Econ profs debate Minimum Wage

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Economics professors Melissa Groves and Howard Baetjer battled over whether the minimum wage should be raised or repealed Sept. 14, during a faculty debate in the Liberal Arts Building.

Baetjer was in favor of repealing the minimum wage all together. He said that if a company wanted to hire low-skilled labor for less than the minimum wage, they should be allowed to do so.

“I believe that the advocates of minimum wages and higher minimum wages are mostly well-meaning people who have a genuine concern about the people with less,” Baetjer said. “But I believe they’re tragically mistaken. I believe the minimum wage actually hurts the people they are trying to help.”

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BFSA hosts annual Welcome Back Reception

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Students and staff were encouraged to network and make connections at the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s second annual welcome reception Sept. 1 in the Potomac Lounge.

Following an hour of networking, guests were invited to enjoy performances from students and to listen to speakers from both inside and outside of the association.

BFSA President Barry Evans gave the State of the BFSA, while senior music education major Jaron Darden performed “Hero” by Mariah Carey, Dance Performance Major Zhada Myrick performed an interpretive dance to the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day and junior English major and Black Student Union President Sey Elemo, also a Towerlight contributor, performed an original spoken word poem entitled “Ultralife Prayer.”

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SGA sets out to begin Freshman Council

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SGA will inaugurate its first Freshman Council this fall in an effort that has been ongoing since the fall 2015 semester.

The council’s goals are to help young students develop leadership skills, to cater directly to the needs of freshmen, to promote freshmen involvement and prepare them with the skills they need to succeed at Towson University.

The Freshman Council is an executive organization of the Student Government Association, with a similar structure to Towson’s Campus Activities Board.

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BSU hosts “Bless the Mic”

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Students showed off their talents for singing, dancing and poetry Friday at the Black Student Union’s open mic night, dubbed “Bless the Mic,” in the West Village Commons.

Members of BSU slam poetry group “Voices” recited some of their own original works. Voices members introduced “paper clipping” poetry, in which an audience member yells out a word, and the poet creates an impromptu poem based on that word.

Sophomore Tigist Tadesse believes that the purpose of the event was to create a “gateway for friendships and networks to take place.”

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