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Students Helping Honduras builds during break

By: Sarah Rowan, Assistant News Editor

Nearly 60 students involved in Towson’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras traveled to Honduras during winter break to work on various building projects within the Honduran community.

Students Helping Honduras is a nonprofit student group with chapters at dozens of schools both in the United States, and internationally, that dedicates itself to ending gang violence and poverty in Honduras through education and youth empowerment.

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Twitter brings the music beef

By: Kristin Helf, Columnist

I don’t keep up with celebrity drama, reality television or general Hollywood gossip, but this week has been really, really weird for pop music.

Actually, it started about a week ago when rapper B.o.B. dropped a major bomb on his 2.3 million Twitter followers that would shatter all of our preconceived notions about the Earth as we know it: that the Earth is actually flat.

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Creepy captivity thriller

By: Kyle Casey, Staff Writer

It is rare that a movie can attract almost every emotion, deliver consistent suspense and offer a rewarding finish, but “Room” does just that.

Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, “Room” tells the story of the bond between a mother and her son, and the necessity for the strength of a mother in the toughest of times.

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One that they want

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

It’s currently 10:05 p.m., I just finished watching Grease: LIVE! on FOX and I am speechless. As an avid Broadway enthusiast and someone who truly appreciates live theater and all the technicalities that go into creating a production, I had high hopes for Grease.

Although past attempts on live-broadcasted musicals made me switch channels out of sheer second-hand embarrassment, there was something different about Grease. Instead of relying on big names like “Sound of Music: LIVE!” did with Carrie Underwood, the production team created an equal balance by using stars who have experience with live theater.

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Letter to the Editor: Islamophobia as an Opportunity

As-salamu alaykum,

My fellow Muslims, I write this letter to you all ten minutes after finding out that multiple Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offices needed to be evacuated due to the fact they all received “suspicious packages.” The packages carried white powder and in some cases, a message. One of the messages reportedly read, “die a painful death.” Many say that the amount of Islamophobia we are seeing in America today has reached an unprecedented level as hate crimes against Muslims have continued to rise these past few weeks with each incident becoming progressively worse.

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Pom Squad Leaves it all on the Floor

By: Carley Milligan, Editor-in-Chief

On the Towson University Pom Squad’s Instagram account, you’d normally find group shots of the team decked out in black and gold for a halftime performance, short clips from their practices and performances, or photos introducing their followers to one of their teammates.

If it’s a Thursday, there might be a #trickthursday video, where the squad shows off some of their skills.

But for the last two weeks, the account has acted as a countdown for the prestigious Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Competition held in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 15-17.

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Davis Breaks the Bank

By: Jordan Cope, Assistant Sports Editor

The Baltimore Orioles coughed up the dough last week and signed free agent first baseman Chris Davis to the richest contract in franchise history worth $161 million over the course of seven years. While the signing has the Baltimore fanbase buzzing, the contract has crushed the Orioles bank, triggering the question of the offseason: is Davis worth this much money?

Career, Davis has batted .255 with 203 home runs and 549 RBI.

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Tigers Nip Huskies

By: Tyler Beard, Assistant Sports Editor

Towson’s 27 free throws led the team to a 79-72 road win over Northeastern Saturday afternoon.

“I think we’re actually around third in the country in scoring the most percentage of our points from the foul line, which is pretty good,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “It’s a great bounce-back win, but we’re still taking this game by game.”

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