Seniors Urged To Take Final Year Seriously

by Leah Peloff ‘18 Many students look forward to their senior year as a time to cut down on a demanding junior year schedule. They picture an abundance of time to relax and have fun while maintaining a high GPA thanks to easier classes. On the other hand, some may argue that a senior’s job is not over yet. Many … Read More

Junior Creates Own Clothing Line

by Colleen Yates ‘18 Junior Eric Matthis recently created his own clothing line called O~town, named in honor of Matthis’ hometown of Olney. The entire operation takes place in his basement where he uses a computer to design his own logos and then prints them himself onto T-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts. “Kanye’s [West] YEEZY was pretty much my inspiration for … Read More

Teens and Adults Make Decisions In Different Ways

by Jonathan Chang ‘17 There’s now another difference between teenage and adult minds: decision-making. According to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, teens and adults are vastly different in how they seek information to make a decision. The study took 149 volunteers, ages 12-28, who were all asked to earn the highest possible score on a computer-simulated … Read More

Forensics Claims Third

by Brynn Smith ‘19 Following the qualifying tournament in January, the Forensics team was thoroughly prepared for their quarter finals, semi finals, and eventually the finals competition. Finishing behind Walter Johnson and Richard Montgomery, Sherwood claimed third place out of 21 other high schools throughout the county at the nals on February 10 and 11 at Blake. Forensics is competitive … Read More

Student Film Festival Returns To Sherwood for Fourth Year

by Isabella Pilot ‘18 The Sherwood Film Festival is returning for its fourth year on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ertzman Theater. This year’s event will feature some significant changes designed to both encourage more students to compete and increase turnout as the festival gains recognition and anticipation. “When we first started out, we had four categories; music … Read More

ESOL Students Anxious about Stricter Enforcement

by Danielle Katz ‘18 Travel bans, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies, and deportations are topics plastered across national television and newspapers. Despite appearing far away and impersonal, their local effects can be found within the Sherwood community. New policies surrounding immigration have struck fear and brought a sense of uncertainty to populations within the school, and these effects are … Read More

Teen Substance Abuse Drops to a Record Low

by Shawn Yaftali ‘17 Unlike previous generations, the current wave of teenagers are defying the stereotype of young adults abusing dangerous substances. Recently, their use of alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs have fallen to record lows. These results were compiled by a U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) survey, which studies the trends in illegal and illicit drug use … Read More

Robots Are Becoming the Real Job-Killers

by Zachary Weisenthal ‘19 One of President Donald Trump’s top campaign promises was to “bring back the jobs” by cutting taxes, eliminating regulations, and pulling out of bad trade deals. However, the other countries that Trump claims are “stealing American workers” are not actually the largest danger to the U.S. economy. Rather, new technologies that are automating jobs in dozens … Read More

There Is a Scientific Explanation behind the ‘Winter Blues’

by Leah Peloff ‘18 As it gets deeper and deeper into winter, many people start to experience what is known as the “winter blues.” Opposite to spring fever, people often feel seasonally depressed due to the increased hours of darkness as well as the bitterly cold weather. Winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), has numerous causes, including, “brain chemicals, … Read More

‘It’s Academic’ Fights for Spot in Semifinals

by Danielle Tobb ‘17 Sherwood’s “It’s Academic” team was thoroughly prepared when they stepped on the stage at NBC4 Studios for their competition against Northwest and Fairfax County’s Centreville on October 15. Social studies teacher and co-sponsor of “It’s Academic” Scott Allen explained that the team played the game with a calculated strategy: build up a lead in the beginning … Read More