Cameras Are Off, and Student-Learning Is Suffering

by Kate Diuguid ‘22 Remote learning during a global pandemic has meant attending classes via Zoom and completing assignments on My MCPS Canvas. During this daily routine of logging onto virtual classes, it has become starkly clear that, more often than not, students do not turn their cameras on. Evidence is emerging that virtual classes in which teachers cannot see … Read More

The Holidays Look Different in 2020

by Tori Newby ‘22 As the winter holidays approach, most families must rework their traditions. Thanksgiving resulted in a spike of coronavirus cases across the country, which is expected to reoccur as people congregate for Christmas and New Year’s. Large indoor gatherings are ill-advised due to the high transmission risk of the coronavirus, so many families will take part in … Read More

Performing in a Pandemic

by Brenna Henderson ‘21 The coronavirus pandemic has limited people’s abilities to volunteer and spend time together; however, one group has found a way to spread joy. Teen Angel Project (TAP) has been preparing since September for their first virtual performance. TAP is a non-profit organization where students in grades 5-12, including some who attend Sherwood, perform songs and dances … Read More

Junior Creates Club to Combat Homelessness During the Pandemic

by Reade Fenner ’22 Although homelessness has been an issue in the United States for decades, the coronavirus pandemic took it to another level. Shutdowns to prevent the spread of the virus led to intense economic hardship and unemployment for many. As people lose their jobs, they lose their income, meaning they may no longer be able to afford housing, … Read More

Through Joint TikTok Account, Members of Gen-Z Fight for Change

by Jenna Bloom ‘21 In the build-up to the U.S. presidential election in early November, Gen-Z and those under 18 found a multitude of ways to get involved and have their voice heard without yet being able to legally cast a vote. Two TikTokers had the idea to both mobilize youth on TikTok, and voice their support for Joe Biden. … Read More

Package for Patriots Offers A Way to Give Back

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 President Kennedy’s famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” are perfectly embodied in Sherwood’s new club Packages for Patriots, which offers students an opportunity to serve the hardworking troops overseas right from their own home. Founded by juniors Annelise Cacace, Lauren Turner, and sophomore … Read More

CB Acai Fits right in with the Olney Community

by Emily Siansky ‘22 In the past couple of years, acai bowls have been one of the trendiest foods … and deservingly so because they’re delicious. Acai bowls are basically thick smoothies made from acai berries, but they are topped with fresh fruit, granola, honey, and more. Despite Olney’s many restaurants, until recently there were no places serving acai bowls … Read More

Theater in the Time of Covid-19

by Emory Gun ‘22 Most high school classes are designed with student collaboration in mind, and although student cooperation is nice, subjects such as math, English, science, and others do not solely rely on it. However, there are certain subjects that do require student interaction and a prime example is Theater class. In a normal year, students developed their acting … Read More

Public Speaking in a Pandemic?

by Jay Joseph ‘22 After placing first in Montgomery County’s Forensics Finals against 21 other schools last year, Sherwood’s Forensics Team had high expectations for the new school year, virtual or not.  Upon first hearing the word Forensics, one may think the club focuses on criminology. However, “the Forensics club draws its name from the debate and speech aspect of … Read More

Sherwood Graduates’ College Experiences Reshaped by Pandemic

by Reade Fenner and Tori Newby ‘22 The Class of 2020 graduated from Sherwood with hopes of an enjoyable college experience after their senior year was spoiled by the pandemic. The absence of a regular prom, graduation, and other events most senior classes get to enjoy was depressing for many, but few predicted the pandemic’s effects on normal life would … Read More