Tigers Take Early Exit At CAAs

By: Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer

The Towson Tigers headed into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament having won 24 of their last 29 games. However, their season ended on Thursday as they fell to the Elon Phoenix 8-6 in an elimination game. The Tigers dropped the first game of the tournament against the James Madison Dukes on Wednesday 3-2.

In the loss against the third-seeded Phoenix (31-22, 11-10 CAA), the fourth-seeded Tigers (35-22, 10-11 CAA) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning after a two-run double from sophomore infielder Holiday Cahill and an RBI single from senior pitcher Missy McCormick.

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Angie Lange: A New Life

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the fourth installment of a series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

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Towson drops two to rivals

By: Tyler Young, Staff Writer

The Tigers (15-33-2 overall, 8-13 CAA) lost two non-conference games to the UMBC Retrievers and Maryland Terrapins earlier this week, before a bye weekend.

Tuesday, Towson fell to UMBC by a score of 16-5 at Alumni Field in Baltimore. It is the second time the two teams have played this season. Towson has lost both encounters by a combined score of 28-5.

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Joining in the big dance

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Towson overcame an early 5-0 deficit to beat High Point, 10-8, in the NCAA First Four game Wednesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The win moves the Tigers into a matchup with the first-seeded Notre Dame Irish (10-2) on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana.

The Tigers (12-5) had seven different players score goals in the game against the Panthers (10-7).

“High Point put us against the wall early, which is a huge testament to them,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said. “We had to dig deep and string things together and I couldn’t be more proud of our team and the heart that we have.” Continue reading

New grooves

By: Hailey Miller, Contributing Writer

Towson University’s Dance Department has continued to break the mold of what many usually expect from a dance performance. The dancers and choreographers have continued to shift their style and artistry to stay in touch with the ever-evolving art world.

Their spring performance, “Interludes,” debuted this past Friday, May 1, where not only is there a ballet repertory piece performed in tie dye, but there are also multiple comedic acts featuring a variety of props.

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First time in Ocean City

By: Stef Foster, Columnist

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Ocean City with Towson’s Surf Club.

From what I can tell, it seems that most Marylanders have been to Ocean City before. A lot of you may have visited for Senior Week, and many of you may have gone multiple times before and since then, perhaps even every summer since you were six! 

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The new squad

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

Can we take a moment to reflect on the fact that it is already May? We have less than three weeks of school left, and yet it somehow feels like I have three months of projects, exams and classwork to do (thanks, profs).

In the midst of studying for finals, dreaming of summer and attempting to enjoy the sunshine, some major news dropped about one of the most highly anticipated upcoming movies. David Ayer, director of “Suicide Squad,” also known as “Task Force X,” has released the first official poster with the all-star cast.

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Fraternity 5K on fire

By: Kristin Helf, Staff Writer

Sophomore psychology and political science major Emma Sage said that the money donated to Johns Hopkins’ pediatric burn unit was “a great cause.”

Sage described the experience of a young boy who was provided with sensory machines used to keep his mind off of the pain while he was being treated. Hearing his story reinforced Sage’s belief that donating to the unit was a worthwhile endeavor.

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