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Matt Mangano

Matt Mangano, Features Editor

Matt Mangano is senior at SPHS. It is his second year working on the Talon as the features editor. When he is not working on the Talon, Mangano is the Vice President for the class of 2020.  He also enjoys having bonfires with his friends and supporting local small businesses.

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Boats are staying tied up to their moorings this spring. Governor Hogan’s stay at home order banned recreational boating and frustrated boaters across the state. “The amount of times I have had to pass up a boat ride when the river was glass is disgusting,” junior Holden Tatem said.

Ban on Boating

April 24, 2020
Donut Shack has reopened and citizens of Severna Park are eager to sink their teeth into the delicious treats. The grand reopening was a huge success for the business. “I waited in line for over 40 minutes,” Stephanie Brenneman said.

The Shack is Back

March 9, 2020
Jam Land!

Jam Land!

November 14, 2019
The King of the Jungle, and of the Smithsonian National Zoo, the majestic lion rules everywhere she goes. Despite being so naturally feared, they are still in danger. Lions are preserved in the zoo and actually live longer than when they are left in the wild.

A Trip to the Zoo

October 17, 2019
Juniors Michael Frank, Alex Miller, Mikey Moreale, Tommy Gray, Robby Kershaw and Garrett Whitaker at Sunday in the Country. The concert happens every year and is hosted by 93.1 WPOC. “I go for the music- there’s a great atmosphere,” Frank said.

Local Concerts

June 13, 2019
Senior Bobby Davids patrols the Severn River as a lifeguard at Round Bay Main Beach. He maintained a confident and positive attitude all summer and made a bond with the recurring swimmers. “I do it for the kids who just want to love the water as much as I do,” Davids said.


June 13, 2019
Senior Bobby Davids paddleboards on the Severn River at sunset. He has had lots of time on the water to discover his true self and contemplate life. “It’s me on the outside, but it feels like I am controlled by  Morgan Freeman-like earthworms on the inside,” Davids said.


June 13, 2019
Last year on February 14, the deadliest shooting at a high school in the United States took place in Parkland, FL. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This tragedy has been seen as a turning point for gun regulations across the country, but concerns of another disaster still loom. “I think a school shooting is a real possibility,” senior Zachary Binnix said.

One Year Later

February 14, 2019
Cross Country Wins States

Cross Country Wins States

November 16, 2018
“I wanted to ask her in a funny way, and I think I did just that,” Kershaw said. Photo courtesy of Robby Kershaw.

Homecoming Proposals

October 19, 2018
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