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Named 10th most exciting place in Maryland
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Sam Shelton, Associate News Editor
The growth of the Towson area is starting to gain notice not just in the Baltimore area, but nationally. On May 28, in conjunction with the Amerigroup Foundation, the American College of Sports Medicine, or ACSM, released its 2014 American Fitness Index report entitled the “Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas.” In that index, the Baltimore-Towson area ranked 25th out of 50 metropolitan areas included n the study. Determined through the calculation and consideration of variables including local health problems, health behaviors and athletic recreational facilities, the AFI report “is a snapshot of the state of health in the community and an […] Read the full story »

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New venues to include Sperry, Tommy Bahama
14 Jun 2014 | One Comment | By Jay Greene, Staff Writer
Patrons of the Towson Town Center will have new venues to check out this summer. In a May 29 press release, mall officials announced that the venue will be opening four new stores during the course of the summer. These new openings include Tommy Bahama, Microsoft and Sperry. The fourth addition to the venue, Lululemon Athletica, stylized “lululemon athletica,” an athletic apparel company for men and women, opened May 30 on the fourth level in the Macy’s wing. Along with lululemon athletica, Tommy Bahama, will also open its third location in Maryland on the fourth level, in the Macy’s wing on June 14. Shoe and clothing retailer […] 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 | One Comment | By Sam Shelton, Associate News Editor
From Monday, May 5 to Thursday, May 8, students were given the opportunity to get free, confidential testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. This marked the Health Center’s fourth year of participation in the national campaign, Get Yourself Tested, or GYT, and similar programs which advocate safe sex education. “The Health Center does STD testing all year-round, but it’s not for free. People can use their insurance if they want to, or they can pay for it out of pocket. But the reason I wanted to offer free testing is, not everyone has insurance…so it puts a lot of students in the position of having to lie to […] 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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9 May 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Former Towson running back Terrance West knew his time would come. After declaring for this weekend’s NFL Draft on Jan. 7, West set his sights on making an NFL team. Over four months later, his dream was realized, as West was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 94th pick in the draft Friday night. The Browns traded up, jumping their AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers and grabbed West as the sixth running back taken. “[The Browns trading up] means a lot to me,” West told Cleveland local media in a conference call. “Now I have to do my part and perform and […] Read the full story »

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9 May 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Down 9-0 at halftime, Towson’s campaign for its first NCAA tournament second round appearance in school history seemed to be nearing its end. The Stony Brook Seawolves scored four goals in the 10 minutes leading into halftime, adding insult to injury. Then, the Tigers came out a new team in the second half. They scored the first five goals of the half and put a scare into the Seawolves. However, the comeback effort proved not enough, as the Seawolves held on to win, 10-8, in the NCAA tournament first round to deny the Tigers a chance at history. Stony Brook midfielder Michelle Rubino started the game with […] Read the full story »