After raising $1,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey in September, a dedicated Southeast Baltimore middle school teacher and his students are in the national spotlight once again – this time on the receiving end.
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Just hours after the Ravens won the AFC Championship game, Brendon Ayanbadejo was already thinking strategically — not so much about football (though we hope that’s on his mind, too), but about how he could use this trip to the Super Bowl to further his favorite adopted cause, gay rights.
“Baltimore — get to @TowsonU dressed as a creative character from any book, like the Cat in the Hat. Just don’t dress up as me. Ready?” talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Wednesday afternoon; shortly thereafter — and despite the rain — around a thousand students and Ellen fans alike gathered on campus dressed as Pippi Longstocking and other literary luminaries.
DeGeneres has seized on new media to extend the reach of her show, and to help stage zany events around the country. The show’s producers have staged massive dance-offs and other flash-mob events. And while the host herself wasn’t there in the flesh, she did make an appearance via satellite. She hosted a contest, greeted her fans, and — presumably — was charming and funny.