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TU hosts Holocaust survivor

By: Theresa Schempp, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Holocaust survivor Halina Silber spoke to students about her life as a member of the Jewish population saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who would become famous after Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List, during the early 1940s.

“While Jews across Poland and Germany were being exterminated, Schindler gave us the best of care within his factory,” Silber said. “He fought all the obstacles to protect us from hard until the very end of the war, and succeeded in saving our lives. The lives of 1,200 Jews.”

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Speakers present new ideas at TEDxTowsonU

By: Sarah Rowan, Associate News Editor

Students, faculty and community members presented engaging ideas on a number of different topics May 5 at Towson University’s annual TEDxTowsonU event in the West Village Commons Ballrooms. The theme of the event was “Engage.”

“To engage is defined as occupying and granting, or involving someone’s interest or attention,” said senior emcee Karim Darwish. “Becoming engaged and engaging others can look different to every person, and because of this, the ways to be engaged are endless.”

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Action-packed flick ignites the screen

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Staff Writer

Before I get into our regularly-scheduled program, I just want to say congratulations. Whether you just finished your first semester or you’re finally walking across the stage next week, you deserve a break. I think I speak for everyone when I say that it’s been a long semester for the Towson community, and the summer is about to be welcomed with open arms. Continue reading

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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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