WLOY Open Mic Night 10/20

October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

thumbnail_openmicposter%20copyThis Thursday and this Thursday only (for the semester) WLOY will be having an Open Mic Night! So come out this Thursday from 8-10pm and showcase your talents near Starbucks.

Whether you want to shred it on an instrument, sing your lungs out, read some deep poems, or tell a few jokes, all are welcome at Open Mic Night. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show off in front of your fellow students! Or if you’re like me and don’t have any musical/artistic talent, then at least there’s Starbucks and cool people to support.

Bring your skills and bring your friends!



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Explore Baltimore: Great Halloween Lantern Parade

October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14448825_1344338662251922_2682703211747779345_nWhat: 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Where: Patterson Park

When: Saturday October 29th, 3:30pm-8:30pm

Come out to the 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park to kick off your Halloween festivities! Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas, you will learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead and celebrate it with a beautiful lantern parade.

The festival features many other event besides the lantern parade, which everyone is welcome to march in. They also have lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, live music and costume contests. You can find the whole schedule of events here. So come on out in your costume, make a lantern, eat some food and celebrate the Day of Dead and its traditions!



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Explore Baltimore: The Bun Shop

October 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

bae7js4s-jpg-largeWhat: Bake goods

Where: 239 West Read Street

When: Everyday, 7am-3am

Looking for a cool new study spot? Then check out the The Bun Shop! Serving coffee until 3am, this cute cafe is that perfect place to pull off your late night studies. The Bun Shop sells buns of all different styles. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, they have a bunch of options to choose from baked fresh every day. If the many food options aren’t enough, they also have several amazing coffee drinks and ton of tea.

If the food isn’t reason enough to visit this cafe, then the adorable set up is sure to win your heart. With ables and couches, there’s some great options of where to sit and enjoy your coffee or bun. Not to mention the couches are definitely great for sitting there and doing homework for hours. There electric collection of antique pieces will have you feeling at home the second you walk in. So come out and find your new home (and studying place), but with better coffee and food!



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Album Review: Slaughter Beach, Dog-Welcome

October 13th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

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Review by Stephen Vanyo

Slaughter Beach, Dog– Welcome

Released: September 30th 2016

Rate: 8.2/10

Slaughter Beach, Dog has just come out with their debut full length “Welcome” which you can purchase now from Lame-O Records. Slaughter Beach, Dog is the side project of Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald. Previous efforts from Ewald under this moniker include a demo EP called Dawg which he released through his own label Family Dinner. Ewald has always embodied his music with a “Do it Yourself” attitude and this record is no different. Mainly self recorded between tours,  this record features a bare-bones production style which allows the warmth of the instruments to permeate throughout the speakers. The album’s thematic content raises concerns of post-grad uncertainty on “Jobs”, to the pains of self-sabotage on “Monsters”. The style of this record is varied as well ranging from post-punk to elements of alt-country.

Ewald revisits several of his past works from the Dawg EP by including “Toronto Mug”, “Mallrat Semi Annual” and “Bed Fest”, all cuts originally from his debut demo. While many of the changes from the past effort to this are sonically more improved, Ewald has added little auxiliary parts to create a more whole effort. The most noticeable difference however is how much more confident in his performance with these songs and it shows. With this new full length, Ewald is ready to step out from his Modern Baseball notoriety and go for it on his own terms. I for one, welcome his arrival.

Purchase “Welcome” digitally here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/welcome/id1144207219



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Running Festival

October 12th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

brfcrabWhat: Annual Running Festival

Where: M&T Stadium

When: Saturday, October 15th 8am

Considered one of the best races on the East Coast, the Baltimore Running Festival will have you sweating and smiling! This amazing race offers five different distances to choose from, so there’s an option for everyone, no matter what running level they’re at. No matter which route you choose, you get to run through the scenic Inner Harbor and charming streets of Fell’s Point, making the run seem less like a workout anymore like a tour.

If you hate running (like me), then come on out to cheer on your friends and enjoy the Inner Harbor, or even volunteer to help out at M&T. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at this festival. So register for Baltimore Running Festival here and get a free Under Armor shirt!



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Explore Baltimore: Rawlings Conservatory

October 11th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

rawlings-conservatory-and-botanic-gardens-of-baltimore-1-walter-oliver-nealWhat: Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

When: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am-4pm

Where: Druid Hill Park

Located within Druid Park, Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are a sight to be seen. Established in 1888, the Conservatory was designed by the famous architect George Federick and is home to various types of plants. They have several rooms to create different climates, allowing the Conservatory to house plants from all over the world.

As the season starts to change, come out to the Howard Rawlings Conservatory to cure your dreariness. Explore the inside of the beautiful building and look at Mediterranean flowers, tropical flowers, desert plants, and different types of Orchids. After a tour around this floral wonderland, your mood will be as bright as the flowers in the Conservatory.



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Explore Baltimore: Matisse-Diebenkorn BMA Exhibit

October 10th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknown-1What: Matisse-Diebenkorn Exhibit

When: October 23rd, 2016-January 29, 2017

Where: The BMA

Starting in just a few  shorts weeks, the BMA will be presenting an exhibit to feature the works of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. The BMA is already famously known for featuring many of Matisse’s works, thanks to the acquisition of the Cone Collection. However, In this exhibit 90 wrks will be spotlighted to show the affect artists such as Matisse had on post-war painters like Diebenkorn. The collection of Diebenkorn’s works (gathered from throughout the U.S. and Europe) highlights his style throughout his life and the way in which he grew as an artist. Tickets to see the exhibit are available for $17.50 and for only $10 with student ID. This fall/winter stop in to see some of Matisse and Diebenkorn’s most famous works.

 



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Loyola Men’s Soccer Continues to Cruise

October 7th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

For the first time in the history of Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer, head coach Steve Nichols has recruited a nationally ranked recruiting class. After a couple of disappointing losses to open the season, this young, reenergized team has come into it’s own and is taking the Patriot League by storm.

Ever since Loyola’s 2-1 victory over the University of Pittsburgh, this team cannot be stopped. The Hounds are perfect in Patriot League play with a 3-0 record and they have won four consecutive games overall. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival

October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-42-12-amWhat: Harbor Harvest Festival

Where: West Shore Park (501 Light Street)

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm

Do you find it hard to get into the Fall spirit while in the city? Well, fear not because Baltimore is bringing the pumpkin picking to you at their 9th Annual Harbor Harvest. Although this festival is catered towards kids, all ages can come out for a great time. With pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, food trucks, and live entertainment, everyone will feel the spirit of the season.

Harbor Harvest has free admission, so come down enjoy the great view of the Harbor, and pick yourself out the biggest pumpkin you can find. They also offer a kid’s pass for $7 which includes a pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, two crafts, and a tote bag. At the very least, Harbor Harvest is a great way to tire out the kids with all the fun!



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Coffeehouse 10/13/16: Mark Hopkins

October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

1005981_599190850125696_415276507_nIf you’re looking to dance like crazy, look no further! This Thursday by Starbucks from 8-10pm, local artist Mark Hopkins will be performing his funky beats. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Hopkins knows a lot about music, including that it should always have you moving your feet. He is inspired by artists of all different genres, which lead to his Andy Grammar meets Dave Matthews Band sound. With his original music, a fusion of blues, funk, rock, and soul you will be moving more than just your feet. You can listen to his music (as well as some covers) here and here.

Starbucks will be staying open for the event, so come out grab your favorite drink and enjoy this amazing music. Oh, and Loyola students, don’t forget to swipe in for a chance to win concert tickets to the Soundstage!



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