Stop and Smell the Roses

by Izzy Pilot Of the 405 minutes I’ve spent confined in Sherwood High School everyday for the last four years, approximately 40 of those minutes have been spent in the hallway. That’s about 10 percent of my high school career spent maneuvering my way between crowds of people, walking as fast as I possibly could from one side of the … Read More

Sometimes, It’s OK To Make Pancakes In the Microwave

by Natalie Murray People frequently incite debates with the question, “pancakes or waffles?” For many, this is a difficult choice; for me, it’s always pancakes. As much as I love waffles, pancakes are my go-to comfort food. And even though they’re easy to make, sometimes my pancake cravings are too immediate for me to make batter, heat up a griddle, … Read More

Playing My Second-Choice Sport Turned Out To Be a Huge Blessing

by Josh Averbach I’m not the most naturally talented of athletes; I can barely jump over a coin, and an old coach once saw me run and referred to me as “a fully loaded dump-truck going uphill.” Still, I was a halfway-decent baseball player, and after a freshman-year winter of tee practice, catcherfootwork drills, and weightlifting in my basement, I … Read More

How To Get Clout

by Jared Schwartz Coming into Sherwood, I hardly knew anyone. I went to a magnet middle school, so high school was initially terrifying to me. Still, I overcame that challenge and became relevant. The best decision I made in high school was to join BBYO, a Jewish youth group. I’m not going to spend this column talking about how great … Read More

Count Your Blessings

by Lucy Kuchma In the midst of every chaotic thing going on in my personal life in the past four years, school has always been a constant. I could count on the stability of simply showing up and moving from point A to point B; from a graphic organizer to an in-class essay, a pop quiz to a big exam. … Read More

One Final Bye-Line

by Danielle Katz An adventure is defined as “an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.” Over the past seventeen years, Olney’s monotony has given me a deep sense of boredom, exposing me to my craving for every aspect of this definition. Especially during the past year, I have found myself and so many of my peers stuck in … Read More

Why I’ll Miss the Parking Lot

by Frank Platko Although the prospect of graduating is exciting to many, including myself, there are many aspects of Sherwood that I will miss. Perhaps most of all, and it may sound strange, I will miss the parking lot. Every day when the dismissal bell rings, upperclassmen rush out to the parking lot, eager to get into their cars and … Read More

Only a Stone’s Throw Away from Graduating

by Lexi Matthews It was four in the morning on an unusually snowy Wednesday in March; I was lying on the floor of my living room, trying to remember how to breathe, sweating and shivering all at once, utterly convinced I was dying precisely because my mother kept on telling me that I was not. The next four hours inside … Read More

How Field Hockey Changed My Life

by Emma Shuster Towards the end of freshman year, I decided to escape my comfort zone and try out for the field hockey team, though I’d never picked up a stick before. I had ten weeks to learn the game. My friend began helping me, and I began reaching out to coaches. Then, I got my shot; the coach asked … Read More

Feel Free To Be Yourself, People Won’t Judge You

by Colleen Yates It took a while for me to understand that people are not judging me every second of the day. It also took way too long for me to see that people are not cooler or above others. We are not above or below people in terms of popularity. We are just all different people with our own … Read More