Chambers’ Trip ‘Czech-ed’ Off All the Boxes

The main focus of the trip was to share music we’ve learned at memorable places, such as various chapels, cathedrals, theatres, town squares, dinners, and yes, we even sang on a river boat. Backtrack to the weeks leading up to the trip. In the choir room, we studied and learned an impressive repertoire that includes songs in English, German, Italian, … Read More

ASL Integral to Student’s Life

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 and Anjali Verma ‘20 Approximately two million people in the United States are deaf. For junior Drew Scott, the deaf community is not only part of life, but of his household. With both of his parents being deaf, Scott’s first language was American Sign Language (ASL); he says him and his sister learned how to communicate … Read More

Teachers Make the Most of Their Summer Vacations

by Jenna Bloom ’21 As students, we spend the end of the school year itching for summer. We make countdowns on our phones, waiting for the time when we can spend all day outside at the beach or pool, getting tan and having fun. But, we aren’t the only ones getting a break from school. Teachers also have three glorious … Read More

Senior Column: The Things I Have Learned

by Lauren Hesse ’19 Don’t mess around with your classes: If you don’t understand something in a class, don’t just sit and let yourself not understand it. You will feel worse, fail, and keep feeling worse until you have zero confidence in yourself. The higher up you go in your classes, everything builds on everything. You’re going to have to … Read More

Senior Column: Do What My Laziness Never Could

by Noah Corman ’19 I never channeled my energy into much of anything productive. Throughout my high school years, I took issue with academic cheating, the education system’s inefficiencies, vaping, and certain aspects of capitalism among other problems. In my head, I was fixing those problems left and right–creating the perfect honor code, revamping the school system, etc. In reality, … Read More

Senior Column: United We The Students Meme

by Russell Irons ’19 Every teen nowadays is familiar with memes. They are a key source of entertainment even if they are often an abstract concept to adults. For the first time in Sherwood history, students (myself included) started making Instagram accounts to share memes about life at school and under MCPS. Through these memes, Sherwood students found common ground … Read More

Senior Column: I’ll Come Up with a Headline Later

by Katherine Sperduto ’19 Throughout my high school career, my life has changed in many ways. My friend groups changed, my classes changed, fashion trends changed, my responsibilities and freedoms changed, my interests and hobbies changed. But, the one thing that never changed in my life, is my awful disease of procrastination. Even to this day, I sit here, three … Read More

Senior Column: My Take on Excellence

by Nathan Lampshire ’19 Little did Dr. Minus know that I was practicing excellence before his time here at Sherwood. Before I decided to pursue a military career, I had a schedule that honestly couldn’t have been more beneficial for my success. I’d wake up around 5 am every morning, eat a pop tart and stick my head in the … Read More