Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Slideshow Idea

I spent the last week brainstorming about my profile story and what sort of person would be interesting to interview. After racking my brain and musing aloud for some days, I thought of Jon Graf.

With the election that took place in the past week, "Tigertown P.R.I.D.E" has been constantly in my head. Those yellow t-shirts and chalk markings on the paths of Towson's campus were enough to catch my attention. Three members in the group triumphed in the election, and at the head of the group was Jon Graf, a budding politician and darn cool guy. I think that hearing from Graf post-election and about his journey to the presidency would be something that students who voted for him would be interested in.

To learn more about the election, check out The Towerlight's website and read the recent article "'Tigertown' meets 'Change.'"

Tuition Freeze

In the article "In-State Students See Tuition Freeze," Brian Stelter gives Towerlight readers the lowdown on tuition relief. After reallocation of state funds by the University System of Maryland, Gov. Ehrlich was able to announce a freeze on tuition.

This is a great story. It's informative and relevant. But I think this story would be a lot more relateable if the reader could see the viewpoint of students affected by the decision. Perhaps a student at Towson could have been interviewed and asked their opinions on the tuition cap.

For students attending Towson University or any other university in the state of Maryland, this is definitely good news. It's especially good news for those students who are working their way through college and fighting for financial aid to earn their degree. That's why I think it's important to hear from the students who might benefit from the tuition freeze.