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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 [...]

A tale of two victims

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Kaitlin Newman Chris Sandy talks to TU students about drunk driving. Photo by Kaitlin Newman. Drunk driving can take lives in more ways than one. While death is the most extreme consequence, many victims end up in one of two prisons: one made of metal bars or one within their own body. Last [...]

Towson journalism students get lesson in police reporting

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Logan Binder Towson University students got a lesson in investigative journalism this week, when the senior editor at the Washingtonian magazine explained how he went about reporting and writing a story about the murder of a University of Virginia lacrosse player in 2010. Harry Jaffe said he was [...]

Officer honored with a blood drive after near-fatal shooting

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Rachel Buchanan HAMPDEN – The Baltimore Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 held an American Red Cross blood drive on April 2 for Sgt. Keith McNeill, the victim of a near-fatal shooting on March 14. Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said the off-duty [...]

Homeless advocates happy with council’s decision

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Luo Lian Advocates for the homeless said they were happy with two measures adopted by the Baltimore County Council last week that provide additional services to those who live on the street. Debra Brown, a former homeless person who is a member of the Baltimore County Community for the Homeless, [...]
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