The Towerlight (Sept. 13, 2016)

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September 13, 2016


Towson relaunches a campus-wide campaign to create a culture of inclusion, pg.7 Photo Illustration by Jordan Stephenson, photo by Cody Boteler/The Towerlight


September 13, 2016



September 13, 2016


Week of 9/13 - 9/17


Editor-in-Chief Cody Boteler Senior Editor Sam Shelton


Associate News Editor Sarah Rowan Arts & Life Editor Assit. Arts Editors Taylor Deville Kristin Helf Sports Editor Jordan Cope

Staff Writers Lauren Cosca Hailey Miller Ryan Permison



Christine LaFrancesca Alaina Tepper

“How differences unite us” lecture West Village Commons Ballrooms 6 p.m. Andrew Solomon is an author and lecturer and an LGBT rights and mental health activist. He’ll be speaking (free admission!) as a part of this week’s inauguration festitivies.

Billy Owens Bhavisha Dave Nick Mason Theresa Schempp Desmond Boyle Jessica Ricks Chris Wells Senior Staff Writer Nilo Exar Photo Editor Chris Simms Assist. Photo Editor Alex Best



Staff Photographers Cody Boteler

Taste of Towson

Proofreaders Tyisha Henderson




SECU Arena 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

At this annual event, attendees can take a stroll around SECU and sample food from local restaurants.

Mark Dragon Sam Shelton


UU 324 noon

Join the Center for Student Diversity for the first installment of this semester long series. Learn about the importance of cultural competency and how to engage in your community as a global citizen.

Stephanie Ranque Video Producer Stacey Coles

Cultural Competency 101

The Inauguration of Kim Schatzel 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. SECU Arena Kim Schatzel will be formally installed as Towson’s fourteenth president. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Reception immediately following the ceremony is open to all guests.

Ailey II dance concert



Stephens Hall Theatre 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Kayla Baines Sarah Rowan Alaina Tepper

A tradition at Towson, the dancers under the direction of Troy Powell promise an exhilarating dance performance.

General Manager Mike Raymond Art Director Jordan Stephenson


Webmaster Lola Akinleye


Circulation Staff Shawn Halerz Nilo Exar Abubakary Kaba Alicia DePasquale

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September 13, 2016

Fifteen years after 9/11, I’m choosing hope CODY BOTELER Editor-in-Chief @codyboteler

On September 11, 2001, I was in my first grade classroom, minding my own business, when an announcement came and I was asked to go to the office to go home early. I walked down the hall, a little confused (because I didn’t know what was going on) when I saw my mom waiting for me. She didn’t waste any time in getting me outside and to the car. I don’t remember the exact conversation. She told me that something bad was happening in New York and that she wanted our family to be together. I remember going home and watching the TV for a little bit, before my parents eventually decided that they didn’t want me to see what was going on as the towers fell and images of flame, death and destruction played on repeat.

I remember my parents explaining to me that, because we lived near Ft. Detrick—a big military base and medical research center—that we’d be safe from any kind of attack. I remember going back to class the next day and asking a girl in my class if she could believe what happened. Her parents hadn’t told her…I probably ruined that day for her. I remember that, for months afterward, we’d occasionally see an armored tank driving on the paths around Ft. Detrick that were visible from some of the roads in Frederick. I remember not really understanding what was happening that day, that week, that month or that year. I knew there was a war going on. I knew some people were protesting that war. But I was young and was going to continue being a child. Now, on September 11, 2016, I’m sitting in my apartment writing and thinking about what’s happened, politically, since the terror-

ist attacks 15 years ago. I’m thinking about the major changes to airport security and how, despite it all, I’m just the slightest bit afraid to fly to Denver in a couple of days. I’m thinking about the thousands of people who have died—soldiers and civilians—in the Middle East and how I desperately wish none of them had to. I’m thinking about the night President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed, and how I felt Proud To Be An American that night and got goose bumps as I walked to my parents’ bedroom to tell them to check the news. I’m thinking about some of the hateful language that’s been tossed around since the towers fell and the Pentagon was attacked and how exhausted I am of hearing slurs and baseless attacks. I’m thinking about the passengers on Flight 93 who fought back,

and I’m thinking about the fighter pilots who were ready to hear an order to shoot down any unresponsive airliners in case they were going to be used as missiles. But, most of all tonight, I’m thinking about how scary it must have been to be a parent on 9/11. For the first time, it’s hitting me why my parents wanted us all to be home when the attacks were happening. Yeah, it would have been scary if there were a small-scale attack at Ft. Detrick, and it would have been nice to avoid post-attack confusion. But I can’t help but think that my parents evaluated what was going on and thought that, just maybe, there was a small chance that the attack was coming from somebody or some group with the capability to wipe out our entire city. On September 11, 2016, I’m thinking about how my parents must have thought there was a possibility that we would all die on 9/11. A possibility, however small,

that was big enough that they wanted us all under the same roof. On September 11, 2016, I’m thinking about how scared my parents must have been the whole time, but how calm and collected they appeared so that my siblings and I wouldn’t be. On September 11, 2016, 15 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil, I’m doing my best to think about the helpers instead of the attackers and the fear. I will go to my deathbed an optimist. I believe, firmly, that our world is getting a little bit better every single day. And the first responders, the volunteers, the people who showed up to work the next day, the protesters who fought for restraint—all of those people give me hope. Fifteen years later, fifteen years into the War on Terror, on September 11, 2016, I’m doing my best to think ahead, instead of thinking back and being afraid.

The informal guide to informal recruitment

How to find, how to join and how to make yourself look good

So, you’re interested in going Greek, but you don’t want to wait until spring. Or, maybe the concept of formal recruitment freaks you out. Fear not, because informal recruitment is happening soon, and it’s ~pretty chill~ (insert sunglasses emoji here). Even though it’s informal recruitment, I totally get that any form of recruitment can be pretty daunting, and I’ve made you a list of tips to help you find your Greek home! 1) Follow Greek Instagram

accounts. Follow @tugreeklife, @towsonpanhel, @towsonifc and any other accounts belonging to Towson’s fraternities or sororities. Each organization will post their informal recruitment schedule here. 2) Meet all the organizations. Go to events where you can meet multiple chapters in a short period of time, such as the semesterly involvement fairs, Meet the Greeks, etc. Talk to all of the sororities or fraternities there and give everyone a chance! If you like what you see, join their email list, and that organization will email you information regarding informal recruitment.

3) Speak up and ask questions! When talking to members of an organization, try to have meaningful conversations about things you really care about! Be sure to ask any questions you have! Sisters and brothers will be happy to answer your questions for you and can give you lots of information. After all, they’ve been through the recruitment process and have first-hand experience of being in their organization. 4) Avoid the Five B’s! The Five B’s are: Bush/Bernie/Barack, the Bible, Boys, Booze and Bucks. Honestly, just use common sense. You don’t

want to get into a political or religious argument or accidentally offend someone. It’s also best to not bring up the opposite sex and say something like “HEY DUDE, I GET SO MANY GIRLS EVERY WEEKEND, BRO! I’M SUCH A MAN!!!!!” You will probably get an eye roll rather than a fist bump. Next, don’t bring up drinking or drugs! It is definitely best to leave substances out of the conversation. Finally, it’s totally fine to ask about dues and how much it costs to join an organization, but there’s no need to talk about money much beyond that. Flaunting money

tends to make people uncomfortable in any situation. 5) Go to as many events as possible. This gives you the opportunity to meet more people in the chapter and to make a good impression! 6) Have fun! Ugh, I know. It sounds so cliché, but really. Have fun! Try not to stress too much. We’re probably just as nervous as you are! Every organization wants you to like them just as much as you want them to like you, so keep that in mind. This is not a one-sided situation! Overall, have a great time and good luck!


September 13, 2016


Five fun facts about Be nice to third party voters the lady downstairs They might just swing the election Don’t mess with the “V” MATT TEITELBAUM Columnist

Third party voters catch a lot of flak. Every election, they hear all about how they’re wasting their vote or spoiling the election for a particular candidate. However, in 2016 things might be a bit different, or at least they ought to be. Millennials are giving their support to third party candidates in droves. Polls show both Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson with support in the double digits. Some polling has even shown Johnson beating Donald Trump with millennial voters at around 20 percent support. That’s absolutely huge for a third party candidate. Johnson did stumble recently in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when host Joe Scarborough asked him about the refugee crisis in

the war-torn city of Allepo, in Syria. Johnson’s response? An all too sincere, “What is Allepo?” He had no idea what to say about the epicenter of the Syrian refugee crisis because, well, he didn’t know what it was. So there goes any chance Johnson ever had of making it into the televised presidential debates later this month and throughout October. Johnson needed to play a perfect game to bring his support up to the 15 percent polling threshold that gets candidates into the national debates. But his chances of doing so were never that high to begin with. Ultimately, Johnson’s supporters will still give him considerably more support than usual thanks to the unpopularity of 2016’s Democratic and Republican candidates. Even if Johnson and Stein only take a combined total five percent of the

vote, that could swing the election. What’s important to remember is that support for third party candidates tends to collapse in the last days leading up to Election Day. Several polls showed Johnson receiving five or six percent of the vote in the 2012 election, but then he ended up with a measly one percent that November. If the same holds true in 2016, it will mean that third party voters are less solid in their support than they might otherwise indicate. Antagonizing them as Clinton or Trump supporters because you want to guilt them into joining your side might just give them enough spite to stick to their guns. Be nice. Even if they don’t make it apparent, most third party voters will seriously consider coming home to one of the two major parties in November, especially if the race is looking close.


Editor-in-Chief Cody Boteler took this photo outside of the University Union Monday, where students were joing TU President Kim Schatzel for an ice-cream social to celebrate her official inauguration. Have a photo you want to submit? Email senior@thetowerlight. com with the photo and a brief descrition.

File photo by Patrick Burke/ The Towerlight Students perform in last year’s “Vajungle” show, written by Mani Yangilmau. “Vajungle” and “The Vagina Monologues” (not pictured), which was performed at TU in the spring, bring attention to female experiences of sexual assault, health and self-discovery.

For one of my columns last year, I listed five fun facts about periods, because I think it’s important to: 1) Recognize how rad women’s bodies are and 2) Start some conversations about the parts of those rad bodies that we don’t seem to talk about very often. I’d like to start some of those conversations again. This week’s article is about the bad mamma jamma herself: the vagina. Let’s do this. 1) The word “vagina” was originally a latin word which meant the “sheath of a sword.” So, it’s a little badass and a little funny. 2) It can lift, bro. Vaginal weightlifting is a real thing that works with the same goal in mind as Kegel exercises (to strengthen the pelvic floor). Tatyana Kozhevnikova currently holds the world record at 31 pounds. This woman lifted 31 pounds with her vagina. 3) Sharks produce a substance, called squalene, in their livers. Why is this relevant? Because vaginas produce it, too! In that sense, women are (vaguely) biologically similar to the ocean's’ biggest predators. I can dig it! 4) Ya girl keeps herself tidy even when your life is a mess. Vaginas have a really sensitive pH balance

(3.8-4.5) and they’re pretty good at keeping it in check. In fact, intravaginal washes marketed with the promise of keeping you fresh can actually mess up that pH and ruin all of your homegirl’s hard work. Unless instructed by a gynecologist, don’t use ‘em! She’s got it under control. 5) At 8,000, the average clitoris has twice as many nerve endings as the average penis. Just sayin’. Now it’s time for a not so fun fact. To keep your partner in crime healthy and happy, you should visit your gynecologist at least once a year for a check up and testing. Both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea often show no symptoms in women, so don’t just trust that you’ll know if something is off. I know it’s unpleasant. I know it’s uncomfortable, but it’s so, so important! I mean, look at all your vagina can do -- not including all she goes through with periods and, my god, childbirth. Keep yourself healthy, use protection and never be embarrassed of that bad mamma jamma between your legs. She’s basically a weight-lifting shark…in some aspects…kind of… and if you don’t buy that, I mean, without vaginas we couldn’t create life itself. It really doesn’t get more badass than that.



September 13, 2016



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September 13, 2016


#NotAtTU relaunches Towson’s Student Government Association will formally relaunch #NotAtTU, Towson’s anti-hate crime and bias incident campaign, between Sept. 12 and Sept. 14 to include new freshmen and transfer students in a conversation that has been ongoing since last semester. “Towson brings in a lot of new students every semester, and I think it’s important that we make it clear to everyone who’s new about the culture of Towson and the culture that we want to create,” SGA Director of Diversity Outreach Rishell Chambers said. “One of my biggest goals for the relaunch is to lay the foundation for new students to show that this is who Towson is.” According to SGA President Taylor James, the November 2015 #OccupyTowson sit-in originally sparked the campaign idea, and racially biased incidents, such as the CLA Cafe incident in April, helped to garner support from the community. The campaign officially launched on May 5, 2016 through a joint effort from SGA and University administration. James said that #NotAtTU was “a response to a lot of the emotions that the students were feeling.” She said that she and former SGA President Kurt Anderson came up with the idea of the campaign to unify campus, not just through policy changes, but through a “culture shift.” On the campain’s official website,, students can

report hate crimes and bias incidents and learn about available resources, what to expect after submitting a report and various hate and bias examples. According to Chambers, the SGA’s role has been to promote the campaign and the online report form to students on campus. SGA’s Diversity Outreach committee has worked with the administration to develop some of the language for the campaign. “A lot of the language around hate/bias is something that’s quite complicated,” Chambers said. “The difference between free speech and hate/bias lines aren’t very clear. [Administration] definitely helped to develop some sort of system of determining what is hate/bias and what is someone’s right to say whatever they want.” The University administration played a large role over the summer in creating a more streamlined process for reporting hate and bias incidents online and developing some of the campaign’s language. The committee in charge of the process was organized by Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity Santiago Solis, who was placed in charge of revising the hate/ bias reporting process by President Kim Schatzel in April. “The committee worked diligently this summer on revising and updating the ‘Reporting Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents’ webpage and clarifying the response process,” Solis said in an email. During the relaunch this week, SGA members will table in Freedom Square

Photos by Cody Boteler/ The Towerlight The #NotAtTU relaunch is running from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14 and will feature tabling, giveaways and various other activities. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. The relaunch will also include trivia activities, giveaways and food, according to James. Solis sees the relaunch as an opportunity to continue educating students about the negative impact of hateful language. “It is everyone’s responsibility to help create a welcoming, inclusive and respectful campus community,” Solis said. Both James and Chambers said that for the most part, there has been a good amount of support for the campaign from students, faculty and staff, but that some people have been skeptical about the campaign’s success. “Students are really getting it,” James said. “Students have been really supportive. Some faculty have been really supportive… There still are faculty who don’t completely buy the idea that we’re going to be able to shift a culture. That comes with anything really. There’s going to be some people who just don’t buy in, and there’s some students who feel the same way.” James specifically mentioned the University Senate as a body that has not been supportive of the campaign. According to James, the hate/bias syllabi language and the reporting process were poorly received by the

Senate’s faculty members. In a previous Towerlight interview, James said that she presented an initiative to the Senate to place hate/ bias reporting procedures on every University syllabus, but the initiative was unable to gain traction with Senate members. “That’s really frustrating because there’s no statistics or data that I’m able to gather up to prove to them that students are feeling this way,” James said. “And I really shouldn’t have to. I shouldn’t have to use numbers to prove to them that something like this is needed.” In an email, University Senate member Richard Vatz said that the University has had “an unfortunate recent history of administrative control of syllabi content beyond the necessities of neutral information.” “I think there is nothing wrong with suggesting it but that mandating such would be an infringement on academic freedom,” Vatz said. University Senate Chair Jennifer Ballengee said that the senate is “really interested in continuing to have a conversation about diversity” and that the campaign is “something that the senate is committed to continuing to support in any way possible.” James and Chambers have both expressed ongoing enthusiasm and

support for the campaign and see it as being successful through both this academic year and into the long-term future. “I’m hoping that this campaign will leave behind a Towson that we can all be proud of and a Towson that reflects and leads the way for what we want America to become,” Chambers said. According to Solis, the administration will continue to provide guidance, feedback and support to SGA throughout the campaign. This fall, SGA and the administration will collaborate on new “Be Heard” monthly town hall-style meetings. The meetings will create a space where students can ask questions, provide input and engage in discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, according to Solis. The first “Be Heard” meeting is scheduled for Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in West Village Commons Ballroom A. The meeting will include an update on the #OccupyTowson demands. “I want to hope we get to a point where we don’t need this, where we’re all civil, we’re all respectful and it can shift into something more positive,” James said. “I think the education piece of it will hopefully continue a long time moving forward, but hopefully in a more positive way.”



September 13, 2016

Inauguration week begins SGA launches Freshman Council Increased student retention rate a goal University President Kim Schatzel says that her Sept. 16 inauguration ceremony will be just as much a celebration of Towson’s achievements as her own, but she’s excited to put her own spin on things.

This comes nine months after the University System of Maryland announced Schatzel’s appointment to Towson in early December. Prior to her first day at Towson, which hit during a period of particularly cruel bouts of January winter weather, Schatzel formerly worked as Eastern Michigan University’s interim president and provost simultaneously. Prior to that, Schatzel, now TU’s

Cody Boteler/ The Towerlight Schatzel addresses SGA at their Sept. 6 general assembly meeting.

14th president, was also EMU’s executive vice president for academic and student affairs. “We’re going to start some new traditions,” Schatzel said. These traditions include incorporating symbolic University artifacts into the inauguration ceremony at SECU Arena. The ceremony itself will include an academic procession of TU faculty members, alumni delegates, the TU Board of Visitors, the USM Board of Regents and other officials dressed in academic regalia. According to Schatzel, the music, which she helped choose, will play a large part in the ceremony. The inauguration is free and open to the public, but the deadline for RSVPs has already passed. For those who missed out, the ceremony will stream live on Facebook through the University’s page, and other on-campus events will run throughout the week. “The whole week leading up to it is a time when we can all come together,” Schatzel said. --To read the rest of this article online, visit

SGA will inaugurate its first Freshman Council this fall in an effort that has been ongoing since the fall 2015 semester. The council’s goals are to help young students develop leadership skills, to cater directly to the needs of freshmen, to promote freshmen involvement and prepare them with the skills they need to succeed at Towson University The Freshman Council is an executive organization of the Student Government Association, with a similar structure to Towson’s Campus Activities Board. Last year, the SGA voted to create the Freshman Council, but decided to focus on other on-campus issues instead. “Freshmen know freshmen best, so why not have freshmen advocate for freshmen?” SGA Vice President James Mileo said. Freshman Erica Jones said she feels that the council is a “great idea.” “I’m glad the SGA is starting this organization to better the lives of freshmen, and help fix freshmen-related issues such as homesickness,” Jones said. As SGA vice president, it is Mileo’s job to develop and maintain this new organization.

Mileo wrote a curriculum for the council that includes topics such as communication skills, project management skills and how to set up a meeting with an administrator. SGA advisors will act as mentors to help freshman members conduct meetings and set up events. “The idea is all the people who have been a member of the Freshman Council can go into any organization on campus and effectively plan an event, effectively communicate as a team, effectively set up meetings with administrators and effect change on campus,” Mileo said. One of the other goals and potential outcomes of Freshman Council is increasing Towson’s freshmen retention rates. In the 2014-2015 school year, the retention rate for all first-time degree-seeking students was 85.7 percent, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research. Freshman Council will hold weekly meetings, and sponsor events targeted to freshmen. Only 20 members will be appointed by Mileo. In addition to a review of the applicant’s application, Mileo will also hold interviews as part of the appointment process. Students can apply for the council at All applications are due to the SGA office by Sept. 16.

Cody Boteler/ The Towerlight SGA advisors will act as mentors to help members of the Freshman Council conduct meetings. Applications are due to SGA by Sept. 16.


September 13, 2016

Activists question regents’ welcome

Sam Shelton/ The Towerlight ONSR students said university officials tried to talk them out of speaking at the Board of Regents meeting in West Village Sept. 9.

After speaking at Friday’s University System of Maryland Board of Regents meeting, some student activists have come forward saying university officials tried to talk them out of speaking at the meeting and warned they could face expulsion or even arrest. “We weren’t welcomed,” student activist Bilphena Yahwon said. “I feel like it was a fear tactic.” The Board of Regents is the governing body of the USM. Members are appointed by the governor. During the meeting, James Brady, chair of the Board of Regents, said that the students were invited to speak and given time to do so. “We feel very strongly about [diversity initiatives], and we will continue to work in that direction,” Brady said. According to Towson University Senior Director of Communications Ray Feldmann, President Kim Schatzel spoke with Brady and USM Chancellor Bob Caret Thursday evening to explain to them that the students wanted to speak. Normally, anyone wishing to speak at Board of Regents meeting must submit a written request directly to the chancellor at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, according to USM bylaws. Brady waived that requirement for this meeting of the board. The students, including Yahwon and John Gillespie, another student

activist, said they started getting messages and phone calls Thursday before the meeting, trying to talk them out of appearing at the meeting. Vice President for Student Affairs Deb Moriarty said that once administration heard these students wanted to speak at the regents meeting, they were concerned with setting the students up for success. “We weren’t in any way, shape or form sure that the regents were going to let them speak,” Moriarty said. “We did want to share with them the consequences. We weren’t trying to threaten them.” Yahwon said she thinks the University has a fear of being challenged publicly. “I think they feared looking bad in front of the regents,” Yahwon said. Gillespie added that he thought the worry was about ruining the “posh” atmosphere of a Board of Regents meeting. The students appeared at the meeting as members of the newly-formed group, the Organized Network of Student Resistance. ONSR formed in December, in connection to the student led sit-in of Towson’s president’s office. At the meeting, they campaigned for greater diversity measures and urged administrators to diversify what they said are insensitively-named University buildings. “From College Park to Towson University, our universities have chosen to pridefully advertise slave owners and white supremacists with statues, memorials and buildings,” Yahwon said. -To read the rest of this article online, visit


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September 13, 2016

You are cordially invited to attend T H E I N A U G U R AT I O N O F

Kim Schatzel, Ph.D. Fourteenth President of Towson University

Friday, September 16 · 2–3:30 p.m. SECU Arena · Towson University · Towson Maryland The ceremony is free and open to the public. All guests are welcome to stay for a reception on the concourse immediately following the ceremony.


Author Andrew Solomon:

How Differences Unite Us Tuesday, September 13 · 6–7:30 p.m. West Village Commons Ballroom



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September 13, 2016


The Body Project’s Gather Baltimore gives back positivity returns Volunteers fight against the city food desert TAYLOR DEVILLE

Assistant Arts & Life Editor @artvandelady

The Body Project, a peer-led, body-acceptance program, will return to Towson Sept. 20 to combat body image-related issues like eating disorders and low self-esteem. Jaime Kaplan, staff psychologist and coordinator of eating disorder services on campus, said that the program functions as a “group therapy discussion about body image, body image and society, how we look at ourselves as women through the lens of society and the actions we do [as a result].” The Body Project was launched in 2012 and has been delivered to over 200,000 people at over 100 college campuses as well as high schools. With the help of Body Image Peer Educators (BIPE), a student-group that promotes positive body image, Kaplan is relaunching the Body Project after a

brief hiatus. Students who attend will complete two workshops set a week apart from each other. Led by two BIPE members who are trained in the program, the workshops involve verbal and written exercises that are designed to critically examine the negative body-related messages people receive from friends, family and the media. “We talk about how we kind of engage and propel societal expectations, even if we don’t want to and even if we hate it. We’re still part of it,” Kaplan said. One of the exercises involves using a whiteboard to write down typical words used to describe women. The goal is to examine how many of those words are appearance-based, and begs questions of what the perfect woman looks like in society and shows how many of those statements are contradictory. --Read the rest of this story online at

Take off into a tropical adventure THERESA SCHEMPP Columnist

Well, today is the day! Goodbye America and Bula Fiji! I spent the morning saying goodbye to all my close friends and driving to the airport with my parents while they tearfully waited for me to depart to the terminal. I am so thankful for such amazing parents that let their child travel 7,806 miles to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I gave them one last hug before disappearing into the dreaded TSA security line. After waiting a few hours, I found out that my flight to Los Angeles was delayed, which meant I would be missing my flight to Fiji. After a mini heart attack and an hour call with my mom attempting to calm me down, it was arranged that I could stay at a hotel free of charge and fly out of LA to Fiji the following night. After a five-hour flight to LA and a five-hour waiting period of getting into the hotel, I collapsed in my hotel room bed to the sound of LA traffic. I finally boarded my flight to Fiji. I was so worried I wouldn’t be able to entertain myself for the whole ten

hours, so I packed coloring books, movies and synced my 2008 iPod up with new music. But I took a ZzzQuil, fell asleep and woke up to us descending into Nadi International Airport. It was 4 a.m. and still dark as I passed through security (they were very surprised by my visa allowing me to stay for five whole months) and into a taxi that would take me to the resort where the rest of the students were staying. As we drove on the left side of the road to the resort, I saw my first beautiful Fijian sunrise over the volcanic mountains. After meeting everyone else in my program, we took a van to the local community center, where we were given a tour and told the history of Fiji. We watched the ceremony of firewalking performed by the ancient firewalkers, a tribe who legend says obtained the power to walk across fire and hot stones from the gods. We also watched a ceremonial dance, complete with warriors and the local women. Afterward, they sang us the famous Fijian farewell song. As they smiled and waved to us as we left, I had a feeling that I was about to embark on an amazing, tropical adventure.

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Gather Baltimore fills big, blue Ikea bags up with about 14 fruits and vegetables and sells them for $7. KRISTIN HELF Assistant Arts & Life Editor @kristinelise_

On Friday morning, students from on-campus Lutheran Episcopal ministry the Table packed into Pastor Laura Sinche’s car and drove down to Gather Baltimore’s Sisson Street warehouse. Gather Baltimore is a volunteer-based food pantry that collects surplus produce and sells them by the $7 bagful to Baltimore residents who couldn’t otherwise afford healthy food. Sinche wanted her students to experience Gather Baltimore because the Table is named for Jesus feeding others around the table. She also hoped they would feel the sense of community that stems from volunteer work. “I’ve gotten to know a lot of people in the city that are passionate about food justice issues, that are passionate about reuse, that I’ve gotten to meet here,” Sinche said. “And when you’re packaging potatoes and sorting through peppers and everything like that, conversation happens and community happens and I just think it’s beautiful.” Gather Baltimore volunteer Inez Craddock has worked at the pantry for two years and says the customers are what keep her coming back

to work every weekend. “Gather Baltimore has been a godsend to so many people,” Craddock said. “There was a lady that was going to Sam’s grocery store…and she has 11 children. And she said her food bill was almost $2,000, $3,000 a month. And someone told her about Gather Baltimore…And [now] this lady comes every week and buys four bags of food. And she says the food lasts her weekly, and she’s not spending as much money.” Friday morning at the warehouse started off slowly. Volunteers waited for truckloads full of food to arrive and about 10 customers were told to come back later. But Sinche’s students still plan on volunteering throughout the year. Haley Moreau, a sophomore forensic chemistry major, was a Girl Scout from age five to her senior year of high school. “Volunteer work was the backbone of everything I did growing up,” Moreau said, although this was her first time directly working in a food pantry. “I feel like we’re doing good work here,” sophomore theatre studies major Alex Harrington said. According to the pantry’s website, as of 2015, one out of every four Baltimore individuals live in a “food

desert,” an area where affordable, healthy food is difficult to obtain. Through their pantry and community gardens in east Baltimore and the Harford Road area, Gather Baltimore hopes to provide accessible, nutritious food to people living in food desert regions. “I really love Gather Baltimore. I think it’s a worthwhile program,” Craddock said. “And I think that anybody that can come and see what we do, they will be totally amazed. Because you can not go anywhere in this city and get what we put in those bags. We make sure that you have potatoes, onions, green peppers, lettuce, carrots, corn, bananas…” Many of the fruits and vegetables that Gather Baltimore provides have come from gleaning, where volunteers collect leftover crops on farmers’ fields after their harvest. The rest of the food comes from the Sunday night leftovers of local farmers markets, and from a warehouse of unsold produce in Jessup, Maryland. In addition to providing Baltimore residents with fresh produce, Gather Baltimore also hopes to reduce food waste in a country where 40 percent of food doesn’t get eaten. --Read the rest of this story online at



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Pottery exhibit opens in CFA Chinese folk work on display through Dec. TAYLOR DEVILLE Assistant Arts & Life Editor @artvandelady

“Chinese Folk Pottery,” now on display in the Asian Arts & Culture Center gallery, calls attention to the rapidly disappearing tradition of Chinese folk pottery in an industrialized world. Through photographs, video and displays of 20th century folk pottery, the exhibition walks through the birth and decline of an 8,000-year-old tradition. The exhibition is curated by Marie Woo, Susanne Stephenson and John Stephenson, three American ceramic artists who were moved by the realization that Chinese folk pottery traditions could soon be all but forgotten. The curators traveled to remote pottery villages in 23 sites in 12 provinces and collected 100 contemporary examples of Chinese folk pottery, including work made by Tibetan, Dai and Han potters. Circling around the gallery, the viewer will find pottery with a variety of

functions that give insight into the lives of Chinese villagers who lived as long ago as the Tang Dynasty, which spanned the 7th and 8th centuries. Some of the pieces include teapots (some simple, some with intricate dragon-shaped handles), food steamers, clay animal figures and whistles and pitchers, some delicately inlaid with porcelain. Other pieces include roof adornments, yak milk storage containers and porcelain headrests for the dead. Written commentary offering historical context accompanies many of the pieces and is mostly chronological. The introductory placard distinguishes between “guanyao,” pottery officially sanctioned by the government to adorn palaces and tombs, and “minyao,” pottery used for utilitarian purposes. The following placards detail some of the complex history between the Chinese state and its people, such as imperial control of the production of yellow, purple, red, green and blue porcelain in 1447. Potters who used porcelain

Courtesy of Towson University Asian Arts & Culture Center

Clay animal figurines are just one example of the items included in the gallery, which will run until Dec. 10. of these colors were “sliced” to death, their property was confiscated and their male family members were exiled. It wasn’t until the 17th century that trade routes between China and the west allowed travelers to transport Chinese wares back to their home countries. While Chinese traders began to export pottery, western ceramic manufacturers imitated, or stole, the designs and technologies of these Chinese wares, according to one placard.

The socialist era (1949-1976) came and brought with it the ultimate blow to folk pottery—industrialization. Potters became factory workers mass-producing work they once made by hand. The exhibition also features photos of Chinese villagers who continue to keep the legacy of folk pottery alive. The featured video shows an excerpt from Jiansheng Li’s documentary “Tao Yao (Pottery and Dragon Kiln Village).” The video depicts Tao Yao potters craft-

ing large storage containers by hand and with a dragon kiln, an oven built as an uphill tunnel and used to heat clay into pottery, so-called because of the sounds it makes as it’s heating. The potters use almost their whole body to mold and shape the clay as they build, showing the intricate and grueling nature of folk pottery. The Chinese Folk Pottery exhibit is on view in the Asian Arts gallery Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Effortless fall fashion trends KERRY INGRAM Columnist

Happy first semester, Tigers! The month of September not only marks the beginning of a new school year for us college students, but also the beginning of new trends. New York Fashion week kicked off this past Thursday and a lot of fashion inspiration came along with it. Even though the actual shows were geared toward Spring 2017, the amount of fall-appropriate street-style was what caught the attention of many. From gorgeous garments to technical textures, New York set the stage for this year’s fashion expectations. Now don’t get me wrong - as much as I love fashion, I also love

practicality and more importantly, comfort. Do I think that everyone should take the time to honor the pure beauty that is a perfectly constructed high-heeled shoe? Yes. Do I think that college students should walk around in such a piece of footwear on campus? Absolutely not. I get it. It’s much easier to bum it out and wear a tee and some comfortable sweatpants to class every day. Locating and wearing the least-wrinkled item you own is already a lot of effort when you’re in college. From classes and sports, to jobs and internships, we already have a ton to stress out about in our lives – our clothing should not be one of those things.

Luckily for you, I have found easy and affordable fall trends that you can rock on campus in order to balance style with serenity. With these trends, you will be able to easily get through your classes, and look good while doing so. Let’s make this fall a season to remember! WOMEN’S FALL 2016 TRENDS: Off-The-Shoulder Tops Time to brush some dirt off your shoulders! These tops are perfect for a seasonal transition – you can start to rock the long sleeves again while still allowing your body some cooling room. Long walks across campus + an off the shoulder top = no more sweaty discomfort. --Read the rest of this column online at

LAINEY TEPPER Staff Writer @alainatepper

The Towson Brass Quintet took its audience on a trip through the ages with the Music for the Royal Court and The Fountain faculty recital last Tuesday. “It was a really cool representation of what the brass ensemble has been from early music in the courts all the way through what was used in America during our patriotic and political changing times,” senior music education major Ariel Breidenbaugh said. The recital was the first of a series of pieces on politics and change coming from the College of Fine Arts and Communication this year. Other parts of the series will include selections in the fall film series and an art display on Chinese culture.

The concert itself gave a tour of the world throughout different periods of time with music and quick lessons about the history behind it. “I think it was interesting how it brought together ideas from different cultures and different times about the same themes,” assistant music professor Michelle Humphreys said. Starting in the royal court of England, the quintet gave a feel for each period with slides moving in the background with important historical figures and moments. From there the musicians moved to Civil War and antebellum America, filling the concert hall with the jaunty war tunes that are associated with the time period. The concert ended with a piece written by former Towson faculty member Phil Snedecor titled “The Fountain.” --Read the rest of this story online at


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Freshmen learn do’s and don’ts SARAH VAN WIE Staff Writer @Sarah_VDub

The Black Student Union (BSU) held a “Freshman Do’s and Don’ts” event Wednesday night in the West Village Ballrooms to help TU’s newest Tigers make the right choices during their first year living on a college campus. “We’re hoping the freshmen feel a better connection with BSU and know that we're here to support them and direct them with their college experience,” BSU Social Events Director BreAhn Holloway said. “Also, to help them be aware of what they don’t know about their college experience.” The event focused on categories including academics, money, parties, dating, food, events and getting involved on campus. The freshmen were broken up into teams with BSU members. Then they read a possible scenario from each category and conversed with their group to decide how they thought the situation should be handled. Each team had a chance to explain their answer.

New semester, (new)trition NOELLE HARADA Columnist

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Students sit at a table in West Village to learn some do’s and don’ts. Freshman Jacob Webster said, “This event was very helpful and informational. It helped me learn more about organization, classes, events [and] study habits.” After each category was discussed, members of BSU had the chance to share what they thought freshmen should know about living on campus. They shared their knowledge of fun on-campus activities, how to interact with others and how to get involved.

Another game had each freshman write one question on a notecard. Everyone stood up, asked their question to someone they didn’t know and then traded questions so they would have a new question every time they met someone new. “I learned how to network and talk to new people,” freshman Danyele Bennett said. “I got good advice about where to eat and the places with better prices. Everyone is really nice.”

Currently Kardashian updates CAITLIN MOYNIHAN Columnist @cmmoynihan

Welcome back, Tigers! I hope your classes are great and that you haven’t had to park at SECU Arena every day like I have, but that’s another story. My name is Caitlin, and I am a senior mass communications major focusing on journalism and new media. I’ll be giving you need-to-know info about all the biggest celebrities and what is going on in the entertainment industry. I have been involved in the entertainment journalism realm since my freshman year and have had over six internships, including “Girls’ Life” magazine, “Teen Vogue” magazine, and I just spent the summer living in New York City working for To sum up, I know more about what Hollywood’s Elite is doing this week than I do about my friends IRL. I know there are about a million sources for you to get your celeb info from but it can be hard to figure out what’s real and what you should actually care about, and that’s where I come in. I have been doing Currently Caitlin for the past three semesters and I am excited to continue to write about what

movies to pass on, who you need to be following on Instagram and which celebrity couple is back on again after breaking up a few months ago. What you definitely need to know for this week is that there is still no male heir to the Kardashian name. Although there are three sons between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, none of them have Kardashian as a sole last name. When it was revealed that Blac Chyna and Robert Kardashian were engaged and expecting a child, it not only ignited a detailed search

of how Tyga, Chyna and their son, King Cairo Stevenson, will relate to the Kardashians, but had everyone wondering if Chyna will give birth to the Kardashian empire. The series premiere of “Rob & Chyna,” the couple’s new E! reality show, revealed the gender of their baby, and another Kardashian girl is set to take over the world. Although their reality show leaves little to the imagination, it left us all wondering if they will continue the ‘K’ tradition and which name their daughter will be given.

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna pose for a photo.

From beach bumming to sitting on your bum in class--summer is officially over. Just because your body won’t be on display at the beach for another year doesn’t mean you should give up on your health and wellness goals. Eating healthy shouldn’t be an urgent cry for a summer bod, it should be a year-round approach to living as the healthiest and happiest version of you. The beginning of the school year signifies a new start. New classes, new friends and a new opportunity to improve your GPA as well as yourself. Eating healthy in college is about making smart and responsible choices. There isn’t a home-cooked meal waiting for you after class, and your parents aren’t nagging you to eat your vegetables on a nightly basis. For the first time in your life, you can eat that piece of cake at 5 p.m. without anyone telling you to wait for dinner. In college, the choices you make regarding your diet are completely on you. Whether you live on or off campus, knowing a few basic tricks can help you eat right. Eating a healthy breakfast, limiting your added sugar and saturated/trans fat intake, drinking plenty of water and being conscious of portion sizes are all important aspects of a healthy diet. Everybody says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In college, you may be tempted to run out the door for your 8 a.m. with nothing but your backpack. Breakfast, however, is shown to improve concentration and performance in the classroom. While you brush your teeth, pop a piece of whole grain bread in the toaster. By the time you’re ready to go, grab the toast and smear it with some peanut butter for a satisfying breakfast on the go. If toast isn’t your thing, grab a banana and a cup of yogurt. Starting your day off with a satisfying and healthy breakfast will not only benefit you in the classroom, but it may also help you make better food choices later in the day.

Although what you eat matters, how much you eat can make or break you. With all-you-can-eat dining halls and countless opportunities for free food, listening to your body and understanding portion sizes are essential. In the dining halls, using smaller plates may help keep your portion sizes in check. After you finish eating, drink a glass of water and ask yourself if you are still truly hungry. If you are, then it is okay to go for seconds. There are a few other tricks everyone should know about navigating the dining halls. The colorful display of desserts may be tempting, but dessert should be eaten as a special treat, not as an essential part of every meal. Dessert aside, make smart choices about what beverages you choose; opt for water or a glass of milk instead of the bottomless cup of soda. Did you know that every makeyour-own omelet station offers egg whites? Or that whole wheat pasta is available at Patuxent? How about that every deli offers light mayo and whole grain breads? Simply ask the dining hall managers about healthier offerings. Knowing the ins and outs of each dining hall can assist you in making more mindful decisions. The freshman 15 isn’t inevitable, the sophomore slump is for chumps, and you cannot coast through your upperclassmen years. Take advantage of every opportunity thrown your way, including the opportunity to improve your wellbeing through nutrition. Sure, the occasional late night pizza may be part of the college experience, but learning to eat in balance can lead to a lifetime of health and happiness. As always, there are free nutrition services available to all Towson students. Make an appointment with the campus dietitian to ask questions, get nutritional advice, or go on a dining hall tour to learn how to eat healthy on campus. In addition to these nutritional services, join the Towson University Nutrition Club to meet other students interested in health and nutrition. For additional information about these opportunities, contact Kerry Ballek, the campus dietitian at

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tigers swing to victory strong start Towson capped off the 2016 Tiger Classic with a 3-2 record by defeating St. Joseph's once and Rhode Island twice, but falling to Georgetown and Delaware. "The weekend overall went well, especially since it was our first competition," Assistant Coach Jamie Peterson said. "I was pleased. I knew that our two matches against Delaware and Georgetown were going to be tough, but there were lots of close matches. It was good." In the final match of the tournament Sunday, the Tigers swept Rhode Island 5-0. Key players included Lucy Gloninger, A.J. Gomer and the doubles team of Yevgeniya Shusterman and Nicole Shakhnazarova. Gloninger was most successful when shooting deep left corners, which proved to be too much for opponent Emily Zargham's backhand.

Gomer had numerous long rallies and was most successful when she played the ball just above the net, resulting in her opponent Ariel Harber hitting the ball into it. Schusterman and Shakhnazarova rallied long and hard against opponents Rachel Smilansky and Nicole Legler. Their win is credited to deep, alternating corner shots that Smilansky and Legler were not fast enough to return. "[The tournament went] pretty well," Gloninger said. "I know we're all happy with the results and that the work we put into our practices showed off in the matches." Gloninger finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record, winning one doubles match and two singles matches. Sunday, Towson also defeated St Joseph's 4-1. Saturday, however, was a challenging day for the Tigers as only doubles team Renate van Oorschodt and Gomer were able to pull off a

win over Georgetown. Saturday afternoon was another loss for Towson as they lost to Delaware in a close 3-2 decision. Third-seeded Shusterman and fourth-seeded Gloninger were the only two to win a match against Delaware. In their first matchup against Rhode Island on Friday, the Tigers started the tournament with a 4-1 win. Top singles seed Shakhnazarova defeated Mihaela Condreanu 6-2 in both sets. Rhode Island won its only point of the match in the third seed when Rachel Smilansky defeated Barbora Vasilkova 6-4 in the first set and 6-2 in the second set. The Tigers are set to play at the Navy Tournament in Annapolis beginning Oct. 7. In the following week, the Tigers will travel to Norfolk to compete in the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic regional championships.

Tigers place second out of 16 at Navy Invitational ERIC GROSS Contributing Writer

Towson finished second among 16 teams in the Navy Invitational this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland. Harvard finished first. “The Navy course is a team favorite and we always play well there,” sophomore golfer Alix Lowe said. “Next year we are confident we will be able to take home the win.” The Tigers finished the first day of the tournament in a tie for second overall in the team rankings. Sophomore Jenny Buchanan was the Tigers’ top scorer with a score of 76. She was tied for 11th through 18 holes. Towson shot a team score of 310 and finished in a three way tie with Penn and Navy at the conclusion of day one. Harvard led the group with a score of 304. Juniors Mackenzie Rice and Alexis Hios and freshman Erica Han contributed with scores of 77, 78 and 79, respectively. Lowe finished with a score of 79 and senior Stephanie Bosdosh finished with a score of 81.

The Tigers continued their success into the second day of the tournament as sophomore Jenny Buchanan tied her career best score of 74. Buchanan led the Tigers and her score of 74 tied for the second overall best in the entire tournament. The Tigers shot 311 as a team and finished with a total score of 621 through both days. Towson was only six strokes behind tournament leader Harvard and finished ahead of 14 other schools. Lowe was a key contributor, as she improved from day one by shooting a 76. Lowe finished tied for 12th. “Jenny Buchanan shot 76 and 74 and was the individual runner up,” Lowe said. “The team overall did good. Harvard and UPenn are competitive teams and it’s accomplishing to be paired with them in the final day.” Towson will compete in the Towson Tignanelli Invitational at Eagles Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland, Sept 18-19. Tee times are still TBD. Following their home tournament, the Tigers will compete in the Lady Pirate Invitational.


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ta tale of two matches over weekend DESMOND BOYLE Staff Writer

Towson won one game and lost another this weekend at this year’s Navy Invitational in Annapolis, falling 3-0 to Drake on Sunday but defeating Bowling Green 5-1 on Friday. Sunday, the Tigers (2-5-1) fell to the Bulldogs (6-0-1) 3-0. Despite having the same amount of shots and shots on target as Drake, Towson could not convert on its chances. “We lost our focus during certain moments today and that hurt us,” Head Coach Greg Paynter said. Kayla Armstrong scored two goals for Drake and Gabby Charles scored another as the Bulldogs won 3-0. Friday, Towson defeated Bowling Green State 5-1.

Senior defender Marissa Green wasted little time to open the scoring, ripping a rocket into the top right corner of the net. Just five minutes later, the entire game changed when Falcon’s goalkeeper Lauren Cadel was red carded for a challenge just outside the penalty area. On the ensuing free kick, sophomore forward Evelyn Neidert hit the wall but soon collected the rebound and slid a ball through to freshman Justine Stoner, who doubled Towson’s lead with a finish into the corner of the net. The offensive attack continued for the Tigers as senior forward Izzy Latour scored her first career goal making a run from the midfield line and scoring on a solo effort just before the 30 minute mark. Ten minutes later, Bowling Green scored its only goal of the game as Skylar Fleak beat a defender to set up a one on one with Towson senior

goalkeeper Taylor Sebaolo. Fleak then put a shot past Sebaolo from ten yards out to make the score 3-1. The Tigers struck once more before halftime as freshman Monica Scaglione sent in a cross to fellow freshman Elizabeth Coletti. Coletti scored her second goal of the season, which gave Towson a 4-1 lead going into halftime. Senior forward Natalia Pinkney scored the only goal of the second half after McKenzie McCaull slid a pass through to Pinkney in the box. Towson’s leading scorer had no problem placing the ball into the back of the game to close out Towson’s 5-1 win. Towson will look to get back in the win column in its next match as the team takes on Penn in Philadelphia, Friday at 7 p.m. After taking on Penn, the Tigers will host George Washington at the Tiger Soccer Complex.

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Former Tiger Nicole Nicholas crosses the ball across the field in Towson’s match versus Penn last fall at the Tiger Soccer Complex.

Metil earns 300th career victory

Tigers triumph over Princeton, Georgetown and UMCP at Georgetown Classic CHRIS WELLS Staff Writer @cgwells00

The Tigers (9-1) took a trip to Washington D.C. Friday to compete in the Georgetown Classic where they earned victories over Princeton, Georgetown and the University of Maryland, College Park. Towson’s head coach Don Metil earned his 300th career win in his 15th season as a collegiate coach Friday. “A lot of things were going on this weekend,” Head Coach Don Metil said. “Add that one to the hat. I told the team after the match thank you because they had gotten me my 300th win.” In game one of the tournament, Towson battled its way to victory against Princeton 3-0. The final set scores were 25-20, 25-21 and 25-19. Game two was a little more challenging as Towson earned a victory over the host school Georgetown 3-1.

Towson won set one 25-20 and set two 25-16. Set three proved to be the most difficult of the game as the Bulldogs won 30-28. The Tigers were tied 7-7 at the beginning of the fourth set. A 5-0 run would put them up 12-7 and Towson never looked back as they won 25-15. In game three of the tournament Towson continued its winning ways defeating Maryland 3-2. The set scores were 25-13, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, and 15-13. It would take a clutch performance to seal victory in the fifth set as Towson trailed 13-12. A 3-0 run resulted in victory thanks to sophomore Jocelyn Kuilan who scored the final two points. “I knew winning the first set was big,” Metil said. “We got a little careless with the ball and we [the coaching staff] reiterated what was on the line.” Senior Jessica Lewis was awarded the tournament MVP after an impressive 16 kills and 15 digs against

Maryland. Her weekend totals were 57 kills, 30 digs and eight blocks. “Jessica is playing some furious ball right now,” Metil said. “She

jumps high and is a hard hitter.” The Tiger’s tournament sweep came at a good time following their first and only loss on the season

last weekend. Towson heads south next weekend to compete in the Mercer Tournament Sept. 16-17.

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Outside hitter Julymar Otero goes up for a block against James Madison at SECU Arena last season.



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Weekend Split

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Towson sophomore forward Katie McNeel cuts up the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Tigers fell to Ohio 2-1, but defeated La Salle Friday 2-1 in overtime. JORDAN COPE Sports Editor @jordancope26

Towson split its weekend home games at Johnny Unitas Stadium, falling to Ohio Sunday, but defeating La Salle Friday. Head Coach Carly Campana said that her team fought hard and accomplished proving they were a capable team. “I am extremely proud of how they played this weekend,” Campana said. The Tigers (1-5) fell to the Bobcats (2-5) 2-1 Sunday. Ohio got on the board first and took a 1-0 lead on a goal from junior Maria Russell at 20:30. Sophomore Illona Hartman was credited with the assist. Later in the game, Towson evened the score 1-1 on a goal from sophomore forward Devon Hake at 55:15. Hake finished the game with one goal on one shot and two points. However, the Bobcats found the back of the cage one more time on a goal from freshman Brittany Keen

at 65:16 to secure the 2-1 victory over the Tigers. “In past years, [the Tigers] would have given up,” Campana said. “But things in our program are changing.” Junior goalkeeper Emilee Woodall finished the game with 15 saves. Friday, the Tigers defeated the Explorers 2-1 in overtime for their first victory of the season. “They are confident, they have pride and they are willing to put in the necessary work” Campana said. “I am extremely proud of how they played this weekend.” La Salle got on the board first at 30:02 when senior forward Abbey Lawrence put a shot past Woodall up high. However, Towson went on to score two unanswered goals. Freshman forward Lexi Butler scored her first goal of the season at 62:45. In overtime, junior midfielder Sabrina Davis netted her first goal of the year at 70:35. Woodall finished the contest with 10 saves and recorded her first victory of the season.

Towson will play its next game Friday at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, before returning home to Johnny Unitas Stadium Sunday to take on LIU Brooklyn. Following its match against LIU Brooklyn, the Tigers will hit the road for a three game swing. Towson won’t return home until Friday Oct. 7th, against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Hofstra. The match for Oct. 7th is scheduled 6 p.m.

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Towson sophomore forward Katie McNeel takes a shot in the Tigers 2-1 loss to Ohio Sunday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.


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Towson placed first in its second consecutive meet of the season at Saturday’s Delaware Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park. “I think it’s having a year under our belts and knowing the expectations,” Head Coach Mike Jackson said. “The athletes have been training very well.” Junior Hannah Walter led the way for the Tigers in her first career cross country meet. She won the meet’s individual title with a time of 23:13.68. “She had run at Delaware’s course before so she knew what to expect,” Jackson said. “She has grown tremendously, and we are very excited to see what she has done.” Finishing behind Walter was senior runner Megan Knoblock.

Knoblock finished the race with a time of 23:24.84. Freshman Erica Israel placed third in the meet with a time of 23:44.54, while sophomore Allison Marella placed fifth with a time of 24:03.35.

We want to win no matter what. My goal at Towson is to create a vision and have the student athletes carry out that vision. MIKE JACKSON Head Coach

Rounding out the top 10 for Towson were junior runners Emily Johnson and Colleen Cook.

Johnson placed eighth with a time of 24:18.81, while Cook placed ninth with a time of 24:26.38. “Cross country is a team sport,” Jackson said. “We are just excited about the team win.” Towson will be back in action Friday, Sept. 16, when the team travels to New York, to compete in the Br. John “Paddy” Doyle/Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park. “We want to win no matter what,” Jackson said. “My goal at Towson is to create a vision and have the student athletes carry out that vision.” Following the Br. John “Paddy” Doyle/Iona invitational, Towson will compete in the Paul Short Invitational and the Penn State National. Following their last two regular season meets of the season, the Tigers will compete in the CAA Championship in Newark, Delware.

Jenny Buchanan

Women’s Golf Sophomore golfer Jenny Buchanan shot a 74 and a 76 at the Navy Invitational this weekened in Annapolis, Maryland. Buchanan helped lead the Tigers to a second place finish in a pool of 16 teams. Towson will be back in action this weekend at the Towson Tignanelli Invitational.



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Senior running back Darius Victor rushes the ball up the field in Towson’s 35-28 victory over Saint Francis (PA) Saturday. Victor finished with 70 yards and a touchdown (above). Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ellis Knudson surveys the field Saturdaay at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Knudson took over for an injured Mahalak in the first quarter (below). JORDAN COPE Sports Editor @jordancope26

With under 3 minutes left in the Tiger’s first home game of the season, redshirt sophomore quarterback Ellis Knudson, who took over for an injured Morgan Mahalak, stepped back in the pocket and hit senior wide receiver Christian Summers for a 43-yard touchdown pass which proved to be the difference in Towson’s 35-28 Saturday win over Saint Francis. “Just preparing during the week gets me ready to go in the game,” Knudson said. “I prepare during the week like the starter and try to perfect the offense the best I can. I just went in there like I was the starter.” On the first snap of the game, the Tigers (1-1, 0-0 CAA) recovered a Red Flash (0-2, 0-0 NEC) fumble and set up shop on the Red Flash 11 yard line. However, on the the Tigers first play on offense, senior running back Darius Victor fumbled the ball into the hands of senior defensive back Lorenzo Jerome who returned the ball 89 yards for a touchdown to give the Red Flash a 7-0 lead.

On Towson’s next push, the team drove 64 yards down the field to put freshman kicker Aidan O’Neil in field goal range. O’Neil converted on the 28-yard field goal attempt and drew the team within four points of Saint Francis. In the second quarter, the Red Flash extended their lead 14-3 when senior quarterback Zack Drayer hit sophomore wide receiver Kamron Lewis for a 60-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers responded on their next drive as Knudson drove the offense down the field and capped off the drive with a 20-yard rushing touchdown to cut the Red Flash lead to 14-10. Following Knudson’s touchdown run, Drayer responded with a 7-yard rushing touchdown and a 13-yard passing touchdown to give the Red Flash a 28-10. A 54-yard pass from Knudson to Summers put O’Neil in range to make his second field goal of the evening and bring the score to 28-13 going into halftime. Towson opened up the third quarter with the ball and put together a 14-play, 75-yard drive capped off by Victor’s 37th career rushing touchdown and a two-point conversion to make it a one-score game. After a defensive hold by the

Tigers, Knudson completed a screen pass to Summers for a 94-yard gain and a touchdown to tie the game 28-28. It was the second longest pass in Towson football history. “I don’t think it’s just me,” Summers said. “I think it’s Ellis, Bryton with the defense. They made stops when we needed them we needed them and we just showed up. During practice this week it was just a different feeling. We had a great week of practice and it showed.” In the fourth quarter, Saint Francis looked poised to take a three-point lead after driving into field goal range, but redshirt junior defensive end D’Sean Cummings blocked the attempt. Following the blocked kick the Tigers took over at their own 31, but their drive stalled and senior Jake Ryder had to come into punt. After a Saint Francis three-and-out, Towson took over at its own 43-yard line, where Knudson found Summers for the game-winning touchdown. “I’m sure everyone that was here enjoyed that immensely” Head Coach Rob Ambrose said. “I’m proud of our guys, not for how we started, but for how we finished.” Ambrose said he was also happy to see the large student turn-out at the game.

“I met with some students this week,” he said. “We talked about student involvement at football games and the difference that it can make. They were amazing. I would not have wanted to be the visiting team that

had to sit in front of them.” Next week, Towson will hit the road for its first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matchup of the year against Villanova. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.