The Towerlight has a tradition of, each semester, allowing the graduating seniors to write an editorial, reflecting on their time in our newsroom. Below are this semester’s seniors (in alphabetical order).
By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief
As happens every semester, The Towerlight just held our elections for editor-in-chief and senior editor. And, well, I got appointed to editor in chief.
I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I’m sitting in the office, behind the editor desk, watching as The Towerlight gets put together. Nothing feels too different.
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
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
By: Sey Elemo, Columnist
As the year comes to a close, and I grow tired with your resistance to our efforts of liberation for ourselves, I just want to remind you all of a couple things.
Our revolution. Our movement. This struggle to be treated equally with our white, male, heterosexual, cisgender counterparts IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. Continue reading
By: Megan Graves, Columnist
Finals are coming, and the weather is getting warmer. It’s almost time for another summer. If you’re like me, summer is nothing but exciting. At least, at first. There’s the beach, the pool and your social life makes a comeback. All kinds of great stuff tends to happen.
But then, sooner than you’d like to admit, you start to turn back to your old friend, Netflix. If this is how you foresee at least part of your summer going, then let me help you out. Here are five fiercely feminist flicks you can find on Netflix this summer. Continue reading
By: Matt Teitelbaum, President, College Democrats
To my fellow Democrats,
Soon I will be publishing a new blog via the Huffington Post entitled “How Donald Trump Can Win the 2016 Presidential Election”. Before this comes out, I want to make a plea to each and every one of you, particularly supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.
Please support the Democratic nominee in 2016 with the same vigor and determination that we have given to President Obama these past 8 years.
EDITOR’S NOTE: It has been brought to our attention that the University has recently worked out a schedule with ABM, the contractors who take care of custodial work on campus, to clean the chalk boards in Freedom Square every Monday.
By: A Towson Student
I’m questioning how free speech actually is on campus. Not hate speech, or vulgarity, but verbal and visual protest against racism, rape culture, and hazing; three taboo issues that the campus community has failed to appropriately address.
By: Ali Hinman, Columnist
It’s that point in the semester.
It’s that point when you don’t know if the stress or the pollen will kill you first.
It’s that point when you don’t even smell your clothes to see if they’re clean anymore, you just put on what’s closest to you and go to class.
By: Annie Sragner, Arts & Life Editor
After a good heart-to-heart with a great friend of mine the other night, she handed me a little threaded doll that came in a tiny red draw-string bag. “It’s a worry doll,” she said. “Whenever you’re feeling nervous or troubled about something, whisper your worries to her, put her under your pillow and wake up with a clear mind.”