Jon Munshaw: Flashback to a year ago. 21-year-old me was watching the first round of the NFL draft on my couch with my roommate and a few of my friends. Continue reading
By: Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
In the animated film, “Song of the Sea,” Ben (David Rawle) is a young boy who lives at a lighthouse with his younger, mute sister Saoirse (Lucy O’Connell) and his widower father, Conor (Brendan Gleeson).
Ben’s Granny (Fionnula Flanagan) believes that their isolated home environment is not good for the children, and instead takes them with her to live in the city. It is there that Ben discovers his sister is actually a selkie, a figure from Celtic mythology that transforms into a seal in the sea, and a human on land with magical singing abilities. Continue reading
By: Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Social media app Yik Yak’s main feature is allowing people, mainly college students, to make anonymous posts — known as Yaks – that anyone in the area can view.
These posts are then upvoted or downvoted and can be commented on by other users. The higher the rating, the higher up on the list the post will be so users see it first.
However, students posting on the app may not be as anonymous as they think.
According to a spokeswoman for Yik Yak, the app maintains a log that includes the IP address from which a message is posted, the GPS coordinates of the location from which the message are posted and the time, and date the message is posted.
By: Megan Poniatowski, Staff Writer
Towson finished seventh out of eight teams in the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Championship at The Reserve Club – St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina, with a total finish of 951 (317-312-322). Continue reading
By: Danny Tress, Contributing Writer
Colorectal cancer is the number two cancer-related killer of both men and women in the U.S. today behind lung cancer at number one.
It will kill 50,000 people this year, and 150,000 people will receive a colorectal cancer diagnosis, according to Dustin Brians, one of the founders of the Kickstarter campaign funded project “The Buttfolio.” Continue reading
By: Caitlin Wolfarth, Staff Writer
Students stood by Thursday afternoon as a K-9 Unit dog leaped into the air and bit down on a full-grown man in the middle of the Union’s Lot 9. The jump made the man stagger, but he did not fall down. Fortunately for him, this was not an arrest but only a demonstration orchestrated by the Baltimore County Police Department during Towson’s Safety Day.
Other participating institutions included units from BCPD, the county Fire Department, Baltimore Police Recruitment, MD State Police, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company, TurnAround, Bike Maryland, Joe’s Bike Shop, Kids in Safe Seats and Towson University Police Department.
Along with the K-9 demonstration, the Baltimore County Fire Department gave a “Jaws of Life” demonstration, which showed students how firefighters retrieve victims from damaged cars, step by step. Continue reading
By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Tiger Bowl V kicked off Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium and the Black Team came out with the 10-9 victory in the annual spring game. Continue reading
By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson trailed Hofstra, 2-1, on Saturday and the offense was out of rhythm. Pride goalie Chris Selva was playing well and the Tigers struggled to get going early. Continue reading
By: Jessica Ricks, Contributing Writer
Although he is Filipino, freshman Lorenz Cortez said that this weekend at the Third Annual Asian Pacific Islander (API) Celebration he learned many things about his own culture that he did not previously know.
“I learned a lot about my own culture and homeland,” Cortez said. “I haven’t been to the Philippines in 15 years so it would be helpful when I go back,” Cortez said. Continue reading
By: Kristen Maloney, Contributing Writer
The Building Our Community Dinner, hosted by Towson University on April 16 in the West Village Ballrooms and geared toward fostering university and community relations, began with the attending students and community members filling out a square sheet of paper with the three core values they found to be most important. These individual sheets of paper would be later constructed into a quilt that would be hung in the back of the room.
The first of the speakers was Coordinator of Off-Campus Student Services Joyce Herold, who was introduced by Student Government Director of Community Outreach Jon Connelly. Herold encouraged all attendees to reach out and get to know someone they have never met, and specifically recommended that attending students mingle with community members.