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

Fall Returns with Seasonal Festivities

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 For many, fall is their favorite season. The leaves turn all different shades of red, orange, and yellow. People put pumpkins and other fall decorations outside their homes, and the weather gets cooler. It’s a great time to be outside doing things, which is why I wanted to put together a piece detailing some fall activities … Read More

The Case for Vinyl

by Tyler Ruth ’16 In today’s digital world, listening to records seems like a thing of the past, or a thing that only hipsters do. I could open up iTunes and download whatever album I want, without the hassle of going to a record store.  But there is something about the physical experience of buying and listening to records that … Read More

Simplistic Summer 2016 Lookbook

 As summer slowly descends upon us, so are graduation parties, day trips into the city, and inevitably warm weather. Below are a few looks that guarantee you to look cool during all your endeavors this summer: This look combines a classic 90s grunge look with more modern pieces. Pairing boyfriend jeans with a fitted crop top creates a contrasting look, … Read More

Coming Up with ‘Something Witty’

by Lexi Paidas ‘17 The Olney/Brookeville area is quite fortunate to have copious musical outlets to help inspired and developing young musicians. One such inspired musical group is Something Witty, an alternative rock band comprised of sophomore Soc Matthews and juniors Aimee Nguyendinh, Nina Linkletter and Julia McIntrye, a Good Counsel student. Since its formation in the summer of 2013, … Read More

Late-Nite TV Gets a Feminist Twist From Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’

by Colleen Yates ’18 Famous comedian and commentator Samantha Bee had been the longest serving correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” until a twist of fate caused her life path to slightly alter. Bee was given the opportunity to start her own show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”, which made its debut on February 8. With a feminist … Read More