Donald Trump is about to lose the 2016 election, probably by a lot. Polls, pundits and the most respected election predictors are all telling of Trump’s political doom with just two weeks to go before Election Day. Trump is losing, and even he knows it.
Why else would a candidate make completely unfounded claims that the American electoral process is systematically rigged via massive voter fraud? Why claim the game is rigged before it’s even over?
Charlotte Smith, Columnist
Once upon a time, someone thought it would be a good idea for midterms and Homecoming to fall during the same week. Suffering ensued.
I personally have no idea how I survived Homecoming Week. I had three papers due on Friday with Homecoming events and Dance the Madness practice every single day after classes. In fact, I had to leave most events early to make it to other events. This left no time for doing homework and studying, so I was forced to study during the time that I desperately needed for sleeping.
By: Megan Graves, Columnist
I absolutely love Halloween. Candy goes on sale, everything gets a little spookier, and the best part: you get to wear a costume.
I’ve always enjoyed dressing up for Halloween, and, when I was little, I took it very seriously. In fact, I used to have this recurring nightmare where it’d be time to go trick-or-treating and I had no costume. It was like the old “I have to take an exam I know nothing about” nightmare but far, far worse.
By: Sam Shelton, Senior Editor
What’s up, Tigers — I’m bringing you Ed Desk this week, so everybody strap in and let’s get going. Here are five ways to get suitably spooked for Halloween:
1. Do some light reading in the dark:
I love being creeped out, but I am too big of a baby to handle jumpscares. So, I read. I read a lot. About weird things and spooky things and murderers — Do you know how many wikipedia pages there are about mysteries and murderers and general mayhem? A lot. Want to learn something while satisfying your annual fall urge to indulge in the macabre? Wikipedia is your best friend. Hit me up after you google Lizzy Borden, a handful of cryptids and H. H. Holmes’ murder house (Spoiler: this guy actually tricked out a house to kill people in unique and terrifying ways).
By: Dylan Brennan, Columnist
Whatever your political leanings, you cannot disagree that one winner of the second presidential debate was Ken Bone: a man who was relatively unknown but suddenly became an internet sensation within two minutes of asking his question. The fact that his name was a very popular trend on social media even before the debates were over says a lot about the man. Who can say why he became so popular? Maybe because he was such a soft-spoken person? Maybe it’s because he looks like Ned Flanders if he was on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Whatever the case may be, I’m disturbed to report that the same people who brought him to fame are now seeking to bring him to infamy — and ruin his life. Continue reading
By: Megan Graves, Columnist
Relationships are tricky. They’re complex, intimate and confusing. They can be calm and warm or wild and exciting or any sticky, sappy combination imaginable. No matter what the relationships in your life are (or have been or can be), they never have to be abusive or unhealthy.
October, along with being the spookiest and best-smelling month, is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
When we think of abuse, often the first form that comes to mind is physical. Whenever we see an abusive relationship depicted in film, it’s typically someone (usually a woman) being hit by someone (usually a man). Overtime, that’s kind of molded into our general idea of what abuse is. Continue reading
By: Charlotte Smith, Columnist
It’s October, and I’m incredibly excited for Halloween, so I’ve gathered some very creepy stories from Towson’s Greek community. Let’s get spooky.
I’ll start out with one of my own paranormal experiences.
You Don’t Mess with a Girl’s Dog:
It occurred months ago, but I still think about it sometimes when I’m alone in my house and hear a noise. I had a ton of friends over one summer night, and at some point someone noticed the cheap Ouija board my sister bought from Target. Continue reading
By: Charlotte Smith, Columnist
I love Greek Life, and I think Towson’s Greek community in particular is amazing. In this semester alone, many chapters have already raised incredible amounts of money for their respective philanthropies, recruited great new members and have had some great events here on campus. I truly believe that Greek Life is making excellent progress to dissolve negative stereotypes. From what I have witnessed from my own involvement, fraternities and sororities alike are returning to the positive roots of their organizations and focusing on what is important: friendship, philanthropy, scholarship.
However, I can’t turn a blind eye to remaining issues that I’ve noticed. I honestly think that Greek Life members have good intentions, but I also think there are still some problems that need to be fixed.
By: Matt Teitelbaum, Columnist
Sunday night’s debate was an unprecedented show of genuine animosity between two candidates for political office. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren’t merely political opponents, they’re mortal enemies. It all started with the handshake that wasn’t, and it only went downhill from there.
Save for a brief moment in which Trump and Clinton were asked by an audience member to say one nice thing about each other, the lack of civility displayed during the one hour and thirty minute forum served as a microcosm for the election as a whole.
By: Megan Graves, columnist
I usually don’t have a difficult time coming up with things to write about. I’ve got an opinion on absolutely everything, and that makes writing an opinion column a little bit easier. However, this week I was facing some serious writer’s block. The few times that I did come up with subject matter, my creativity would coincidentally have this “thing” she had to go to and would peace out on me.
The end of the week was approaching, and I had no idea what I wanted to write about. But then, just as I was losing all hope, a dim, kind of dusty, orange light came out of the darkness.
Let’s talk about Donald Trump.