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‘GOOD CHARLOTTE’ Q&A with SGA President-elect Charlotte Ridgeway pg. 7

TOWERLIGHT STAFF SAYS GOODBYE Senior editorial board members reflect on four years at the paper pg. 4

SODA SHOWDOWN Pepsi’s contract with TU set to expire pg. 10

ONE-TIME REFUND Administration says TigerFest refunds will not continue in coming years pg. 16

NEW RECRUITS Three Tigers sign with NFL teams pg. 23

TWITTERS A look at Towson’s best anonymous ‘Tweeters’ pg.15 Illustration by Danielle Frater/ The Towerlight







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FEATURED EVENT: Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts. The rock musical about the trials of young love and coming of age directed by Towson alumnus Joseph Ritsch. Shows will run through Friday, May 10.

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SENIOR EDITORIALS I don’t think it really hit me till this moment that this is the end. The end of my time at The Towerlight and Towson. Is it cliché to say I’ve changed since coming here? Oh hell yeah, but it’s true. If you haven’t changed in four years you need to look at your life and look at your choices. Now I know looking back can be like going through your Livejournal or Xanga from middle school but I sometimes take a moment to see how far I’ve come. I came in knowing I wanted to work in film but not exactly where. Editing? Shooting? Writing? While I had a ton of fantastic professors I can single out two that really put me on my life path. Ryan Murray, whose online media class hammered home how much work I’d need to do to be successful and creativity class which taught me to write everything down. No less important is Michael Angelella who really cemented my need to work in television writing. But I wouldn’t have gotten a damn thing out of Towson if it weren’t for The Towerlight. I can say that it taught me so much more than most of my classes and has given me the tools to be successful out in the world. It taught me to how to work in an office environment and work on a deadline (We don’t get weeks to finish a video, we get days, sometimes hours.) I learned to hate Glee (reviewing it for over two years will do nothing for your health.) Most importantly I experienced being part of a team. First as a staff member under the expert guidance of Eric Gazzillo then leading a team that’s included the following. Michael Twigg, who I’ve known since my high school days and knew how to shoot and cut the hell out of a sports video. No one could make that Tiger mouth look more epic. Ashley Beall, who always brings her own unique passion to video. I don’t think I’ll ever forget her random dancing atop the press box or watching Degrassi at one in the morning. Devorah Roberts, who I may have never shown the specifics of the equipment but she was still able to pick it all up regardless. Sass master extraordinaire, especially without coffee. I could say so much more but words cannot do these, or any of the other people who’ve worked in video justice. I love them all. Just like everyone who I’ve worked with in The Towerlight. Tyler Waldman for getting me into this crazy world. Lauren Slavin who’s become a lifetime friend and was there for me when I needed it the most. Abby Murphy for reminding me there’s so much good in this world and the ever so radiant Daryllee Hale who inspired my last bit of advice for everyone. No matter how bad it gets, just remember, you could be living on the sun. All in all, when I look back I know I made a difference. I became a better person. Maybe I even changed a few people’s lives. That’s all anyone can hope for. Until we meet again.

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I’ve wondered how awesome of a person I’d be had I not applied to The Towerlight four years ago during my first week at Towson. I mean, sure, in return I ended up meeting some other cool people nerds, learning how to take photos that are absolutely breathtaking don’t entirely suck, launching a Fortune-500-quality adequate, independent website, winning prestigious awards Nintendo 64 games, and making some pretty amazing, hilarious, lifechanging puns, but think about all the other cool stuff that I would have done, right? What do other college kids do? Drink? Go to Towson events without reporting on them? Homework? Actually attend classes? If I tried to thank everyone I need to in this small space, honestly, I’d need to list everyone who worked in the office for the past four years—it’s really been great, learning something from every single person I’ve ran into here. Thanking everyone would be just about as useful, too, as listing various Towerlight inside jokes, just not nearly as funny! Chowdaaa. DOT COM. Site’s down. The quote board. The Editors-in-Chief. The party not starting until Eric Gazzillo rides in on his scooter. Othello. The couch, the Arts desk chair, and for that matter, any other surface in the office. The bed post. Site’s back up. Moist. Liberry. That’s a story. College care kits. The second (and almost the third) scavenger hunt. Kick-off. For those not involved with The Towerlight why are you reading this? here are some interesting facts you may not know: -The paper is independent from the University. Who knew? Not many people, apparently. -The general manager Mike Raymond not only ages more slowly than a normal person but also backwards. He is born in the year 2314 and lives (at least) until some time in the early 5th century. -The correct term for someone working here is “Towerlighter.” Also accepted is “lifeless zombie.” -The Towerlight has never missed a deadline. Ha, just kidding, we make deadline at most twice a year—it’s a wonder you still get your paper twice a week. That’s all I have. So long, Towerlight, and thanks for all the fish.

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I was sitting with my friend outside the Main Stage Theater Friday night on one of those weird, uncomfortable wire benches, staring at the orange wall. I was waiting to congratulate the cast of “Spring Awakening” on a superb performance. I had just written a story about the show, one of my final bylines for The Towerlight. I reflected to my friend—I’d covered the theater department for four years, as a staff writer, photographer and as Arts and Life editor. I really grew up with the theater department, I said, so it seemed fitting I at least thank them for allowing me to disrupt their rehearsals with demands of 45-minute video interviews. “I guess it’s really over,” my friend said. My tenure as Editor-in-Chief has come to a close, and with great sadness I depart from the editorial staff, of which I have participated for my entire collegiate career. I don’t know if you’ve ever given your entire heart in a project. It’s hard to imagine ever devoting as much energy, thought and words into a school project. I’ve gladly handed over my college years to The Towerlight, stayed up until 3 a.m. on a Sunday, editing down a particularly ambitious column, nudging a byline on par with a photo. I’ve thrown the paper down in frustration the next day when I’ve noticed errors. It’s never perfect, no matter how much you try. But the time and tears I’ve given has been returned to me tenfold. I challenge any other student to match the diversity of experience my paper has provided me. I’ve talked to senators, superstars, rappers, single, 20-something mothers who stayed up until the wee hours of the morning finishing an essay and then commuting to campus with dark circles under their eyes. They worked much harder than I ever will. Towerlight experiences have granted me an understanding of behind-the-scenes office politics, which I regret to inform you, are sometimes as slimy as they appear on HBO specials. I’ve learned the intricacies of University policy, and become the contact for questions, concerns and in some cases, the focal point of knowledge for the student population. It’s not a responsibility I’ve taken lightly. Most of all, The Towerlight has set me on a career path. Any journalist will tell you, news coverage is an addiction. We may grumble during a production day a fire breaks out in Tower C, but hatching a game plan and piecing together a story afterwards is an art only those who love the craft will understand. I’m writing my final editorial in the hallway outside The Towerlight, the third floor of the University Union, one of those leaf-patterned seats and thinking back to all the sources I’ve taken out here to talk. I’ll sit down, turn on my recorder and my listening ears, and start—“So tell me about…” I’m grateful to every single person who has taken me into their lives, for just a brief instance. Some say journalism is about social media, or about breaking news or audience engagement, or broadly, stories. But journalism at its best is about people, and I want to thank every source at Towson. And to my staff, who have endured my many errors in judgment, late nights, and in their opinions, my poor taste in music: I couldn’t have done it without you.

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Alena Schwarz

In my four years at Towson, I’ve been tested far more than I thought possible. And through all these tests I’ve learned so much about myself. I’m stronger than I thought, smarter than I thought, and I’ve learned to trust and faith in my instincts more than I did when I was a little wide-eyed freshman. My first day at Towson, I was that freshman. Excited and eager about everything, convinced that Towson was the best university in the world and certain that I could do anything. Four years later, I’m excited and eager about my future, certain that I can do anything I put my mind to, and now that, while Towson was the best place for me, it isn’t necessarily the best in the world. This year, especially, cemented that Towson was the best place for me to grow as a journalist. I would like to take a moment to give a special thank you to Director of Athletics Mike Waddell and University President Maravene Loeschke for all of the turmoil and endless storylines that surrounded the athletic cuts. I now know I can handle way more journalistic conflict than I thought. I’ve changed a lot since coming to Towson, but I think it’s been for the better. I’m more independent than when I first arrived and I’m much more ready for the “real” world. Part of my readiness is thanks to past Towerlighters: Pete Lorenz for testing my desire to be a journalist and giving me my first assignment, Colin Stevens for having faith in me, Casey Prather for toughening me up for criticism, Dan “DJ” Gross for teaching me how to proofread, Alissa Katz for teaching me how to cut stories and for selling me furniture, Lauren Slavin for helping me push through, constantly giving me advice and having endless amounts of faith in my abilities. Then of course there’s Andrew Constant and Sam Smith, the former Sports Editor and Associate Sports Editor who together have continued to help me through multiple conflicts and continually renew their faith in my leadership. Another part of my readiness is thanks to the current Editorial Board, the people I’ve grown alongside. We’ve fought together, grown together, sometimes cried together, had various breakdowns together and, of course, spent many late nights in the office together. And that brings me to a piece of advice I’d like to leave with not only the future Towerlighters, but all current and future Towson students as well. Always trust your judgment. Trust and believe that you know what you’re doing and nine times out of 10, you’ll be successful. And never forget your voice. You have an opinion, don’t be afraid to use it. Thanks for four years of memories, Towson, and for shaping me into the person I am today. I don’t think I could forget this place or the impression it’s left on me even if I wanted to. Sports Editor @alenaschwarz74


Towel-less showers Goes to the gym, air dry necessary Recently, I started going to the gym with a friend at 7:30 Associate News Editor @brandibot in the morning to try to get in shape. The only problem was that I have to be at work at 9:30 most days. I thought I was brilliant and would just shower in the gym locker rooms before I had to leave for work. The day before my first gym morning, I packed a bag with everything I could possibly need to go straight to work from the gym: a pair of clothes, makeup, a hair dryer. I double and triple checked the bag for everything and then put it in the car. Then the next day I went to the gym, pumped some iron, and felt productive. Then I ventured into my first locker room experience. There was a large tiled room with shower curtains around the edges so I decided to go into one of the corners thinking it offered the most coverage. I then got out everything I

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brought and started to shower. I heard some people come in halfway through and were showering in different curtain-stall things. I finished up and then realized—I forgot a towel. My clean clothes were in the separate locker room and the only thing I had for coverage was my dirty sweaty clothes. I was wondering whether it was only a guy’s locker room thing where it was acceptable to walk around naked. I decided it was. So tried to air dry. After I heard a few people leave, I decided this was my window of opportunity. I lightly sprinted to my clothes in the locker room and darted back to my curtain while sketchily looking around. I was still too wet to put clothes on and my hair was dripping. I decided that it would just dry by the time I got to work and put the clothes on after squeegying my hair. I have not showered in the gym since.


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In today’s Opinion section, you’ll “Fake Oriole notice an interesting letterBird.” to the editor. It is anonymous. For a publication that focuses on transparency and providing as much information as possible, we typically don’t publish anonymous letters. However, this one raises some very interesting observations that I found were important to bring to the foreElizabeth Cerwonka front. It appears that Harry Hughes, longtime director of facilities management here at Towson, is no longer with the university and has been “@ALLCAPSBRO” replaced by a man named Curtis Pendleton. Pendleton comes from Comcast as their senior vice president, according to his profile on LinkedIn.

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SGA president plans for year Ridgeway discusses finding advisers for students, adjusting to new policy The Towerlight sat down with Student Government President-elect Charlotte Ridgeway after her ticket, T-moji, swept elections Wednesday. What was your strategy going into Tuesday and Wednesday to make sure that your whole ticket was elected? Campaigning as a ticket. Branding that name and making sure everyone knows what T-moji is and unfortunately throwing it in people’s faces once every five seconds. Not really saying “Vote for Charlotte Ridgeway” but vote for T-moji. If anyone asked me, I wouldn’t say my name I would just say that I was running on this full ticket. We just wanted to keep everyone in mind, and mention everyone else’s initiatives in addition to your own.

What were your expectations in terms of the results of the election going in? It’s one of those things that you just have no idea. Obviously, we hoped for the best. As much as I loved everyone else on the ticket, we had such strong bonds that we just prayed that’s how it would be. I don’t want to say we lucked out because I don’t want to downgrade any of the work my ticket did, but we were very fortunate it worked out the way it did. It was one of the most competitive elections I’ve seen.

Now that your ticket gets to stick together, what kind of advantage do you think that gives you next year? We already have all these initiatives on time. Knowing that we don’t have to work on our bonding or personal relationships, we can just get straight to work. It’s definitely helpful, and we already know everything we’re doing and how to start because we’ve been talking about it for so long.

What is your top initiative going into next year? My biggest thing is getting students financial advisers. There are some advisers accessible, but as soon as I can, I want to make that more well known. I want to talk to them about how to increase the number of advisers.

Next year will be the first full year under the new student group policy, so how do you think that policy will change the role of SGA?

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Charlotte Ridgeway and her ticket, T-moji, celebrate Wednesday after their victory of the SGA election.

What are some of the things you learned this year as SGA Vice President that you think you can apply to your presidency next year? I think just how to interact with administrators. It’s something I didn’t have as a senator besides emails, so I just made so many connections. I met a bunch of people in the admin building last year, but it was essentially saying “Hey, remember me?” but now I just have a different position. Just having conversations started and having these relationships will be helpful in the coming year.

I think we will still have all the budgeted groups, which is still a large majority. We’ll still have to approve the constitution of groups who want to be budgeted, so we still have to follow policies. But now we have to focus on the role of attorney general and give them more tasks to do because their role has completely changed with this policy change.

I’m just very excited and flattered that students saw our ticket’s capability to make things happen and knowing that I have confidence in everyone who has been elected. Even though the people who didn’t get elected, I know they’ll do amazing this on campus and they are over-qualified for any positions they’ve ever held on campus, and I know they’re going to do great things until they graduate.

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I think definitely an outlet for students. There’s not legislation to write if we don’t have problems that the students come to us with. Just the fact that we are such a friendly and outgoing, extroverted exec board and the senate will be beneficial to us. We have all divisions of campus covered just going into next year on top of any new people who will be added. SGA is nothing without the communications between the students, us and administration.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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Something that was talked a lot about during this election was SGA being more of a voice for the students rather than a governing body, which would you say is the top priority for SGA?

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NEWS Internet problems sweep campus

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ALLISON BRICKELL Staff Writer @allisonbrickell


While Towson invests over $200,000 annually to provide wireless Internet to campus, some students believe the investment isn’t worth the service. Senior Alexis Gallagher said she usually can’t count on the campus wireless service when she needs it. “The Internet connection is always hit or miss—sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t,” Gallagher said. “It almost makes more sense to walk all the way to Starbucks instead because at least you can count on their Internet.” For the last two weeks, TU’s Internet service has been spotty, sometimes shutting down completely, leading to what Gallagher calls “irritating consequences.” “Each time I use the Wi-Fi on my iPhone I have to reconnect if I am inactive for more than five minutes,” she said. “That is very frustrating because it’s a tedious process.” Students are more concerned about wireless network access rather than wired network connections in residence halls, according to the Office of Technology Services. “Wireless technology is inherently less reliable than a wired connection, however it functions well in most areas on campus,” Associate Vice President of OTS Jeffrey Schmidt said in an email. “There are specific places where wireless network access is unreliable. The main area of concern for the students is the Glen Towers. These buildings are constructed of steel-reinforced concrete slabs and cinder block, which greatly degrades the wireless signal.” Residence halls like the Glen Towers contain a large number of students using the same network, which degrades the wireless network’s overall performance and has led to the recent outages across campus. “This is why performance is worse at certain times of day,” Schmidt said. “Both of these factors combined make it extremely difficult to provide reliable wireless service.” OTS said they receive complaints at their desk but they gain the most information from a yearly survey. The group said they work with students to solve problems as they arise, searching for possible signs of signal interference. “When someone contacts Student Computing Services about a wireless issue in their room, we evaluate the signal strength in the area and we use this data to identify patterns of poor coverage,” Schmidt said. Schmidt said that OTS identifies points of interference, like wireless

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A one-alarm fire broke out on the first floor of a University Village apartment complex Thursday morning. The fire began in a first-floor bedroom and was accidental, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. The occupant was taking a shower when she heard the smoke alarm sound. She saw smoke coming from the bedroom and evacuated her room. Everyone in the building was able to evacuate safely as well. The fire was kept under control by the sprinkler system in the room, so damage was confined to the one room.

New apartment complex proposed 101 York Road part of Towson Triangle revitalization plan JEREMY BAUER-WOLF Editor-in-Chief @jbeowulf

Developers have proposed a new non-affiliate student housing complex close to Towson’s campus. 101 York Road, as the development has been dubbed, will be located in an area known as the Towson Triangle, near York Road and West Burke Avenue, close to the Marriott Hotel, and will include 200 apartment units, Towson Patch reported. The project is slated for a late 2016 completion date, possibly early 2017, according to Fronda Cohen, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County executives. The complex would function similarly to Cardiff Hall or Donnybrook, Paul Hartman, president of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, said. While the University does not provide any direct support or funding to the complexes, they are almost entirely used by students. Hartman said the GTCCA has expressed concerns over the proposal, which DMS Development

announced Tuesday. Historically, when students move to off campus locations, they tend to clash with the local community members because of lifestyle differences, Hartman said. Often, young professionals and families work 9-5 jobs,

One of the things that makes a vibrant place to live is a mix of different things to do, different places to live. FRONDA COHEN Spokeswoman for the Baltimore County executive

while students will stay up to early hours of the morning. “It’s another encroaching of the University outside its boundaries,” Hartman said. Hartman said because the proposal is in its early stages, the GTCCA is gathering intelligence

before they decide whether to formally support or oppose the project. DMS and the GTCCA will meet May 16. The GTCCA has long hoped for more residential diversity, Hartman said, as students have overtaken much of the area. When the University went through a rapid expansion several years ago, students were forced to rent smallfamily homes, which subsequently drove other residents out. Cohen said that if the project is approved, students may be inclined to move from homes along York Road into the new complex. 101 York Road would benefit the University students, Cohen said. “One of the things that makes a vibrant place to live is a mix of different things to do, different places to live,” she said. DMS will also handle the development of a 10,500-square foot retail strip in the Towson Triangle near the Starbucks. After receiving feedback from the community, DMS will present the proposal to the County Planning Board and will undergo the typical development

review process. Towson’s Coordinator of Off Campus Student Services Joyce Herold, who sits on a committee that collaborates with the GTCCA, said she was unaware of the 101 York Road project, and did not comment on it. Herold’s job, along with members of the President’s Office and Student Affairs, is to coordinate with GTCCA members to ensure students respect off-campus residents and alleviate tensions between the University and the long-standing residential community. Student Activities has introduced educational components to students moving off campus for the first-time, creating a “campus ambassadors” program and mailing out flyers. Most recently, administration patrolled off-campus hot spots during TigerFest Friday to break up rambunctious partiers and underage drinking. “We believe the University has taken steps to contain the problems,” Hartman said.


Staff award worth $2,500 Administration encourages nominations from students JEREMY BAUER-WOLF Editor-in-Chief @jbeowulf

The Office of the President has announced the launch of a new staff award that acknowledges dedicated service to the University. A recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the University must have 20 or more years of experience in higher education, at least 15 of those with Towson University. He or she will receive a $2,500 prize. The first award will be presented at the president’s address fall 2015. Marina Cooper, the president’s deputy chief of staff, said she encourages students to make nominations, as one criterion for

earning the award is relationships with students. A recipient must have demonstrated “direct impact working for or with students,” according to the president’s website. An equivalent award for faculty, meaning all academic instructors, has existed since 1982, according to Cooper. Faculty recipients receive the award annually, and a $2,500 reward, at the winter commencement ceremonies. “We thought it would be a nice touch,” Cooper said. The staff award excludes all contract workers, meaning anyone with ABM or Chartwells, but applies to both regular and contingent staff.

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POLICE BLOTTER April 19: In the Media Center, a non-affiliate threw several objects at two TU staff members. April 19: In In Tower A of the Glen Complex, a resident student was issued an alcohol citation for possession of alcohol.


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Towson may become ‘Coke school’

April 19: At the Glen Garage, a non-affiliate was issued an alcohol citation for possession of alcohol and two non-affiliates were issued criminal citations for possessing false IDs. April 19: In Prettyman Hall, a non-affiliate was transported to the hospital for alcohol intoxication. April 19: In Tower A of the Glen Complex, a resident student was transported to the hospital for an alcohol intoxication. April 19: At Glen Esk, an intoxicated non-affiliate was transported to the hospital. April 19: In Newell Hall, a male resident student assaulted and used inappropriate statements to a female resident student. April 19: In Clara Barton House, a non-affiliate was arrested for using a false ID and disorderly conduct. April 19: At the University Union, a commuter student was assaulted but refused to assist the TU police as to who the suspects were. April 20: In the TU Mariott Conference Hotel, anon-affiliate was acting disorderly and broke several plates in the TU Marriott. The Towerlight’s “Police Blotter” is a representative sample of crimes occurring on and off campus. The blotter is not intended to be all inclusive. For a list of all crime reports, visit

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While Pepsi has been on Towson’s campus for 10 years now, their contract is expiring and is up against Coca-Cola for a new 10 year contract on campus. EMILY CUNNINGHAM Staff Writer @ecunn1491

Towson may become a Coke school. Pepsi solely provides soft drink products across campus because of a long-standing contract that ends June 30. School administration may sign with Coca-Cola if the company can offer more “Green” initiatives to benefit campus. The campus will hear bids from Pepsi and Coca-Cola sometime late May or early June after the 10-year contract expires.

machines, vending machines and refrigerated cases. Pepsi also cuts the University a commission on vending sales.

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Campbell said the deciding factors include which company will offer the best services, the financial implications of each contract, as well as if the companies will provide healthful alternatives for controversial energy drinks. Some people think that Pepsi products should stay on campus, including junior exercise major Sean Nolan. “Pepsi’s pretty good,” he said.

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“We want to see a plan for ‘Green’ initiatives from them,” Director of Auxiliary Services, Finance and Information Systems Bob Campbell said. “It is important to the University and it is important to the customers and ultimately, it’s important to the planet.” Under the current contract, Pepsi provides all the equipment for their products including fountain

“As long as we keep Mountain Dew.” Some said they would prefer that the University switch to Coca-Cola products instead. “We should absolutely get Coke products,” freshman Marisol Pesquera said. “I feel like people like Coke better than Pepsi in general. And Sprite, come on, it’s classic.” Freshman Sarah Horstkamp said she believes administration should make the change because she likes Coke products better. “They have a better variety,” she said. “I grew up with Coke and a lot of people lean one way or another because they can taste the difference and I can taste the difference. Also, Coke focuses more on happiness and Pepsi focuses more on celebrities.” Junior Stacey Parrish said she can taste the difference between the two products. “I like Pepsi better because it tastes sweeter than Coke,” she said. Campbell said that people while many students may have a personal preference, it will not influence the University’s decision.

SODA CONTRACTS Towson University will hear bids from both Pepsi and Coke sometime in late May or early June for the new 10-year contract.

NEWS TEDxTowsonU preview Conference brings in breakdancer, radio personality JONATHAN MUNSHAW News Editor @jon_munshaw

For the second year, students will have the opportunity to attend the Towson TEDx conference on campus. TEDx are third-part conferences that promote an exchange of new ideas in leadership and a wide variety of topics. This year is comparable to last year’s TEDx talk, said Angie Hong from the Office of Civic Engagement. This year’s theme is “Crossing the Divide,” which Hong and other members of department developed several months ago. “When we met up we thought about Towson, and what the University has been going through,” she said. Some of the speakers include professionals from the fields of technology, leadership, even dance and communication. Hong also said this year’s conference features speakers who have taken part in national TED conferences in the past. Any student interested in signing up for TEDxTowsonU should visit Only 100 applications will be accepted. Below is a list of each speaker at TEDxTowsonU, complete with a short bio.

Rebecca Dupas Rebecca Dupas is a poet, who was most recently awarded “Poet of the Year” in Baltimore’s sixth-annual Crown Awards and “Best Haiku” in the sixth-annual National Underground Spokenword Poetry Awards. Dupas has released three poetry CDs and released her first poetry book titled “The Exchange” in 2012. Dupas is currently the coordinator of youth and community initiatives for the National Institute for Holocaust Education at the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner played an integral role in the founding of WYPR, a Baltimore-based National Public Radio station. During the time that WYPR was starting up, Steiner also founded his own non-profit called the Center for Emerging Media. Steiner received a Peabody Award for his series “Just Words.” Steiner broadcasts from Morgan State University on 88.9 FM, where he has been since May of 2008.

Graham Dodge Graham Dodge is the CEO and cofounder of Sickweather, an online service that aggregates and filters public reports from social media to track the spread of illnesses. Sickweather was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” in 2012. Dodge has also worked for MTV, GEICO, Discovery Communications and GlaxoSmithKline.

Paul Pyrz

Paul Pyrz is currently the President of LeaderShape, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Illinois. LeaderShape is a leadership program for men and women across the country, and has a chapter set up currently for Towson students. Prior to joining LeaderShape in August of 2000, Pyrz spent 11 years working in student affairs at Universities around the country.

Atomic Goofball After starting break dancing at a young age, Atomic Goofball faced tragedy early in his career when he was forced to have chest surgery which seemed to end his career early. However, he was able to come back from the surgery and begin dancing once again. He is now a member of the dancing teams Lions of Zion and Battle Snakes.

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A group of students were sitting outside Newell Hall eating dinner last October when the campus squirrel began to creep closer toward their Papa John’s cheese sticks. The students began to joke around. What were the squirrels really thinking? The idea for the @TowsonSquirrels Twitter account was born. The account, which has more than 1,000 followers, publishes tweets from a squirrel’s perspective about Towson University life. “We run this account for fun and we want other people to have fun with it too,” Towson Squirrels said in an email. “Most importantly, we want to make people laugh.” TU Squirrels is part of a new campus trend— creating anonymous Twitter accounts about Towson University and its students. Some include “Towson Girl Problems” (@Towsongirlprobz), “ShitNo1AtTowsonSays” (@ShitNo1AtTUSays), “Towson Crushes” (@TigerCrushes), and “Towson Confessions” (@ TUConfessions). Like Towson, institutions across the country have joined the movement, from “Harvard Crushes” to “UW-Madison Confession.” The set up of these accounts vary. On “TUConfessions” and “TigerCrushes” students send in an anonymous confession or crush to the page administrator, and the administrator publishes it to the Twitter page. On other accounts like “TU Squirrels” and “ShitNo1AtTowsonSays,” the administrators generate content. The account administrators keep themselves nameless. One of the most popular anonymous blogs began in 2005 with the website “PostSecret.” Users shared anonymous postcards written with their secrets. PostSecret founder Frank Warren then posted the postcards to his website. “Being anonymous makes it fun for everyone else,” TU Confessions said in an email. “People like that they don’t know who I am. They find it interesting and attractive. Plus, the guesses are hilarious. I have given a few hints, ‘I’m a girl,’ ‘I’m not in Greek life,’ and yet people still guess that I’m a frat boy. It’s fun to watch.” The Tiger Crushes founder said the anonymity of these accounts creates an open environment in which people are more




likely to speak without a filter and share their true feelings, both good and bad. “Students can say whatever they want without any repercussions,” Tiger Crushes said. The “TUConfessions” Twitter founder said she created the account after seeing a “confessions” Twitter for the University of Maryland, College Park. “People like seeing that other people on campus have the same problems,” TU Confessions said. “And they do. Most of the confessions have at least one person who retweets it and mentions how they’ve been in that situation.” Student Imani Lin said the element of empathy is what contributes to the success of these Twitter accounts. “Hearing the dumb stuff other people do makes you feel so much better about yourself,” Lin said. TU Confessions said the reason the account is so popular with students is because the confessions are relevant to their own lives. “By default, it’s personalized to our school,” TU Confessions said. “There are confessions about being uptown, or in the Towers, or in Commons, and it’s easy to relate to those because we’ve been to those places.” The various accounts, none of which are affiliated with the University, do not interact much with one another, TU Confessions said. However, they have accrued many of the same followers. Sophomore Haley Day said the reason many people follow these accounts is because they are looking for a self-esteem boost. “I think people just hope to see something written about them,” she said. TU Confessions said she would like to connect more with the other Towson Twitter accounts to build a sense of community. “I’ve talked to Towson Crushes the most, but it’s only been a few times,” she said. “This is mostly because people like to confess and tell us we should hook up. It’s creepy and hilarious at the same time. I actually would like to talk to the other Towson accounts just for fun. It would be awesome to have a sort of council of Towson Twitter accounts.” For now, the best way to interact with your favorite Twitter accounts is to follow them, TU Squirrels said. “Who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me. xoxo, Gossip Squirrel.”

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T-fest refund policy one-time exception DARYLLEE HALE Associate Arts and Life Editor @darylleehale

Pi Kappa Alpha wins fireman’s competition Pi Kappa Alpha held their second annual Pike Fireman’s Challenge on campus, a four-day competition between Panhellenic sororities to raise money for the burn victims at John Hopkins Children’s Burn Center. All Towson University students were encouraged to support the sororities by attending all events and help fundraise. During the week, sororities were challenged to display creativity, humor, athleticism and culinary skills throughout the events, Kevin Merget, a Pike brother, said. The event began with Opening Night in the West Village Commons Ballrooms, a Chili Cook-off with a mechanical bull competition outside of Paws the second day, a volleyball tournament on Burdick Field the third day, and finished with The Main Event—a water field day with activities including a firehouse shoot, slip and slide and tug of war that concluded the Fireman Challenge Saturday on Newell Field. The weeklong event also featured

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a movie night in which each sorority, with the help of their Pike captain, made a creative video about the event. Doctors and families from John Hopkins also came to the event as guest speakers. To bring more attention to the event this year, Merget said Pike took to social media.


Despite the refund policy put in place after TigerFest’s cancellation, Deb Moriarty, vice president for student affairs, said she doesn’t want this year to set a precedent. After inclement weather cancelled the Campus Activities Board’s annual outdoor concert, many students said they were disappointed they did not get to see headliner Wiz Khalifa. Moriarty sent an email to students confirming that a refund policy would take effect, but said that this year was an exception. “People typically buy a ticket to an outdoor concert knowing they aren’t going to get a refund,” she said. “The problem this year was that so much of the program had to get cancelled due to the [weather].” The refunds were distributed to anyone with a ticket stub beginning Monday, April 22. “The fact that you had to have a ticket stub kind of confused some people why they had to have it,” Nick Jones, director of the Campus Activities Board, said. “It was just because of the limitations of the system that they have downstairs.” Jones said that CAB still has a lot to develop a backup plan for Tigerfest in case of extreme weather. None was in place, though Jones said CAB had been planning TigerFest since October 2012. “We still need to talk a lot about…TigerFest and the future of TigerFest and if we’re going to make any changes to develop it in different ways so we don’t get in these kinds of circumstances again,” Jones said. The Campus Activities Board posted the complete process online, which involved bringing your ticket stub to the University Union Ticket Office. CAB had to work with Student Government Association President Brandy Hall to set up the refunds. The SGA used emergency funds to ensure that students received their money back.

‘Challenge’ for change

GREEK THIS WEEK “This year we implemented new ideas to get the word out to reach more people so we created a Twitter account specific to the event,” Merget said. He also said Pike added the mechanical bull this year to make the Chili Competition more fun for the sororities and an inflatable waterslide instead of a tarp that they used

last year. Last year, Pike set their goal for the event at $6,000 and instead raised over $17,000. Merget said Pike brothers visited John Hopkins Children’s Center this year to see the kids and learn where their donations went. This year, Pike had raised over $21,000 as of Friday, April 26. This was more than $1,000 over their goal. Even before the event kicked off, Pike exceeded their total donations from last year, Merget said. “We have been at a pace of over $1,500 raised per day since Sunday, April 21,” he said.


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Survivor faces fears, speaks to students ment readers should understand about her book is that it’s not just her story. She wants readers to understand they have the ability to help someone else. The second part of her book is composed of a safety plan and resources to help someone in need.

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“Eighty percent of victims don’t have physical scars,” Muhammad said. “Victims or survivors or abusers don’t look the way the way that we think that they look.” The reason Muhammad is able to swallow her fear today, she explained, is that she’s no longer a victim. She’s a survivor. “[Muhammad’s speech] was moving, inspiring, and made me realize there is always hope,” freshman Nikki Roeill said.

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Towson students and staff, shared their stories of fear and sexual assault at Towson University Police Department’s “I’m a Survivor” event April 24. “This was my best Towson experience I have had my entire four years here,” senior Destiny Whitehead said. “I’m A Survivor” was held as part of National Victim’s Rights Week April 21-27. Muhammad said that many victims of sexual assault don’t know that they have certain rights, or don’t know how to handle their situation. Many students agreed with Muhammad. “Sexual assault is a topic that many would try to ignore, or brush off as not a big issue,” senior Peer Educator Kate Zonan said. Muhammad said she hopes to be able to help sexual assault victims through the publication of her book “Scared Silent.” In it, Muhammad publishes the exact replica of the journals she kept throughout Daryllee Hale/ The Towerlight the entire experience in 2002. Mildred Muhammad speaks in the Potomac Lounge April 24 as part of “I’m a Survivor.” Readers can understand exactly how she felt during her struggle with her ex-husband, she said. Allen Muhammad. CARLEY MILLIGAN Assistant Arts and Life Editor “[Publishing the book] was scary When she stood in front of a room full of @carleyfries12 because now people are going to judge me,” Towson students and faculty, sharing her Muhammad said. “What they didn’t know, most personal stories, fear struck again. now they are going to know.” She swallowed and began to tell her story. Mildred Muhammad knows about fear. Muhammad said the most important eleMuhammad, along with several other She’s the ex-wife of 2002 D.C. sniper John

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Documenting horrors of reality I have serious love of horror movies, and the only thing that can compete with that is my love of documenEva Niessner taries. I can sit in Staff Writer front of a docu@mevia_ergo mentary series for hours. There’s something pacifying about them. So when there’s a really good movie that combines those two elements, I absolutely have to watch it. I don’t mean like those mockumentaries, like “The Blair Witch Project” or “Paranormal Activity” or “Grave Encounters” or whatever, though they can sometimes have really good spooky moments. I mean real life,

actual documentaries about real events that are so unsettling that it blows any ghost or monster movie right out of the water. The two I watched this past week were “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father” and “Grizzly Man.” “Dear Zachary” is a true crime story, but told through a sweet and loving lens. Most of it is simply sad and touching, but there are horrifically disturbing moments in it. After the murder of his close friend, Andrew Bagby, filmmaker Kurt Kuenne decided to make a documentary about Andrew’s life and the people he affected. Though it seemed almost painfully obvious that Andrew’s highly possessive girlfriend Shirley killed Andrew after he broke up with her, extraditing her back to the United States from

Canada was a long, slow process. In that time, Shirley revealed she was pregnant with Andrew’s child, and Andrew’s parents set about getting custody of the baby from the accused murderer. For a time, it seemed as though everything would turn out all right for the baby, Zachary Turner, to whom Kuenne dedicated the film. But Shirley was let out on bail, and when she saw that one-year-old Zachary preferred to live with his grandparents than with her, she drugged him, tied him to her chest, and threw them both into the sea. Neither survived. It’s heart-breaking, of course, but Kuenne is skilled at drawing you into a story that’s already unbelievable by throwing every twist and turn in the case at you like an expert thriller

director. And what’s more terrifying than knowing people like this woman are out there? “Grizzly Man” goes the opposite route by revealing how it all ends at the beginning. Timothy Treadwell, a filmmaker and grizzly bear advocate, was killed and eaten by a grizzly bear during his 13th summer spent in bear territory in Alaska. As with “Dear Zachary,” the story is compelling and quite sad. You feel sorry for this man who felt much more at home with grizzly bears than he ever did with people, who gave them cutesy nicknames like Rowdy and Melissa and who truly and honestly believed he knew something about handling bears that no one else did. Treadwell filmed nearly everything he did while he was out in the wild—including his own death.

Though the audio REEL to REAL is never played in the documen- tary, the narrator, Werner Herzog, listens to it through headphones in the presence of Treadwell’s ex-girlfriend, who owns the tape but has never heard it. “You must never listen to this,” Herzog tells her. “You should destroy it.” It’s a moment like something out of a horror movie, the fact that she possesses something so powerfully frightening and has the power to listen to death whenever she chooses. To avoid the temptation, I learned, she placed the tape in a safe-deposit box. But it’s still unsettling to think about, isn’t it?

Beyond just ‘Ratatouille’

Columnist enjoys fancy French cuisine

The changing of the seasons has been particularly dramatic in Aix-enProvence. Poppies wink cheerfully on grassy slopes and bushy purple flowers bow down from the trees. People are out, packed onto cafe terraces or sitting on the steps of fountains. Tourists have descended on Aix with their loose fitting button downs and floppy straw hats. I chuckle to myself a little bit when I draw near and hear an American accent, hearing a stereotype confirm itself. I pass by with my backpack and fold into the shuffling crowd of Aixois, feeling more like an individual than ever. My French has been improving in leaps and bounds. I went to run errands one day and had every conversation in French, including working out problems with train tickets and trying on shoes. Nobody gave me a strange look or switched to English, a major victory. Store clerks who recognize me sometimes throw in terms of endearment like “cherie” or go out of their way to help me. I have become a regular at some shops and even have inside jokes with the guy at the pizza place on the corner. That could also just be a sign I have been eating too much pizza in between classes. One French stereotype I have found to be 100 percent true is that French women can eat however many pastries and bread they want and not gain weight. At least one boulangerie is on every corner and everyday they sell dozens of sugar-filled delicacies to these people. Everyone eats a baguette every day. Yet I can count the number of women I have seen with muffin tops on one hand. I rarely see anyone running and I have never seen a gym here. Some people say the French just eat smaller portions. Some surmise that the French just smoke like chimneys to satisfy a meal. All I know is that I have been on the French diet for three months and all I eat is pastries. My gastronomic experiences in France have also been of the experimental sort. I can attest that frogs legs do taste like garlicky chicken with the aesthetic bonus of discernible frog feet, calves and thighs. I can do the frogs legs again,

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but I will leave the recipes for escargot in France. I have developed a love for Lebanese and Tunisian cuisine. North African and Vietnamese food is sort of the French version of Mexican or Chinese food in America. It is the sort of “I have no idea what is in this but it is delicious so I do not care,” food that leaves an aftertaste rich of culture. Falafel and Tabbouleh are the first things I will be looking for when I get back to the States. French cuisine has instilled in me a level of culinary snobbery. The French here are obsessed with home grown fruits and vegetables and everything is labeled “Bio,” the French equivalent of organic. I will most likely turn up my nose at anything resembling a croissant or baguette for the first couple months back in America. I will probably spew disparaging phrases of the jaded such as “You call this Camembert?” Sorry in advance. On the flip side, I have been going through withdrawal symptoms when it comes to cheddar cheese, peanut butter or corn products. They are items I ate an extraordinary amount of back home, but I suppose my cravings go along with the adage “You do not know what you have ‘til it’s gone.” Though American cuisine might not always be considered a high culture or pair well with an expensive wine, it connects to a different part of the human experience: home. I’m always bothered that the French do not have a word that translates for “home.” They have “patrie” which is homeland or “maison” for house. Yet nothing defines the space where you reside not only with people and things, but with a sense of your identity and comfort. In my opinion, American food perfectly represents that wonderful little nest of home. It might be simple and hearty, but when the goal is to nourish the soul, it does not need to be fancy. I have no shame that my first meal back at home might be a bowl of Mac and Cheese or chicken noodle soup. Having a set of flavors that I can identity as my personal history fill up the heart on their way to the stomach.



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The Patriots put two more runners on base in the fourth inning, but Lingmai got out of the jam. After giving up a single and a walk, Lingmai forced two outs with the help of good defensive plays by Donnelly and junior third basemen Delanie Dunham. George Mason got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning, but it was Lingmai again the relinquished any possibility of a big inning. “[Katie] is a smart kid and she spun the ball well and she is a bright kid with the way she attacks batters,” Costello said. “She made some adjustments because she pitched yesterday and she did a great job.” A lead-off single Tiffany Webb set the tone for the rally, which continued with a single with one out. With two runners on base, Casey Price singled to center field to score one run. Lingmai forced a pop up and a fly out to halt any comeback attempt. The Patriots offense continued to get to Lingmai in the sixth

inning, loading the bases on a hit by pitch with the two outs. However, Brooke Blankenship flied out to end the momentum yet again. Lingmai allowed a lead-off double in the seventh inning, but retired the next three batters to take the victory. “We want to beat everyone. No matter what their standings are, these kids are so determined right now.” Rachel Candela/ The Towerlight Costello said. “For Sophomore infielder Macie McGeehan goes the first time, we after the ball in Sunday’s 2-1 win over George are going into the Mason. McGeehan had one run and one hit in tournament play- three at bats. ing the best we’ve series against Hofstra starting played and going Friday at 2 p.m. Hofstra leads the up to Hofstra will be big for us.” CAA with a 15-2 conference, while Towson will travel to Hampstead, Towson sits in fourth place. N.Y. for its last regular season

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Towson (29-23-1, 11-7 Colonial Athletic Association) extended its win streak to 12 games with a series sweep of George Mason (1537, 3-15 CAA) Sunday at the Tiger Softball Complex, taking the third game 2-1. The Tigers honored their six seniors playing in their last home game. The game was highlighted by one of Towson’s seniors, pitcher Katie Lingmai, who allowed eight hits, but left 12 base runners stranded. “This class was great and has worked their tails off for four years and we really appreciate what they’ve done for us,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said.

In the second inning, the Tigers tallied their only two runs, which proved to be enough. After a wild pitch moved sophomore infielder Macie McGeehan and senior first baseman Bina Abbott to second and third, junior outfielder Maureen Hepner singled to drive in both runs. Hepner now has 11 runs batted in this season. Trying to cut the deficit, George Mason put two runners on base with a single and an error in the top of the third inning. Lingmai, however, forced two fly outs to end the inning, leaving George Mason with five stranded runners through three innings. “I just focused on hitting my spots and spinning the ball in the game,” Lingmai said. “Our team is in a really good spot with hitting, so it makes me comfortable out there.” Although Lingmai allowed eight hits, two walks and three hit batters, she was strong when it mattered. She moved her record to 17-12 on the season.

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Towson takes to the field in Tiger Bowl III Offenses combine for one touchdown in spring game JESSE JONES Associate Sports Editor @thejjones

Heading into the 2013 season, Towson needs to fill key positions, such as safety and wide receiver. The biggest hole is left from senior Grant Enders, former quarterback starter. Enders is no longer eligible to play. Six quarterbacks are currently on the roster and Head Coach Rob Ambrose said he got the chance to see which player was most ready to become starter during Tiger Bowl III, Towson’s spring football game, held Saturday. Towson fought itself with the Gold team vs. the Black team. The game provided only one touchdown, however, and none of the quarterbacks were able to gain a step in their competition. “I’m disappointed in the lack of consistency,” Ambrose said of his quarterbacks. “It’s more of a battle of who can control, run [and] execute an offensive game plan to its completion without turning the ball over or making mistakes. We’re not there yet.” Senior quarterback Peter Athens saw the most snaps in the spring game. He went 17-21 for 174 yards, but couldn’t get the Gold team in the end zone and failed to get

the ball down field consistently. His backup, sophomore Connor Frazier, went 5-10 for 57 yards and threw two interceptions. For the Black team, junior Joe Brennan was 5-11 for 57 yards and was sacked five times.

We’ve gotten better to the point where we can play pretty good defense, but we are now on the verge, where if we can get the right pieces to stay healthy, to being able to actually play great defense. ROB AMBROSE Head Coach

His backup, sophomore Price Litton, was 5-6 for 52 yards and scored the game’s only touchdown on a one-yard run. Each quarterback was sacked at least once, as the defense for both teams combined for six sacks. Sophomore defensive tackle Tungie Coker

had four of those sacks. After the game, Ambrose said that his team will go into the summer with an open quarterback competition. Despite the inconsistent quarterback play, there were multiple bright spots for both teams on offense. For the Gold team, senior tight end James Oboh led all players with 100 receiving yards on five catches. Senior receiver Spencer Wilkins was close behind with 61 yards off seven catches. Ambrose said Oboh’s play is something that should be expected from a player with his potential. “He’s now growing into a role that he should have had before,” Ambrose said of Oboh. “If you watch the past with James, once he gets tired, he’s done. … He was tired today and he still got it done. It was a big step to his growth an maturity and I believe that’s going to pay off for him.” Ambrose also spoke about Wilkins, saying that he has been one of the stars this spring. For the Black team, Navassa Brown rushed for 72 yards on nine carries, and Jiovanni Rodriguez caught six balls for 89 yards. Defensively, both teams performed at high levels.

Junior defensive back Thomas Bradley led all players with 12 tackles and intercepted a pass from Frazier for 28 yards. Sophomore linebacker Joe McCargo had the other interception. Ambrose spoke highly of his defense after the game, but said there is still room for improvement. “To win a national championship, you’ve got to play great defense,” he said. “We’ve played good defense. We’ve gotten better to the point where we can play pretty good defense, but we are now on the verge, where if we can get the right pieces to stay healthy, to being able to actually play great defense.” Heading into summer workouts, Ambrose said he sees a hungry team that will be ready for the first game of the season against University of Connecticut. The game at UConn will be played Thursday, Aug. 29.

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Junior receiver Derrick Joseph tries to shake off a tackle by junior defensive back Thomas Bradley (top left). Junior receiver Spencer Wilkins makes a move on redshirt 22 freshman Donnell Lewis (bottom left) and Joseph fights for a ball with Lewis (bottom left). The Tigers played their spring game Saturday morning at Johnny Unitas Stadium.


Three Tigers signed by NFL teams Gerrard Sheppard Wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard has been signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Last season Sheppard ranked third on the team in receiving yards with 310. Sheppard also scored three touchdowns in 11 games.

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Frank Beltre

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Jordan Dangerfield

Outside linebacker Frank Beltre has been signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers. Last season Beltre had 22 solo tackles and 14 assists in all 11 games he started. He also tallied five sacks.

Safety Jordan Dangerfield has been signed by the Buffalo Bills. Last season Dangerfield recorded 43 solo tackles and 26 assists in 10 games. File photo by Christopher Curry/ The Towerlight


Towson won its third straight Colonial Athletic Association series with an 8-5 win over UNC Wilmington Sunday afternoon at John B. Schuerholz Park. The Tigers (21-21, 11-7 CAA) lost the series opener Friday 10-5 but won Saturday’s game 9-5 before Sunday’s win. It’s the first time since 2009 that Towson defeated a ranked team. With the win, Towson is now tied with William & Mary for second place in the conference as the CAA Tournament approaches. The Seahawks (32-13, 13-4 CAA) sit alone in first place. “[UNC Wilmington is] a very good team in our conference and we came in this weekend just trying to play hard and get a win,” junior designated hitter Kurt Wertz said. “We ended up taking two of them and I think it’s going to help us down the road for motivation.” Wertz was vital in both wins

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against the Seahawks. In each win, Wertz went 2-3 with three runs batted in and scored a run of his own. In Sunday’s game, he hit his seventh home run of the season to right field that gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning. “I’m just seeing the ball really well,” Wertz said. Wertz was also responsible for the first run of the game. With graduate infielder Zach Fisher on third, Wertz grounded out to second base that allowed Fisher to reach home. UNC Wilmington tied the game in the top of the second when first baseman Corey Dick hit a home run to left field. Junior second baseman Pat Fitzgerald broke the tie in the third inning with an RBI double to left field that scored first baseman Brendon Butler. Towson starting pitcher, sophomore Nick Cioffi, had to leave the game after the third inning when he was struck in the leg by a hit from Luke Dunlap. The injury is not believed to be serious. With UNC Wilmington holding a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, Butler hit his third home run on the season to left field. Butler finished the game 3-4 with two RBI’s and three runs scored.

Three batters later, Wertz’s home run gave the Tigers the lead for good. After junior pitcher Nik Nowottnick pitched a scoreless inning in the sixth, the Tigers added three runs to their lead to run away from the Seahawks. Senior catcher Andrew Parker started the scoring with an RBI single to left field that scored junior outfielder Dominic Fratantuono. Two batters later, Butler hit a triple that sent Parker home. UNC Wilmington made an error on the throw to third and Butler reached home. Towson added another run in the seventh with an RBI double from Wertz to increase its lead to five. UNC Wilmington scored two more runs but was unable to make a comeback and lost 8-5. During the win, the Tigers reached a defensive milestone. In the third inning, junior shortstop Hunter Bennett turned a double play, Towson’s 61st of the season, a school record. “It’s a great feeling,” Bennett said of the milestone. “Everyone on the team helped us to reach that record which makes it even more rewarding.” Towson will play two non-conference games this week before a road series at Georgia State. On Tuesday, the Tigers will travel

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Junior shortstop Hunter Bennett watches as a Seahawk tries to throw out a teammate at first base. to College Park to play the Terps, and Wednesday they travel to UMBC to face the Retrievers.

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TU takes series against UNC Wilmington

Tuesday’s first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s is scheduled 23 for 6 p.m.


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Tigers clip Hawks in final home game Towson sends seniors out on top with 13-6 victory over St. Joseph’s KYLE CASEY Staff Writer @kylecasey094

Towson cruised to a 13-6 victory over Saint Joseph’s in its final regular season game at Johnny Unitas Stadium Saturday night. The Tigers (8-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) jumped out

to a quick 5-0 lead over the Hawks (5-11, 1-5 CAA) and were never in danger of losing control of the game. They gained the control from the beginning, as junior defenseman John Fennessy opened up the scoring with a goal from over 60 yards away. The Saint Joseph’s goalie was caught several yards away from the

goal and never had a chance to stop the shot. “We wanted to make sure that we got on Saint Joe’s early and we did that,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said. “It’s great for our guys to end the season on a high note.” Fennessy’s goal was followed by scores from sophomore midfielder

Greg Cuccinello, junior midfielder Andrew Hodgson and junior attack man Max Siskind. Cuccinello had two goals in the first quarter as the Tigers led 5-0 15 minutes into the game. The scoring for the Tigers tempered in the second quarter, however, as Saint Joseph’s attack evened the control of the game.

This year our energy is top notch and we’re ready to go. We’re ready to face Drexel. JOHN FENNESSY Defenseman

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Each team scored two goals in the quarter as the Tigers carried a 7-2 lead into halftime. In the second quarter, Hodgson and senior attack man Matt Hughes netted goals for the Tigers. In the second half, Towson reasserted control on both ends of the field, as it outscored Saint Joseph’s 3-1 in the third quarter to carry a 10-3 into the final quarter. The Saint Joseph’s attack fought back with two goals and eventually cut the Towson lead to 11-6 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game. That was as close as the Hawks would ever get to making a comeback as the Tigers defense was able to fend off several late pushes by the Hawks. A late goal by junior attack man Thomas DeNapoli gave the Tigers a hefty cushion as they waltzed to

victory. DeNapoli finished the game with two goals while Cuccinello added a hat trick. Hodgson also finished the game with two goals. Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage posted 12 saves and allowed just six goals before being pulled with just a few minutes remaining. He received applause from the crowd as he finished his last game at Unitas Stadium. “I think it’s a great stepping stone to have come out here with a win,” Wascavage said. “Especially coming off a loss.” While face-offs have been a struggle for the Tigers this season, they managed to win the face-off battle on Saturday night, taking control of 12-of-23. The Tigers now shift their focus toward conference tournament play. They will face Drexel in the first round of the CAA tournament Wednesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. The tournament will take place at University Park, Pa. If the Tigers defeat the Dragons Wednesday, they’ll advance to the conference championship game on Friday with a national tournament berth at stake. “We know what we have to do,” Fennessy said. “This year our energy is top notch and we’re ready to go. We’re ready to face Drexel.”

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Freshman attack man Chris Vetter (top) drives the ball against the St. Joseph defense. Junior attack 24 man Thomas DeNapoli (bottom) winds up for a shot. Vetter scored once and DeNapoli scored twice.

1. Penn State 11-3, 6-0 CAA 2. Drexel 5-1, 11-3 CAA 3. Towson 4-2, 8-7 CAA 4. Hofstra 2-4, 7-7 CAA 5. Massachusetts 2-4, 7-7 CAA 6. Delaware 1-5, 5-10 CAA 7. St. Joseph’s 1-5, 5-11 CAA


April 29, 2013 print edition of The Towerlight newspaper, serving the Towson University community


April 29, 2013 print edition of The Towerlight newspaper, serving the Towson University community