Student Spotlight: Ryan Ward, aka 410 YD
By Sofi Sowden '20
I recently sat down with Ryan Ward, the man also known as "410 YD." Ward, a sophomore, filled me in on his background, his musical influences, songwriting process, and aspirations.
Interview With a Small Business Owner (My Father)
By Tait Tavolacci '23
Small businesses across the country are facing dire circumstances. Tutto Pasta, an Italian restaurant in Fairfield, Connecticut, is one of thousands of small businesses affected by the pandemic that is ravaging our world, and it is owned by my father, David Tavolacci.
Entrepreneurs Among Us
By Emma Campbell '21
For the average high schooler, money has just become an earned commodity rather than a couple of bucks for menial chores. Perhaps you’re the go-to babysitter for your neighbor, a first-rate dog-walker, or maybe even managed to secure a part-time job at a retail store. Whichever you might be, you are in the process of earning your own freedom.
Introducing Mr. Soden
By Brendan Murphy '20
A new school year always brings changes. One of the biggest changes in our school community this year was the addition of Mr. Soden as Head of the Upper School. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be on the committee that interviewed all of the new Head of the Upper School candidates. After meeting four different applicants, I was convincingly able to say that Mr. Soden was my favorite for the job. Fast forward ten months, and here we are.
The International Students' Experience at Severn School
By Lorenzo Hu '20
Often times, people confuse international students with exchange students. In some ways, they are similar, but the difference is also noticeable. Exchange students, like the ones Severn hosts every year from Spain and France, are students involved in an exchange program established between two schools. The students do not pay any tuition to the school they are travelling to...
Lights on the Turf Fields: A Losing Battle
By Will Kennedy ‘20
Getting lights for our turf fields has been a hot topic in the community for a long time. Personally, I am in favor of lights, and I had always wondered why we don’t have lights on our fields. I wanted some questions answered on the subject, so I went to the two people who I thought could give me the best explanation on why we don’t have lights, and whether lights could be a possibility for the future.
Ask the Admiral!
Here are the answers to all of your questions about life in May 2020!
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Student Spotlight: Mackenzie Boughey
By Kyle Russell '20
Did you know that Mackenzie Boughey, as a sophomore in high school, led a march against gun violence with 2,800 people in downtown Annapolis? Mackenzie has been educated in politics ever since she could remember. Her parents told her that they would support everything that she believed in; however, she did not think about that advice until high school began.
The Joker Controversy: Much Ado About Nothing
By Nick Miller '20
In recent news, there has been much controversy surrounding Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. There has been outrage over the so-called “glorification” of a mentally ill psychopath who incites crime all over Gotham City.
Was the Ravens Season Still a Success?
By Justin Queen ‘22
After the horrible playoff loss on January 11th, Ravens fans are asking themselves, “Was the 2019 season a success overall?” Additionally, they are asking, “What do the Ravens need in the future to bring the city of Baltimore another Super Bowl victory?
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