Protest or Betrayal?

Protest or Betrayal?

Solomon Marshall

November 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Pledge of Allegiance has always been a way of commemorating and admiring the many noble sacrifices of those in the armed forces. However, as society quickly ages in a state of consciousness and enlightenment, more and more people question the validity in the words they recite every day at school,...

The Stress Of College Applications

The Stress Of College Applications

Jake Guttman, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As we advance through the November 1st early action deadline, the stress of college applications continues for seniors at Towson. Most students have applied for colleges in time for the early action deadline.   Even after applications are sent in, stress is translated into the anxiety of getting into college. We must wait weeks for answers back from colleges after weeks of a...

The Words of a Woman

The Words of a Woman

Kaite Kilcoyne, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently, I was scrolling through the "explore" feature on Instagram and came across a video of a woman who wrote a 2-minute song about the hardships women face in everyday life. The song lyrics and catchy tune struck my attention, everything she said was so unapologetically true. It was nothing big...

Synagogue Shooting Brings Religious Issues To The Foreground

Synagogue Shooting Brings Religious Issues To The Foreground

Susannah Lehr, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, World News

How does it feel to be unable to practice your own religion for fear of being shot and killed in a holy place of worship? As a country, we must do something to discourage the numerous shootings that have broken out across the nation in recent years. The gunning down of innocent people at the Tree of...

2018 NFL Mid-Season Predictions

2018 NFL Mid-Season Predictions

Milo Fisher, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The NFL season is an extensive, heartbreaking process for the millions of Americans who believe every single year that their team has what it takes to conquer the football world. For all but some, this dream comes to a brutal halt before Super Bowl Sunday. As we pass the midway point of the season, the...

2018 Towson High School Fall Pep Rally

2018 Towson High School Fall Pep Rally

Sam Beatty, Media Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Fall Pep Rally Photo Gallery ...

The Talisman Staff Can’t Wait to Get Started

August 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Happy 2018-19 school year, Towson Generals!

The 2018 Flu Epidemic: Your Guide to A Clean Bill of Health

Braden Hamelin, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, World News

You know what it is as soon as you feel the symptoms: stuffy nose, body aches, cough, and sore throat. It sucks, but you have the flu. This year there's been a huge outbreak of flu cases, with 42 states reporting high activity of the flu in these past few weeks alone. Flu season starts in October...

If we fall, so will our GPA’s

If we fall, so will our GPA’s

Ellie Matson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Half asleep, I arrive to school at 7:40, barely making the bell. And then even once I haphazardly sit down at my desk, (almost out of breath) I realize that I can barely keep my eyes open for a class that can help determine my future. Something needs to change here.   I'm not the only sleepy one. Many students find themselves falling asleep in class and completely missing a t...

Past General with Present Success

Past General with Present Success

Ryan Miller, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

Michael Fast, a Towson High Graduate of the class of 2004, used the resources he gained from Towson's tradition of excellence to fuel his professional career. Fast quickly rose to become a Fox Sports statistician, a writer for the Baltimore Ravens, as well as a current paraeducator...

A Breath of Relief

A Breath of Relief

Helen Logan, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

The end of the quarter has arrived and students all throughout Towson can feel the weight of grades lifted off of their shoulders. This quarter has been especially stressful with the additional agony of midterms. The start of third quarter offers a fresh start and new opportunities that many students...

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