Category Archives: Opinion

Student Activist John Gillespie reads from the list of demands.

Letter to the Editor: A statement from student activist John Gillespie

To Whom It May Concern,

First, I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who was supporting us throughout the entirety of the #occupytowson protest. For eight long hours, numerous black students (and a few white allies) stood together to stand on the side of justice and equality in order to create a more diverse, inclusive and safe campus at Towson University.

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Partying and living like I just turned 21

By: Carley Milligan, Editor-in-Chief

For the past two weeks I’ve been partying like I just turned 21. Although, that’s probably because I just did.

It’s amazing to me how much of a big deal turning the legal drinking age has become in the United States. Most of our parents were probably allowed to drink beer and wine by age 18, since between the years of 1974-1984, Maryland state law allowed for this.

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The Towerlight’s public information saga

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

I got a letter yesterday saying that the University would waive all the fees associated with the Public Information Act request that I filed on behalf of The Towerlight.

This came after I published a not-too-friendly editorial decrying TU because they wanted to charge me over $2,000 for access to public records and emails.

Since that situation as been absolved, in the issue of transparency, I’m going to explain what happened — from my perspective at The Towerlight.

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Teaching consent

By: Megan Graves, Columnist

Recently, the term “consent class” has come into play in the news and on social media. So what is a consent class? Basically, from what I understand, consent classes offer a safe space to discuss sex, sexuality and how to prevent assault.

They offer people a chance to ask questions about things like sex and consent in a judgment-free environment while teaching those who attend what to look out for, in regards to rape and sexual assault. As journalist and feminist Jessica Valenti tweets, “Consent classes aren’t just hoping to stop rapists, but to give people the knowledge [and] tools they need to weed out rapists from communities.”

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The University wants to charge me $2,000 for access to public record. It’s an asinine fee, and we’re not paying it.

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

UPDATE: The Towerlight received a letter from the University at 4:13 p.m. today, Nov. 10, saying that our request to waive the fees has been accepted. We will provide information as we get it.

Hey, Towson community. Did you know that the University wants me to pay over $2,000 for access to public records?

I know. Crazy, right? Let me explain a bit.

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