Editorial: Parking Issues at Severn

Parking at Severn is a controversial topic. Every day in advisory, I hear tales of this morning’s parking struggles, and conversations about parking continue all day. Quotes like these float through the hallways: “I circled around to find parking three times this morning and completely missed advisory after I had to park at Cypress.” “Severn…

Monkeypox in Maryland?

As if COVID-19 isn’t a big enough worry, a single case of monkeypox virus has been confirmed on November 16th in Maryland. A Maryland resident had travelled to Nigeria recently, where he contracted the virus, but is recovering in quarantine and is not hospitalized. Monkeypox is similar to smallpox, but usually causes a milder infection.…

Zebra Spottings Near You!

This August, as many of you know, our neighboring county of Prince George’s had three zebras on the run. These zebras had escaped from Holly’s 300 acre farm, owned by Jerry Lee Holly, 76. There were originally 40 zebras in the herd at the farm. The zebra’s caretaker, Charles Gwyn, reported the missing zebra to…

Animals at the Fair

The county fair is here! The rides, the carnival games, the fried food and fresh lemonade, craft fairs, and the animals. I for one can’t wait. I remember as a child excitedly running up to the petting zoos, petting goats and holding chicks, milking a cow, winning goldfish at games, and riding on camels. I…

Our New Mission Statement

I, like many, remember listening to Mr. Lagarde’s convocation speech for years, excitedly waiting for my turn to stomp my feet before hearing speeches. This year, Mr. Lagarde’s speech had something different about it. The mission statement, which I had heard in speeches and seen in writing and on the wall for years, was slightly…