Community turns tragedy into a fight against drunk driving

May 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Jaimie Winters One choice has the potential to impact the lives of many, as the community of Derwood, Maryland, learned on May 15, 2011. This was the night that three young students, Haeley McGuire, 18, Johnny Hoover, 20, and Spencer Datt, 18, from Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland, [...]

Club lacrosse team shows why it deserves attention

May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Gabriella DeCampo Towson University’s club lacrosse team after it defeated Virginia Tech 11-9 in the regional tournament. Photo provided by Leanna Gustavsen. While the Towson University varsity women’s lacrosse team became conference champions and went all the way to the NCAA tournament, [...]

When mental illness impacts your life

May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Kevin Kutner TU student Jenna Kahn says Americans need to talk more about mental illness. Photo by Kevin Kutner. Jenna Kahn, a Towson University student suffering from bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), said at the annual TEDxTowsonU Conference last Thursday that one in [...]

Council clamps down on hookah lounges

May 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Alexis Thweatt The Baltimore County Council Monday adopted a measure that will require hookah lounges to shut their doors at 12 midnight rather the current 4 a.m. closing time. The legislation that passed the council on a 7-0 vote was a compromise from the original bill, which would have [...]

Council considers limits on hookah lounges

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Kevin Kutner Hookah lounges may be forced to close their doors in Baltimore County if the County Council approves a bill introduced in early April. The bill introduced by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is being considered as a result of complaints by residents about loud noise, underage [...]

When suicide hits close to home

April 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Logan Binder Alli Jaffe Alli Jaffe vividly remembers the last time she saw David Scherr, her 20-year-old cousin. Jaffe, a freshman at the time, came home from Towson University to have a 2012 Thanksgiving dinner with her relatives in Baltimore County. Although Scherr couldn’t talk or eat [...]

Animal rights group trying to bring improvements to county shelter

April 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Luo Lian Local animal rights activists demonstrate in the rain outside the Baltimore County Council building in early April. The group is calling for improvements to the county animal shelter. Photo by Luo Lian. Rain or shine, members of a local animal’s rights organization have been holding [...]

SGA candidates debate food choices, textbook prices

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Gabriella DeCampo and Michelle Rappaport Candidates running for senator positions in the Student Government Association at Towson University campaigned at a far-ranging debate last night, with many calling for healthier food options on campus. Randall Phillips, a transfer student running for [...]

How to capture a feral cat

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Melissa Martin-Simmons Towson University students can help reduce the feral cat population on campus by capturing these animals and bringing them to a veterinarian to be neutered, a volunteer for Pet Rescue of Maryland said last week. Gloria Kendall, who works at a travel company full [...]

Veteran journalist says reporters now have to do it all

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Payam Agha-Ghassem WBAL reporter Robert Lang talks to Towson students about the current state of broadcast journalism. Photo by Payam Agha-Ghassem. Broadcast journalists no longer have the luxury of focusing on one set of skills because news stations now require reporters to do everything from [...]
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