Hello fellow classmates! I am excited to learn and grow with you all this upcoming Spring semester. The following is a little information about me just so we can get better acquainted with each other. My name is Jasmine Palmer. I am a junior here at Towson University. This is only my second semester here at Towson since I am a transfer student but I have enjoyed every minute of my stay thus far. Prior to coming to Towson I attended College of Southern Maryland which is a community college located closer to where I live. I am a Mass Communications Major and I am minoring in Electronic Media and Film. After graduating it would be my dream job to use what I have learned in college and apply it in a job as a correspondent in the entertainment field.
Article and Photos By Jasmine C. Palmer
Every year I am put “Deviled Egg Duty”.
The traditional macaroni and cheese was fresh out of the oven and ready to be devoured!
Everyone waited in anticipation for my mother’s famous sweet potato pies to be baked.
Keeping my mother out of the kitchen is almost impossible around the holidays. If she’s not cooking, she’s cleaning.
It has been said that a family that prays together, stays together so we make sure to give thanks for all of our blessings before we eat.
The newest addition to the family, Kavon, enjoyed every moment of his second Thanksgiving.
This was Rock’s first year being apart of our Thanksgiving celebration. He is not just a dog but also a family member.
Everyone gathered around the newspaper to find the best deals for our annual Black Friday shopping.
Black Friday shopping is a must every year for this family and what better place to visit than the new outlet mall in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Grandma Fowlkes loves looking for bargains.
My mother prepared our family’s favorite dish, macaroni and cheese, from a recipe that has been passed down through the generations.
My sister, Jamia, could not seem to resist constantly checking her holiday text messages.
Every Thanksgiving my immediate family gathers at my house to reflect over what we are grateful for. At the top of all of our list is eachother and at this time of the year we make sure to express that gratefulness and love for one another by spending quality time together in a personal setting. During this time we laugh, eat, and prepare for a little Black Friday shopping.
Photos By Jasmine Palmer
Rene Matthews, the owner of Dr. Hair Tips salon, sat down to discuss her successful career in the cosmetology industry. She is very familiar with the in and out of the business thanks to her 26 years of experience and schooling. She is not just an average hair stylist but far more. A hair specialist is what she prefers to be recognized as. Learn why here.
Photos By: Jasmine Palmer
Co- president, Jamie Fitzgerald, has much experience with all different styles of dance. She has been dancing for15 years.
“We are not just a team but more like a family.”- Fusion Dance
Jamie Fitzgerald, who is one of the leaders of Fusion Dance, explained practice times, membership requirements, and upcoming events to the young ladies gathering at the interest meeting
Nikki Roeill, a sophomore at Towson University, was in attendance at the interest meeting for Fusion dance. When asked what brought her out to the meeting she stated that she “wanted to get involved and meet new people”. By the conclusion of the meeting she said that she felt persuaded to join the team because of how well the event was organized and simply because she loves to dance!
Julia Ehler, a sophomore at Towson and co- president of Fusion dance, said “By joining Fusion you will make friends, be able to dance, help in the community, and get to perform.”
The mission of Fusion Dance, as described in this letter addressed to aspiring members, is to “give Towson students an opportunity to express their passion for dance through all different styles.”
Towson University’s Fusion Dance members gathered for an interest meeting on September 8, 2013. The meeting was held in the West Village Commons Building on campus. Anyone who was interested in joining the dance team and leaning more about them was welcomed to come out. The members offered helpful information about the background of the team, their mission, expectations, and upcoming events. For more information on the team be sure to visit their website at http://www.fusiondancetu.webs.com