‘The Last Jedi’ Keeps the Legacy Alive

by Peter Niverth ’18  As the most well known science fiction series in Hollywood history, the Star Wars saga continues its storyline set up nearly half a century ago by the first movie, “A New Hope.” “The Last Jedi,” set to premiere December 15th, is the latest installment in the franchise after “The Force Awakens,” which kicked off the newest … Read More

Ladybird Is a Modern Coming-of-Age Story

by Colleen Yates ’18 With its portrayal of the college application process, confusing teen relationships, and highly charged arguments with parents, “Lady Bird” is an incredibly relatable film, with a totally relatable main character for teenagers. With a unique personality and social awkwardness, the film’s protagonist struggles to find her place in her family as well as her society. Lady … Read More

Wolf Alice’s Breathtaking Performance Shakes D.C

by Paulina Lopez ’19 Indie-rock band Wolf Alice return to DC with a stunning, vivid and gallant performance that showcased their astounding new album, “Visions of a Life.” North-London quartet Wolf Alice, comprised of Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitars, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals), has received a lot of notoriety since their debut album … Read More

‘Cuphead’ is New and Novel in Game Industry

by Luke Weiner ’20 In a market filled with gaming companies that try to milk every single cent out of their players, “Cuphead” is an absolute blessing, at an affordable price of only $20. On the fictional Inkwell Isle, Cuphead and his brother Mugman are on a winning streak at the devil’s  casino. Cuphead and Mugman are so caught up … Read More

English Teacher Spends Free Time in the Spotlight

by Emma Shuster ’18 Through her passions for both teaching and music, Elizabeth Kominski truly lives the best of both worlds. This is Kominski’s first year at Sherwood and she teaches English 9 and 11. Prior to coming to the Sherwood, Kominski taught at Northwest for 10 years as an English, theatre, and public speaking teacher and debate coach. Music … Read More

‘Now Is Everything’ Captivates Readers

by Mollie Howard ’20 Amy Giles’ debut novel, “Now is Everything” is a contemporary young-adult work with beautifully developed characters and an expertly crafted plot that keeps readers on the edge of their seat. Readers follow Hadley McCauley, the main character, through the “then” and “now.” In the “now,” Hadley is recovering in the hospital after a tragic accident, but … Read More

Glee Club Makes Its Debut With Their ‘Broadway Revue’

by Izzy Pilot ’18 The third weekend of this upcoming January, Sherwood’s Glee Club will make its premiere with a Broadway Revue at The Olney Theatre. The club and performance were the idea of senior Evan Neufeld, director of the show, who has lots of experience working with a professional theatre company and wanted to try out directing a show … Read More

“Fiddler on the Roof” Exceeds Expectations

by Isabella Pilot ’18 The fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” opened last Friday night. Pulling off a successful rendition of this famed musical is no small feat, but C.A.S.T. exceeded expectations with strong male and female leads as well as a great, full sound from the pit band. The story centers around a small Jewish town in Imperial Russia, … Read More

“Dear Evan Hansen” Is Broadway’s Newest Game-Changer

by Sarah Nove (‘20) After the unprecedented success of “Hamilton,” many doubted that any show would be able to rival its popularity. Though no production since has garnered the same mass following, “Dear Evan Hansen” has come close. The show, which took home six Tony Awards in 2017 including Best New Musical, regularly performs for sold-out audiences filled with devoted … Read More