2018: Less Basketball, More Fights

2018: Less Basketball, More Fights

Jacob Guttman, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, World News

Tensions have been high between NBA players as fists have been thrown, jerseys ripped, and suspensions given.  The ultimate relationship between refs and players is at an all-time low.  As star players have gotten in the mix, maybe it makes games more interesting.  Russell Westbrook vs. Kevin Durant is slowly developing...

Groundhog Day; a pointless tradition

Groundhog Day; a pointless tradition

Jackson Martin, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Groundhog Day is a pointless holiday. It has its roots in Germanic cultures, with it being a superstition in which if a groundhog sees its shadow, winter will last 3 more weeks. But now, it's mostly just a quirky holiday where some funny looking animal is celebrated.  According to the official Groundhog Day website, the holiday is only celebrated in the USA and Canada, with Canada only adopting the ho...

Towson’s Winter (Lack Of) Spirit Week

Braden Hamelin, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the middle of the monotonous winter rut of midterms, projects, and a deflated sense of purpose and motivation, Towson attempted to breathe some life into the student body with the first ever Winter Spirit Week. This attempt fell flat on its face.   When you combine a dead school atmosphere with a short week and poor communication, only a handful of students even knew about spirit week, and even fewer had the mental energy to care....

Sexual Allegations in Hollywood: Shocking and Absurd

Sexual Allegations in Hollywood: Shocking and Absurd

Burke Harman , Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a fan of House of Cards, I'm shocked and saddened by the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey.  Not only is this an embarrassment to himself, but an embarrassment to the powerful Hollywood world.   Kevin Spacey is not the only person in Hollywood receiving multiple sexual assault allegations.  Joining him are film producer Harvey Weinstine and actor...

Gun Safety

Braden Hamelin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's Sunday, November 5th, I wake up to the late morning sun shining through the window. Groggily rising out of bed, the Sunday news carries up into my room. The first word I pick out is, "Mass shooting," and my ears immediately perk up. The worst part, it doesn't surprise me much at all anymore.   ...

Opposing Viewpoints: Trick-Or-Treat Age Limit

Drew Evans and Burke Harman

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High Schoolers Trick or Treating? Don't Think so  By Burke Harman Trick or Treating was one my best childhood memories. Dressing up your favorite super hero or monster and walking around my neighborhood getting candy-what's better? Children all around the country enjoy Halloween as it is one of the most memorable holidays. As it is a once a year chance for commun...

Opposing Viewpoints: Taking a Knee

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Kneeling For the Anthem has Spiraled out of Control I have always been a supporter of standing up for the national anthem. I understand people have the right to kneel due to freedom of speech, but I have thought of this as disrespectful. The National anthem represents many things: our countrie...

Is Money for Student Safety Being Gambled?

Is Money for Student Safety Being Gambled?

Ryan Miller, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When the class of 2018 walked into their freshman year, one of the first morning announcements they heard was that they'd be required to have their student ID's on them at all times, for safety reasons. Now, more than three years later, no progress has been made to supposedly increase safety promised...

 Kneeling For the Anthem has Spiraled out of Control  

Burke Harman, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I have always been a supporter of standing up for the national anthem. I understand people have the right to kneel due to freedom of speech, but I have thought of this as disrespectful. The National anthem represents many things: our countries' past, patriotism, as well as the honor and gratitude...

Will Trump Leave a Lawful Legacy?

Karen Prem

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since the time of the American Revolution, this nation has established freedoms and rights, and has kept itself in check by abiding by the laws established by the founding fathers.  Now, we are a powerful influence in the world, and in order to remain a positive influence, we need to re-evaluate our...

Obama: Comedian-In-Chief

Amir Defino, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The ending of Barack Obama’s presidential term got me thinking about what I will miss about our 44th president. I realized that Barack Obama had a sense of humor that no other chief executive has ever had. His ability to put a smile on people’s faces and leave a room echoing with laughter is unmatched....

Alternative Facts

Andrew Cooper, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since Kellyanne Conway uttered two impactful words on January 22, American journalism has been in a frenzy. These two words were alternative facts. Since "alternative facts" is a relatively new term, there isn’t an official definition from a reliable source out there yet. Wikipedia’s definition...

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