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

Netflix’s Latest Series Is Totally Not ‘Unfortunate’

by Lydia Velazquez ‘17 When a well-known children’s series is adapted to the screen, it’s monumental and nostalgic for fans, raising the stakes for it either to be a success or a letdown. “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” written by Daniel Handler (pen name Lemony Snicket), was an example of the latter, as it was adapted into a 2004 film … Read More

CAST’s ‘Winter One Acts’ Has Yet Another Successful Year

by Colleen Yates ‘18 Each year, Creating Awesome Sherwood Theatre (CAST) puts on a series of short plays held in the Ertzman Theater. These student-directed and occasionally student-written plays constitute what CAST calls “Winter One Acts.” This year, the five individual plays shown on January 11th and 12th were: “Nobody Famous,” “Family 2.0,” “Maya,” “Bank Robbery,” and “Over Reacting.” Junior … Read More

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