‘The Next Three Days’ Well Worth the Next Two Hours

by Max Simpson ’11 In “The Next Three Days” John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a teacher at a community college, faces the likelihood that his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks), will be in prison for the rest of her life because of a murder conviction. At the start of the film John is going though the appeals process, and has exhausted all … Read More

Urban BBQ Provides Customers with an All Sensory Experience

by Ellen Kirkness ‘12 For as long as I can remember, the businesses in the building on Route 108 across from the French Confection in downtown Sandy Spring have come and gone with the seasons. Can anyone recall the name of the specialty grocery market or the piano bar? Due to the lack of a paved parking lot and the … Read More

‘Danger Days’: The Same Old Cynicism with a Splash of Color

by Andi Hubbell ‘11 Screeching electric guitar music resonates, and a fiery explosion ensues. Within a matter of seconds, a brightly painted Trans Am races around the bend of a dusty desert road. A second, sleek black car and motorcade closely follow. The Trans Am’s passengers, the members of My Chemical Romance, promptly put the rainbow-colored ray guns they are … Read More

‘Burlesque’ Lacks Flavor, Fun

by Leah Schroeder ‘13   When would it end? Twenty minutes of intrigue, followed by, well, nothing. Everything that happens is predictable and the end couldn’t come soon enough. When the credits finally start rolling, however, there isn’t even a satisfying end to prelude it. Steven Antin’s “Burlesque” is boring, adding nothing to the same-old small town girl making it … Read More

‘Oklahoma’ Hits the Stage with Smashing Success

On November 18, 19 and 20 the club CAST, which stands for Creating Awesome Sherwood Theatre, launched “Oklahoma” as its annual fall musical. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, the musical is set in 1906 and centers around the love between a young cowboy named Curly, played by sophomore Connor Martin, and a farm girl named Laurey, played by senior Simone Brown.

Changing the Face of Fashion, One Show, Step and Canine At a Time

by Olivia Snyder ’12 Over the years, the fashion industry has gotten itself a bad rep, particularly in the wake of controversies over models’ and workers’ well-being. Even in a profession with a reputation of narcissism, a few companies in the D.C. area are doing their best to change this perception; among these are organizations like Fashion Fights Poverty, the … Read More

Holiday Media Equals Humbug

by Brad Matthews ‘11   As November comes to a close, the holiday season, dormant from New Years to Thanksgiving, once again starts up, bringing holiday cheer and pomp. One yearly icon of the holiday season is the conversion of some radio stations to holiday music stations; 97.1 WASH FM started playing its holiday playlist on November 19, and Baltimore’s … Read More

Cultural Obessions: The Last Ten Years in Pop Culture Phenomenons

2000 by Paul Szewcyk ‘12  iPod~ On October 23, 2001, the music industry changed forever with the release of the iPod. By the time students hit middle school, the only thing on their birthday list was a shiny new iPod. Kids no longer had to shuffle through their CD cases just to find that one CD with the one song … Read More