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Hello from South Africa

By: Christina Mattera, Columnist

A sack of potatoes, a bag of cat litter and a six year-old child all weigh about 50 pounds. I think about this fact as I roll up my clothes to try to get them to all fit into my purple suitcase.

What makes fifty pounds the perfect weight-limit for travel? As I harshly push my flip-flops into the suitcase, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to get my weight down to this magic number.

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Local Italian eats review

By: Sierra Underdue, Columnist

So, I’ve actually only been here twice since I’ve lived in Towson. Strapazza was the place I always saw when walking around uptown, going to the mall or Barnes & Noble, etc., but it’s never been a place I actually paid attention to.

It wasn’t until my birthday last year when some friends (who also admitted they either never paid attention to or even remembered seeing this place) and I tried it out for the first time. It was perfect.

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Center Stage comes to TU: All-female cast performs “As You Like It”

By: Jessica Ricks, Staff Writer

Towson’s theatre department is collaborating with Baltimore theater company Center Stage this semester to produce “As You Like It,” while the Center Stage theater undergoes renovation.

“The theatre department thought it was a good idea, but were concerned about if it could fit with everything else we needed to do and the logistics,” Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication Susan Picinich said. “My first thought was ‘we can’t fit this into our academic semester,’ but we wanted to do it so much and we talked about it with other departments in the building. The theater was really willing to make the Mainstage available.”

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Keep an eye on nutrition labels: Columnist says being healthy is about “making choices”

By: Noelle Harada, Columnist

It’s the beginning of a new year and everywhere you turn, someone is trying to sell the new solution for weight loss. With “low-calorie” this, “fat-free” that, and “no carbs” in between, where do you begin? 

As you walk down the aisle at the grocery store, the options can be overwhelming, and deciding what to buy often comes down to packaging. It is easy to make a decision based on what the box is telling you, but don’t fall into the sea of “low-fat” and “low-calorie” if you are vowing to live a healthy lifestyle this year.

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Towson’s Most Eligible 2016

The Towerlight has rounded up Towson’s most eligible students just in time for Valentine’s Day. After an all-day event in the University Union, we have chosen and placed for you below a handful of Towson’s singles. Check it out, Tigers, and take a chance on finding that special someone.

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Stephanie Martinez, junior, Health Science Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to go out on a nice dinner and get roses.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love telenovelas.
  • My first love was Daniel.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should smile and make me laugh.

 

Kelly Martinez, junior, Business Management Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to have a nice dinner.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love to sleep.
  • My first love was Nicki.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should smile with confidence.

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Brandon Luftin, sophomore, Mass Communication Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to Netflix & chill.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love long walks on the beach.
  • My first love was my fish (R.I.P.).
  • If you want to get my attention, you should slide in my DM’s (@LowKey__B).

 

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Briana Guaragna, senior, Nursing Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to have a whole pizza and a bottle of wine to myself. J
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love boy bands.
  • My first love was my cat Bellz.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should bring me my favorite food.

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

David Abraham, senior, Communications Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to have dinner on a rooftop with tons of roses around and a live band playing while we eat. Afterwards sip wine and create jokes.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love shy girls.
  • My first love was a feeling that I will never forget.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should come up and talk to me. I am very easy to talk to. Or slide in my DM’s @DavyJTheVirgo

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Justin Gensicki, junior, Special Education/Secondary Education Major.

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to take a girl out to DC for a date, dancing and dinner.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love to Netflix binge.
  • My first love was Reese Witherspoon.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should wear some cute glasses and let your hair down.

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Jonathon Champion, junior, Electronic Media and Film Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to find a Valentine.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love YouTube videos.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should be loyal, listen to what I say, talk to me.

 

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Leroy Hyson II, freshman, Music Education (voice) Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to sleep in a pile of chocolate in a cupid costume.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love Justin Beiber.
  • My first love was Reese’s Pieces.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should start singing really loudly!

 

Photo by Carley Milligan.
Photo by Carley Milligan.

Elizabeth Meyers, senior, American Studies Major and History Minor

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to enjoy good company with heart-shaped desserts.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love watching PBS documentaries on Netflix.
  • My first love was Justin Timberlake (I was six).
  • If you want to get my attention, you should just come up and talk to me.

 

Christopher Macri, senior, Marketing Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to buy the ladies gifts.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love designer clothes.
  • My first love was D-mac.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should say something?

 

Photo by Carley Milligan.
Photo by Carley Milligan.

Nick Pesko, junior, Mass Communication Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to share a drink or two with a beautiful young woman.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love chocolate covered strawberries.
  • My first love was Abby, sophomore year of high school. It was true love.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should say hello, have a beautiful smile.
Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

 

Kassim Okusaga, senior, Music Industry Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to spend it with someone special.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love to watch TV.
  • My first love was a high school crush.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should dress well.

 

Photo by Allen Stewart.
Photo by Allen Stewart.

Alexis Barone, junior, Electronic Media and Film Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to wander around Tiffany’s at Towson Town Center and pretend I’m getting engaged. (And that I can afford it!)
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love eating Quest bars and watching “The Prince and Me.”
  • My first love was a guy I met at a convention for acting.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should walk up to me and attempt to use a pick-up line when we both know it’s cheesy.

 

Photo by Chris Simms.
Photo by Chris Simms.

Hailey Sauer, sophomore, Marketing Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to eat a lot of expensive food.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love reality TV.
  • My first love was my childhood swim instructor.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should talk about food.

 

 

Photo by Chris Simms.
Photo by Chris Simms.

 

Lauren Atkinson, senior, Mass Communication Public Relations and Advertising Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to eat a lot of wine, cheese and sushi.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love working out.
  • My first love was in high school.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should be intelligent, make me laugh and always want an adventure.

 

Photo by Chris Simms.
Photo by Chris Simms.

Carly Ferrari, senior, Business Administration Major

  • For Valentine’s Day, I would love to get some orange crushes and chicken fingers from The Greene Turtle.
  • My guilty pleasure is that I love reality TV.
  • My first love was bread/carbs.
  • If you want to get my attention, you should create a joke or laugh at my jokes…at least pretend my jokes are funny.
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Twitter brings the music beef

By: Kristin Helf, Columnist

I don’t keep up with celebrity drama, reality television or general Hollywood gossip, but this week has been really, really weird for pop music.

Actually, it started about a week ago when rapper B.o.B. dropped a major bomb on his 2.3 million Twitter followers that would shatter all of our preconceived notions about the Earth as we know it: that the Earth is actually flat.

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Creepy captivity thriller

By: Kyle Casey, Staff Writer

It is rare that a movie can attract almost every emotion, deliver consistent suspense and offer a rewarding finish, but “Room” does just that.

Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, “Room” tells the story of the bond between a mother and her son, and the necessity for the strength of a mother in the toughest of times.

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One that they want

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

It’s currently 10:05 p.m., I just finished watching Grease: LIVE! on FOX and I am speechless. As an avid Broadway enthusiast and someone who truly appreciates live theater and all the technicalities that go into creating a production, I had high hopes for Grease.

Although past attempts on live-broadcasted musicals made me switch channels out of sheer second-hand embarrassment, there was something different about Grease. Instead of relying on big names like “Sound of Music: LIVE!” did with Carrie Underwood, the production team created an equal balance by using stars who have experience with live theater.

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