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23 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, Associate News Editor
The last time that Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) came to Towson, it was to announce a piece of legislation that he had introduced. This time, he came to talk at the Student Government Association meeting on Tuesday about how Congress works, what his role in Congress is, how he got to the House and to hear concerns from students. “It’s always important to communicate with my constituents,” he said. “It’s always good to communicate, especially with the future, the younger generation that are being educated and I want to hear, more importantly than anything, I want to hear what the issues are from you all.” Ruppersberger, who […] Read the full story »

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23 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Annie Sragner, Contributing Writer
“Oculus” director Mike Flanagan might have ended up being a high school History teacher if it were not for the birth of the Towson Department of Electronic Media and Film during his six years at Towson. “I’m very fortunate to have been at Towson when the EMF program was born,” Flanagan said. Flanagan, a Towson alum, released his newest film “Oculus” in U.S. theaters on April 11. It was the second of his two breakout films. His first success, 2011 horror movie “Absentia,” started as just an idea on Kickstarter. “We set out trying to raise $15,000 in a month, and we ended up making $25,000,” Flanagan […] Read the full story »

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Tigers score six runs as senior pitches seven innings
23 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Entering Wednesday’s home game against Mount St. Mary’s, pitching was a concern for Towson. Over the previous three games, the Tigers allowed opponents to score a total of 31 runs, and the rotation suffered yet another injury; this time junior right-hander Chris Acker was the casualty. Head Coach Mike Gottlieb turned to senior reliever Greg Baruka to start Wednesday’s non-conference matchup, despite the fact that Baruka had not started a game all season. And Baruka did not disappoint. The right-hander earned the win for Towson as he pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on six hits. He also struck out six batters in the Tigers […] Read the full story »

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The SGA executive cabinet faced an uncontested election while things heated up in the senate race
23 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, Associate News Editor
The STREAK ticket, featuring President Kevin Kutner, Vice President Becky Wiacek, Treasurer Joanna Enoch and Attorney General elect Bayan Rustom were elected with 1,543 student votes. Gayon Simpson was appointed chief of staff. “We couldn’t be more excited, this came out kind of perfectly,” Kutner said after the announcement. This was the first time in 20 years that an SGA executive cabinet ticket did not face any competition. The last was in 1994, when Katina Self’s ticket ran unopposed. “We know this isn’t something normal,” Wiacek said in an interview prior to the election announcement. “We’ve seen SGA elections year after year and they’ve been heated and […] Read the full story »

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19 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-chief
Editor’s note: All information used in this article was pulled from past archived issues of The Towerlight. Towson’s Campus Activities Board [CAB] is referring to this year’s Tigerfest as “Tigerfest 2.0.” The festival will now be spread out over two days, including a festival on Friday, April 25 and the annual concert on Saturday the 26th. The concert this year will be held inside SECU Arena to avoid any inclement weather situations, which have cancelled the concert in previous years. CAB Director Chad Nazworth said that this year’s Tigerfest brings the festival to a whole new level. “It was time to kind of bring it back and […] Read the full story »

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16 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 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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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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Terrance West puts on a show for 27 NFL scouts on Pro Day
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Terrance West sported neon green on every article of clothing he wore Monday at Towson’s Pro Day. Neon shirt, neon shorts, neon superman socks, neon Superman shoes with flakes of blue and orange and even neon compression shorts. It’s safe to say West stood out at the rain-soaked Pro Day, where 27 NFL scouts from 22 teams came out to watch him and other former Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium. His wardrobe made sure all eyes would be on him, if they weren’t already. And that’s exactly what the past three months have been about for the leading rushing in Towson history: Getting attention. Since he declared […] 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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7 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The seniors on the football participated in Towson’s pro day on Monday. The biggest attraction was Terrance West, who drew interest from a number of NFL scouts. West has already met with the Tennessee Titans in Tennessee. Listen to West’s interview following his pro day workouts, and see a gallery of photos from the day below the interview. Terrance West Pro Day Interview by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud   Read the full story »