An Invasive Species is Killing Off Trees All Around Us

by Avery Prudenti ‘22 Trees are one of the most important parts of creating a balanced ecosystem, yet they are commonly the most overlooked, overused, and underappreciated. Currently, all across the Mid-Atlantic, specific types of trees are dying off for multiple reasons. These trees mainly consist of ash and oak trees, which are some of the most common trees in … Read More

Black Minds Matter

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 The theme for Black History Month 2022 is black health and wellness. This comes at a time when it is important to recognize mental health causes and effects in black people. Black American adults are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than white adults, according to Ruth White, an associate clinical professor of … Read More

Fear of School Shootings Adds to Strain on Students’ Mental Health

by Hailey Sepulvado ‘22 Students across the United States have practiced lockdown drills since kindergarten to prepare for the event of a school shooting. The effects of preparing for such a terrible and traumatic event and constantly seeing news stories of schools that have experienced this kind of tragedy are harmful to the youth of America and have heartbreaking consequences. … Read More

Engineering Club Partners with Non-profit for Change

by Camilo Illanes ‘22 The engineering club’s mission at Sherwood is to explore and design different engineering challenges. They have had many projects in the past working to improve their engineering skills, including the 2020 Maryland Cargo Ship Engineering Challenge, in which they competed against other schools in the state to design the best boat for carrying cargo. This past … Read More

Climate Activists Disappointed after COP26

by Alexis Booker ‘23 The 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference boasted an extensive list of world leaders that attended to set goals in the midst of the climate crisis. With climate change effects noticeable all across the globe, people are putting … Read More

Weather More Unpredictable Than Ever

by Lauren Frank ‘23 When people think of climate change, they might think of warmer temperatures, increasing droughts, and rising sea levels. Although global warming is a prominent result, so is the severity and unpredictability of extreme weather. Even as global temperatures continue to rise, the Mid-Atlantic states that include Maryland will still experience brutal winter weather. Many living in … Read More

Smithsonian Exhibit Gives a Look Into The Future

by Riley Sandoval ‘22 The Smithsonian Institution is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a new exhibit called FUTURES. This exhibit encourages visitors to envision the futures they hope to live in. It is an immersive experience with interactives, art-installations, and inventions. Located in the Arts and Industries building, FUTURES has 150 innovations, technologies, and artifacts on display until July 6, … Read More

Online Therapy Increases Privacy and Ethical Concerns

by Jay Joseph ‘22 The pandemic took a mental toll on many, as the pandemic separated people from friends, family, and resources that people often need to remain mentally healthy. However, many therapists could not perform their job in person due to social distancing, and it was hard for mental health professionals to meet the ever-growing demand for therapy. As … Read More

A Look into Parasocial Relationships Online

by Lilika Jenkins ‘22 The majority of teens in first-world countries have access to the Internet, which exposes them to many niches of entertainment, information, and creativity. A new corner of entertainment that has taken over this digital world are YouTubers, Twitch streamers and TikTokers. Children and teenagers follow these content creators on various social media platforms, such as Twitter … Read More

Ways To Navigate Seasonal Depression

by Nia Peake ‘23 It is that time of year again when the sky looks the same in the morning as it did when you went to bed, and the cool temperatures make you want to stay under the covers. This seasonal change triggers for some seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or what many know as seasonal depression. Seasonal depression can … Read More