Smithsonian attracts an estimated 6.9 million readers bringing knowledge and popular culture within its articles based on arts, science, history, travel information and culture. Both men and women starting at the age of 50 and up that have an average income of $78,744 read this magazine. The average reader is the age of 56. Smithsonian is published 11 times a year as both a print and digital publication. Established in 1970, there has been an audited circulation of 2,012,681 copies sold. Smithsonian attracts this crowd because it brings intellectual articles mixed in with the popular culture.

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Less than 60 days until UDA.

(Photo by: Sylvia Bolls / TU student)

(Photo by: Sylvia Bolls / TU student)

As their fellow students are preparing to leave campus for the Thanksgiving holiday, these 22 peppy girls are warming up stretching their muscles. Each girl, different in their own way, ranged from freshmen to seniors, short to tall, differing majors and various dance backgrounds.

These girls came together on a Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a specific goal in mind: to win at the 2015 Universal Dance Association collegiate competition. Each girl had a slick tight pulled back bun while wearing a black team top, black spandex shorts and black jazz shoes on. Uniformity was this team’s priority. Continue reading

Rolling Stone: Pop culture, politics and TV.


For my magazine publishing class, we were asked to choose one that was an award-winning consumer magazine. I happened to choose the infamous, Rolling Stone. As a girl in her mid-20s, my favorite things to read about are pop culture, politics and television.

Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine focusing on music artists, politics and pop culture. Jann S. Wenner, has been the same editor and publisher since the magazine was first created on November 9, 1967. The latest issue I retrieved was Issue #1228 (February 12, 2015) with the music artist, Sam Smith on the cover. The magazine itself looks bland and does not stick out to me at all, as the background is a gray color, with the “Rolling Stone” in bright red letters with a black outline to try to make it pop and stand out. It took a while to find the magazine in Barnes and Noble because it seemed to blend in with all of the other magazines. Continue reading

One of Maryland’s Best Kept Secrets: North Point State Park

IMG_5110I typed 8400 North Point Rd on my GPS and started driving along I-695 East towards Essex leaving Towson University. Driving along, the windows were down and the sun was beaming its rays down on my skin reminding me that the last few days of summer were approaching and fall would be here sooner. According to my GPS, I was only 10 minutes away from North Point State Park. Continue reading

What the Gluten are you talking about?

The pain that took over my entire body didn’t bother me anymore. Four years of continuous pain made me give up on trying to figure out how I could prevent this pain from occurring. Sharp stomach jabs made me want to throw up. Bloating made me feel as if I had my own personal soccer ball inside my stomach. I felt helpless in my own body as the only thing I wanted to do was sleep; I felt as if I was slowly deteriorating. Continue reading

Ouch, My Legs!


Kaitlin Wynne is a Senior and four year member on the Towson University poms squad. (Photo by: Sylvia Bolls / TU Student)

She grabs her usual cup of coffee and a half slice of an everything bagel filled with plain cream cheese to prepare for the most intense tryout of the year: Towson University Poms Squad. It is just another beautiful September Saturday morning for any other college student, except for Kaitlin Wynne. Continue reading