Rihanna Declines the Super Bowl Halftime Show for Colin Kaepernick

by Christianna Tran ‘20  Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem at multiple 2016 football preseason games, there has been major controversy on whether or not to support the NFL’s decision of effectively banning Kaepernick as a player. Recently, pop artist Rihanna has expressed her own opinion by rejecting … Read More

Olney Theatre’s Production of ‘South Pacific’ Is an Inspiration to Teens

by Sabina Jafri ‘20 Last month, I witnessed a performance that every student at Sherwood who whines about their double-crossing friend, being grounded, or not owning a car deserves to see. Like these students, nurse Nellie Forbush of Little Rock, Arkansas has been sheltered and privileged her entire life. Smart as she may be, Nellie had never been made to … Read More

C.A.S.T. Ends Chapter in Its History with Successful Performance

by Adam Levine ‘20 The spring play is always an event to look forward to. It provides a refreshing step away from the song and dance of the fall musical and allows students to showcase their acting abilities. This year’s play, “Rumors” by Neil Simon, was able to do just that while also providing the audience with a hilarious experience … Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Delivers

by Russell Irons ‘19 “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,”released earlier this month, is a refreshing take on the once stagnant formula released annually by Ubisoft. The video game generated a fair amount of hype simply based on its setting during the Peloponnesian War, a conflict between Sparta and Athens from 431-404 BC. “Odyssey” delivers a stunning open game world larger than that … Read More

First Man: The Struggles and Sacrifice of Putting Men on The Moon

“The First Man” is worth all the buzz it is receiving.  The movie shows that films about space exploration can be personal as well as adventurous. The drama is directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. This is a reunion of the two, as they previously were together for the Academy Award-winning film, “La La Land.” … Read More

Twenty Øne Piløts Releases New Wave of Radio Unfriendly Music

by Dinah Aguilar ’19   Three years after finding mainstream success, the alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots have released their fifth studio album “Trench.” Their new music was instantly hit with criticism when the duo dropped two singles and music videos “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners.” Unlike their catchy, upbeat single “Stressed Out” from their last album, “Blurryface,” singer … Read More

The Hate U Give Addresses Real Life Racism

by Adina Brenner ‘20   Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg in the film “The Hate U Give,” lives in a community ravaged by gun violence. She is pushed to her limits after witnessing the death of one of her closest friends. This death is especially horrific as it’s committed by one traditionally seen as a symbol of protection: a … Read More

Upcoming Fall Musical Takes Sherwood in Whole New Direction

by Will Unger ‘19 English teacher Elizabeth Kominski is taking center stage this fall as Sherwood’s new theater director. Her first production will be a musical adaptation of “The Addams Family,” based on Charles Addams’s original comics of the same title. In previous years, Sherwood has put on shows like “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County … Read More

Good Times Never Felt So Good (As at the Fillmore with Dodie Clark)

by Will Unger ’19  As Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” (BA BA BA, you know the one) began, the soft sounds of a guitar and trumpet, barely audible above the crowd, were met with one last wave of applause.  I wasn’t describing the final moments of a Neil Diamond concert but it’s easy to see why you might think that. No, … Read More

“Solo” Review

by Russel Irons ’19 “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Ron Howard, is a great addition to the Star Wars franchise. Howard took over directing after the original directors left the project due to creative differences with Lucasfilms, and he reshot most of the film. “Solo” had the lowest box office opening in the franchise, but Star Wars films … Read More