Student Creativity in 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. … Read More

‘The Last Jedi’ Continues the Tradition

by Peter Niverth ’18 As the eighth installment in the long line of Star Wars films, which span four decades, “The Last Jedi” aimed to set itself apart from the rest. The film’s storyline allowed it to do just that, while also having a unique mix of old and new traditions. Throughout the film, the viewer was reminded of the … Read More

“A Very Merry Christmas” Offers A Fresh Sound to Old Classics

by Lexi Matthews ’18 As the holiday season rolls around every year, the usual Christmas songs are taken off their virtual shelves and played on loop for weeks on end. While everyone can enjoy tapping their foot along to the beat of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” or humming Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” … Read More

‘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