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Men’s Basketball season begins

By: Tim Anderson, Staff Writer and Tyler Beard, Contributing Writer

Towson’s men’s basketball team began practice this week, on Monday, Oct. 5 at SECU Arena, which kicked off the 2015-16 season.

“I really like this group,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “They are a talented group that is committed versus being interested. They’ve worked hard and I’m excited, but we have a lot more work to do.”

Towson has brought in four new players to the team this season, including redshirt junior forward Arnaud William Adala Moto, who sat out last season after transferring from Wake Forest.

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Commuters get cooking

By: Alex Ziolkowski, Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, members of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provided commuters with free food and health resources on the Paws Patio.

Community Ambassadors Jesse Kabundji and Zane Smith joined Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services Joyce Herold and Megan Byrd, marketing and social media coordinator for Student Activities, in handing out flyers to promote Commuter Appreciation Week. Continue reading

Women’s Cross Country: Six runners set personal bests at Invitational

By: Angelo Pellegrini, Contributing Writer

This past weekend the women’s cross country team traveled to the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania eager to get back into action after a few weeks of hard training.

After taking 33rd a year ago, the Tigers finished 22nd overall out of 45, with 566 points. Saint Joseph’s, Bloomsburg and Binghamton took the top three places.

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Men’s Golf: Grem leads Tigers to third place finish

By: Joseph Auble, Contributing Writer

The men’s golf team finished third at the Binghamton Fall Invitational this weekend with a total score of 293 in the final day of play on Monday. Monday’s total score was the lowest out of all the teams in the tournament and Towson’s best score of the tournament.

Leading the Tigers was Junior Jimmy Grem, finishing three-under-par (69) to finish second overall in the tournament. Grem has now finished under par in all five events this fall.

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Alum advises “be productive”

By: Caitlin Wolfarth, Staff Writer

From Towson’s Career Center to the real world, TU Alum Yulia Kolomenskaya has shown that anything is possible when you work hard.

A 2015 graduate, Kolomenskaya found her internship with Stanley Black & Decker through LinkedIn, but TU’s Career Center helped her land the internship by preparing her for the application process.

“All the tips I received [from the Career Center], I used,” Kolomenskaya said. Continue reading

Dancing queens

By: Christine LaFrancesca, Staff Writer

Last Thursday emcee and coordinator Shawna Alexander, dressed in a purple velvet dress and pink feather boa, hosted the 2015 Drag Show, presented by In the Life and Black Student Union (BSU).

“I love that all you kids get together and put this together every year,” Alexander said. “Towson kids always show us a good time and come welcoming us with open arms.”

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Dr. Mwata Dyson kicks off Visting Speaker Series

By: Amanda Bates, Contributing Writer

Medical and wellness expert Dr. Mwata Dyson kicked off Towson’s 150th Anniversary Visiting Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 1., in the West Village Commons.

Approximately 300 students and faculty attended his speech, “Professional Transitions: Leaving a Legacy.”

While fighting a fever, Dyson began by asking his audience, “What will be your life’s work?” Continue reading

Career Center holds Internship Week

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Oct. 5-Oct. 9 is Internship Week at Towson, featuring a number of events (some including free pizza) at the Career Center to help students get started on their hunt for practical experience outside of the classroom.

The week will culminate with the Fall Career and Internship Fair in the West Village Commons Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 9, from noon-3 p.m.

Of the over 18,000 undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2014, 7,508 were enrolled in internship courses during the 2014-2015 school year. Continue reading