Alumni Spotlight: Chris Hopkinson ’92

Chris Hopkinson graduated from Severn in 1992 and has since founded his organization, Bay Paddle, in hopes of bringing awareness and raising money for oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay. I had the pleasure of interviewing him this. past week to learn more about his efforts and time at Severn. Mr. Hopkinson recently stand up…

70s Sitcoms Address Social Issues

With growing concern and decreasing morale in the events of the 70s, the rise of sitcoms became a staple on television and in the homes of many American households. Only three television networks were available and home to these belove sitcoms, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Many of these 70s sitcoms were produced by Norman Lear…

A Guide to Holiday Gifting in 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has made navigating the holiday season quite difficult, I hope there is still enough joy and holiday spirit to get us through 2020. The biggest piece of advice I have for this season of gifting is to shop small! Many small businesses have suffered through this pandemic and are struggling to stay…

The First Wikileaks Revolution

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources. Wikileaks was founded in 2006 by activist and computer hacker, Julian Assange. According to the U.S. Sun, in May of 2019, he was found guilty of breaching the Bail Act and was sentenced to 50 weeks in a…

I chose to write about how the media can choose to use misleading graphs to misrepresent that data they are presenting and possibly persuade their viewers to develop a different opinion based on the misrepresentation of the data. Misrepresenting data or using misleading graphs can be done through but not limited to the use of…