“Marci’s White Rabbit” confronts gun violence, domestic abuse

By: Taylor DeVille, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

In senior filmmaker Danielle Gibson’s short film “Marci’s White Rabbit,” a young girl struggles to find inner peace in the turmoil of her abusive household.

“It’s not something I have specifically gone through, but I think it’s something that people need to hear,” Gibson said. “I’m trying to do it justice.”

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“Deepwater” depicts true tragedy

By: Matt McDonald, Columnist

Mark Wahlberg stars in the new disaster movie “Deepwater Horizon,” which depicts the tragedy of an oil rig exploding in the middle of the ocean. While it is short and fast-paced, it certainly does not hold back.

“Deepwater Horizon,” co-starring Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Dylan O’Brien, portrays the events of April 20, 2010, when BP worker Don Vidrine (Malovich) gives orders to start drilling for oil despite obvious structural flaws. Under too much pressure, the whole rig bursts with mud, eventually leading to even more brutal consequences.

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The buzz on bees

By: Sarah Hill, Contributing Writer

Buzzing, furry, yellow, striped, stinging – all words commonly attributed to bees. But according to wildlife biologist and photographer Sam Droege, there really is no “typical” bee.

“We tend to think of bees as one unit, but they have needs that are tied to biodiversity,” Droege said. “There’s a notion that any old flower will do, but it’s much more complicated than that.”

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Student film “Leadbeater” defies stereotypes

By: Kristin Helf, Assistant Arts & Life Editor 

In early November, senior electronic media and film major Tyler Peterson and his production team will begin shooting “Leadbeater,” a short film they’re making about a story that needs to be told, according to the film’s producer Jeb Burchick.

“Leadbeater” follows a group of friends during their senior year at a Baltimore art school who, during the course of their friendship, have all begun to fall in love with one another. When lead character Laurel, played by junior acting major Molly Cohen, turns 21, their relationships come to a head.

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Student activist John Gillespie (right), Marina Cooper (center) and other administrators smile and banter toward the end of the discussion. Everyone assured each other the negotiation and discussion was based in institutional change, not in personal feelings toward one another.

Cultural competency meeting demand on track

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

Demand number two was, “Require the president to work with the provost to ensure that every college or department has one meeting per semester dedicated to cultural competency content approved by a student representative that works in the CDSO.”

The University is considering progress on this goal to be “on track,” according to the online resource. Some work that’s happened so far:

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Tigers push for postseason

By: Desmond Boyle, Staff Writer 

Towson won one game over UNC Wilmington and dropped another to the College of Charleston this weekend, but they continue to push for a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament.

Sunday, the Tigers (6-10-1, 3-4-0 CAA) fell to the Cougars (10-6-1, 3-3-1 CAA) 2-1 on senior day at the Tiger Soccer Complex.

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