Media Fails To Properly Inform

by  Daniel Hatfield ‘13 Media outlets pick and choose stories that they deem relevant to public interests, specifically events such as the Boston Marathon bombing. Meanwhile, in Iran and Pakistan, at least 38 people have been killed by a massive earthquake. In the weeks to come, news stations and tabloids alike will scour the tragedy at Boston, reporting every minute … Read More

Dictator Softens North Korean Threat

by Evan Schwartz ’13 Over the past two weeks, the democratic world has been on edge in anticipation of North Korea’s supposed missile attack. However, the World Wide Web has taken the threats in a different direction as they poke fun at the not-so-threatening North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jung-Un. The portly, slightly “derp”-y leader has people on the Internet … Read More

Games Aren’t Just for Kids

by Connor Martin ’13 I remember when going to school used to have fun aspects to it. Once in a while there would be a day when we could learn things in a new, interesting way. “Jeopardy” is always an easy way to get students more competitive and interested in their studies, so why don’t teachers do it more? When … Read More

Time is Money in High School

by Mandy Stussman ’14 Without the tired muscles of workers going about their days, trying to make a living, our country would fall to pieces. Automotive service technicians, child care providers, emergency medical technicians; the list goes on and on. The devoted labor of the American workforce is what sustains our country. During his State of the Union address on … Read More

Obsession with 7-11 Has Run Its Course

by Dylan Craig ’16 As a freshman, one of the most annoying things to plague me in my first year at Sherwood is having to constantly deal with fellow freshmen pushing me to go to 7-11 with them during lunch. What is so exciting and attractive to freshman about walking half a mile, and crossing a busy road just to … Read More

Military Standards Can’t Fall

by Alex Porter ’13 The Department of Defense announced its plans to open ground combat positions to women. After years of service practically on the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan, female soldiers and Marines will be able to serve in tanks, as artillery crew and in the infantry. As someone joining the Army this year, I welcome this change. My … Read More

Beyoncé Won’t Bring World Peace

by Joy Zhang ’14 On January 21, the nation watched as President Barack Obama made his second inaugural address. Unfortunately, the priorities of the viewers were extremely skewed. After Beyoncé’s amazing rendition of the National Anthem, many began to speculate if she had lip-synced it. Several news outlets and blogs have covered this story endlessly. Citizens seemed to focus more … Read More

Nonsense Continues To Be Reported

by Will Van Gleder ’16 While the world goes crazy, newscasters continue to enjoy talking about nonsense. Terrorists took over a BP oil facility in Algeria and chaos ensued; people there were injured and killed. The president of the United States was about to be inaugurated for a second term. What was the headline story on NBC news? A foot-long … Read More

Backspace the Cell Phone Policy

by Taylor Fernandes ’14 Every year it feels like the school adjusts the cell phone policy to try and stop students from using them during class, yet students disregard the policy and fit in a quick text message while the teacher has his or her back to the class. In the student agenda book, the policy states “1st offense- teacher … Read More

Even Kindergarteners Can Do It

by Stacey Wells ’15 When students first start kindergarten, the first thing they learn how to do is compromise. For example, if you wanted to paint but your friend wanted to play with action figures, you would compromise and end up doing some of both. It is expected that one carries this skill all the way through adulthood. However, the … Read More