Thanks, Papa: A Reflective Essay Regarding Race Relations

By: Bailey Hendricks, February 2017

I was born and raised in a county in Maryland known for its abundance of farm land and flannel wearing- tractor-riding folk. In school, I wasn’t exposed to very much diversity other than the one black person in my grade and the one history lesson we learned each year about Martin Luther King Junior to answer kids’ questions about why we didn’t have school the next day. The diversity and differing culture I was exposed to, however, came from my own home. My mom married an Indian man named Savio in the summer of 2007.

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CSD event explains Islamophobia

This piece was written for “The Towerlight” at Towson University as an Assistant News Editor. Check out this, and other stories from The Towerlight here:

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American Muslim Wajahat Ali, who wears many hats — journalist, playwright, attorney and State Department consultant — fought Islamophobia through historical precedent and personal narrative Thursday, Feb. 16, during a talk sponsored by Towson’s Center for Student Diversity.

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Tuition, other fees could increase

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Students could pay up to 5.4 percent more, overall, in mandatory fees — which encompass technology, athletics, auxiliary services and auxiliary services construction fees — in the coming fiscal year, according to information distributed at a Feb. 14 student open forum.

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TU named in top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools list

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Towson University was named in the 2017 Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools list by SR Education Group, an organization that creates websites aimed at connecting students with resources to help students finish their education.

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County to discuss unruly social gatherings expansion

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At their next work session, the Baltimore County Council will discuss a bill that could expand the areas that are affected by Towson’s “unruly social gatherings” rule.

The council will discuss the bill in their work session Feb. 14 – a final vote is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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Panda Express comes to WVC

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Towson University will replace Roadside BBQ, located in the West Village Commons, with a Panda Express this semester as part of the University’s regular brand rotation to stay current with industry trends and to vary dining options on campus.

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