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SGA president reviews year, addresses “presence of inequality and racism”

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

Student Government Association President Kurt Anderson said that Towson University students need to be aware of “the presence of inequality and racism in our own community” in his state of the SGA  video, released Tuesday.

“This is our time to make a profound impact and create a society that celebrates and embraces each and every individual,” Anderson said. “We must continue to build community with each other and fight against oppression in every form it appears.”

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Uninhibited art exhibition

By: Annie Sragner, Arts & Life Editor

The Towson University Department of Art and Design will soon unveil the senior art show, “Unbounded,” to celebrate the hard work and creativity of Towson’s graduating artists.

“The name of the show really addresses the whole concept of graduating and all of the possibilities after you graduate,” senior illustration major Nicholas Kim said. “A lot of the shows follow that theme, but in terms of works there are a lot of different ideas going on.” Continue reading

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Give socks to those in need

By: Steven Martin, Bombas brand ambassador

Did you know that the number one most requested item at homeless shelters is socks? If not, that’s okay because many other Americans don’t either. And until more people know about this need, it will remain that way.

There are a couple things you can do to help out those in need. You could take the route I did and become a sock-tivist. I am a student ambassador for a company named Bombas. Bombas works similar to TOMS where they donate one pair of socks to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased. As an ambassador, my primary goal is to raise awareness of the simple fact that homeless shelters NEED sock donations. Something so simple as socks can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Socks provide comfort, warmth, and happiness and for people going through the struggles of life, these are essential. Continue reading

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It’s up to us to keep the bright lights on

By: Annie Sragner, Arts & Life Editor

With graduation and the end of college creeping up on the calendar, I’ve repeatedly noticed that decisions keep getting heavier and heavier as the big date approaches. Start a new life or move back home to a familiar setting? Choose a steady career right away, go back to school, or something else entirely?

And these decisions seem to have rolled in all together and all at once. Just a couple of months ago my biggest concerns were homework and how I wanted to spend my snow days off from school, but now I’m faced with bigger questions that require me to quickly shape my vision of myself. It always felt like I was making real decisions, but these feel like REAL real decisions now.

Sometimes all of this big decision-making can become an uncomfortable mindset to lug around. There is a lot of pressure riding on these decisions when there are eyes on the sidelines watching you go through the motions of finding something to commit to. It’s especially difficult because we haven’t had many experiences as students where we were given the freedom and responsibility to choose for ourselves. Continue reading