By Bailey Hendricks, Editor-in-Chief
Hello and welcome back to campus, Tigers! My name is Bailey Hendricks. I am The Towerlight’s Editor-in-Chief. The editorial board and I spent the start of last week making the survival guide issue to answer new students’ questions about campus, and then spent the end of last week passing issues out, tabling, and meeting new students.
It was great to see so many new faces, get new subscribers (thetowerlight.com/subscribe), to share the new issue, and even get some new applications. Thank you to everyone who picked up an issue, said hello, subscribed, and supported The Towerlight.
If you didn’t already know, The Towerlight is totally free! You will see issues in buildings all around campus throughout the school year, and I highly recommend you pick one up if you see them. We also have a daily newsletter called Towerlight Today which highlights important stories from the week. I suggest you, your parents, your extended family, and all your friends subscribe at thetowerlight.com/subscribe to stay up-to-date on University and community happenings.
We put out a new issue every Tuesday. Inside you can find news stories on Towson’s campus and community, columns, reviews, sports previews, highlights and recaps, puzzles and even ways to save you money.
That’s right. We often have advertisements with coupon codes, discounts, and giveaways. For example, in last week’s issue, Herban Legends offered students 15% off, Tutti Frutti 10% off, and Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Towson is offering students a chance to win a VIP axe-throwing party for up to 10 people by going to http://bit.ly/stumpysu.
You can get involved with The Towerlight by talking to us at the Fall Involvement Fair on Sept. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in West Village Commons and by saying hello at our Open House on Sept. 9 from noon to 4 pm in our office – the Union, room 309. There you can meet the editors, fill out an application, enjoy free pizza, and even see how we put together the newspaper.
We will also be having more tabling events throughout campus as the semester goes on to promote The Towerlight and to pass out more issues. If you see the staff in a Towerlight t-shirt and want to learn more, don’t be afraid to say hello! Other ways to get involved include sending a Letter to the Editor, Photo of the Week, or comic strip to email@example.com. We love hearing from you!
This week’s cover story, written by Arts & Life Editor Meg Hudson, highlights how the Towson community is implementing more art into the city and how the community and the University are working together to do this. This story talks about the details and behind-the-scenes of Towson’s new “Welcome to Towson” mural, located in uptown, and explains the vision of the Towson Creative Partnership and how they are working with students and the University. I hope you enjoy it.
With the excitement that came with our first issue, I could not be more excited for the semester to kick off and to see what the rest of this year brings. I hope everyone has an amazing semester back to school and gets back into the groove seamlessly. It’s going to be a great year! Thanks again for supporting The Towerlight!