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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Marcus Dieterle, Contributing Writer
In celebration of entering autumn, the Iranian Student Union (ISU) immersed Towson students in the festivities of Mehregan. Led by Hedyeh Naseh, president of ISU, the event offered a balance of Iranian traditions and cultural activities. “I thought it’s just a great way to get the students to be involved in our culture and tradition,” Naseh, a senior and business administration major, said. “This is the perfect way to have everyone here.” Saturday evening, students and community members joined one another on the fourth floor of the West Village Commons to celebrate the Iranian holiday. Mehregan allows participants to give thanks for their success during the harvest […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Robert Wood, Staff Writer
When Oscar Wilde first wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest,” he was unaware of how popular the play would become. As a result, it has been performed many times over the years. Now, it has made its way to Towson University. “I’ve always loved the play, I’ve always wanted to direct it with our students,” Steve Satta, a voice professor for the theatre department, said. “I waited until now because over the past three years, I have been bringing this style, a very stylized piece-a high comedy. So, the students in the department who form the talent pool have been exposed to this style.” On Thursday, “The […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
When Towson senior Dave Charles returned to his home in Ocean City, Maryland this past summer, he was reminded of how he first got his start as a musician performing with just a few friends on the boardwalk. He was also reminded of how different it was from performing on a stage, or singing into a microphone directly in front of the executive producers for NBC’s “The Voice.” “’The Voice’ was my first time ever doing anything like that and I wasn’t even going to do it, I was pressured into doing it,” Charles said. “My friends mostly were like, ‘Hey you should go for ‘The Voice’’ […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Devorah Roberts, Senior Editor
In previous years, the Homecoming Concert and Tigerfest have favored alternative, rap and hip-hop bands or musicians. This year, Campus Activities Board (CAB) chose musician Hoodie Allen, who CAB Director Emily Walsh described as “frat rap” with pop mixed in. “He had a show in the area last year, he completely sold it out,” Walsh said. “So we have just noticed that he has been growing in popularity and we feel like he is a good fit for campus.” The concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 in Paws. While Homecoming has traditionally been held in the Towson Center or — more recently — SECU Arena, […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Rachel Waltemeyer, Contributing Writer
As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, Towson’s Latin-American Student Organization (LASO) challenged students to recognize and celebrate what makes them different. “You can find something in someone else that you would have never expected through your culture or through learning about another culture and you can appreciate so much more,” senior and physical education major Ashley Rivera, who attended the event, said. Last Friday, Potomac Lounge’s dance floor was packed until midnight as students celebrated Noche Latina. This annual event honors Latin and Hispanic culture with traditional foods, dance performances, music and of course dancing. Pasión, Towson’s Latin dance group performed a choreographed performance in […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
When 2005 Towson graduate Joe Granato was seven years old, he designed a video game. While living in New York, he and his friend drew characters and levels for a game they called “Mystic Searches.” At the time, the only video game system out was the Nintendo Entertainment System, but Granato sent a letter to Nintendo asking them for “all the stuff to make our game.” “We were sure there’d be space-age computers delivered any day and we’d know how to use them,” Granato said. Although Granato’s game idea was denied at the time, almost 28 years later, he’s bringing his game to life. By using a […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
  His most recent stop was at Towson on Oct. 8, when he spoke as part of the Center for Student Diversity’s Diversity Speaker Series. Chuck D talked to students about sorting through the mass amount of information they’ve been provided in the media and how, as college students, it’s their duty to become more informed and make change in the culture.    After his speech, The Towerlight spoke to the hip-hop legend about his message to students.    In your speech, you mentioned that you’ve spoken to over 600 different colleges. How do you try to mix it up each time, and how has your messaged […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Annie Sragner, Contributing Writer
Although October is popularly associated with Halloween, or Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is also Disability Awareness Month. “Events for Disability Awareness Month are part of our ongoing effort to increase understanding about the experiences of students with disabilities and to make a realistic portrayal of students that are living their everyday lives just like every other student,” Director of Disability Support Services at Towson University Susan Willemin said. Disability Support Services (DSS) has organized events throughout the month to generate awareness of the stigmas surrounding disability. Fraternity and Sorority Life, DSS and Campus Recreation are teaming up to put on events featuring adapted sports for students […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Helen Grafton, Contributing Writer
Students filed into the auditorium at Stephens Hall last Wednesday to take part in an unusual sex education course whose name is as bold as it’s topic. Presented by the University Residence Government (URG), the annual I Heart Female Orgasm event was welcomed back to Towson last Wednesday. “I Heart Female Orgasm is for people to learn about sex-ed in a nice and fun way that’s not the typical sex-ed class,” Derek Douglas, URG director of special projects, said. The event is designed to educate young adults on a topic they typically are not comfortable discussing: orgasms. With the use of diagrams and video clips, Marshall Miller […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
Before it even starts, there are two ways you can tell if you are going to like a movie. The first one is by the trailers that come with it in the theater or in the DVD and the second is by the opening image. Without knowing a single thing about the movie, I know exactly what I am getting into just by watching the trailers. And just from the opening shot of “The Rover” — the dead landscape of Australia — I knew exactly what this sort of movie would be — a slow, borderline-boring film, just normal enough that it won’t horrify mainstream audiences, but […] Read the full story »