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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Sydney Adamson, Columnist
A lot of the things I’ve done in London have been meticulously planned out which can take much of the fun out of it. So this weekend I just decided to wing it. I had a few things in mind that I wanted to do, but for the most part I just went where the day guided me.   Friday I went to a taping of the BBC show “Sweat the Small Stuff.” Instead of focusing on the seriously important and scary events in life, the show turns the spotlight on the tiny events and pet peeves in life that can cause one to freak out. The […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Taylor Seidel, Columnist
Before I begin reviewing the next restaurant on the list of GoodEats, I’d like to thank all of you. I’ve now been operating GoodEatsMD for almost 10 months and the support has been unbelievable. Without all of your help, I wouldn’t be where I am now. So, this post is dedicated to all of you, my fans. Without further adieu here is my newest recommendation. Ryleigh’s Oyster House, the fresh seafood house in Federal Hill, has now opened a second restaurant in Hunt Valley. Located off of Padonia Road (accessed by York Road), this favorite restaurant of mine has a beautiful new home. The restaurant is chic […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Robert Wood, Staff Writer
In 1975, “The Rocky Horror Show” premiered on Broadway and was expected to be a hit. However, it only lasted 45 performances. Since then, the show has developed a cult following, has had a film adaptation and numerous productions all around the world. Last Friday in Paws, the student group Actors Anonymous put on their own adaptation of this Broadway piece, but what brought about this performance, junior Timothy Huth considered to be an accident. “A lot of people from Actors Anonymous came to a party and we watched Rocky Horror together and we joked that we should do it as a show. Then, one thing led […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Laura Antonucci, Columnist
Lisa See, author of “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” captures Chinese culture in a way few others have. If you’re unfamiliar with Lisa See’s work, you are depriving yourself of emotional and intense stories. If you have read See before, “Peony in Love” is both familiar territory and a story that is wonderfully new. See’s forte seems to be Chinese women at the height of what is now the “stereotype tradition:” bound feet, ritualistic customs, the strict expectations society imposed upon them and how they manipulated and survived both the world around them as well as each other. “Peony in Love” focuses on a girl, Peony, […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
“The Purge: Anarchy” is set in the near future. America is at the peak of perfection, with low unemployment rates and a successful economy — and, according to the media, it is all thanks to the Purge. This film, the sequel to last summer’s “The Purge,” follows the same 12-hour event installed by the new government the New Founding Fathers, that happens once a year where all crime is legal and all emergency services are suspended. This time, however, instead of the action taking place in a confined location, the events of the sequel take place in a city, where a group of five people must work […] Read the full story »

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Homecoming artist Hoodie Allen shared an evening with Towson this weekend
27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Senior Alexandra Rodriguez won tickets to this weekend’s homecoming concert through the Campus Activities Board. She had only heard a few songs from Hoodie Allen, but became far more familiar with him after Sunday night’s intimate homecoming show, “An Evening with Hoodie Allen” which took place in Paws. “I think he is really talented and he has a lot of potential,” Rodriguez said. “I heard a few tracks of his first album. That’s what made me interested. I think he’s an up-and-coming artist and he was great.” Though Rodriguez was able to win her tickets by answering a question from CAB on Twitter correctly, many other students […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Christine LaFrancesca, Contributing Writer
When Towson alum Heather Rounds traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan she was asked, “Why go there?” This is the question she answers in her most recent novel “There” that explores the culture and experience of a young woman living and working in Kurdistan. “It follows an American who goes over to Kurdistan to work as a journalist for a year for an English speaking newspaper,” Rounds said. “It captures her experiences there as a foreigner and, also as someone who is dealing with baggage left from the states.” Rounds visited her alma mater last Thursday in the Liberal Arts building where she shared with students and faculty a […] Read the full story »

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25 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Carley Milligan, Arts & Life Editor
Tucked away deep in the halls of The Center For the Arts is a large dressing room, with walls covered in large mirrors and bright makeup lights. At these mirrors, a group of zombies touch up their gory wounds, while a tall clown and a woman in a white lab coat instruct them on how to look more like the living dead. This is Towson’s advanced makeup class, taught by Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger, the husband and wife team also known as The Jokesters. “Our company name is Jokesters, that’s what we are known as and we have always loved comedy and that is really where […] Read the full story »

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Operation Beautiful comes to Towson via Tri Delta event
24 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Hailey Miller, Contributing Writer
One day in 2009 Caitlin Boyle failed a Chemistry test. She ran into the bathroom and as she was staring at her reflection she called herself a failure, stupid and worthless. She then reached into her bag, pulled out piece of paper, wrote “You are beautiful” and taped it to the mirror. This was the beginning of Operation Beautiful. “I felt better right away, I felt better about myself and I felt better that somebody else was going to find it,” Boyle said. Now six years later, Boyle is reaching out to the masses of people struggling with a negative self-image through her website entitled Operation Beautiful […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Sydney Adamson, Columnist
I might be in an entirely different country meeting brand new people and dealing with unfamiliar obstacles, but the music I listen to is one of the things that has stayed exactly the same throughout the past several weeks of changes, That music being songs by the ever-talented Ed Sheeran. Last week I did what all good college students do and skipped class to do something more fun. For me, that something was seeing Ed Sheeran on the last of a four-night run at one of the world’s most popular venues, the O2 Arena. The O2 is a massive complex that features dozens of restaurants, a movie […] Read the full story »