Jenna Lewis (left) and Alexa DeAnnuntis (right) at the Mighty Mare tabling event in the University Union. (photo by: Alexis Terry /TU Student)
Mariana McConnine, commonly known as “Mare” is a 19-year-old Deaf Studies Major at Towson University. She has lived her entire life with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder that mostly affects the lungs. This semester she fell ill and was hospitalized where she learned she needs a lung transplant. However, this won’t be Mare’s first go around. She received a double lung transplant in 2014 due to complications from her Cystic Fibrosis.
Mare’s biggest fear is people treating her as the “sick kid” so most people are not aware of her health condition. It is important for her to build relationships genuine friendship and not sympathy.
Natalie stands outside of the Media Center, where she will take most of her classes as a Mass Communication student. (Photo by: Alexis Terry/ TU Student)
Natalie Bland is in her second semester of Freshman year at Towson University. She is studying Journalism and has had numerous internship opportunities in the past year. However, she explains that it has not been an easy year adjusting for her.
Gianna shuffles through her memory to decide her choreography. She has learned numerous routines from years of dance. (Photo by: Alexis Terry/TU Student)
Gianna Cirillo, a senior at Towson University, has been given the opportunity to choreograph her sorority’s Greek Sing performance this Spring 2017. Gianna has years of dancing experience and came to Towson to make it a career. She explains that her journey has been stressful, but rewarding at the same time.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña strips off his vest and mentally prepares to deliver his performance (Photo by: Alexis Terry/ TU Student)
Performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña shocked many students at Towson University through radical spoken word pedagogy on February 23. Continue reading
Some Journalist feel as though Twitter is a burden in their work load.
Magazine editor from Los Angeles, Ann Friedman, writes to tell journalist when and when not to use a Twitter account in an article for the Columbia Journalism Review.
Friedman says, that one might want to “get comfortable with 140-character communication if” they write about media or pop culture. She also tells readers that they may want to stay away from Twitter if they have a secure job at a large print publication and don’t need/want others seeing their work.
Friedman is not sure Twitter will be important to journalist in the future, but advises to start practicing with it now.
I agree with Friedman because we do not know where the future is going to take us as far as media, but if I had to guess, it will be a valuable tool in story telling so we should begin to practice with it now.
I’m Alexis but commonly referred to as “Lex.” I am from Severn, Maryland. It is conveniently located between Baltimore and D.C. I am a Junior here at Towson majoring in Mass Communication with a focus in Journalism and minoring in Women Studies.
I am always curious about the world that I live in. I love traveling and recently completed a month backpacking trip through Europe. I am very into social movements and politics. I also enjoy listening to music, and you can probably find me listening to pretty much any genre of music. I also loving indulging in the latest memes that surface my social media timelines. Lately, I have found a new interest in fashion, but my bank account feels otherwise.
I value many different things in life, but most importantly, the ability to “do.” By that I mean, my family has made it nothing but possible to do anything I want to do in life. They have laid a foundation of opportunity for me, and I am incredibly grateful for that.
I am not completely sure what I want to do in the future but, I want to continue learning every day in every way.