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The 2016 back-to-school survival guide

By: Cody Boteler, Jordan Cope, Taylor DeVille, Kristin Helf, Sarah Rowan, Sam Shelton and Lainey Tepper. Production was by Alex Best, Chris Simms and Jordan Stephenson.

Welcome to The Towerlight’s back-to-school survival guide.

If you click through to the links, you’ll find The Towerlight’s guide to surviving and thriving at Towson.

In addition to our editorial work, you’ll find letters and words of advice from TU faculty, administration and student leaders. Good luck getting started at Towson. This is a great place that you can really make a lot out of. Just don’t forget to read all your syllabi.

How to survive living on campus.

How to survive taking classes and working on campus.

How to survive doing all that and still have fun.

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Four members of TU swimming and diving compete in Olympic Trials

By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor

Four members of the Towson University swimming and diving team competed in U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in hopes of qualifying for this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Recent graduates Hannah Snyder and Jenna Van Camp, along with senior Nick Breschi and sophomore Jack Saunders, represented Towson in competition at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26-July 3. The event was the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team competing at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading

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Tigers defeat Denver, advance to NCAA quarterfinals

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

The Tigers defeated second-seeded and defending NCAA Tournament champion Denver in the first round of the NCAA Divison I Men’s Lacrosse Championship 10-9, Sunday.

The Tigers will face Loyola in the quarterfinals in Columbus, Ohio. This is the first time since 2003 that the men’s team have reached the quarterfinals. The game is set for Sunday, May 22.

Earlier in the season, Towson defeated Loyola 10-8.

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Tigers take the hardware

By: Tyler Beard, Assistant Sports Editor 

No. 11 Towson won its third Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship in the last five years Saturday after a 4-2 win over the Fairfield Stags at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The win clinched a NCAA Tournament berth for the Tigers (14-2), and the team will face the Hobart Statesmen (10-6) in a First Four. The winner will face the 2015 NCAA Champion Denver Pioneers (13-2). 

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Penn State scandal grows bigger

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer 

Growing up as a Penn State football fan, I was mortified in 2011 when former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested on charges of child molestation. I remember going to my journalism class the next day, where my teacher, and fellow Penn State fan, told me, “This is going to get much worse, very soon.”

This week, court documents from a case between Penn State and an insurance company have once again highlighted just how harmful the power structure around the school’s football team was. 

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Baseball: Tigers drop series to rival Tribe

By: Chris Wells, Staff Writer 

Towson lost 9-1 in the final game of a three-game series against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival William & Mary Sunday at Plumeri Park in Williamsburg, Virginia.   

The Tigers (18-30, 8-10 CAA) allowed eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings. The Tribe (24-23, 13-7 CAA) got on the scoreboard and didn’t look back.

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