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21 Aug 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
When I was sitting down this summer with previous Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Bauer-Wolf to judge Baltimore Student Media’s annual high school journalism awards, a particular story stood out to me. One high school paper had done a two-page spread for students outlining their rights against the police. When I saw that, I immediately started to think about how The Towerlight could use this and if it would be worth us doing something similar. We’ll probably pursue it later this semester or later this year, but I was reminded once again of how important it is to know your rights considering the protests/riots/police incidents in Ferguson, Missouri. As an […] Read the full story »

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14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Twitter is full of contradictions. Try to give personal tweets, but don’t be too personal, people are following you for a reason. Try to be funny and liven things up, but don’t upset your followers and get off track. I started to think about these contradictions after I took part in an all-interns session on social media at The Baltimore Sun, where I’m working at this summer. We were discussing, as journalists, how we should utilize our followers. Presumably, people are following us for news. In my case, I have quite a diverse range of followers (although I still can’t seem to break 300). Some people want […] Read the full story »

Columns, Opinion »

11 May 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Manry, Columnist
“Are you gonna’ walk?” This has become my go to question when I find out someone else graduating next week. A simple question, four words, if you count “gonna” as a colloquial compound word in place of the proper and seldom used “going to” (which I do), but it has taken on a totally different meaning for me over the past four years of walking the grounds of Towson University. But before I get into all that seriousness, I must acknowledge the facts. Fact one: This is my last column as a student writer for the highly esteemed Towerlight. I was going to do a whole intro […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | No Comments | By Jake Ulick, Columnist
The social democratization of the bourgeois in a post-modern, post-colonial, neo-conservative societal context in which the establishment plays a pivotal role in the perpetuation of classical stratification… nah, I’m just kidding. I’m not going to bore you with things that I don’t understand. How could I be disloyal to my readers? I’m sad to say that this will be the final installment of “TU Global,” for in the fall I will be taking my cynicism and lack of humor abroad to Rome for the semester. So to all six Towson students including my roommate, my editors (who have to read it to make sure I don’t say […] Read the full story »

Editorial, Opinion »

7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
When I got into the shower Wednesday morning, it finally hit me. This would be the last time I’d ever have to produce an issue of The Towerlight on a Wednesday. Besides my own selfish reasons of hating to stay until midnight on a Wednesday, only to get up for class early the next morning, I can’t believe how exciting of a time this is for The Towerlight. As (hopefully) everyone knows by now, the issue you have in your hands will be the last Thursday edition of The Towerlight ever. In order to be more timely, we are switching to a daily online format through our […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Paige Whipple, Columnist
Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the last Thursday of the school year! We did it. Take a sigh of relief, congratulate yourself, watch your favorite movie or hit your favorite ice cream spot. Go to bed nice and early to catch up on four months worth of sleep…and then start stressing out about finals. Just kidding! Hopefully everyone is all studied up and ready to go with no big projects still left to do. (All you procrastinators out there!) With each passing semester, I find that I learn something new about myself and about life. I’m sure everyone has those moments: You sit back and realize, […] Read the full story »

Letters to the Editor, Opinion »

7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Sana Waheed, President of Circle K International at Towson
Editor’s Note: In the article referenced in this letter, “SGA votes to change Greek Life funding,” we specified that Greek Life is not simply given unlimited funding, they have to apply for it and have it approved just like every other student group. However, Greek Life is only one of a handful of groups who can apply for budgets without caps. In less than one month, I am graduating after four unforgettable years at a university that has shaped my future and provided me with the compassion and drive to pursue a career that will keep me on my toes for a lifetime. Yet, after all these […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Jake Ulick, Columnist
It may just be my naiveté in the field of media history and the fact that I grew up in the worst possible time to be making typical adolescent analyses on the current thread of social commentary. But I’ve noticed — as have producers and comedy writers I’m sure — that social and political satire has become a common denominator or theme throughout our forms of entertainment, be they movies and TV shows or virally shared millennial-friendly listicles and Facebook memory. I won’t be so blind to history as to say that this is a completely new phenomenon and ignore the lot of former champions of this […] Read the full story »

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4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Manry, Columnist
Next week, I will be writing my last column for The Towerlight. Ever. (Unless of course there is some convoluted plot twist in which I go back in time and write columns which end up saving the President’s life, but I have serious doubts about that happening.) I’m going to save the mushy “last column retrospective reflecting on my time here and thanking everyone for being so supportive and/or passive aggressive toward me” for next week, because this week I’m writing to my replacement. I am taking you, young aspiring Towerlight columnist, wherever you may be, on a journey through my complicated and intricate and caffeine-fueled writing […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Devorah Roberts, Senior Editor
I just spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out how to introduce myself. I’ve never really been great at this whole “talk about yourself” thing. So I guess I’ll just do this the simple way: Hi, my name’s Devorah Roberts. I like coffee, sleeping and have read Harry Potter over 40 times (not kidding, I counted). And I sure never thought I would be here. Only a few days ago, I was video producer. And then in a day, I had a new desk, a new view of the office and a new job description. It’s funny how fast things change sometimes. Now, I’m wondering, […] Read the full story »