Black belt aspires to modeling and music

Black belt kung-fu instructor Jeremy Streb demonstrates a form. Streb has been taking lessons for 12 years. (Photo by: Sarah Rowan/TU student)
Black belt kung-fu instructor Jeremy Streb demonstrates a form. Streb has been taking lessons for 12 years. (Photo by: Sarah Rowan/TU student)

Towson student Jeremy Streb is a black belt kung-fu instructor in Timonium. Streb has taken lessons for 12 years, and enjoys teaching because he likes having people look up to him. He hopes to continue taking lessons himself; however, he is also an aspiring model and musician. Streb enjoys fashion, and has also been playing the guitar for seven years. He hopes that one day he can get both his face and his music out into the public.

 

Ruth Addisu and Towson’s Happy Medium

Ruth Addisu stands in the green by Stephens Hall during a break from her MCOM class. (Photo by: Sarah Rowan/TU Student)
Ruth Addisu stands in the green by Stephens Hall during a break from her MCOM class. (Photo by: Sarah Rowan/TU Student)

Ruth Addisu is a junior EMF major who works as a student ambassador and a videographer for Towson Athletics. She likes studying at Towson because she enjoys the small class sizes combined with the large student population. For Addisu, she hopes to take away a lot of skills for her future career and to create relationships with others that will last a lifetime.

Freedom School talks #BlackGirlMagic

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Towson Freedom School member Dymond Hamlin (right) discusses an Audre Lorde reading with another member. The Freedom School met Thursday to share ideas about the importance of a black perspective in feminism and to dismantle stereotypes of black women. (Photo by: Sarah Rowan/TU Student)

About 30 Towson Freedom School members discussed the importance of including a black perspective in feminist dialogue at their weekly meeting in the Lecture Hall on October 6.

Titled “The Movement and #BlackGirlMagic,” it was the group’s third meeting of the semester. The focus of the meeting was to recognize different identities within feminist movements and to further dismantle stereotypes toward black women, especially at Towson University.

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Practicing with photo composition

Favorite “fall” photo: The fall Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, Maryland

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People gather in front of the Garfield Center for the annual fall Harry Potter Festival in Chestertown, Maryland.

This is my favorite “fall-themed” photo, because it uses the rule of thirds to draw viewers to the focus of the photo, the theater.

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Journalism on Twitter

“‘Everyone on Twitter is talking about it’ is not the same as everyone talking about it” by Devon Maloney, The Guardian (Jan. 12, 2016).

This article discusses the ethics behind embedding unprotected tweets in news articles without the permission or knowledge of the Twitter user. It asks the question, “just because journalists can exercise that power, does that mean [they] ought to?”

The article cites the story of Aziah “Zola” King, a sex worker who shared a story of a falling-out between her and another woman, Jessica, on Twitter. The media picked up the 150+ tweets and began to embed them in their stories, using clickbait headlines (“Stop What You’re Doing and Read This Twitter Story Right Now”). While King didn’t mind the publicity, Jessica did, and it sparked a debate over embedding as an intellectual property issue.

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An MCOM 257 Introduction

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My name is Sarah Rowan. Welcome to the blog portion of my website, which I’ll be using throughout my MCOM 257 and 258 classes for the remainder of the semester. I made this website about two months ago in order to create an online portfolio to present to future internship opportunities and employers.

A little bit about me: I am currently a sophomore in Towson University’s Honors College. I am a mass communications major with an emphasis in journalism and new media, and a Spanish minor. I’ve been living on campus in Douglass House since my freshman year.

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