Feature Stories

Comic book convention brings out the artists

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Josephine Valois Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Hundreds of artists from across the nation gathered on the last weekend of September to showcase their work at one of the most popular comic book conventions on the East Coast, Baltimore Comic Con. Artist Steve Blickenstaff showcases his work at [...]

Meek’s mission for mayor

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jessica Grimshaw Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Connor Meek is running for mayor of Baltimore as an unaffiliated candidate.Photo by Jessica Grimshaw As top Democrats begin lining up for a chance to replace outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in next year’s election, a little [...]

From civil war to civil rights: Towson senior takes on race

May 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Sherline Hawkins The sound of dishes clanking together and running water fills the air as Bilphena Yahwon, a senior at Towson University, washes the dishes and laughs with her roommates. “I’m glad you ate that last slice of pizza in there,” she says to one of her roommates as she rummages [...]

Baltimore native gets frontline look at protests

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Samantha Liptrap Baltimore native Ronnie Deguzman said he has no doubt that his hometown will bounce back from the protests that occurred here last month. A member of the National Guard who was stationed in downtown Baltimore after riots hit the city, Deguzman said he witnessed as much positive [...]

Using apathy to sell a business

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caryn Altman It was late one night when Chris Miller of Hampstead, Maryland, texted the word “apathy” to his two friends. Only hours earlier, the three friends were sitting in their dorm room discussing names for a clothing line that on a whim they had decided to start. “Right after we [...]

Finding your ‘Flexible Warrior’

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jai-Leen James A Towson University graduate collaborated with journalism students from her alma mater to publish her first book this semester. Karen Dubs held a book signing Thursday on campus at Towson University for her book “Find Your Flexible Warrior: Think, Stretch and Eat for Balance and [...]

Towson student helps clean West Baltimore

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Anderson As rioters in Baltimore threw rocks at police, burned cars and buildings, and looted businesses on Monday night,  some living near the city knew that someone would have to clean up their mess. One of those people was Michael Bell, a student at Towson University and graduate of [...]

Local shop brings new twist to making jewelry

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Bria Jenkins The sweet aroma of candles mixed with metal fills the air at La Contessa Jewelry.  Metal racks and two workstations are located just past the front door, all of which are covered with unfinished jewelry pieces. La Contessa is located in LaTerra Gift Gallery in Baltimore, where it [...]

Bikers to take 4,000-mile trek to fight cancer

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caryn Altman Gabe Brando will appreciate cars and planes a lot more by the end of the summer. “When you start training for a bike ride as long as the one I’m about to take part in, any second in a moving vehicle becomes a luxury,” Brando said. Brando, who is a senior computer science major [...]

Taking flight with aerial yoga

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa Yoga instructor Jayne Bernasconi guides 30 Towson University students into the downward dog position as they stand on an array of pink, green, orange and blue yoga mats. Jayne BernasconiTU Photo With a calming voice she leads the students through breathing exercises, spiritual [...]
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