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Journalist recounts her days as a ‘disappeared’

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Anderson Argentine journalist Miriam Lewin told a filled Towson University lecture hall that she still fears for her life 30 years after being disappeared and tortured by the Argentine military. “I don’t feel safe,” Lewin said while speaking at Towson as a part of a nationwide tour to [...]

Hollaback to end street harassment

March 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Adedeji Women and individuals of the LGBT community are more likely to encounter street harassment than are heterosexual men, two speakers said during an event at Towson University Thursday. Shawna Potter, who is the founder of the Baltimore chapter of Hollaback, an organization designed [...]

Professor says African Americans should not accept the status quo

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Bria Jenkins The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s was incomplete and did not accomplish everything it set out to achieve, a professor from Morgan State University said Wednesday. Speaking before about 50 people at Goucher College, Dr. Jared A. Ball said African Americans should not be fooled [...]

Local restaurant owners say new app improves business

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa Restaurant owners in the Towson area say that a new food-ordering app is boosting business because it markets to specific geographic areas, according to interviews conducted this week. OrderUp, an online food delivery app that is currently available in 37 markets across the country, [...]

Children’s book illustrator talks diversity

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ryan O’Rourke Award-winning children’s book illustrator Shadra Strickland spoke at Towson University Tuesday about what it is like to be an African American children’s book illustrator in a world that has sometimes neglected diversity. Strickland said that African American protagonists [...]

Ravens’ Pierce arrested for drunk driving

March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bernard Hayward Pierce A running back for the Baltimore Ravens was arrested for drunk drivingWednesday morning, police said. Bernard Hayward Pierce, 23, was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. for speeding at Dulaney Valley Road and Interstate 695 in Towson, police said. Police said  officers had [...]

Some parents unhappy with magnet school forum

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Paige Whipple Parents at Wednesday night’s community forum at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology gave feedback to education officials about the future of magnet schools in Baltimore County, but several participants said they still don’t feel that their voices were [...]

Parents seek answers about possible magnet school changes

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Paige Whipple Parents plan to show up in force this week as school officials hold four public forums to discuss the magnet school status of Lutherville Laboratory and Cromwell Valley elementaries. Jamie Papas, the PTA president of Lutherville, said she expects at least 100 parents from her [...]

TU grad wins screenwriting award

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sylvia A. Bolls Aaron Steven A Towson University alumnus won second place in the 2014 ScreenCraft.org action and thriller script contest in Los Angeles for his historical fiction piece, The Narrows. Aaron Steven, who graduated from Towson in 2009, received $200, a phone consultation with an [...]

Drinking water threatened by salting, expert says

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Diamond Hillyer Dr. Joel Moore of Towson UniversityPhoto from Towson University. Dr. Joel Moore of Towson University said that the 10 to 17 million tons of salt used on U.S. roads and highways is contaminating local streams, causing toxicity in plants, organisms, and even drinking water. [...]
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