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.
International Student 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.
Artist Spotlight: Yeala Grimes '21
By Emma Campbell '21
If you have ever taken a stroll through the Back to School Art Show in
McCleary, or even glanced at the cover of this year’s planner, chances are that you have seen multiple pieces by seventeen year-old student Yeala
Grimes (‘21). Ever since her introduction to Severn in ninth grade, Grimes has been an avid member of the art community.
The Makings of a Professional Writer: Notes from Dr. Lisa Damour
By The Anchor Staff
On Friday, November 15th, The Anchor newspaper team was able to sit down for a lunch interview and discussion with Dr. Lisa Damour, bestselling author and New York Times contributor. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation!
An Ironic Tempest
By Margaret Craverns '23
On October 16, a storm blew in to Severn School. But as students ran through the rain, heads bowed in a pathetic attempt to stay dry, something even bigger was happening: the school was preparing to put on a production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, to be performed in the amphitheater. And here is why the rain was such a problem: the whole newly-constructed back wall of the stage was made out of strips of fabric and hundreds of painstakingly placed sheets of paper
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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.