Category Archives: Arts & Life

Movie Review Blog

“Insurgent” continues line of book series to movies

By: Ryan Permison, Columnist

Since the success of franchises such as “Harry Potter”, “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” everyone wants in on the action.

Most young adult novel adaptations have failed to make it past the first film, and many have mixed success with both audiences and critics alike. Now, another book to movie sequel has arrived with “Insurgent”, the second film in “The Divergent Series” franchise.

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Starving Student Blog

Springtime grilling with a twist

By: Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief 

It’s starting to get warmer again, which means it’s grill season. I mean, it’s not quite 70 yet, but even if the temperature touches the 50s, it’s totally acceptable to fire up the grill (or the George Foreman, which is also acceptable).

When most people think of a grill they think of burgers and sausages or steaks, the usual. But this week’s recipe will maximize the flavors a grill brings out to your craft fajitas. Continue reading

Alum places in major screenwriting contest

By: Sylvia A. Bolls, Contributing Writer

A Towson University alum won second place in the 2014 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 industry professional, a screenwriting software package and a page of development notes for his win. Continue reading

GDay USA Blog

University choices in the US

By: Stef Foster, Columnist

At the moment I am writing about my college experience here in the US of A and how it compares to the university or uni experience back home in Australia. For me, the biggest struggle of this adventure started more than a year before even landing in the U.S., that is the dreaded and monumental task of selecting a college. I really empathize with American high school students as I can hardly fathom the number of higher education options available to you all, more than 8,000 institutions according to the interweb. To give you a comparison, Australia has a grand total of 43 universities and around 150 miscellaneous other higher education providers. In Tasmania, where I study back home, there is just one university, the University of Tasmania that has four different campuses spread out across the island. Continue reading

Currently Caitlin Blog

Glee gives a tearful goodbye

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

Welcome back, Tigers! We are in the home stretch of the semester and summer is right around the corner, which means the gym is going to be insanely crowded until the momentum from spring break fades away. While some of you were living life to the fullest in Panama City Beach I know for a fact that some of you were, like me, watching the Live from Spring Break reel on Snapchat while eating ice cream in your bed. Continue reading

Renting Reels Blog

The pressures of perfection

By: Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist

Whether or not you will like the film “Whiplash” depends almost solely on if you find an instructor cruelly berating a student entertaining. This is the first, and most important thing to know about “Whiplash,” the entire film shows a teacher treating his student in a way that most people would consider unacceptable, but to others, is viewed as necessary to unleash the ultimate potential in a talented individual.

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“House of Cards” films in Institute for Well-Being

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor


Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the first episode of Season 3 of “House of Cards.” Read with caution.

Once they found out that Doug Stamper was alive after his head was bashed in, careful viewers of the newest season of “House of Cards” may have noticed that some of his rehabilitation scenes were filmed close to home – at the Institute for Well-Being, located off of the main campus near the traffic circle.

Director of Media Relations Gay Pinder showed a scouting crew a few areas on campus after she got the phone call saying that there was some interest in filming at Towson.

“I took them over to the IWB and they really liked what they saw over there,” she said.

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