Starving Student: Low calorie kebab

By: Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief 

I’ve always felt that, for dinner food, pork got the shaft. Everyone loves a good piece of bacon for breakfast (pouring one out for Ron Swanson, who is now in television heaven after this week’s season finale of “Parks and Recreation”), but it doesn’t get the attention it deserves when dinnertime rolls around.

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Beyond Baltimore: Feb. 23

By: Sam Shelton, News Editor

Stories compiled by The Daily Beast



An 18-month-old Berlin child not vaccinated against measles died of the affliction, German health officials announced Monday. Berlin, which suffered an outbreak of measles in October, has since seen 600 cases of the infection.

Vaccination is not mandated in Germany, but a spokeswoman for the German health ministry said that the institution is taking the situation “very seriously.”

The spokeswoman also said that, “If [raised vaccination rates don’t] help, then [the health ministry] will have to discuss other measures.” Since the start of 2015, the United States has seen 154 cases of the measles. In 2000, the U.S. had declared measles eliminated due to vaccination efforts.

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Currently Caitlin: A step forward

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; this year’s award shows are making leaps and bounds to fight for a better tomorrow. The 87th Annual Academy Awards held Sunday, Feb. 22 was no different. From “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” to “Still Alice” and “Selma,” this year’s nominated pictures focused on the lives of those who faced injustice and prejudice and were able to overcome the obstacles and achieve something truly amazing. Continue reading

Towson finishes third at College Park

By: Kati Day, Staff Writer

Towson’s team finished third in a quad-meet on Friday at the University of Maryland, College Park. Towson fell behind a first-place tie between Maryland and George Washington, who both had 194.950. The Tigers trailed with a total score of 194.425 followed by fourth-place William and Mary with 190.550.

The team began the meet on bars, where freshman Tyra McKellar led the Tigers for the event with a score of 9.725 to tie for sixth place. McKellar’s teammate, senior Samantha Lutz, finished with 9.700 for eighth. The Tigers earned a team score of 48.450.

Senior Lauren Ross led the Tigers on beam with a score of 9.800 to tie for second. McKellar and sophomore Bridget Steffen both scored a 9.750 for the event and tied for sixth place. Freshman Lauren Cahalan placed eleventh with a score of 9.700. The Tigers earned a team score of 48.675.

The team finished strong on the floor exercise and earned a team score of 48.925. McKellar led the Tigers for the second time for the evening with a score of 9.850. Freshman Noelle Harada placed second for the Tigers and tied for seventh overall with a final score of 9.800. Lutz finished with a 9.775 to tie for 10th place.

The Tigers finished the meet on vault with a total score of 48.400. Junior Katie Sassa finished first for the team and tied for seventh in the event with a score of 9.825. McKellar finished 15th for the event with a 9.700 followed by senior Janis Konkle with 9.650, Cahalan with 9.625 and Lutz with a 9.600, tying a career high.

McKellar took second for the all-around competition with her total score of 39.025.

“We’re definitely going to focus on the smaller things like landings and getting our handstands up,” McKellar said. “We’re going to work harder this week at practice and we’re all really excited to be back at home next week and we’ll hopefully have that fire under us.”

The team will host its third home meet Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in SECU Arena against Michigan State, Rutgers and Yale.