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

Theories Abound about So-called Mandela Effect

by Megan Werden ‘17 Oscar Meyer or Oscar Mayar? Is the show called “Sex in the City” or “Sex and the City?” Does the song “We Are the Champions” by Queen actually end with “of the world?” The doubt over which of these choices are correct has been attributed to the Mandela Effect, which is when many remember a certain … Read More

Quadruplets: Four Peas in a Pod

by Emma Shuster ‘18 Sherwood welcomes near- ly two thousand students at the beginning of each school year. This year, Sophia, Helena, Kosta, and Catherine Ferentinos marked a rare enrollment with- in the school’s Freshman Class, being the rst and probably last set of quadruplets to enroll in the school. “We are similar to any other family, except there are … Read More

National Writing Challenge Is a Novel Idea

by Isabella Pilot ‘18 Four students. 30 days. 30,000 words. This November, Sherwood’s Writing Club joined prospective novelists across the globe in the National Novel Writ- ing Month Challenge (NaNoW- riMo). Participants have just one month to write a novel of their own, tracking their word count and connecting with fellow writ- ers throughout the month-long process. There are no … Read More

Harriger Leads the Cheer for Student Body in Their Activities

by Tate Harrop ‘17 In a place with as much diversity as Sherwood has, students and faculty express their involvement in school life in a wide array of ways. Math teacher Michelle Harriger persistently has made it a mission of hers to support her students not just in her classroom but through her presence at their many school activities and … Read More