Hidden Gems for the Community

Everyone knows that Olney is home to multiple national food stores, banks, and restaurants. In the midst of all of these locations, the unique, local, family-owned shops are often neglected. El Andariego “El Andariego” or “The Wanderer,” after whom the Vasquez’s family restaurant is called is the result of their wandering journey—a journey to set down roots and to share … Read More

Local Tradition Delivers Happiness for the Holidays

by Danielle Tobb ‘17 The sound of the re truck’s sirens in mid-December signals the arrival of one of the area’s much-anticipated traditions: the Santa Run. No, contrary to what you may think, this is not a San- ta-themed 5K. Since the 1970s, the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department (SSVFD) has ridden around the local neighborhoods on Christ- mas Eve … Read More

Life Hacks

By Kayla Cohen ‘17 Life Hacks Become a Trend Over the course of the last decade, You- Tube has evolved into an online sensation. People from all over the world can watch almost any video on topics ranging from makeup tutorials to cute animals through a single website. 2015 saw the rise of “Life Hack” videos as a new trend. … Read More

Child Development Offers Internship Opportunities

by Lauren MacFadden ‘17 Many high school students struggle to figure out what they might want to do for a career after college. To help students consider their options for the future, Sherwood has multiple programs focusing on fields such as medicine, engineering, and teaching. The teaching program is completed through the child development course taught by Beth Bonita where … Read More

A Procrastinator’s Heroic Search for Homework Help

by Isabella Pilot ‘18 Their posters are scattered throughout the hallways of schools across the county. Their name is occasionally spoken in classrooms or on the announcements, not to be heard again for months at a time. Their logo appears momentarily on the MCPS website before blending in with the hundreds of other features and announcements. They are: Homework Hotline … Read More

Finstas Become The Real Deal

by Lydia Velazquez ‘17 With the prevalence of social media in today’s society, it is easy for one’s life to be viewed and judged by anyone. It’s just as easy to filter one’s life to appear as “perfect” as possible. However, the social media trend of “finstas” has begun to dismantle the expectation of appearing perfect online. “Finstas,” fake instas, … Read More

New Administrator Brings Experience to Position

 by Journalism Class New assistant principal Maychel Harris brings more than three decades of MCPS experience—including as a security guard, paraeducator, English teacher, resource teacher, and assistant athletic director—to his job. Harris previously worked as an administrator for 10 years at Springbrook; he replaces Sandi Williams, who left Sherwood to become an assistant principal at Wheaton. Harris’s first MCPS job, … Read More

Sherwood Confessions

Sherwood Confessions By Ketki Chauhan In late 2012, a new phenomenon called confession pages, spread among high school students. These pages allowed for people to anonymously submit posts that would later appear on a social media account like Twitter or Facebook. This trend had even reached Sherwood during the current senior’s freshman year. As a tribute and throwback to this … Read More

Student Disproves Beauty Pageant Stereotypes

by Lauren MacFadden ‘17 The first beauty pageant was in 1888 in Belgium; it was a formal event in which those who attended had to dress in their nicest clothing. Since then, the ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ phenomenon swept the nation in 2008, leading to a widely held belief that all beauty pageants are superficial and mean-spirited. Inspired by her mom … Read More

A New Perspective

by Lucy Kuchma ‘18 When it comes to vacation, most people envision a calm, relaxing environment with good food, a nice place to stay, and fun activities. Imagine going to a foreign country with no idea what your lodging will be like, what you will be fed, or what you are going to do. Then imagine how great that adventure … Read More