Netflix Show Connects Teens to the News Today

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 Seven episodes into its first season, Daily Show alum Hasan Minhaj has taken the internet by storm with his political satire “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” a Netflix show that blends current events and comedy in every half-hour episode that leaves viewers knowledgeable on the topic covered. He often discusses minority representation in entertainment today and about … Read More

A Spider-Man For Everyone

by Ayana Antoine ‘20 Marvel first introduced the fictional character of Spider-Man August 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15 comic book. It was a gateway to commercial success for the superhero and inspired the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series. Dozens of remakes to the teenage hero’s story followed. The new animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”  introduces new … Read More

‘Fall Out 76’ Falls Short

Andrew Ventura 19’ “Fallout 76” is a prequel to all of the previous Fallout games. Exciting at first glance, the game fails to deliver an intriguing story. Set in 2102, the player is an inhabitant of Vault 76. The vaults were built as shelter from nuclear conflict. The player emerges from the shelter 25 years after the bombs fell on … Read More

Rebooted ‘Charmed’ Brings Current Issues to Classic Storyline

by Brynn Smith ’19  With the recent trend in the reboot of 90s television for today’s teens that includes shows like “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Will and Grace”, ‘Charmed’ is the next in a long line. A nostalgic classic, ‘Charmed’ is the story of three sisters who find out they have magical powers and must use those powers to … Read More

‘Creed ll’ the Perfect End to an Era

by Jackson Hongtong ’21  “Creed ll” is the newest addition to the famous boxing movie series, Rocky, that first started in 1976. Adonis Creed, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan, is the son of Apollo Creed, which was revealed in the first “Creed” film. Sylvester Stallone, as Rocky Balboa, is Creed’s mentor.  “Creed II” is about the aftermath of Adonis’ last … Read More

Treyarch’s “Black Ops 4” Delivers Thrills

by Justin Risher ’21  Treyarch recently released “Black Ops 4,” its newest addition in the Call of Duty Black Ops series. The first-person shooter game offers the classic multiplayer and zombies modes. The player can match up with their friends and compete against other teams in any of the gamemodes. For example, in one of the more popular modes, “Domination,” players … Read More

‘Full Disclosure’: CAST’s ‘The Addams Family’ Exceeds Expectations

by Adina Brenner ’20  Sherwood’s CAST (Creating Awesome Sherwood Theater) has put on numerous productions over the years that have surpassed any expectations. This past weekend they put their spin on a well-known production, “The Addams Family,” originally known for its 1964-1966 TV series. Coming to the Broadway scene in 2009, “The Addams Family” musical takes aspects of the TV … Read More

“Songs for the Season” Provides Christmas Nostalgia

by Anika Mittu ‘19  It could be argued that late November is far too early for thoughts of sugar cookies and woven stockings. But Ingrid Michaelson’s Christmas album “Songs for the Season”, released on October 26, creates an early onset of the dreamy, warm holiday mindset that makes December 25 feel closer than it is.  In her latest music release … Read More

Jonah Hill Directs ‘mid90s’ a Emotional Coming of Age Story

by Ayana Antoine ’20 “Mid90s” connects the lives of four boys from differing backgrounds, the only constant being their love for skateboarding. Written, directed and produced by Jonah Hill, the movie captures the life of a 13-year-old boy named Stevie whose home life consist of his single mother (played by Katherine Waterston), who struggles to take care of Stevie, and … Read More

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Proves To Be a Must -See

by Kara Thompson ’20  Whether it’s the iconic stomp-stomp-clap from “We Will Rock You” or the moving anthem that is “We Are the Champions,” everyone has heard a Queen song. The film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” named for one of the band’s most famous songs, follows the rock band Queen from their formation in 1970 and through their journey as a band, … Read More