Valentine’s Day: Explained

by Ella Casey ‘21 Valentine’s Day is known as the day in which millions of people celebrate their relationships with loved ones. Yet most people do not even know anything about the holiday besides spreading love. Valentine’s Day is actually an extremely old holiday with origins in the era of the Roman Empire and developed as a Catholic holiday celebrated … Read More

Spotlight: A Generation of Open Dialogue

by Zach Seymour ’20 and Kara Thompson ’20 By most older generations’ standards, Millennials and Gen Z have a tendency to overshare. Typically, something considered private or personal to a Boomer or even Gen Xers is something any teen would talk to their friends or even strangers about unprompted. Growing up in the age of social media most likely has … Read More

Student Gains Massive Following on TikTok

by Malec Fahmy ‘20 TikTok, as many Sherwood students know, is one of the most popular social media platforms around today. The app is a video-sharing network that allows its users to create short videos (15 to 60 seconds) that can include dancing, lip syncing, and comedic acts. It just so happens that junior Katie Feeney is one of TikTok’s … Read More

Students Rise to Fame Through Video-Sharing

by Adam Levine ‘20 TikTok’s algorithm, which comes to fruition with the “For You” page, makes it easy for aspiring TikTok-ers to find quick fame, as more likes, shares, and views sends out the TikTok to lots of users. Sherwood has a number of these famous TikTok users, those who gained fame through comedy and dancing videos alike. Among these … Read More

Sherwood Students Are Interested in Medicine Attend Open-Heart Surgery

by Hena Hussain ‘20 Watching open-heart surgery is not something that an average person gets to experience throughout their lifetime. However, for Sherwood students in the Academy of Health Professions (AoHP), getting to attend such an educational event is simply a rite of passage. The AoHP program at Sherwood allows students interested in medicine to take three years of classes … Read More

Spotlight: Will Teens Join Facebook?

Today’s teens WILL join… by Sophia Wooden ’20 Facebook might not seem necessary to teenagers, but as they grow older, they are bound to download the application. Facebook has so many different features that facilitates greater connection between people near and far. I admit, when I was younger, I thought that Facebook was weird and outdated, too. But now, approaching … Read More

Montenegrin Student Discovers Sherwood Through FLEX Program

by Anjali Verma ‘20 Originally from Bar, Montenegro, junior Amir Cuturic, a highly involved student with a huge appetite for learning, is a new exchange student here at Sherwood. Staying for the full school year, he is a part of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, as was last year exchange student, Armen Mkrtumyan. Cuturic also happens to be staying … Read More

Spotlight: Millennials Are Less Religious Than Older Generations

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 Younger generations are becoming less religiously affiliated, identifying as either atheist, agnostic, or “none” (having no religion). Following the rise of the Internet and secularism, atheism is the fastest growing belief system in the U.S., with its numbers more than tripling since the 70s. According to a 2014 Religious Landscape study from Pew Research, 88 percent … Read More

Rebekah Byerly Reflects on Teaching English in China

by Julia Robins ‘20 Rebekah Byerly has settled into her second year at Sherwood, teaching Calculus with Applications, as well as ESOL Algebra. She is also the Head Indoor Track Coach. Before landing at Sherwood, Byerly taught English to young children in China during the 2017-2018 school year. She moved a lot when she was young and was raised to … Read More

Retired Teacher In Olney Who Taught Rapper Jay-Z

by Lexi Kimmel ‘21  Almost everyone has a story of a time that they saw or interacted with a celebrity. Reene Lowden, Olney inhabitant and former teacher at I.S. 318 Middle School, is one of the few people who has not only met a celebrity but has been credited for one’s success. According to Shawn Carter, a year in sixth … Read More