Creating Frankenstein? The Ethics of Gene Modification

by Ella Scher ‘23 Humans have long held in the highest respect and fear those who they believe have the power to “play God.” This fear derives from the oldest of times, first documented in a novel, perhaps, in Mary Shelley’s Romantic novel “Frankenstein,” in which “a pale student of unhallowed arts” sets out to be a modern Prometheus and … Read More

The Result of Climate Change: California’s Worst Wildfires Yet

by Ella Casey ‘21 3,472,947 estimated acres burned. 6,223 structures damaged or destroyed. 25 people dead. These are the results of this year’s endless wildfire incidents in California, which have covered the state in a haze of smog. Climate change is not getting any better and these are the consequences. Previously, the record for California’s largest wildfire had been the … Read More

The Scientific Efficiency of Wearing the Right Mask

by Lucy Sokol ‘21 Masks. Within the past few months, they have become one of the most essential items you need when leaving the house. While masks help prevent you from contracting and/or spreading the Covid-19 virus, it is beneficial to know the science and analytics behind that piece of material you cover your nose and mouth with.  According to … Read More

CDC Findings Misinterpreted by Some Downplaying Pandemic

by Seth Kauffman ‘21 In a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 6 percent of the total coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) deaths were caused only by the virus itself, and the remaining 94 percent were patients with other conditions or diseases.  This statement, posted to the organization’s website on August 26 as part of … Read More

Where Are We in Finding a Vaccine or Treatment for the Coronavirus?

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 The current outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked global anxiety and concern. The novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, causes the disease COVID-19. Even though the world is several months into the coronavirus pandemic, experts still have not yet found an effective treatment because there is too much that is still unknown about the virus. COVID-19 is a … Read More

Did NASA Really Find a Parallel Universe?

by Ella Casey ‘21 For many, it seems like 2020 keeps bringing out new, crazy events, which is probably why the news articles claiming that NASA found evidence of a parallel universe to ours in which time runs backwards began quickly circulating the internet–and people believe it with ease after all the havoc the year has dug up. The truth … Read More

Is Quarantine Finally Over?

by Avery Prudenti ’22 We have all been out of school for 83 days now, and it has taken its toll on many. People spent those months waiting, and hoping for quarantine to finally be lifted. Maryland has had 55,858 confirmed cases over the past couple of months, and although that number is flattening, we’re still not in the clear … Read More

Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19

by Lucy Sokol ’21 Losing jobs. Losing loved ones. Lack of food. Lack of medical care. You name it and people during this pandemic have fears about it. While we cannot help but keep our eyes glued to new announcements, we must be aware of the dangers this pandemic has on mental health. Whether you have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, … Read More

A Look at History- The Importance of Effective Quarantine

by Julia Robins ’20 Despite the shutdown of schools and restaurants, the coronavirus is only spreading further exponentially. Looking at Maryland alone, as of March 18, there are a total of 85 cases in Maryland- on Monday there were only 37. This exponential rise in cases is typical historically with a pandemic. The only proven way for pandemics to end … Read More

Sherwood Teachers Inspire Others to Reach Their Health Goals

by Adina Brenner ’20 From the keto to the paleo diet, when it comes to losing weight there are what feels like hundreds of trends to try. But the biggest issue for those trying to change their physical health habits is finding the right method that works best for them. Whether you or someone you know is looking for a … Read More