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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

May 24, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, The Talon Archive

Too many weekends we have found ourselves looking to our friends and asking the dreaded question: “what do you want to do?” With the weather heating up and the plants re-emerging from their winter hibernation, it’s a gr...

Wish it was easier to get into the District?

May 24, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, The Talon Archive

Washington D.C. is not only the nation’s capital but a popular destination on weekends for teenagers from Severna Park, with many landmarks and museums D.C., is the place to be. However, the metropolitan city has some of the worst traf...

PLTW; The Program of the Future

May 24, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, The Talon Archive

Project Lead the Way, better known as PLTW is offered at SPHS, spanning from grades 9-12. The program, while having a primary focus around engineering, also offers biology, architecture,  and computer science career pathway...

Is It Worth It?

May 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion, The Talon Archive

At Severna Park High School, it’s getting easier to spot students with inked skin. In Maryland, a minor is permitted to get a tattoo if they have consent from their parents. Maryland legislation prevents anyone under the age of 16 to be t...

Breakfast for the Morning Rush

April 4, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, The Talon Archive

It is 6:30 a.m. in the morning on Monday; you hit snooze a few too many times and now you are running late for school. The bus arrives in five minutes and you are still packing your bag, so you do what most students would, yo...

Forever Franchises: Why your favorite blockbusters may be poisoning cinema

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 9, “Captain America: Civil War” was released on Blu-Ray and DVD, to the delight of many fans. Receiving praise from both fans and critics, “Civil War” was happily accepted as Captain America’s third solo movie...

Myths and Misconceptions of Mental Illness

September 12, 2016

Filed under News, Opinion

Mental illness, though seemingly elusive to much of the population, is hardly a rare phenomenon. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 18.2 percent of the adult population in America...

Gun Violence in the USA, 2016 (So Far)

March 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Talon Archive

In January 2016, this nation witnessed 22 people meet their end at the barrel of a gun.  Overall, not a massive number.  In fact, it’s even better than last year. January 2015 saw 38 people dead, but 2014’s January beats...

Opinion: What is Fan Fiction and has it gone too far?

February 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Talon Archive

Fan fiction is defined by Stephen Downes of thejournal.ie (an Irish news source) as “any work which embellishes, alters or rewrites the work of another (usually a published author) with new storylines, characters, alternative...

Is Goodwill actually doing Good? (Opinion)

December 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion, The Talon Archive

Goodwill is a well-known shopping destination for many: whether you're on a tight budget or just seeking some thrifty finds. Goodwill essentially operates on charity-- others donate unwanted, used items, which the organization...

Empty Seat PSA

December 5, 2015

Filed under Features, Opinion, The Talon Archive

By Daniel Gvozden, SPHS Class of 2004 While I currently live in Los Angeles, make no mistake, I always have and always will call Severna Park my home. You never forget the places that help shape your life and inspire...

Gluten: Friend or Foe?

November 30, 2015

Filed under News, Opinion

Dieting, especially in the time of puberty, insecurity, and peer pressure which high school is so famous for, is extremely popular. Losing that extra pound seems worth the loss of all substances save tomato juice. With the spr...

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