Anika Mittu ‘19 As a series of student-directed short plays, C.A.S.T.’s annual Winter One Acts often goes unnoticed by the vast Sherwood community.Yet, on January 18 and 22, a group of student actors explored childhood, adolescence and the mishaps of romance through five mini productions that left the audience feeling lucky to have attended the typically overlooked performance. The … Read More

The Death Cure Provides An Okay Ending to an Era

by Dinah Aguilar ‘19 “The Maze Runner” series by James Dashner is the last in the era of dystopian future teen novels and movies. The series revolves around Thomas who was mysteriously dropped into the middle of a maze, called “the Glade,” along with several other teenagers who have no recollection of their previous lives. After the first two movies … Read More