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Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet
Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet

The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that year. "There is no reason why this class shouldn't be a testament to the past thousand years of learning, and the next thousand years," Alexis Ohanian told the crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. "Live up to the name, 'Class of the Millennium.' The only future we have is that which we make for ourselves." At the time, Ohanian envisioned becoming a brain surgeon, a scientist curing...

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