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Baltimore Homicide Map

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


Slide Show

Posted: December 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

By| Adam Salk, Dec.3 2010

Graphic designer Brandon was one of the clubs members who came to enjoy food and show off his car on Sunday. To see his car and hear what he had to say about it, check out the rest of the story >>

Do the symbols 2-WD or 4-WD mean anything to you? What about AWD?

In the world of cars, these terms refer to 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive, respectively. Many will argue that 4WD and AWD are the same; however this is generaly not true.

In short, the difference is that an AWD system supplies power to all four wheels at different ratios, depending on what is needed. For example when turning, more power may be supplied to the outer wheels to help make a sharper, quicker turn.

Four-wheel drive systems provide constant power to the wheels in an even distribution at all times. Sometimes this can result in wheel slippage, but only in extreme environments.

Many car companies feature specific vehicles that can be optioned with 4WD or AWD. But is this really better?

Sports cars notoriously feature 2WD, and more specifically, rear wheel drive. It allows for faster launches (0-60) and control and higher speeds. Most modern day family sedans and minivans feature 2WD with the front wheels supplying the power.

In the case of 2WD front wheel drive is more efficient in cold weather climates. Many times rear wheel 2WD cars get stuck in snow, but front drive cars can handle most scenarios without a problem.

If you live in a cold climate with harsh winters, than an AWD or 4WD system is defiantly something you want to look into.

Getting stuck in the snow and sliding on black ice is something AWD and 4WD cars know little about.

If you want a dependable and safe drive all year round, no matter the weather, go for AWD. Companies such as Subaru offer full time AWD on all their vehicles and they turn out some of the best products.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Posted: November 29, 2010 in automotive, Uncategorized

The American staple is back.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, first introduced in 1992 by Chrysler has stood the stand of time.

The design scheme for the flagship jeep has remained relatively the same, with a boxy look and 4×4 power-train.

The new engine is a V-6 that puts out 290 horsepower, and all models have the optional HEMI to add even more punch.

But above all is the styling of the newest JGC. The exterior resembles higher class vehicles such as the Mercedes G series, and the smaller Land Rover LR3. The interior is upscale, and provides all the features of more expensive SUV’s.

But  don’t just take my word, check out the new commercials for the 2011 model which are dead on.

In the greater Baltimore area an amazing amount of for sale signs cover lawns and sides of homes as the housing market has bloomed with more houses than ever. watch video >>

Time to Buy

Posted: May 17, 2010 in mcom257/258, Uncategorized

In today’s struggling economy, the market for homes is littered with options, making it the best time to buy. 

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Justin Risso shows some of the work he has done on his car.

by Adam Salk
TU journalism student| May 10, 2010

Think your having trouble finding a spot to park on campus already? Just wait for next year.

As construction projects all around campus are changing the landscape of the University, more and more parking spaces will be taken away.

These projects, which include new academic buildings, and oddly enough, a parking garage that will not be open until the end of 2011, will be taking away a total of 857 parking spaces.

According to the Towerlight, the University will be renting 400 spaces from two garages in downtown Towson, with shuttles running every half hour.

One of the parking lots at Towson. (photo by Adam Salk)

These changes have many commuting students upset.

“It’s already hard enough to find a spot”, said Aaron Schlau.

Furthering the issue, the University will be administering the same number of parking passes as in the previous years.

David Abramson, a junior at Towson said, “parking sucks you need to get there an hour before a class cause its that bad.”

While many students are complaining, some see a positive out of the whole situation.

“I’ll probably end up riding my bike to campus,” explained Sam Steinman.

In addition, the University will be expanding some of its shuttle services to help with the campus congestion.

All in all parking on campus is one of the most heated and controversial topics at Towson University.

by Adam Salk
TU journalism student| Dec. 3, 2010

Sunday’s Towson Tunning club event was a great success. Nearly 50 customized cars and car enthusiast packed Bill Bateman’s parking lot on campus. Graphic designer Brandon was one of the clubs members who came to enjoy food and show of his car. To see his car and hear what he had to say about it check out the rest of the story >>

Digging Out

Posted: March 4, 2010 in automotive, mcom257/258, Uncategorized

By Adam Salk
TU journalism student | Mar. 3, 2010

Blizzard twenty-ten closed roads and halted traffic for a week, and many commuter students felt the wrath as they attempted to dig out their vehicles.