International filmmaker turns attention to Baltimore tradition

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Holden Warren describes himself as “hell bent on a better world,” and he has a lot to show for it. After spending a little over three years in Tonga serving in the Peace Corps, the photographer and filmmaker began travelling the world to [...]

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 [...]

Fighting racial injustice — one hashtag at a time

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Michael Bell Jordan Johnson, middle, addresses a crowd at a protest in Baltimore.The photo was taken by Goucher College student Ester Grossman Sean Bell. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Mike Brown. Ezeli Ford. Oscar Grant. John Crawford III. Freddie Gray. These are all names that once [...]

‘Rape happens to anybody — no matter what you’re wearing’

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jai-Leen James Over the summer, Evelyn Atieno will be preparing to enter her freshmen year of college at the University of Baltimore. But while most college freshmen stress about roommates and adjusting to the demanding college work load, Atieno has bigger concerns. Atieno is worried about being [...]

TU students lead a 2,000-person protest in Baltimore

May 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Josephine Hill Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer BALTIMORE – An estimated 200 people from Towson University joined with college students from across the Baltimore region Wednesday to protest against police brutality. The Towson students and faculty members gathered at Freedom Square at about 3 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

If you build it, they will come

March 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Video Package by Joe Robertson   Nico Trevizo demonstrates his skills at a makeshift skateboard park in Baltimore.Photo by Joe Robertson For local skaters in Baltimore City, the idea of a local skate park is merely a dream. Between Carroll Park, Charm City Skatepark and the Skatepark of [...]
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