By: Lauren Cosca, Staff Writer
Naked pictures. Weed. Alcohol. These are all things that one can see on the public Towson Snapchat story.
Students have been talking more and more about the accounts “towsonu” and “towson.snap” on Snapchat.
Anyone with a Snapchat account can add either username and have the option to send in any snapchats they take, which then can be uploaded to the unofficial Towson story by an anonymous user.
Students often recognize friends or even see their own faces on the Towson Snapchat story.
“It’s just really funny to see all the crazy stuff that goes on here at Towson, and it’s really cool when you get to see people you know on there,” freshman Ellie Kobylski said.
Twitter has become a popular outlet for students to express opinions and make comments about the Snapchat account. @Dominique__X0 tweeted, “So a selfie I was in made it to the Towson Snap ??? #MomIMadeIt.” @torievansss said, “Made it on the Towson snap story. I’m basically famous.”
Many have taken to Twitter to shame the senders of uncensored posts, and the way that students are being incredibly transparent about their engagement illegal activities. @TurtleBouncers, an account affiliated with the Green Turtle on York Road, tweeted, “The picture of the “Freshman year bucket list” on towson.snap is the reason there’s a minimum drinking age, Get a grip, children.”
Even parents are voicing their concerns.
A mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, emailed The Towerlight concerned about her freshman daughter and the activities she witnessed on the Towson Snapchat account.
In response to first hearing of the app, the mother wrote, “Innocent enough, I thought, but then I actually took a look and what I saw was shocking,” she said. “When looking at the “Towson University story” I immediately saw nude photos of students, kids smoking pot, bullying and harder drug use like cocaine and Adderall.”
Often included in the story for ‘towson.snap” is a page telling viewers to “Screenshot and read. We can’t show everything on snapchat or our account will get deleted. You can view the FULL STORY on: Fleek College Stories in the app store (We will continue to post here, but we expect to be banned soon. Fleek is way better anyway.)”
This phenomenon has sparked a new outlet for social media with mass snapchat stories.
Among these accounts include the new, “Towson.snaps,” and even a “Towson.sex,” which features, mostly, naked pictures.
Towson Snapchat shows a whole new side of the university that wasn’t made public to this extent until now, and this account has become a new and controversial aspect of campus life.