Category: Opinion

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…

Too Much Information: Media Manipulation in the Digital Age

“Too much information running through my brain Too much information driving me insane”      –The Police Fake news… media manipulation… social media influencers…. alternative facts….photoshopping…. rigged elections…. it seems today like never before, we are bombarded, at times overwhelmed by potentially dubious information. But, the more information the better, right? Our 21st century digital age, begun…

Freedom of Speech in a Digital Age

Spring is coming. The warm breeze of May, alongside news of mass vaccination across the nation, gives us hope that we, after a year of fear and depression, may finally be at the edge of returning to normalcy. When we look back to the 2020 presidential election, it seems like a distant past. The hard…

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

When Mark Zuckerberg, then a college student at Harvard University, founded Facebook with his roommates, he probably did not envision the Facebook of today. With the acquisition of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp two years later, Facebook has grown from a student directory website into a social media empire. On December 9th, 2020, the Federal…

It’s Over. Take the Signs Down.

When Joe Biden was elected president on Saturday, November 7th, it was over. At least, it was supposed to be. After an exhausting and ridiculous four years under the Trump administration, the nation could turn over a new leaf and complete a smooth administrative transition without any problems whatsoever. Right? Wrong. Who knew that armed…