NFL Weak on Misogyny

by Declan Rooney ’25 Harrison Butker, the starting kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, delivered a 20 minute commencement speech at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, during which he took the opportunity to spread sexism among other deeply ignorant views. “I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say that her life truly started … Read More

Why Students Skip School

by Jordan Costolo ’25 Chronic absenteeism has been a problem in schools ever since the return from virtual learning. This can be seen not only in Sherwood but also around the rest of the country. Across the United States, there are students not showing up for days or even weeks at a time. In the 2022-23 school year, studies show … Read More

Milkshakes and Microplastics

by Justin Lakso ’25 If you’re a male in high school who wants to get in shape for the summer, chances are you regularly go to the gym. It’s also likely that you’ve had a Fairlife Protein Shake. These chocolate milkshakes with incredibly high amounts of protein are usually a gym goer’s favorite recovery drink, but it might be time … Read More

Immigration Scare Tactics

by Declan Rooney ‘25 On February 2, Laken Riley, a student at the University of Georgia, was murdered by an illegal immigrant. “She was brutally murdered by one of the millions of illegal border crossers President Biden chose to release into our homeland,” said Alabama Sen. Katie Britt in the Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union. “Y’all … … Read More

On-Level Classes Are Needed

by Elsie Rozario ‘24 For the 2024-2025 school year, Sherwood is continuing to limit the range of courses available to students by only offering honors or AP level US History, NSL Government, Modern World History, English 11, and English 12. Encouraging students to take more honors classes has benefits, since honors classes boost WGPAs and look favorable on high school … Read More

UMD Overreacts

by Audrey Farris ‘25 In early March, University of Maryland announced that it was conducting an investigation into 14 sororities and 21 fraternities shortly after ordering all Greek Life chapters on campus to halt social and recruitment activities. The university announced the order in a letter which explained it has reason to believe multiple Greek Life chapters have been involved … Read More

Stop Ignoring Climate Change

by Evelyn San Miguel ‘26 Climate change, for decades, has been something inevitable but ignorable by those it affects the least. Until now, the year 2023 was the hottest on record, a record that will likely be broken in 2024 and the years following. We’ve known about the existence of climate change since 1896, when Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius predicted … Read More

Jo Koy’s Hosting Misfire

by Hannah Mushahwar ‘24 The 81st annual Golden Globes commenced on January 7 with stand-up comedian Jo Koy stepping on stage in front of millions. When he was officially announced as the host of the Golden Globes, Koy said in a statement that he was “so excited” to be hosting one of the entertainment industry’s biggest shows. The list of … Read More

Don’t Record Student Fights

by Katie Ng ‘25 At the end of lunch, a fight erupts or nearly erupts in the hallways every now and then at Sherwood. When this happens, students rush to film the fight instead of going to class and often end up arriving late to fifth period. Although Sherwood is not a school that has frequent fights, end of lunch … Read More

Performative Protests

by Devin Kosiorowski ‘24 On May 21, a group of climate change activists dumped vegetable charcoal into the famed Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. The charcoal made the waters of the fountain turn a vibrant black, grabbing the attention of locals as well as journalists worldwide. Through this protest, Ultima Generazione wanted to bring attention to the recent flooding in … Read More