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

Did You Know Some People Can Hear Colors?

by Natalie Murray ‘18 Some people associate every letter or number with a certain color, every pattern or sequence with a particular personality, or every name with a different taste. These people are called synesthetes, as they have variations of an interesting condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is denied as “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or … Read More

Race for Best Grades Leaves Intrinsic Learning in the Dust

by Shawn Yaftali ‘17 A classroom’s collection of ambitious students can be placed in two distinct categories: extrin- sic and intrinsic. Extrinsic learn- ers desire external rewards, like praise or good grades for their ef- forts in school. Those who are in- trinsic seek internal rewards such as thorough comprehension of the topic. This major difference stems from students’ attitudes. … Read More

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