Project Change’s Dodgeball Tournament a Small but Enjoyable Success

by Natalie Murray ’18 Several newspaper staffers took to the dodgeball court this past Sunday for Project Change’s sixth annual charity dodgeball tournament. The “Huck Yeah!” dodgeball team finished in second place in the tournament, with a 2-2 record. They sadly fell twice to team “Woah Woah Woah Woah Woah,” a group of senior boys who all dressed in basketball … Read More

Teens Losing Sleep From School

 by Kelly Sullivan ’19  Staying up past midnight at their desk, shoulders hunched and heavy eyes, students struggle with keeping up with school, while sacrificing the much-needed sleep their brain requires. Lack of sleep has been an issue for years, and more recently, cell phones have been a contributing source of sleep deprivation. But the addictive nature of the blue-light … Read More

Forensics Team Placed Fifth in County Competition

by Colleen Yates ’18  Most people hear the word “forensics” and think that it refers to the science of examining crime scenes. However, the Sherwood Forensics team is a public-speaking team comprised of a small group of students from every grade. After getting third place in the county last year but losing several seniors, the team was hoping to pick … Read More

Student Finds Entertainment in Reading For Fun

by Izzy Pilot ’18 From book fairs to summer reading contests to the infamous “Read” posters in school libraries, we’ve been encouraged to read for fun since Kindergarten. But between intense course loads, lots of extracurriculars, and distracting electronics, fewer and fewer teenagers are reading in their free time. Many students don’t even read the assigned books for their English … Read More

Sherwood Team Goes to Model UN Conference

  by Russ Irons ‘19 The Sherwood Model United Nations (MUN) club attended the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) in Baltimore. The conference began Thursday, February 8, and lasted until Sunday, February 11. JHUMUNC is an annual event that attracts students from all over the world, and brings them together for a weekend of hard work and … Read More

Snapchat Update Angers Many

 by Emma Shuster ’18 For years, teenagers across America have used the popular app, Snapchat, as a means of communication. Snapchat is an app where users takes pictures of themself and sends them to their friends to view for a specified number of seconds. The app also allows teens to post onto their story, where anyone on their contact list … Read More

Did You Know…Furry Friends are Beneficial to Human Health

by Katherine Sperduto ’19 After a long day of school followed by hours of homework, junior Kelly Seganish is always greeted at the door by her happy pooch, Buddy. The majority of students probably have a dog at home, but what many people do not know is that having a pet, specifically a dog, can positively enhance one’s health and … Read More

Social Media Spreads Fake News To Teens

by Leah Peloff ’18 A couple weeks ago, a teenager tweeted a text sequence between her and her friend talking about how the Juul, a commonly used E-cigarette among young people, causes cancer. Because of the severity and apparent importance of this information, thousands upon thousands retweeted the post and started a nationwide epidemic of fear that many teens would develop … Read More

SMOB Candidate Visits Sherwood

by Lexi Matthews ’18 With the SMOB nominating convention fast approaching, candidates for the 2018-2019 school year have launched full swing into the campaigning process. Candidate Ananya Tadikonda, a junior from Richard Montgomery, is no different, having taken her campaign to Sherwood on February 15 to meet with Sherwood SGA and talk policy with potential voters. Tadikonda, who currently serves … Read More

Ruby Chocolate Debuts in Time For Valentine’s Day

by Adam Levine ’20  This Valentine’s Day white, milk, and dark may not be the only type of chocolates you see. Ruby chocolate, the recently discovered fourth type of naturally made chocolate, was unveiled by its creators, Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut, on September 5 of last year. Made from the ruby cacao bean, ruby chocolate stands out from the … Read More