Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
Don’t look now, but the New York Mets seem to be back in their “Amazin'” form for the first time in ages.
As the Mets prepare to start the Subway Series against their Bronx rivals, the New York Yankees, they find themselves at the top of the MLB with a 13-3 record, while also riding the momentum of an 11-game win streak.
They’re finally in a position to take New York and all of the major leagues by storm, but just how Amazin’ are these Mets?
Just going by the numbers, you have to be impressed with this team. Their 11-game win streak is the longest they’ve been on since 1986, when they also started 2-3 before the streak started.
They also accomplished these win totals at the start of the season with a win streak in 1969.
The Mets won the World Series both of those years. (more…)
Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: The Lemon Stick
Where: Mt. Vernon Park Baltimore, MD
When: May 1st- May 2nd// 11:00 am- 8:00 pm
Spring has finally arrived here in Baltimore, and that means lemon-stick season has, too! A Baltimore tradition since its first appearance in Charm City in 1911, the lemon stick makes its annual debut at the Mount Vernon FlowerMart. The ingredients are quite simple, really. All you need is a peppermint stick and a lemon. As you suck on the peppermint stick, you’ll taste the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Of course, you could make your own lemon stick on any given day, but there’s something about kicking off the season with a lemon stick from the FlowerMart that makes Spring in Baltimore that much sweeter! You know what they say, “When life give you lemons,” grab a peppermint stick and treat yourself to a taste of Charm City! Learn more about the lemon stick here!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Baltimore’s CityLit Project
Where: 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201
When: May 2nd, 2015// 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
It all started over a few drinks and a simple question: “If you could do an anthology that covered an album, what would it be?” And then came the Baltimore CityLit Project, “Clash by Night“, a poetic anthology, developed by Gregg Wilhelm and Gerry LaFemina, based on English punk band, The Clash, and their renowned album, London Calling. The duo found a connection with the album that many other’s shared, and now they’ve formed a new form of art revolving around it! Many poets came together to create poems that are inspired by the album, and on May 2nd, they want to share their work with you! If you have a similar love for poems, sonnets, The Clash, or even just getting out of the house for the day, you won’t want to pass up the CityLit Project! Learn more here!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: 48 Days of Blue
Where: Wherever you are!
When: April 22nd- June 8th, 2015
Earth Day is here! It’s a day to celebrate the beautiful planet we live on and a day to remember that it’s our job to take care of it. So here’s a challenge: #48DaysofBlue! For the 48 days between Earth Day and World Oceans Day, you have the opportunity to help make the life-sustainable planet we live on even more incredible! The challenge consists of simple, earth-friendly tasks that will change your lifestyle, improve your community, and save our Earth and its oceans just a little bit everyday! Join the movement, and challenge yourself here!
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck
Where: 601 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
When: April 4th, 2015- September 7th, 2015
When in Baltimore… crab is always on the menu! And now, it’s on the deck too! Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck is back for the season, meaning you get to enjoy some delicious Maryland crab, catch some sun, and enjoy Baltimore’s beautiful inner harbor! At the crab deck, get up close and personal while watching the action at the steaming station, where all of the crabs are assorted by size and prepared fresh! Don’t like crab? That’s okay! The chefs at Phillips are capable of so much more- choose from tons of seafood selections, chicken, ribs and more! No matter what you order, you’ll surely enjoy your day on the crab deck! Find more details here!
Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
The city of brotherly love is getting a dose of Tebow Time next season, as the Eagles reached a 1-year contract agreement with the QB.
Chip Kelly’s crazy roster moves continue to make headlines and shock the world, but this one comes as a huge surprise, especially since they already traded for Sam Bradford (how that move is going to play out or be utilized further, I have no idea yet).
A plan for Tebow must be set in place if Kelly is going to contradict his previously vocalized thoughts on Tebow.
Oh. Do we not remember that? Back in 2011 when Kelly was still at Oregon, he had this to say on the former Florida Gators Heisman winner:
“I look for a quarterback who can run and not a running back who can throw,” Kelly said four years ago. “I want a quarterback who can beat you with his arm. We are not a Tim Tebow type of quarterback team. I am not going to run my quarterback 20 times on power runs.” (more…)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Rachel
THIS THURSDAY is our LAST event of the 2014-2015 academic year and we are going out with a BANG! In the Reading Room from 8-10pm on April 23rd, Swampcandy will be joining us to jam out into the end of the school year! Their kick drum, upright bass and killer vocals never disappoint us, not to mention their hair game is so strong. Check out their gritty, earthy style here. We will see YOU on Thursday, ready to jam and enjoy yourselves! This is one of your last chances to catch Swampcandy live before they head out on their UK tour. And you’ll be able to see the new WLOY cigar box guitar custom made for us by CrocBite Guitars in Frederick. Ruben is ready to rip it up.
Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
Where: Evergreen Museum
When: March 28th, 2015- October 3rd, 2015
Summer is just around the corner, and nothing will leave you feeling better than fresh fruits and vegetables, especially if they come from your very own garden! To many people, growing and eating from their own garden sounds like more of a chore than a fun (and delicious) hobby, but with the help of the Evergreen Museum, that can change! Their 5-Session hands-on workshop, the Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course, will take you step-by-step from your garden to your plate! The goal of the course is to teach you about sustainable growing and preparing fresh organic produce. Lessons on planning, planting, maintaining, turning, and canning will make eating fresh a breeze! Check out more here!
Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: The Gathering
Where: Baltimore Museum of Industry
When: April 17th-September 27th
Charm City has a lot to brag about, especially its array of Food Trucks! You’ll find them scattered about the city from day to day, around this time of year, they come together for The Gathering! With 20 different Food Trucks, The Gathering is your opportunity to see why Baltimore takes so much pride in their Food Trucks. From BBQ to Mediterranean cuisine to, tacos to cupcakes, the eclectic mix of tastes at The Gathering is all you can ask for and more. All you need to bring to the gathering is a ticket and an empty stomach. Find dates, locations, and tickets here!
Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
This was the tweet that 21-year-old Jordan Spieth sent out just hours after winning the 79th Masters. Actually, “winning” just doesn’t encapsulate exactly what Spieth did this weekend at Augusta National.
Spieth led wire-to-wire, set a new 36-hole scoring record for the most storied golf course in the United States, hit the most birdies in tournament history, and tied an all-time Masters scoring record. So, yeah, “winning” doesn’t quite cut it.
What he did win or earn was America’s attention.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 21-year-old Spieth is finding success this early in his career. He’s got a near-flawless technique, he’s incredibly intelligent, he’s strong between the ears, and he has a respect for the game that extends far beyond his years.
Of course, comparisons are already being made to Tiger Woods, especially since Spieth is the youngest player to win the Masters since…well, Tiger in 1997. (more…)