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11 May 2014 | One Comment | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Throughout the month of May, Towson’s chapter of Active Minds has left a message on campus as a reminder for students. “There are some green lights in front of Stephens Hall, and a few other places…It’s a more subtle way of getting our message across and a reminder that most people see almost daily,” freshman and next year’s Active Minds’ Public Relations Coordinator Kathleen McAdam said. Green is the ribbon color used to represent Mental Health Awareness Month, which takes place throughout the month of May. This month-long conversation about mental health came to a point this Saturday, May 10 at the Active Minds’ Outrunning Stigma 5K. […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Stephanie G-Munguia, Staff Writer
Towson University’s newest edition of the free and annually published literary magazine Grub Street was released Tuesday, May 6. However, this edition is different than past issues. The magazine’s makeover included a design change — it is no longer the traditional rectangle, but now a square, and includes more visuals to accompany each story. “We really tried to reinvent Grub Street this year by making a lot of design changes and by adding nonfiction. I really hope the students will enjoy the new Grub Street, and I hope it will make them want to submit in the future,” Michelle Owens, managing editor of Grub Street Magazine, said. […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | One Comment | By Nick Salacki, Columnist
Editors Note: In an effort to support the spirit of the character and protect personal identities, the manager behind the Towson Horse wishes to keep their identity anonymous and therefore will be referred to by their persona name.    What began as a $15 purchase on Amazon for a rubber horse mask in the summer of 2013, gradually turned into a campus-wide phenomenon known as the Towson Horse. “I saw someone using the same type of horse mask in a video I saw online and I thought it was pretty hilarious,” the anonymous Towson Horse said. Known by students throughout Towson, the Towson Horse could be considered […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | 2 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-chief
Although I love them, All Time Low is not one of my top five favorite bands. Still, when I left their show Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think about how great they really are. Unfortunately, I have never seen Blink-182 in concert before, but if I had, I would imagine it’d be something like seeing All Time Low. This is a legitimate live rock band. On the last day of their “A Love Like Tour,” the band returned home to Baltimore and played about 22 songs. You’d never know that they had been touring since February, including concerts all over Europe. Front man and guitarist Alex […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
This past week, Towson’s chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity brought together the community to make a difference in the lives of the patients at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Burn Center, raising $22,428.38 in donations. “They raise so much money which is amazing for just a week,” Susan Ziegfeld, nurse practitioner and the manager of the pediatric burn program, said. With the money we bought so many things that the hospital doesn’t provide, like fun things for the kids.” The weeklong fundraising event came to a close on Saturday, May 3 at the PIKE Fireman’s Challenge 5K race. Ziegfeld said that the money will be used […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Annie Sragner, Contributing Writer
When junior dance performance major Michelle Wessel first enrolled in the Dance Company course, she was afraid. But, through practice and being a part of the department’s show “Vivacity,” Wessel said that she has become more confident. “Being able to perform gives me such a positive mind and a love for dance,” she said. “I have been pushed a lot this semester by the show, because I am also very afraid of public speaking. I have to speak in ‘This Just In’ and it has made me over come this fear, so I am enjoying myself while also conquering my fears.” “Vivacity” offers a diverse showcase of […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | One Comment | By Daryllee Hale, Associate Arts and Life Editor
The Towerlight sat down with Brooks Buffington, co-creator of the new social media app Yik Yak. He and Tyler Droll developed the app, which allows users to view anonymous posts that are most popular at their college. How did Yik Yak get started? Tyler and I are from Atlanta originally. We didn’t know each other in high school but we ended up going to the same college, Furman University, a liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina and we were in the same fraternity there and that’s kind of how we met and became friends. Junior year, Tyler ended up taking an iPhone app minimester course where […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Into reading comics? Then Free Comic Book Day (always the first Saturday in each May) is your Christmas. Not into reading comics? Then Free Comic Book Day is the perfect time to start. FCBD always has the top publishers pushing their newest characters, storylines and books to get new readers excited about the upcoming year. So, to get you excited for May 3, here are the titles worth checking out whether you’re a seasoned reader or just someone quite literally trying to find free comic books so that you have a reason to be excited about this weekend, other than the fact that “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
A comedy is written to make the audience laugh, a drama to entertain and hold them in suspense. Juanita Rockwell’s play “Between Trains” does something entirely different, taking the viewer on a journey through enlightenment and rebirth. “It would be great if the audience could come in and sort of come in and forget everything they know,” senior and lead in the play Caitlin Weaver said. “Between Trains,” is the Theatre Department’s spring play, which opens in the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 1. In this production, Weaver plays the role of Wendell, a woman who goes on a journey of […] Read the full story »

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27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Daryllee Hale, Arts and Life Editor and Carley Milligan, Assoc. Arts and Life Editor
At about 9 p.m. Saturday, there was a threat that electronic dance musician Steve Aoki may not take the stage at SECU Arena. After seeing the empty space on the general admission floor, many Tigerfest attendees in the riser seats rushed to the floor, wanting to be close to the stage. Director of Student Activities Dirron Allen took the stage and threatened to cancel the concert if everyone did not return to their seats. “It was pretty insane. It was bound to happen since they didn’t fill the floor,” Towson student Don Mahaney said. But at 9:22 p.m., the concert was able to resume. Despite this “hiccup,” […] Read the full story »