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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.


2016 Survival Guide: play

How to enjoy Towson athletics all year long

Towson University has 19 Division I athletic teams for students to cheer on throughout the year. There are 13 women’s teams and six men’s teams. Any Towson student who wishes to attend a sporting event can do so for free. However, attending football and basketball games require tickets which can be picked up at the box office in the first floor of the  University Union by presenting a OneCard.

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2016 Survival Guide: work

How to get involved with The Towerlight

If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first step! The Towerlight is an independent, student-run organization based out of Towson University.

We receive advertising dollars from the University, but no direct monetary support. We’re independent and we’re all students with full schedules. You’ll probably see us in one of your classes or, at the very least, in the Liberal Arts building.

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2016 Survival Guide: live

How to find campus’ best food

From what we’ve experienced, which locale offers the “best” food on campus is highly subjective. If you like comfort food, you might prefer fries and a sandwich from Paws or Chick-Fil-A from Susquehanna Food Court.

If you like fresh salads or Panera-esque menu items, Au Bon Pain in Hawkins Hall might be the spot for you. If you’re the kind of person who likes pretty much everything, head to your nearest dining hall.

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TU feels the bern at on-campus Bernie Sanders rally

By: Carley Milligan, Editor-in-Chief

Drivers traveling along Cross Campus Drive and York Road honked and waved at students marching in support of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Friday.

The march was organized by the Towson for Bernie Focus Group with help from Sanders’ national campaign and Maryland Students for Bernie Sanders, to get students interested in voting before Maryland’s primary election on Tuesday, April 26.

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Students focus on concerns over diversity, treatment of transfers during town hall

By: Sam Shelton, News Editor

Students focused on concerns over campus diversity and treatment of transfer students Wednesday, April 6, during a small town hall-style meeting with University President Kim Schatzel. The students brought up issues of transfer housing, which is based on availability of rooms and therefore not guaranteed, and diversity topics including cultural competency courses.

“If you come to a campus where everyone is like you, you’re not going to learn,” Schatzel said. “You’ll just be around folks like you, and that won’t work.” Continue reading

Education about love

By: Kebron Tesfaye, Contributing Writer

To examine the aspects of love in healthy relationships, the SGA Department of Health and Wellness hosted the discussion–oriented event “How to Love” Feb. 25.

“We feel that especially in college, it can be a confusing time with a lot of changes,” senior biology major and sexual assault peer educator (SAPE) Zachary Furfari said. “It is really important to make sure that you’re in a healthy relationship and to see the signs of an unhealthy relationship.”

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The wild ride of life

By: Annie Sragner, Arts and Life Editor

My favorite thing about autumn is watching the ripe-toned leaves twirl down from the trees to the ground. It feels like nature’s confetti that celebrates the last hoorah of life and growth before the lethal frost of the approaching winter.

Like the leaves, humans participate in a similar cycle of birth, growth and death. We face the same endings and beginnings, but luckily we get to experience more seasons.

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