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October 23, 2018
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October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018
Editor-in-Chief Karuga Koinange Senior Editor Bailey Hendricks News Editor Mary-Ellen Davis Arts & Life Editor Kerry Ingram Asst. Arts & Life Editor Alex Helms Sports Editor Asst. Sports Editors Muhammad Waheed Jordan Kendall Staff Writers Jessica Ricks Meg Hudson Keri Luise Anthony Petro Sophia Bates Glenn Kaplan Albert Ivory Timothy Klapac John Hack Suzanne Stuller
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GREAT PUMPKIN SMASH
The Great Pumpkin Smash is an annual fundraiser, hosted by the Presidential Ambassadors, that raises funds and awareness for the TU Towson Fund, which supports the university’s greatest needs.
Tiger Plaza, 11 a.m.
EYE LEVEL: POEMS Jenny Xie will read from her poetry collection Eye Level (Graywolf OF IMMIGRATION, Press, 2018), recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy ROOTLESSNESS AND IDENTITY, FEA- of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton TURING JENNY XIE University. A Q&A and book signing will follow.
College of Liberal Arts, Room 3150, 6 p.m.
Art Director Victoria Nicholson
Dom Capparuccini Elssa Kenfack
This October 23rd, swipe right into health, by joining us in the WVC Ballrooms for a fun-filled health fair! We will be bringing in vendors from across campus and beyond to talk about staying healthy while in college. There will be prizes, food, music, and more!
West Village Commons Ballrooms A & B, 10:30 a.m.
General Manager Mike Raymond
Circulation Staff Scott Halerz
The TU Military & Veterans Center and the De-
ANNUAL VET- partment of Electronic Media & Film present four ERANS FILM international films about World War II. SERIES
Van Bokkelen, Room 204, 7 p.m.
May contain material recommended for mature audiences.
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BALTIMORE CLASSICAL GUITAR SO- a solo and chamber player, author, conductor, teacher and CIETY CONCERT | broadcaster, he has sought to expand the perception of the FABIO ZANON guitar in the concert scene. MORE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT
Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, 7:15 p.m.
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@DomP_44 Still feel bad for my mans Justin Tucker. He didn’t deserve that. This will only make him better though #Ravens #RavensFlock @supitscarrie I don’t care about football at all but yoooo Justin Tucker’s reaction to missing that extra point is everything
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Justin Tucker is still the most accurate kicker in NFL history hopefully that missed kick won’t ruin his confidence @What_The_Dread That was the first XP Justin tucker missed since high school
October 23, 2018
Climate case frozen by Court Larry Hogan the next Chris Christie Gov lacks responsibility to protect citizens from climate change CONNOR McNAIRN Columnist
Although its implications are dire, climate change is an issue that has been relatively avoided by both voters and candidates alike. In general, voters turn out in higher quantities to influence economic, immigration and health care policies. In 2015, however, a small group of children and young adults set out to change the tired narrative of environmental apathy. Twenty-one children and young adults, represented by the Our Children’s Trust organization, filed a lawsuit against the federal government under the Obama administration in 2015, claiming that governmental neglect of climate realities was inflicting real and tangible damage to their lives. Within the lawsuit – Juliana v. United States – the young people argued that, given their ages, they were “especially vulnerable to the dangerous situation.” More broadly, the group built its argument on the foundation that a lack of response to climate change from the federal government violated the young peoples’ constitutional protections of a safe and inhabitable environment. The plaintiffs in the case are seeking a court-ordered restriction on fossil fuel authorization and carbon dioxide emissions. The federal government has, under both the Obama and Trump administrations, attempted to get the case thrown out for the past three years. And on Friday, Oct. 19, the Justice Department’s request for a stay on the trial was granted by the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts. While the case was set to go to trial on Oct. 29, it is temporarily frozen from proceeding pending the plaintiff’s response, which is due by Oct. 24. The case brings to the fore a debate surrounding the rights
and health of individuals and how those rights ought to be perceived by policymakers. Noel Francisco, the Solicitor General of the United States (tasked with arguing for the federal government in Supreme Court cases), characte r i z e d t h e
law suit as an effort to “redirect federal environmental and energy policies.” Francisco also argued that such policies are to be crafted by the legislature and judicial attempts to influence them are examples of overreach. It is true that there is a general lack of judicial precedent regarding the government’s responsibility to protect citizens from climate change realities. Customarily, issues regarding climate change would be addressed by the legislature or executive. But under the Trump administration and current Republican Congress, any type of climate change relief in the form of policy is unlikely. Historically, the Supreme Court has stepped in and created new precedents when legislative and executive processes have fundamentally threatened or mistreated individuals under the protection of constitutional doctrine. It did so in its Brown v. Board of Education I ruling, when the legislature failed to author any legislative remedy for
school segregation; it did so in Griswold v. Connecticut, when a state fundamentally violated the privacy rights of individuals by outlawing the use of contraceptives in individual households; and it did so in Roe v. Wade, when it overruled legislation that unconstitutionally criminalized a woman’s right to choose. M a ny observers of a n d participants in this case, like Fr a n c i s c o a n d Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will claim that a typical legislative jurisdiction over climate policy necessitates the judicial dismissal of this case. But if history has taught us anything, it should be clear that the judiciary has rightly intervened when other branches of government proved most impotent. The current political makeup of the Court makes any sort of judicial remedy highly unlikely in a case regarding climate policy. That said, it is likely that if Juliana fails to proceed, similar cases will make their way through the judicial system in the future.
RYAN KIRBY Columnist @RyanHKirby
A Republican governor in a blue state is fairly uncommon, as Maryland has only had two Republican governors in the last 50 years. Like Maryland, New Jersey is also a blue state who elected a Republican governor. In 2009, New Jersey elected Chris Christie to be their next governor and throughout his first term he maintained high approval ratings, similarly to our current governor. Simply looking at the 70 percent approval numbers for the first term would not reveal the full picture as to Christie’s legacy in New Jersey. Christie would leave office with an abysmal approval rating of just 16 percent. The state dropped to the second worst credit rating in the country, failed to fund its public schools and shifted away from a green economy back to fossil fuels. Marylanders should look to New Jersey for a lesson in how a second term Republican governor with an eye for the presidency will impact their state. Governor Larry Hogan has systematically tried to privatize Maryland public schools while failing to fund our public schools to the tune of $2.9 billion a year. Hogan’s efforts to dismantle public education have caused Maryland public schools to continuously fall behind in national rankings. Maryland students cannot tolerate a second term of continued attacks on the great economic equalizer of education. Hogan has struck a similar tune to Christie when it comes to fossil fuels as well. Christie took New Jersey out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a successful program which created over
30,000 jobs, reduced average utility bills and increased revenues by almost $3 billion. Hogan has failed to push Maryland towards a green economy, even taking active steps to drive Maryland away from clean energy solutions. He cancelled plans for the Red Line, a project that would have lightened traffic and reduced car emissions. Despite claiming to support green energy, Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016 which would have encouraged a greater use of renewable energy sources and created thousands of high paying green j o b s building the necessary infras t r u c t u re . For tunately, the Democratic legislature overrode Hogan’s veto. To make matters worse, Hogan has supported the fossil fuel industry by approving projects such as the Potomac Pipeline to increase the presence of dangerous fossil fuels in Maryland. Marylanders need to learn from the mistakes of New Jersey by choosing not to give Hogan a second term. With his eyes on the presidency and no future elections in Maryland, a second term Hogan will be unrestrained to enact his dangerous conservative agenda on our great state. Marylanders should elect a governor who will provide true leadership towards progress. Ben Jealous has an incredible vision to make Maryland a state that can lead the country again, including policies to transform Maryland into a green economy with high paying jobs, affordable healthcare solutions for all Marylanders and support for Maryland’s public schools. Jealous will be a governor who leads Maryland from the middle of the pack to leading the nation.
October 23, 2018
can be Consent is a conversation Failure empowering SAMUEL SMITH Columnist
This article discusses sexual assault. Consent is an important word. You may have heard this word discussed recently, especially. But what does it mean? And what does it mean for us? Consent comes from the Latin word consentire, which means “to have the same feeling.” According to law.com, the legal definition of consent is “to voluntarily agree to an act or proposal of another.” Basically, consent means to agree to something. This could be legal, like in a contract, or emotional, like dating someone. This article focuses on the emotional aspect of consent
with regards to dating. Consent is vital in college life. Relationships, whether platonic, professional, or romantic, are built upon consent, and consent builds trust. However, there seems to be misunderstanding about how consent works. Consent is not a one time thing, it is not one and done. Consent is a conversation that you have continuously throughout a relationship. According to sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe, “The most common or frequent way people report giving consent is by not resisting advances… It is the sexual script our culture has written.” This is super harmful though. There is a risk of people not speaking up, due to many factors such as fear, wishing to not hurt their partner/friend and other personal reasons. By not emphasizing enthusiastic consent, society continues to write the dangerous script that it is
unnecessary. That simply is not true. Enthusiastic, sober consent is vital to healthy relationships. Enthusiastic consent is a simple concept. Planned Parenthood uses the acronym FRIES to describe enthusiastic consent. In order for consent to be enthusiastic (and consensual!) it must be: Freely given, meaning no coercion Reversible, meaning one can change their mind at any given time Informed, meaning there’s no lying or deception Enthusiastic, meaning one should want to participate, rather than feeling like they have to Specific, meaning you must obtain consent for each different activity. Consent to holding hands does not mean consent to kissing, so on and so forth. - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
KAYLA HUNT Columnist
Many people may be familiar with the phrase, “you must fail in order to succeed.” It has not been until recently that people have dropped the association of shame with failure and replaced it with empowerment. I recently watched a TedTalk titled, “Don’t fail fast- fail mindfully,” presented by entrepreneur and author Leticia Gasca. Gasca contends that those who hide their stories of failure miss out on the opportunity of growth and lessons learned. Gasca debunks the idea of failing fast because she believes it promotes lazi-
ness and doesn’t allow people to reflect on what they can improve. However, she promotes the idea of failing mindfully, enforcing the idea that people should be aware of the impact and the consequences of failure and their responsibility to share their stories with others. There has not only been a push for entrepreneurs to embrace their failures, but also for students to be more accepting of failure and learning to cope with it. Monica Fuglei, a faculty member of Arapahoe Community College in Colorado, stresses the importance of students rethinking the concept of failure in her article, “Why Students Who Embrace Short-Term Failure Have a Better Shot at Long-Term Success.” - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
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October 23, 2018
Towson logo gets a makeover
President Schatzel hopes to tell new, contemporary story of TU MARY-ELLEN DAVIS News Editor @Mel_Davis_1998
Towson University President Kim Schatzel announced Thursday afternoon that members of the community will soon see a new Towson University logo spreading across campus during her fall presidential address. As the first new logo in more than 20 years, the revamped black and gold logo is part of Schatzel’s presidential initiative, “TU Matters to Maryland.” The initiative is aimed at retelling Towson’s story. “TU Matters to Maryland is a comprehensive communication strategy that is aimed at retelling the contemporary story of Towson University, and what makes Towson University distinctive and valuable to the State of Maryland in 2018 and well beyond,” Schatzel said. When Schatzel first came to campus in 2016, she took a listening tour of the university and community, and heard many stories from those who were familiar wit h Towson University who still pictured an old Towson environment. “l learned that far too few of our alumni, legislators, business
and community partners from around the state knew the contemporary story of TU,” Schatzel said. “The Towson University that they knew, that they thought of, was the small, largely commuter, teacher preparation college we were 50 years ago.” According to Sean Welsh, Director of Media and News, the logo is the culmination of 18 months of work spurred by over 2000 conversations had with members across campus and the state, “be it students, faculty, staff, alumni, [and] community members.” According to Welsh, the feedback was part of an identity audit conducted by the university Department of Marketing and Communications. “This is just the visual representation,” Welsh said. “So there is a new brand voice we are delivering.” The new design, which folds over itself, no longer has the wavy gold and white lines over that community members have come to know. Original tests for the logo were conducted by Lipman-Hearne, a higher-education marketing firm based out of Chicago. Work was then continued by Towson’s in-house design team, and was finalized by marketing partner
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Towson University President Kim Schatzel held her October address in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts Thursday afternoon, where she announced that TU will be getting a new logo.
Mission Media of Baltimore. Ezekiel Odioko, a University Store employee and supply chain management major, likes the simplicity of the logo. “It’s just straight forward and nowadays people don’t have the patience to always get [overwhelmed],” said Odioko. With the new trademark comes new Towson gear which, according to Welsh. Students will be able to trade their old gear in for at some point in the future. “We’re planning at some point to do a t-shirt swap or a couple of
Courtesy of Towson University The new logo was inspired by feedback recieved from the university’s Department of Marketing and Communications identity audit, and helps to advance Schatzel’s “TU Matters to Maryland” initiative.
events similar to t-shirt swaps,” “It’s change which is progressive, Welsh said. “Where students can but it also takes time to get used to bring in their old Towson swag something new,” Odioko said. and get some new Towson swag The new branding will officialwith the new mark on it.” ly launch campus wide in January University Store employ - of 2019, Welsh said. In the meanee and sociology and spanish time, the logo can be seen on major Celine To w s o n ’ s Ya k o u m a t o s website. mentioned Welsh that the also said design is minthat this imalistic, and new logo expressed will not curiosity as to replace why Towson the tiger used just letlogo that ters for the athletics new image. has. That “It’s interone will esting that remain the they decided same. to use letThe logo ters and not will also a picture or hit the something,” Un i v e r s i t y Ya k o u m a t o s S t o r e said. sometime Faculty and in January staff will also KIM SCHATZEL for Towson Towson University President c o m m u n i be given the opportunity ty memto phase out the inventory they bers to pick up. already have for things such as let“I hope each of you will proudterhead through the end of 2019. ly wear, and proudly share this “By the first of 2020, this new tu brandmark as we boldwill be the only image you see,” ly tell the contemporary story Welsh said. of Towson University,” Schatzel However, Odioko believes that said. “And together write the not everyone will warm up to the next chapter of TU’s story, and new logo right away. TU’s future success.”
I hope each of you will proudly wear, and proudly share this new TU brandmark as we boldly tell the contemporary story of Towson University
October 23, 2018
Bike paths to surround TU Grant allows for Towson to start planning paths MARCUS WHITMAN Contributing Writer
Towson University recently announced that, with help from a $600,000 grant from the State of Maryland, it will be adding bike paths to the perimeter of campus. The project is slated for completion in early 2020, and will span a 1.8-mile loop around York Road, Cross Campus Drive, Osler Drive, To w s o n to w n Boulevard and Burke Avenue. “This project is in conjunction with Baltimore County’s plan to add more b i ke lane options to t he commun i t y, ” said Assistant Patty Watson, the Assistant Director of Sustainability in the Office of Sustainability. “Also, this project is partnered with Towson University’s Department of Parking and Transportation Services, because of the Bike Share Program that is run through them.” Towson’s bike share program
incorporated orange bikes on campus that students can unlock and use through the SPIN application. Bikes can be rented out by students and faculty for as low as 50 cents per 30-minute ride. “The Bike Share Program was originally a pilot test program, but it caught on and expanded,” Watson said. “These programs are also to increase h e a l t h y exercise programs.” According to Watson, there were many reasons that the university wanted to implement the project, includPATTY WATSON Director of Sustainability ing having improved t ra n s p o r t a tion efforts for students. “It gives transportation for students and the community with low emissions rate,” Watson said. Freshman and computer science major Chukuwemeka Opara expressed support for the project, including its environmental impact. “It’s a good project, [it] helps
This project is in conjunction with Baltimore County’s plan to add more bike lane options to the community.
lower carbon emissions,” Opara said. According to Sean Welsh, Director of Media Relations and News, the areas for the bike paths are chosen because they immediately surround the campus. “Bike lanes are going to be added to the existing areas to loop around,” Welsh said. “Also, it connects back to the community.” Watson added that current bike paths in the Baltimore County area were looked at and analyzed to determine where they should go. “From there they decided to expand the areas selected, which included the border areas of Towson University,” said Watson. Watson said the funding for the project came from the Maryland Bikeways Grant Awards. The grant is awarded through the Mar yland Depar tment of Transportation, and was part of more than $17 million in pedestrian and bicycle funds granted by the Hogan administration. “The grant was given for Construction and Design which is to be done by 2020,” Watson said. “The work itself and the time that it will take have yet to be decided. Let alone how the process will go in terms of how it will be done.” Welsh is hopeful for an early completion date. “The timeline is going to be early 2020 in February for the project to be done,” Welsh said.
Oct. 20/21: Sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 21, an unknown suspect(s) pried the rear door of the vacant home to gain entry at the 7800 block of Hillsway Avenue. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a stove from the kitchen. Oct. 19: A mobile phone was stolen from a charging station in Newell Dining Hall. Oct. 19: Computer hardware was stolen from a room in Linthicum Hall. Oct. 19: At 11:31 p.m., four victims were robbed on the street at gunpoint by three unknown suspects. The suspects stole the victims’ cell phones and wallets and fled in a vehicle driven by a fourth suspect. Oct. 17: A campus security authority referred 12 students to Student Conduct for an alcohol violation in Harriet Tubman House. Oct. 17: A campus security authority referred five students to Student Conduct for an alcohol violation in Harriet Tubman House. Oct. 16: A commuter student failed to return property on loan from the university in Cook Library. Oct. 16: Sometime between 11 a.m. and 3:25 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s residence on the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle through an unlocked window and stole cash and various property. Oct. 15: An anonymous source reported a rape that occurred on campus years ago at an unspecified location or time between an identified victim and suspect. Oct. 15: At 11 p.m., two unknown suspects, one armed, entered the Days Inn on the 8700 bloch of Lock Raven Boulevard and demanded money. After the suspects were unable to obtain any money, they fled the scene. Oct. 13: At noon, an unknown suspect armed with a screwdriver robbed the Royal Farms store at the 6000 block of Falls Road. The suspect demanded that the clerk open the cash register, he then took the cash and fled. Oct. 13: At 3:25 p.m., the victim was approached and assaulted by four juvenile suspects at 7200 block of York Road. The suspects attempted to take his belongings, but were unable to find anything. The suspects fled in a vehicle and two of the suspects were later apprehended in Baltimore City. Oct. 12: A staff member returned to their car to find a derogatory note and damage in Parking Lot 24.
File photo by Sarah Rowan/ The Towerlight Towson University recently received a grant that will allow for it to create a 1.8-mile bike path loop around the core of campus. The grant was awarded by the Maryland State Department of Transportation.
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 the Towson University Police Blotter at www.towson.edu/police and the Baltimore County Police Blotter at https:// www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct6
October 23, 2018
Towson Spooktacular Advice on celebrating Halloween from The Towerlight’s editorial team Compiled by Karuga Koinange, Bailey Hendricks, Mary-Ellen Davis, Kerry Ingram and Brendan Felch
How to have a safe Halloween Having a safe Halloween doesn’t have to mean having a boring Halloween. It just means there are little things you can do to keep your spooktacular night from haunting you later on. If you go out, make sure you go in groups. On a night where people may be in costume, it can be easy to get lost. Having a group of friends around you can help keep you where you should be. Plus, there’s always safety in numbers. Be sure not to get into a car if the driver has been drinking. According to Traffic Safety Marketing, the number of drunk driving fatalities on Halloween has been on the rise over the last five years, and you aren’t the only one at risk. Over that same timespan, 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities have involved drunk drivers. If you’re going on foot, be sure to check each side of the street before crossing, and keep track of any children that may be with you. Lastly, for those who are staying home, be sure to check through the window or peephole when people come to the door. It’s always a good idea to know who you’re opening your door to beforehand.
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There are a ton of fun yet creepy activities to celebrate pumpkin season with, both on and near Towson’s campus. On Oct. 24, TU’s Health & Counseling Center will be hosting a button making contest for Halloween. The winner of the contest will receive a large gift basket, as well as promotion of their original design around campus. Towson’s Campus Rec will be holding a challenge course for Halloween, titled “Chills and Thrills” on Oct. 30 from 7-10 p.m. The obstacle course will be spooky-themed, located in the Glen Arboretum. Off-campus Halloween events are popping up in abundance as well. The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill in Essex, MD is hosting a Halloween party from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 27. From a costume contest to drink specials, the party is free to attend, but only available for those 21 and older. Essex’s Eye Candy Lounge is also hosting a 21 and up event; its third annual Halloween party will be held Oct. 27 starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, with a $100 prize going to the person with the best costume of the night. If you’re not into partying and more into scary attractions, The Nevermore Haunt in Baltimore will be open until Nov. 3. This attraction, full of bizarre creatures, a haunted house and a freak show, is sure to get your heart racing.
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into the spooky spirit! One of the easiest ways to get in spirit, while also getting your friends in your hall involved, is to ask a question on a dry-erase board on your dorm room door. You could write things like “What’s your favorite Halloween candy?” or “What’s your favorite scary movie?” and leave a dry-erase marker for people to answer so that everyone gets in on the fun! Inviting some friends over to DIY some paper jack-o-lanterns to hang up on your door is another way to not only have fun with your friends, but decorate for the season too! Using construction paper, you could make orange and black bunting for above your Tori N Art Dir bed, and to make jack-o-lanterns, you can cut pumpkin shapes out of the paper and draw ichol e son/ one of ctor Tori Nic The T on jack-o-lantern faces to post on your door. Let your imagination run wild! If you’re not holson her fa owerl ight vorite childh d r e s feeling that creative though, printing out some funny Halloween cartoons and images to ses up superh ood. a eroes during s hang is sure to entertain your floormates too!
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For those of you who chose to stay in for Halloween and have a spooky movie night, have no fear, you have options! From Hulu’s “Huluween” to Netflix’s “Netflix and Chills” collection of scary films, these compilations of haunting features provide you with an easy-access, no-fuss way of planning what to watch this Halloween. “Huluween” has categories like “Scary as Hell” for thrill-seekers, “Spooky Not Scary” for a more laid-back vibe, “Pop Horror” for up-to-date frights and even an anime section for those looking for some animated scares. Although Netflix’s “Netflix and Chills” section isn’t broken up into smaller subsections like Huluween, Netflix’s compilation is filled with several features to watch come Halloween night. “The Conjuring,” “Santa Clarita Diet,” “Stranger Things,” “The Shining,” and “American Horror Story” are in Netflix’s more general list of scary recommendations. For those of you without these streaming services, Freeform’s traditional 31 Nights Of Halloween movie event is taking place every day leading up to Halloween, with a “Hocus Pocus” marathon to end the event on Halloween itself.
October 23, 2018
How to have the best carved pumpkin Every year when Halloween nears, we see a lot of carved pumpkins. From the insanely intricate to the simple face and everything in between, there are a few things you can do to help you create a haunting image in your pumpkin. First, make sure your pumpkin and materials are clean both inside and out. While it doesn’t necessarily change the outcome (unless you don’t clean the inside of the pumpkin), having clean tools will put you in the right mindset to get to carving. Second, trace your pattern onto your pumpkin. You can do this by using a stencil, poking tiny tracing holes into your pumpkin or drawing on it with a marker. Another helpful trick is to use toothpicks to help hold little pieces in place while you carve the rest. By sticking the toothpick through the small part of the carving into a more supported part, you minimize the risk of the pumpkin breaking. If it still breaks, well, the piece probably won’t go anywhere.
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When you want to be hauntingly ready for Halloween, but are also a procrastinator, life can get pretty hard. Here are some last minute costume ideas that are super easy and cheap, yet look like you put in some time and effort: Where’s Waldo - For this, all you need is a red and white striped shirt, matching hat and some glasses. Or better yet, just don’t show up to anything on Halloween. You’ll be wowing everyone with this costume when they realize they really can’t find you. Disgruntled Target Employee - Red polo? Check. Khakis? Check. Frustrated facial expression? Check. Last-minute halloween costume ready to showcase to the world? Checks, all across the board. Zombie - This is literally one of the easiest costumes you can come up with. Just pick some old clothes you don’t mind messing up (or pick up a few items from a thrift store) and start distressing away, making different sized rips all throughout your clothing. Once the clothes are tattered, apply fake blood on different parts of the clothing. Use brown and black eyeshadow on your clothes and face to create the illusion of dirt and despair, and your costume is complete. Bailey Senior E Hendr icks/ T dit he Tow brother or Bailey Hen erlight dricks p Bob, wh oses wit o is dre ssed as h Batman her . As the weather in Towson remains unpredictable, some people will be deterred from going out to cele-
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brate Halloween. Thankfully, you don’t have to leave your home or dorm to have a good time on this holiday. Here are a few fun activities to celebrate Halloween from the safety and warmth of your home. Make Halloween masks- Nothing says nostalgia like creating your own drawings and coloring them in. You don’t have to be an art major to enjoy creating your own mask. Not only will this be fun to design with a roommate or friend, but you’ll also have a cute mask to don for your social media posts. Have a Halloween hangout- Why spend money when you can host a Halloween party with your closest friends. Have everyone bring a snack and a bag of candy to hold everyone over for the night, then get to celebrating. You can play music, munch on some candy and have a Halloween movie marathon of the scariest films you can think of. Embark on a Halloween scavenger hunt- Dorms might be small, but that makes it all the more fun to find good hiding places ight rl e w o T for a scavenger hunt. No one knows your dorm better than yourself, so hide candy in obscure places around the room. Give / The n Felch n Brenda e li your competitors a strict time limit to up the ante too. Whoever finds the most items an a Felch dons n a d n re B before time runs out gets to keep the candy. oto Editor
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Your go-to Halloween playlist to get spooky Want to get in the “spooky” mood? Here are some songs that’ll make your Halloween night a thriller: “Everybody” by Backstreet Boys - If you’ve never seen the music video for this song, it’s like a mini Halloween movie in itself. “Everybody” has just the right amount of orchestral hits and organ chords to make for a fun Halloween party tune. It wouldn’t be a good holiday celebration without this one playing at least once. “Ghost” by Michael Jackson - Another must-see music video, “Ghost” allows you to jam out with chills. This song is a good song anytime of the year, but has a much more haunting feel from the late King of Pop when played in October. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. - A quintessential Halloween song, “Ghostbusters” is one of those tunes that everyone knows. When your spooky mood is running a little low and you need something to hype everyone up, this song is one to call and count on (pun fully intended). “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder never fails us. This song is an undeniable bop, and although this song can be thoroughly Kerry Ing enjoyed year-round, playing this for Halloween makes the holiday all the more better. Arts & Life ram/ The Towerligh Editor Kerr t “Dracula’s Wedding” by OutKast - This song is weird, for sure, but definitely fits the Halloween mood. Full of electronic funk and music y Ingram sp makeup. orts skeleto n oddities that Andre 3000 is known for, this song was nearly birthed specifically for this holiday.
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Arts & Life
The Haunting of Hill House TU alum’s new television series ALEX HELMS Assistant Arts & Life Editor
In Netflix’s latest horror series “The Haunting of Hill House,” the ghosts of the past are just as dangerous as the literal incorporeal specters that tread on and off the grounds of the titular mansion. Sometimes it’s the “ghosts” of grief and guilt that can cause the most damage of all, and for the series’ leading family, the Crains, that’s a feeling known better than most. After another tragic death in the family, the living parents and children find themselves haunted once again by the pain of mysteriously losing their mother and the unexplainable trauma endured years ago in their temporary home of Hill House. “Hill House” embraces the potential of its genre to reflect the reality
of what truly scares us and how the world we live in can hurt us. “There's safety in metaphor, and the best horror uses that to let us explore these dark ideas and fears in a cathartic way that also encourages individual bravery,” said series creator and TU alum Mike Flanagan. “And because the genre is designed to create fear, and you will yourself to power through that discomfort, it helps make us just a tiny bit braver by the time the credits roll.” In adapting the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, Flanagan transforms “Hill House” into a work of his own, employing some of the greatest strengths of his past films to remix the old into something new. Having previously explored similar themes in “Oculus” and “Gerald’s Game,” Flanagan uses his
new series to return to familial horror, a perspective not as fully present in the original novel, removing the comforting notions of safety from the very function of the family and the home. “Hill House” explores its damaged familial core by frequently twisting the Crain family through past and present timelines in each episode, creating an incredible symmetry between different storylines and episodes. “I'd really enjoyed playing with the timelines in Oculus,” Flanagan said. “And even that was my reaction to reading Stephen King's “IT” for the first time and being stunned by how the interwoven timelines informed and colored each other. This seemed like a great opportunity to revisit what I'd started with OCULUS and take it to another level.”
Q&A with Director Mike Flanagan Netflix’s hit horror series, “The Haunting of Hill House,” premiered this month. I was able to ask series creator and Towson alum Mike Flanagan a few questions about experience developing the show. Our conversation is below–with some slight edits for clarity and brevity. ALEX HELMS: Your filmography seems to have some recurring themes. “Oculus,” “Gerald's Game,” and now “Hill House” have dealt with the effects of childhood trauma
and damaged familial relationships. Why do you think you return to these kinds of stories as a writer/director? Why do you think these kinds of stories should be told in the context of horror? MIKE FLANAGAN: I'm certainly drawn to familial horror. I think it's because the family is where we all expect to be safe, and so the idea of something dangerous intruding on that safe space is universally upsetting. I think the genre serves as a
mirror for us, in a lot of ways. It's a place we can look at our biggest fears, our deepest insecurities, our paranoias, and the darker elements of living in this world, and explore them in a safe space. There's safety in metaphor, and the best horror uses that to let us explore these dark ideas and fears in a cathartic way that also encourages individual bravery. It can sometimes be too much to confront really difficult things like death, trauma, abuse,
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“The Haunting of Hill House” was inspired by the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. The Netflix series follows the Crains as they navigate their new lives after moving into a haunted home.
Similar to the Netflix’s fourth season of “Arrested Development,” “Hill House” builds a greater understanding of an ongoing story by frequently returning the same events from the different perspectives of each member of the Crain family, often adding layers of sinister and heartbreaking context that went previously unseen. It’s a moving puzzle that actively invites the viewer to help put it
all together. It’s a calculated slow burn that avoids the pitfall of many Netflix original series, dragging out a thin narrative over a far too long episode order. “Hill House” patiently shows viewers only what it wants them to see, and it will always reward them with something new just around the corner. The first season of “The Haunting of Hill House” is available to stream on Netflix.
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Mike Flanagan, a Towson EMF alum, premiered his Netflix series earlier this month, with episodes still available for streaming. loss, mental illness, etc. directly. They're hard enough to grapple with in our day to day lives. But when we approach these things metaphorically, we can process them differently. It's safer somehow. And because the genre is designed to create fear, and you will yourself to power through that discomfort, it helps make us just a tiny bit braver by the time the credits roll. This genre is like light exercise for our courage. A.H.: Similar to the previous question, “Oculus,” “Gerald's Game,” and “Hill House” all utilize flashbacks or intertwining time-based narratives to tell their stories. What attracted you to adapting “Hill House” from this perspective instead of a more linear narrative, like in the original novel itself? M.F.: Having ten hours to tell the story really opened up the structure. I'd really enjoyed playing with the timelines in “Oculus,” and even that was my reaction to reading Stephen King's “IT” for the first time and being stunned by how the interwoven timelines informed and colored each other. This seemed like a great opportunity to revisit what I'd started with “Oculus” and take it to another level. Playing with time was also a major theme of the story we were telling in “Hill House”... the characters themselves aren't necessarily experiencing time in a strictly linear fashion. Applying that kind of disorientation to the viewer was irresistible. A.H.: In the show, the supernatural can be physically seen from the very first episode, and as the
series goes on, some answers to key supernatural questions are eventually revealed. But in the original novel, it seems that much of the paranormal phenomenon is unseen and ultimately unexplained. Was is it ever a challenging decision to take these liberties with the novel in general, and with its thematic ambiguity in particular, in order to tell your own story? M.F.: I was very nervous about the liberties we took with the novel, but I honestly couldn't think of another way to expand the material to ten hours. Robert Wise did a perfect job of adapting the book in 1963, and managed to make a terrifying movie without ever showing a single ghost. That is hard enough to accomplish in a feature film; it is impossible to accomplish in a ten hour series. Once I realized that a straight adaptation was not going to work, my priorities changed. I viewed this more as a remix. I wanted to take the pieces I loved the most from the book and take them all down, and see what I could build from them. Expansion was essential, and I started looking at it more as a love letter to the book than an adaptation. I tried to protect as much ambiguity as I felt a modern audience would tolerate in a ten hour series, and also tried to leave open the possibility that our “ghosts” were expressions of our characters’ psyches, much like Jackson. - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
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October 23, 2018
Partners in crime LUKE PARKER Columnist
A farmer comes across Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) soon after they’ve begun jogging and not too long before they’ll start running from the law. Bonnie has been using the tire swing behind the farmer’s house for target practice, except the house doesn’t belong to the farmer anymore; he and his family have been tossed out by the bank; a large wooden sign out front acts as a bureaucratic exclamation point. Clyde decides he’ll use bullets to add three more dots to that point, and in offering the gun to the farmer, captures the mood of “Bonnie and Clyde” perfectly. Later on, the m couple will rob a bank and make sure to only take the bank’s money. “They did right by me,” one of the unrobbed patrons says posing for a picture, “and I’m bringin’ me and a mess of flowers to their funeral.” These scenes embody two basic characteristics that run rampant throughout “Bonnie and Clyde:” poetry and tragedy. The film as a whole is very funny and also very violent. Associating those two words with one another may seem strange, but released in the height of the non-conformity, counter-culture movements, the poetry comes from the recklessness and appeal behind its youthful anti-heroes, and the tragedy from their inevitable demise. Critic Patrick Goldstein called “Bonnie and Clyde” “the first modern American film.” With so many others from the last 50 years using its mold, such as “Natural Born Killers” and “Thelma and Louise,” it’s difficult to imagine how audiences felt leaving theaters in 1967.
Director Arthur Penn and writer Robert Benton made bonding with violence easier than it had ever been, adding glamour and context to every aspect of two lives which, in real life, ended several others. The law-breaking folk hero has been a consistent cinematic character ever since. The film starts and ends with Bonnie and Clyde’s time together. Mere sentences sum up their lives before she catches him trying to steal her mother’s car, and mere seconds separate their deaths from the credits. In between are the various vicious arguments, gun battles and robberies that have since defined legends. And legends they were: in the film, people take pictures with a bullet hole from Clyde’s gun, but in the real world, people paid to see their corpses. The one thing that stays consistent throughout the film is the one thing the couple probably did better than stealing: running away. At first, Bonnie instantly sees Clyde as her escape from a boring Texas town, but the rest of the film is spent with the two fleeing from the law. “Bonnie and Clyde” has a lingering horror over it in that its characters know they are doomed, but are unable to cope with it. There is one scene in which the gang – now featuring a mechanic (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde’s brother (Gene Hackman) and his irritating wife (Estelle Parsons) – have some fun by taking the eccentric Eugene Grizzard (Gene Wilder in his first big screen role) for a ride. It’s hilarious, the basis for Wilder’s upcoming career with nervous characters is created and everyone, Eugene included, has a good time. That is until it takes a dark turn once Bonnie finds out he is an undertaker and kicks him out of the car. - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
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October 23, 2018
Reaching the sexual finish line CHRISTIAN BENFORD Contributing Writer
“How can you help give a woman an orgasm?” This question was presented to Towson students at the annual “I Heart Female Orgasm” event hosted on campus this past week, which gave students the sex talk they wish they had with their parents and teachers. “Consent,” a few students in the audience exclaimed, their answer being followed by applause. The question and answer set the tone for the rest of the night, inviting the TU community to come clean about dirty topics. Instead of sticking to traditional sexual education methods, the event’s presenters, Lindsay Fram and Marshall Miller, decided to make their informational presentation a comedic one. The method was aimed at getting the audience more engaged and eager to answer questions given to them. Throughout the night, students at the event were laughing at the videos being shown, product reviews for
certain items and stories in general. Others got the opportunity to ask questions regarding the female body and other sex related questions. Fram, a professional sex educator, stepped in and detailed that she had worked with secondary school students for a long time, crediting it as being fun yet very limiting. “You can’t always talk about things like pleasure and orgasm when you’re working in a school system,” Fram said. “And working with college students gives me a little bit more liberty when talking about things that I think are really important and [that] most college students haven’t gotten in their high school education.” Fram was very open about her own personal stories, such as her self-discovery of mastubration, but presented them with a humorous tone that many students could relate to. Her goal was not only to teach the students about sex, but also to let them know that no one is alone. “I Heart Female Orgasm” also had an underlying theme of breaking the taboo of females not being able to talk about sex, given that this entire event mainly focused on women and sex.
After the event, Lyriq Robinson, a marketing major at Towson, said that this was a much better way of learning sex ed compared to the ways secondary schools teach it. “The I Heart Female Orgasms Event was great,” Robinsons said. “I love the idea of spreading awareness to those who aren't as enlightened in the fields of sexual education as they should be. It was very eye opening and good to know that I wasn't alone.” Robinson added that the comedic aspect and the videos (consisting of a scene from “When Harry Met Sally,” “Big Mouth,” and a condom ad) helped sell the presentation to her. Rachel Wallace, a freshman at TU, also shared how the event made her feel less shy towards conversations surrounding sex. “I really enjoyed the event,” Wallace said. “I thought it was very inclusive and informative about female sexuality. I learned from it that the female orgasm doesn’t have to be a taboo topic and that communication and education on these types of topics can be very beneficial.” - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
mention, some Visa applicants may need to meet face-to-face with a government official to discuss their application. Make sure that you are allowing enough time for your application to be processed, a meeting to occur if need be, and the time it will take to mail you your Visa so that you don’t end up with a plane ticket that seriously stunts your spending money. Make a Study Abroad Binder This was perhaps the most valuable thing I did to prepare for my journey abroad. This is a book of every single document, email, and receipt you have ever come into contact with regarding your study abroad experience. My binder has seven sections: confirmation of studies, confirmation of exchange, my Visa, medical records, housing, my new school and Towson. I filed each document into these sections, slid my passport in the back cover, and slid the papers I would need to present the immigration officer at the U.K. border in the front cover. Research Your School University in Leeds is much different from college at Towson. It’s not just that the schools themselves are different, but the school system in general is, well, foreign. Your preconceived
notions of what college is supposed to be may be cruelly destroyed in a wave of culture shock unless you prepare for the differences by doing a bit of research. Try watching vlogs on YouTube or finding online forums about students from the USA who have studied in the country you are traveling to, and what experiences they had. You may still find some things about college in a foreign country that you weren’t expecting when you arrive, but at least you’ll be prepared for them. Start Asking Questions Early Find a notebook and write down every single question that you have about study abroad. Research what you can on your own, ask your study abroad advisor at home whatever you think they can answer and send the rest of your questions to your study abroad advisor from your new school. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get answers from your new school’s advisor right away. It turns out that you aren’t alone as an exchange student! Tons of students study abroad every semester, and it may be that your advisor is still getting to know who all of you are. - To read the rest of this column online, visit thetowerlight.com.
Studying abroad the right way CHLOË WILLIAMS Columnist
Thinking of studying abroad? Here’s how to plan for your trip before you get there, from someone who is spending a whole year across the pond in Leeds, England: Get a Passport This seems a bit obvious. However, it is important that you don’t wait too long to apply for your passport. Government documents can take a while to obtain and you won’t get far in the study abroad process without one. You need your passport for almost every paper you will have to fill out in the study abroad process, so the sooner you obtain yours, the better. Get a Visa The sooner you can apply for your Visa the better. I have met plenty of international students who waited until the last minute to apply for their passport and because of it, had to wait until the last minute to buy their plane ticket. The longer you wait to book a plane ticket, the more expensive your flight is going to be. Not to
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Senior midfielder Katie McNeel battles for possession with a Drexel defender. McNeel finished with one goal and one assist in a tight 3-2 loss against the Dragons Sunday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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It’s not about how you start, but it’s about how you finish. The Tigers held an early 2-0 lead in their matchup against Drexel Sunday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium, but senior defender Amy Ferguson scored the game-winning goal with 4:33 remaining in regulation for the Dragons (8-8, 1-3 CAA), resulting in a 3-2 loss. “We came out in the second half and we showed our youth,” said Head Coach E.A. Jackson. “We sat back on our heels and just expected to maintain that lead. Drexel came out like they had a job to do and they evened up the score and then they wound up finishing and walking away with the win. I think it’s a
nice life lesson for us that going into the second half with momentum on your side and with a lead, doesn’t mean that your job is over yet.” Senior midfielder Katie McNeel scored a first half goal on a penalty corner for the Tigers (1-15, 0-5 CAA) 3:31 into the game and sophomore midfielder Abby Webster added a goal 2:56 later in the period. “Those two have a really nice chemistry together and they trust each other,” Jackson said. “They’ve been playing together now for almost two full seasons and they just sort of [instinctively] know where each other is going to be. I think you only get that once you’ve been able to train and play together for a year, two, or three. It’s fun to see their chemistry and they’ve got two more games to make that magic happen.” Junior midfielder Tess Horan scored
a goal for the Dragons 14:35 into the first half to make it a 2-1 game going into halftime. Even though freshman attacker Olivia Blasone didn’t score a goal or record an assist, she provided a spark for her team coming out of the break with good ball movement. “She showed up and she played like a fourth-year senior,” Jackson said. “She did not play like a freshman today. She was really focused on generating attack and I think she did a really nice job with that especially in the second half. She’s a little spark of energy that we needed.” Despite pushing the tempo offensively, Towson experienced defensive struggles as junior forward Tess Bernheimer evened the score with a goal for Drexel 11:32 into the second half. - To read the rest of this story online, visit thetowerlight.com
We came out in the second half and we showed our youth... it’s a nice life lesson for us that going into the second half with momentum on your side and a lead doesn’t mean that your job is over yet. E.A. JACKSON Head Coach
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A Towson swimmer competes in a contest earlier this season. Junior Maddi Mangum led Towson to a pair of wins in the Navy Invitational Friday afternoon with a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. CYAN THOMAS Contributing Writer
Junior Maddi Mangum led the charge against Johns Hopkins, William & Mary, and Navy by winning the 100-yard butterfly (56.63) in the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday afternoon. The men and women both defeated Johns Hopkins, with scores of 222.5-64.5 and 245-55 respectively. However, they both lost to Navy with totals of 197.5-102.5 and 192.5-107.5. “Both teams had a number of people continue to race well ahead of where they’ve been in previous seasons,” said Head Coach Jake Shrum. “The individual swims that stand out the most though were Ryan O’Leary’s 200 breaststroke and Maddi Mangum’s 100 butterfly.” The women also bested William & Mary with a score of 177-123, with plenty of help from Mangum’s individual win. Junior Annemarie Schnoor placed second in the 100-yard free-
style (56.06) and junior Meghan “Clearly he’s a very special swimJones came up with a second place mer.” finish in her own 100-yard freestyle In the 200-yard relay medley, heat (57.32). Saunderson, junior Matt Essing, Junior Jacki Schoening finished junior Owen Robinson, and sophsecond in the 100-yard breaststroke omore Kenny Afolabi-Brown com(1:04.03) while junior Megan bined their efforts and finished Cowan came in in second place second in the 200(1:31.84). yard butterfly event Both teams had a numRobinson, (2:04.22). E s s i n g , ber of people continue to Senior Amanda Freshman Ryan Rosa and fresh- race well ahead of where Baldino, and man Suzannah they’ve been in previous junior Hunter Mills both came Wright also seasons. in second in their ended with a JAKE SHRUM Head Coach second events, the 200place yard breaststroke finish in the (2:22:51) and the 500-yard freestyle 200-yard freestyle relay (1:23.89). (5:04.99). Essing took an individual second On the men’s team, senior Jack place spot in the 50-yard freestyle Saunderson dominated with two (20.69) while Robinson came in individual wins in the 200-yard second in the 100-yard backstroke freestyle (1:40.85) and the 100-yard (50.75). butterfly (47.25). “We lost a lot of close races this Saunderson, the 2018 Male past weekend so that’ll be a point Student-Athlete of the Year, was of emphasis this week,” Shrum chosen to represent the United said. States at next year’s World Next, the Tigers will compete University Games this upcoming at UMBC on Thursday, October summer. 25. Competition is set to begin at “It’s amazing,” Shrum said. 4 p.m.
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Tigers roar past Albany
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Redshirt senior wide receiver Sam Gallahan fights off an Albany defender. The Tigers pushed their winning streak to five with a convincing 56-28 victory over Albany Saturday afternoon at Bob Ford Field. Next, Towson takes on Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) foe Delaware Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. Opening kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. JORDAN KENDALL Assistant Sports Editor
Towson extended its winning streak to five with a 56-28 victory over Albany Saturday afternoon at Bob Ford Field. Despite the convincing win, Head Coach Rob Ambrose described the game as anything but a cakewalk. “They’re a talented football team,” Ambrose said. “They have some gamebreakers on offense and play very strong at home.” After a punt by each team to begin the game the Tigers marched down the field and redshirt junior running back Shane Simpson finished the drive with a three yard touchdown. He has scored in each game for the Tigers this season. The Tigers forced a three and out on the ensuing drive, and redshirt senior
punter Pat Toomey kicked a 27-yard field goal after junior kicker Aiden O’Neill left the game. This was a battle of quarterbacks related to NFL signal callers, as Albany’s quarterback Vincent Testaverde is the son of former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde. Towson led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter just like last week against William and Mary. In the second quarter, redshirt junior quarterback Tom Flacco, continued his impressive season leading a 13-play scoring drive over six minutes. He finished off the drive with a fiveyard rushing touchdown. Albany could not respond, punting twice. Junior running back Yeedee Thaenrat ran 42 yards for a score as Towson began to pull away. The Danes finally put together a drive going 84 yards and capped off
by a one-yard run by Testaverde. Towson took back the momentum however, as Flacco quickly put in two passing touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Jabari Allen caught a 17-yard score, and redshirt junior wide receiver Shane Leatherbury caught a 41-yard pass for a score. Just before the half ended, Green caught his second touchdown of the game on a 50-yard completion to end the half. The Tigers took a 38-21 lead into halftime. In the second half, Albany failed to get anything going on offense, going scoreless in the third quarter. The Great Danes had three possessions in the quarter all resulting in punts. After a 47 yard drive by the Tigers, O’Neill hit a 45-yard field goal to give the Tigers a sizeable 20 point lead.
Flacco continued to be effective on the ground, rushing for 80 yards on 14 carries including a 33 yard run. He ran in for his second rushing touchdown of the game, and redshirt senior tight end Zach Heron ran in for a two point conversion. Albany’s first drive in the fourth quarter went 42 yards, but ended in a turnover as sophomore defensive back Vashon McCants Jr. recorded an interception to seal the win and extend Towson’s winning streak to five. The win was a total team effort as Leatherbury led the team in receiving with seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, sophomore defensive back Mantriel Reeves led the defense with eight tackles and 23 different defenders made at least one tackle.
"I'm proud of my guys for coming this far and getting a win,” Ambrose said. “Coach Gattuso has some really dynamic players on that team and does a great job. We are 6-1, and 3-0 in October, we have not seen that in a long time. It is a good place to be." Flacco finished with 306 passing yards and two scores, but he did throw two interceptions. He led the Tigers in rushing, averaging nearly six yards a carry. Flacco’s impact on the team has been clear as Simpson emphasized. “It’s definitely different,” Simpson said. “He's so dynamic. He can throw, but he can also run so you don’t know what he’s going to do.” Next, the Tigers head to Delaware to face the Blue Hens next Saturday, Oct. 27. Kickoff from Newark is at 3:30 p.m.
October 23, 2018
tigers fall in finale JOHN HACK Staff Writer
Towson’s final game of the 2018 campaign ended in gut wrenching fashion as the Tigers fell to UNC-Wilmington on the road, 4-3 Sunday afternoon. Inside four minutes, forward Jenna Blank dished a pass over to Junior forward Christiana Davey, who placed the ball past the Wilmington keeper for her first career goal as a Tiger. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the lead did not last long as the Seahawks evened the score in the sixth minute when a shot from a Wilmington player rang off the post before another Seahawk collected the rebound and slotted the ball into the lower left corner. Despite UNCW’s quick response, the Tigers nearly struck again.
Davey almost added to her second tally of the day when she took a shot on goal a minute after UNCW’s equalizer, but the goalie was up to the task with a save. Then, after nearly 30 minutes filled with substitutions and corner kicks, Junior Justine Stoner nearly put Towson back in front when she struck the ball wide right of the post. In the 40th minute, defender Danielle Gardener added another opportunity for Towson to take the lead, but the ball was, again, stopped by the Seahawks keeper. Things seemed to be going downhill when, 5 minutes before the half, UNCW added another tally when a shot from about 30 yards out found it’s way to the top right corner to take a 2-1 lead heading into the break. Then in the 57th minute, the Seahawks added to their lead when a deflected shot formed a loose
ball in front of the Towson goal that wound up on the foot of an opponent. At this point, it would have been easy to count the Tigers out considering they were facing an uphill climb against an 8-6 squad currently in playoff contention, but they kept their heads up. In the 61st minute, Freshman Jenna Blank helped swing momentum back in Towson’s favor when the forward forced a turnover and made a great run before guiding the ball into the bottom left corner for her 3rd goal of the season. Providing another spark for the team was midfielder Olivia Ramirez, who, in the 73rd minute, nearly knotted the score when her shot was saved. Nikki Logan and Evelyn Neidert provided more shots that were either also saved or flew just wide of the post. - To read the rest of this story online, visit thetowerlight.com.
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Published on Oct 23, 2018
INSIDE: The Towerlight gives advice on how to celebrate Halloween (pg. 8-9), Towson's logo gets a makeover (pg. 6), a Q & A With Towson alum...