About Us

The Towerlight is an award-winning twice-weekly independent student newspaper serving Towson University and the surrounding Towson community. The Towerlight is published by Baltimore Student Media, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for aspiring student journalists, photographers, videographers and graphic designers.

Originally, the publication was named The Oriole and published its first issue in 1921. There were only two issues printed in that year. The newspaper became a monthly publication in 1922 and served as a means to advertise Towson University and increase enrollment.

Today, the The Towerlight produces and distributes 10,000 copies twice-a-week to locations throughout Towson. In addition, thetowerlight.com provides readers with breaking daily news and happenings in addition to exclusive online content like video packages, article commenting, and staff blogs.

Click to see a list of names of Towerlight alumni