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14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Now that summer boredom is starting to sink in, festival season is here to save your weekend. Baltimore has many day and weekend-long events that showcase the area’s many cultures and interests. Here are just a few of the upcoming festivals to keep you busy between vacations, work or summer classes. One Caribbean Carnival The fastest growing Carnival in North America is traveling from D.C. this summer to share their yearly celebration with Baltimore. Representatives from every Caribbean country as well as up to 300,000 spectators will take part in this celebration of Caribbean culture. A parade traveling from 900 E 33rd street to St. Lo drive […] Read the full story »

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Councilman expects completion by 2017
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Paige Sudol, Staff Writer
The housing project on 101 York Road has been postponed due to recent outcry from the Towson community. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks delayed the vote on PUD Resolution 40-14 that was supposed to take place in late May. Passage of this resolution is one of the many steps necessary for construction on the housing project to begin, that has faced opposition from groups in the community since the plan was introduced last year. This project was first introduced in April 2013 by DMS Development. “The developer’s goal is to improve the look of a derelict part of York Road, and bring students closer to Towson University […] Read the full story »

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22 May 2014 | 2 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Towson held its 149th commencement ceremonies over three days on May 21, 22 and 23. Check out a photo gallery below of the ceremony for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Read the full story »

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Suspect wanted to 'expose the multiverse'
13 May 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Update (May 15): After releasing the name of the suspect on Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Sun was able to speak to Vladimir Mehul Baptiste’s mother, who said Baptiste had been hospitalized in previous years for mental illness. Police say Baptiste said he was the reincarnation of King Tut and Jesus Christ, also saying that he wanted to expose his parents for “running the multiverse.” Baptiste believes the multiverses are responsible for the disappearance of 200 Nigerian girls, as well as the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. “I am God almighty. I gave you everything. You never earned it. (Expletive) your multiverses. You have created to hurt my people. […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | 9 Comments | By Towerlight Staff
September Comic Con invades Baltimore This year’s Baltimore Comic Con brought superheroes, cosplay and British pop culture back to Baltimore for its 14th year at the Convention Center. The convention took place across the weekend of September 7-8, and during this time, comic fans, both in costume and not, took over the Inner Harbor for the greater good – to save the world (at least, the comic world, that is). The event brought attendees from across the nation, including Towson students who were able to meet other fans and bond with a community of passionate people. Throughout the convention center, artists ranging from the biggest names in […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Isrin, Staff Writer
Ideas, inventions and powerful stories were shared at the third annual TedxTowsonU event. The event, hosted by Student Government Association President Kevin Kutner, featured nine speakers who each shared their unique experiences and ideas with the audience. Freshman Matthew Jones heard about the event through Towson Tigers Today (T3) daily announcements.  He said the talk exceeded his expectations. “I think it was really cool how they got all of these speakers and leaders to come out and show us that we all have a chance to change,” he said. Delegate Jolene Ivey headlined the event with her talk about the role of women and minorities in public […] Read the full story »

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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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9 May 2014 | One Comment | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The fourth-seeded Towson Tigers fell to the top-seeded James Madison Dukes, 4-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. It was the Tigers’ fifth championship appearance in school history. With the win, the Dukes are headed to the NCAA tournament. Junior pitcher Missy McCormick, who started all four games for the Tigers (29-25) in the tournament, threw six innings and allowed four earned runs on nine hits. McCormick finished the season 17-11 with a 2.78 earned run average. Dukes’ pitcher Heather Kiefer shut down the Tigers’ offense by throwing six shutout innings and allowing just three hits. Kiefer improved to 20-7 on the season with a 2.01 […] Read the full story »

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8 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The Tigers are heading to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title game after beating the College of Charleston Cougars and Hofstra Pride on Thursday. It’s the Tigers’ first appearance in the title game since 2009, when they faced the James Madison Dukes and lost. “I cant even describe this feeling,” junior shortstop Hailey Balk said. “I’m so proud of this team for being resilient and coming this far. There wasn’t a doubt in everyone’s minds that we were going to win today and prove everyone wrong.” The Tigers (29-24) will get their chance to avenge their 2009 title loss, as they take on the Dukes on Friday in […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor, and Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The Maryland gubernatorial race is in full swing. There’s only a little over a month left before the primary elections on June 24, and early voting starts on June 12. That means plenty of public appearances, debates and interviews, and The Towerlight is here to break down the candidates, from both the Republican and Democratic parties, so that come primary time, you, as voters, can be more informed. Maryland has a closed primary system, so registered Democrats can only vote among the Democratic candidates, registered Republicans can only vote among the Republican candidates, and anyone registered as an independent or in a third party will not be […] Read the full story »