Texting Language Affects Classroom

by Rebecca Stussman ‘12 Each day, Facebook users collectively partake in more than one billion chats. Every year for the past four years, the number of text messages sent annually has grown by 250 percent. Over 75 billion text messages are delivered each month. The average teenager sends or receives 3,339 texts a month, or eight messages every waking hour. … Read More

Students Give Back by Coaching Youth

by Will Gavett ‘12 Coaching a sports team can be a very rewarding yet stressful experience. However, several students at Sherwood have decided to take up this challenge, regardless. Whether they’re doing it for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, just for the fun of it or both, these students give back to their community by coaching children from around the … Read More

Teens Find Their Skis Crossed

by Ryan Coulter ‘12 Fresh powder, clean brisk air and a crucial decision to make: do you join your family for a weekend of bonding on some of the best slopes in the country or do you tag along with friends for a trip full of laughter and adrenaline? The decision between these two options has divided high school winter … Read More

Firewall Teams Crack the Codes of Cybersecurity

by Rachel Zemel ‘13 According to a Pew Research Center survey, 93 percent of teens use their desktop computers or laptops to go online. Like most users, students deal with computers that are often prone to viruses, hacking and other vulnerabilities. However, the students on the Sherwood Cyber Warriors and Sherwood Firewall Team proved their adeptness at protecting computers from … Read More

South Park Creates a Lasting Stereotype Against Gingers

by Jessica Carrera ‘13 and Evan Schwartz ‘13 In 2005, the comedy “South Park” aired an episode called “Ginger Kids.” In the episode, Eric Cartman delivers a “hate speech” directed at gingers, claiming that they are disgusting non-humans that do not have souls. Later on in the episode Cartman gets tricked into thinking he contracted “Gingervitis” (the disease that causes … Read More

Empty Bowls Combines Food and Art

by Bethany Van Waes 12′     Thanksgiving is a time for being thankful for what we have. This year, the community can give back to those who cannot afford the food to have a Thanksgiving dinner, or many meals for that matter. On Thursday, November 17, the Art National Honors Society sponsored an Empty Bowls event. With every $10 … Read More

New Additions Lead to Increased Interest in Field of Screams

by Allie Strosnider ’12 and Abby Inwood ’13 Because of the many changes made in the Olney Boys and Girls Club’s (OBGC) Field of Screams, attendance has been greater than ever. Although exact numbers will not be available until after Field of Screams ends, attendance records have broken on several nights. The main reason the event has grown so much … Read More

Welcome to Sherwood

by Katie Nolan ‘12, Mandy Stussman ‘14 and Paul Szewczyk ‘12 New teachers transfer from school to school each year. However, this year, Sherwood welcomes five teachers who are brand new to the profession. Christiane Lock in the English department, Ana Hernandez of the foreign language department, Allison Shafer in the art department, Marquis Bell in the technology education department, … Read More

Former Private School Students Adjust to MCPS

by Rebecca Stussman ‘12 This year Sherwood took in 67 non-freshmen transfer students from private schools, an increase from previous years and an anomaly, according to the counseling department. With nine new students, Good Counsel provided the most transfers, primarily due to students’ dislike of its stricter policies. “I transferred because … I wasn’t really happy with much at Good … Read More

County in Controversy Over Proposed Curfew

by Jacob Bogage ’12 As teen gangs gathered in downtown Silver Spring July 1, police could do nothing but stand around and watch. They questioned members to slow them down and divert them, but officers had to stand by helplessly until the brawl they anticipated ensued and a young girl was stabbed. The incident prompted County Executive Isaiah Leggett to … Read More