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Rate My Professor site commends alum

By: Nick Mason, Staff Writer

Community College of Baltimore County in Essex Professor Anthony Calise, a Towson alum, was recently ranked as Rate My Professor’s number one “highest rated junior and community college professor” for his performance last year.

Calise graduated from Towson University in January 2002 with a degree in mathematics.

“Just make sure you have a love for not just math, but teaching in general,” Calise said. “It’s something you have to have a passion for. There are challenges every day and you have to come up with solutions to problems on a daily basis.”

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Mac Cosmetics releases “Selena” collection

By: Kerry Ingram, Columnist

The moment all makeup lovers have been waiting for has finally arrived: MAC Cosmetics’ Selena Collection is officially going on sale this Saturday, Oct. 1!

The line includes five eyeshadows (two neutral shades and three fun colors), one intense black mascara, a black liquid eyeliner, a blush/bronzer duo, a face brush and three lipsticks that embody Selena’s classic look. The line is available for pre-order on Sept. 28, but you can order online starting Oct. 1 and purchase in stores Oct. 6. Continue reading

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MSA cleans up community

By: Mary-Ellen Davis, Staff Writer

Led by the Muslim Student Association, a group of about 20 students came together Friday afternoon after Jumu’ah Prayer to walk around Towson picking up trash.

“I think the main purpose of it is to help the entire community and to help the ecosystem,” MSA President Osama Hassan said. “A lot of the members of the MSA are in the sciences or have taken a lot of science classes, so we know the environmental aspects and the effect that trash can have on the environment.”

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Q&A with the ELC’s Shelley Etzine

What made you want to become an English language specialist?

My undergraduate degree was in English literature. I majored in English literature and I’m actually from South Africa. I also love people, in fact, when I did my aptitude test, they said to me that I should go into something like health professions — like social work, occupational therapy or something like that. I also really loved the arts: theatre, music and I really wanted to have a career in arts management, but when I finished my degree I got a graduate degree in personal management and training and with my first job I gravitated toward the training aspect of it, not the interviewing or HR aspect of it.

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Campus works to prevent hazing

By: Amanda Carroll, Contributing Writer

Risk Management Consultant Gentry McCreary, who works with the National Center for Higher Education, explained that hazing is more than just fraternity and sorority problem and charged students with eradicating the harmful behavior during an address in the West Village Commons Thursday night.

McCreary said that hazing also happens in high schools, arts organizations, sports teams and other unexpected environments outside of college Greek Life.

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Towson to start “anchor scan”

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

President Kim Schatzel will announce Tuesday a new partnership with Margrave Strategies, a Columbia-based firm, to “chart [the university’s] path into the future and into the next decade.”

“We are an anchor institution for Towson, the county and greater Baltimore,” Schatzel said in a Monday interview. “We already have connections and we already have strong impact. This is about making our leadership stronger.”

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Towson Freedom School holds first meeting

By: Sarah Rowan, News Editor

Towson Freedom School members met to discuss the differences between organizing and activism at their first meeting Sept. 22 in the Lecture Hall.

Coordinator of Baltimore Bloc Ralikh Hayes led the conversation, and encouraged attendees to create their own definitions for the terms. According to Hayes, who considers himself an organizer, there is a definite line between the two.

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Town hall updates community on demands

By: Bailey Hendricks, Staff Writer

Towson’s Student Government Association and the Division of Student Affairs held a “Be Heard” town hall-style meeting Sept. 21 in West Village to discuss progress on the demands from the November 2015 #OccupyTowson sit-in.

“I think it’s important to have continued dialogue.” SGA President Taylor James said. “Some things do move slow, but issues that students and community members are having do change pretty rapidly.”

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