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16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Daryllee Hale, Arts and Life Editor
When sophomore Jessica Lampron went to her first Kronum practice a few weeks ago, she wasn’t expecting to set a record.   “I was like ‘OK, maybe I’ll try it,’” Lampron, an elementary education major, said. “So I practiced with them and then I went back the next week and I went back the next week.”   After just two practices, Lampron competed in her first tournament. She played in her third tournament April 12 and became the first female to score a throwing goal in the new sport, which includes four ringed goals on a circular field.   “It was really cool because that was one […] Read the full story »

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16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Pizza is the prime food for any college student. It is friendly to vegetarians (even vegans when it’s purchased at the right location), can be delivered right to your room and is sharable with your friends. There is always a discussion over who in Towson has the best pizza for anyone to order, which is why The Towerlight held a pizza showdown, to find out who has the best pie. We brought in a panel of five judges: Skyler Jenkins, a student and captain of the TU Kronum Club, Provost Timothy Chandler, Vice President for Student Affairs Deb Moriarty, Assistant Vice President for Student Diversity Victor Collins […] Read the full story »

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16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Associate Arts and Life Editor
In her set for the Broadway play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Donyale Werle used a total of 817 bottle caps, 366 kitchen utensils, 3,563 corks in her environmentally friendly design. “I have an emphasis on sustainability so I talk a lot about making sustainable choices in theatrical design,” set designer and Tony award winner Werle said. Werle came to Towson Monday, April 14 to speak to students about her work as both a professional set designer and as a volunteer for the nonprofit Broadway Green Alliance. “We have…a whole bevy of people that just have equal passion of theater and the environment,” Werle said. “They are the […] Read the full story »

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13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Associate Arts and Life Editor
Junior Liam Hurlbut is interested in a variety of styles of music, yet if you ask him what genre he prefers, his answer becomes a new question. “I just don’t think that’s an important question to ask,” Hurlbut, a jazz commercial performance major, said. “I think the question should be ‘what artists do you like, what songs do you like, what albums do you like?’ That’s a more pertinent question.” In the past 10 years, the invention of the iPod and music listening sites such as Spotify or Pandora has allowed for new artists and styles of music to emerge. “I think a lot of new music […] Read the full story »

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13 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | By Adiya Perkinson, Contributing Writer
Towson’s South Asian Student Association brought a splash of color to Towson’s usually black and gold campus Saturday in its second annual Holi Festival. The festival is an Indian tradition celebrating the coming of spring. The actual Holi run (similar to the extremely popular Color Run) made up the first half of the event. Runners jogged around campus while volunteers threw colored powder at various stations along the route. Participants then came together on Newell field to enjoy Indian food, a live DJ and a Bollywood performance from the South Asian Students Association’s dance team. Towson’s Holi Festival has done nothing but improve over time with the […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Annie Sragner, Contributing Writer
Chanel Sanchez is a Cuban Towson University alum who fought her way into the work force as a fourth grade teacher in Ellicott City. “I got my job three days before school started in August, so it doesn’t sound like very long, but for someone who is going to be a teacher, that is like ripping out your hair.” Sanchez said. “Schools start hiring in June after school is done and to not hear anything all summer until three days before school starts is very stressful.” But before Sanchez was overcoming obstacles, she was involved in Towson’s Latin American Student Organization (LASO) from when she was a […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jake Ulick, Columnist
Having to rely solely on an iPad in order to speak for the rest of his life wasn’t Eric Krug’s plan. And it wasn’t Chris Sandy’s plan to spend eight years after graduating college in prison. But both of these men faced an unexpected change in their lives after experiences with drunk driving. Students joined Sandy and Krug in the West Village Commons Ballrooms April 8 to hear them give an emotional account of their experiences. The two have been travelling around the country giving talks to students for the past few years with their program “Enduring Regret.” “I feel like a lot of people do feel […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | By Carley Milligan, Associate Arts and Life Editor
Competitive jump rope has been a passion for sophomore Kristen Bork but she didn’t know that she would be able to use her talent to enrich the lives of other young children in Baltimore. “When I was little I immediately fell in love with jump roping,”  integrated elementary and special education major Bork said. “It was definitely my favorite thing to do and then the coolest part about teaching jump rope is seeing that look that I had when I was little and when I am teaching kids a lot of times they get the same one. They get so excited and so passionate about it.” Bork […] Read the full story »

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Students gather for fried food and games
6 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jake Ulick, Columnist
Bull riding, fattening food and lemonade with questionable amounts of sugar were just a few of the offerings at the Campus Activities Board’s event A Country Affair. The event was held this past Friday afternoon in Susquehanna Terrace. Sophomore and speech language pathology major Emily Walsh, programming chair for CAB, was in charge of planning the event. “Well, we haven’t done anything quite like this in the past,” Walsh said of the event. It was presented as the creativity event for the spring semester. “We can collaborate, we can work together, we can kind of look outside the box,” Walsh said. “It’s very cool that it gives […] Read the full story »

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6 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Nicole Salem, Contributing writer
Senior Ayesha Tappin is the first generation in her family to be born in the U.S. since her parents emigrated from Guyana in 1989. But Tappin keeps strong ties to her Caribbean roots. Tappin joined the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) her freshman year after her RA, who is of Jamaican heritage, recommended that she join. Tappin has since worked with the club to offer a cultural group for those of Caribbean descent, as well as anyone interested. “We want to expose this culture to the rest of the campus,” Tappin, now president of CSA, said.  “If you are from a Caribbean country, then you would know exactly […] Read the full story »