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Cydney Humphrey

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What are you looking forward to doing the most this summer vacation?


Bilphena and Oumou Rally for Nigeria


Almost three weeks ago, over 230 girls between the ages of sixteen and eighteen were abducted at gunpoint in Chibok, Nigeria. The families of the girls and the people of Nigeria have come together to protest. Despite the feckless governmental response, the Nigerian people created the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.


TU students Bilphena Yahwon and Oumou Diallo have organized a rally called Bring Back Our Girls TU, to honor the lives of the young ladies and to stand in solidarity with the people of Nigeria. The rally will take place on Monday, May 12th at 5pm starting at Tiger Plaza.


If you can't make it to the event and would like to contribute, you can sign this petition.


At this point, how OVER school are you?


10 Songs to Help Keep You Going


The end of the semester is so close I can almost taste it! The weather is due to start heating up any day now, and pretty soon, it’ll be time for finals. But right now, with all of the impending group projects, research papers, and PowerPoint presentations hanging in the air, it’s so easy to get off track and discouraged.

I put together a playlist of ten of my favorite songs that help me get back on track when I get stressed. Enjoy!


1.     This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars

2.     Take Back the Night by Justin Timberlake

3.     Do What U Want by Lady Gaga ft. Christina Aguilera

4.     Brave by Sara Bareilles

5.     The Truth About Love by P!nk

Alexandria Elia: The Face Behind CAB


With everyone is all pumped up about Tigerfest 2.0, we decided to interview the person that we feel is doing a great job of keeping students informed and making sure everyone's voices are heard. We were so delighted to find that not only does the face behind CAB truly care about the students, she is a complete sweetheart! Meet Alexandria Elia:

Year: Class of 2016

Major: Mass Communications

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Clubs/Organizations: Campus Activities Board

Favorite place to chill on campus: The CAB Office!

Favorite place to eat on campus: The Den

What part did you play in making Tigerfest happen? This year Tigerfest is also known as Tigerfest 2.0 because of the new two-day split.  We knew that having Tigerfest outside again was a risk because of the unpredictable weather. But, we did not want to eliminate the free stuff that people love about Tigerfest! This is why I supported the idea of Tigerfest 2.0—students can come and enjoy the free food, vendors and inflatables that are associated with Tigerfest without worrying about the main concert being cancelled due to the weather. I also posted a link for students to take the Tigerfest Survey earlier in the academic year. It was important that as many students took the survey as possible because it was what CAB used in order to select an artist for the show. The survey reached over 2,000 students, which is higher than last year.

What do you do for CAB? I am a Marketing Chair for the Campus Activities Board. Basically, I am the face behind CAB! I work with CAB’s Twitter (@TowsonCAB) and Facebook account ( I am a resource students can get answers from in 140 characters or less.

10 TV Shows to Watch During Spring Break


With Spring Break around the corner, it is very easy to stress over the fact that you don’t have plans. Whether it is due to lack of planning, financial trouble, or elements out of your control, spring break does not have to be a boring time for you. Since I wrote 10 reasons Netflix was better than boys for Valentine’s Day, I figured I would follow up with ten television shows you can watch during the break.


Becky Lamich: Natural is Beautiful


Becky Lamich is a junior with plans to graduate in May 2015 with a double-major in Electronic Media & Film and Women & Gender Studies.  Lamich has a real talent for photography and is currently working on a project that promotes natural beauty and encourages women to be confident and love themselves.  Her photographs have been splashed all over the Internet recently, so we decided to dig a little deeper and find out what she and her project were all about.


Major: Electronic Media & Film and Women & Gender Studies

Hometown: Laurel, MD (HoCo baby!)

Favorite TV Shows: Supernatural, The Office, Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story, Gossip Girl

Clubs/Organizations: Lambda Kappa Tau, Sexual Assault Peer Educator, Photographer for Campus Rec Services

Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Kappa Sushi

Favorite Place to Chill on Campus: The Media Center!

Favorite Music Genre: Indie/Rock/Alternative and Pop

10 Reasons Why Netflix is Better than Boys on Valentine's Day


I don’t mean to sound like that single girl this Valentine’s Day, but I’ve realized that I do not need a significant other to help make this day successful. There is something that makes me happier than any guy I have ever met, and for a low price of $8 a month, I have unlimited access to endless streaming possibilities. Yep, it’s exactly what you think it is. Netflix.

Netflix has been a consistent go-to website for Lonely-Girls-R-Us (yes I made that up…don’t judge) over the years, so this year I am going to give back and share 10 reasons why Netflix is better than having a boyfriend this Valentine’s Day.


1)   As I said before, it’s only $8. Can you imagine only having to pay $8 for a Valentine’s Day gift? I don’t think so.

2)   Netflix is constantly signing deals with companies to bring in more television shows, movies and documentaries to increase the number of titles available to you. You can watch a classic Disney movie, a romantic comedy, a horror movie and a documentary before beginning to binge-watch a TV series all in the same day!

3)   Netflix doesn’t judge you. It doesn’t care what your hair looks like or whether or not you’ll get makeup on them–it just loves you unconditionally.

4)   If you’re having problems with your account, Netflix offers several different ways to go about getting your problem fixed from tweeting them, to shooting them an email, to live-chat. It’s like instantly fixing a broken heart. Incredible!

Campus Fashionista: Erica Williams



Year: Junior

Favorite Trend: Skater skirt, velvet, and Flatform shoes

Major: English with a concentration on Secondary Education

Personal Style: If I had to put it into words, I would consider it an urban grunge.

Where she gets inspiration from: The two celebrities that I would most idolize were Teyana Taylor and Taylor Momsen. Teyana Taylor because I have over 40 pairs of Jordans and up until her, I’d never really seen a female celebrity wear them frequently, and both formally and casually.  I loved Taylor Momsen because she always looks amazing in all black.  I don’t really keep up with their styles anymore, but for a very long time, both of their styles, combined, inspired a lot of my outfits.  The random models in Nylon Magazine quench my thirst now.

Favorite Store: I buy most of my clothes online. My favorite online stores are Nasty Gal, Omighty and Tobi.

Where the outfit is from: The skirt is from Forever 21. The sweater is from the mens section of a thrift store. I think the knee highs are from like Target and I forgot where the boots are from, they’re old


Erica paired a multicolor sweater with a blue corduroy skirt, red knee high socks, a gold necklace, and adorable black boots – the perfect outfit for the warmer winter days!

Towson Tantrum: Group Projects


Unfortunately it is that time of year that group projects become a thing again. I am sure that we all thought we left group projects behind the moment we were handed our high school diplomas—much to our dismay, we have not.

Professors claim to assign group projects to help us learn how to work with people to achieve a goal. I can see why that can be helpful, but, as I said above, I think we got that covered in high school. While it might make it easier on the professor, because instead of having to grade 30 projects they only have to grade 15, it is complete hell for college students. Here are four reasons why:

1)   People have jobs. It could be easy to work with people if we were allowed time to work on the project in class but most of the time we are not. I once did a group project with a guy who was an EMT and a park ranger—needless to say; we did not have much face-to-face meeting time.

2)   People do not pull their weight. Group projects are the dream for slackers because all they have to do is show up so they can claim they were involved with the process. Most of the hard work is done by mild overachievers like myself, adding unnecessary stress.

3)   People can be control freaks. There is nothing worse than working with someone who thinks they know what is best for the project and will not allow anyone else to help. I did a project with a guy who trashed all of the information I sent him and put his own information into the presentation. If I had not printed out my information and orally presented it, it would have never seen the light of day.