WLOY to be at Honfest June 12-13

June 11th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

WLOY Honfest 2010

Honfest 2010 is here! As usual, it’s going to be two of the hottest days of the summer. No need to worry! WLOY will be giving out free iced coffee courtesy of Zeke’s both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be trying to keep cool under out tent on The Avenue in Hampden (that’s 36th St for those of you who don’t know). In addition to FREE iced coffee, we will also have CDs, bumper stickers, and WLOYcards!.

For those of you who want more information on Honfest and what it’s all about, check out the Honfest website.



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Changes in Loyola Dining Services

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

An investigation of the changes at Primo’s and Boulder Garden Cafe for the 2009-2010 school year. Click here for PDF Copy

A loquacious man once said, many times, “What kind of change do we want?  Not all change is good.”  Loyola’s Dining Services will find out this year if they have entered the realm of negative change or if the significant changes they have introduced will in fact be embraced by the student body.  The most notable difference in dining is the new format of Primo’s, which is now an “All Inclusive” restaurant in which guests pay a set fee of $7.99 for lunch and $11.99 for dinner, allowing them to choose from numerous dining options in a sort of all-you-can eat style.  Some (perpetually hungry) students have expressed approval over the opportunity to have a wide range of eating opportunities at a set price.  Also, students who prefer set meal plans to an a la carte dining style are happy to see the introduction of the Primo’s Power Plan, which offers the lunch and dinner options at a discounted rate.  However, some students feel that the “All Inclusive” style does not work for them, as they feel that they generally would not buy enough items for their meals to reach the set price.  Also, there are some students who would like to buy only the main part of their meal at Primo’s and perhaps grab a drink and sides from their dorm, but doing so at the “All Inclusive” Primo’s is not very cost-effective. Overall, reactions have ranged from “Primo’s is now giving Boulder a run for its money” to “Boulder might actually be better than Primo’s now.” Read the rest of this entry »



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Swine Flu Hysteria

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

Reactions to the swine flu pandemic around Loyola’s campus.  Click here for PDF Copy

When just about everyone on a college campus has become a hypochondriac, something unusual is going on.  And when people are actually getting sick – not just imagining it – all the hypochondriacs might believe that the disease that is spreading is much worse than it actually is.  One wonders how soon we will all become Howard Hughes-type recluses. Read the rest of this entry »



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Baltimore Pushes for Indy Racing

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

Baltimore Racing Development LLC pushes to bring a street race sponsored by the Indy Racing League to Charm City.  Click here for PDF Copy

Baltimore is not a city known for its professional auto racing, but a group of investors and professionals is looking to change that.  Despite the limited geography of the city, Baltimore Racing Development LLC (BRD) is pushing ahead with plans to bring a street race sanctioned by the Indy Racing League to Charm City.  Late summer or early fall of 2011 is the targeted range of dates for the inaugural “Baltimore Grand Prix.”  The voice of the effort is BRD’s spokesman, Al Unser, Jr., a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.  Unser also helped designed the proposed 2.4-mile track, which will run through downtown Baltimore, going along Pratt Street, Russell Street, Camden Street, Conway Street, and Light Street, passing the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, and M & T Stadium along the way. Read the rest of this entry »



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Website Redesign Joins List of Loyola’s Many Recent Changes

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

The redesign of www.loyola.edu, the official website of Loyola University Maryland, is one of several changes for Loyola for the 2009-2010 year.  Click here for PDF Copy

On September 25, the newly christened Loyola University unveiled its new website, debuting simultaneously with the official designation change.  The redesign was undertaken with the idea in mind that the original Loyola College website had not been developed with a single cohesive vision.  Instead, new parts were continually added to the website and not necessarily integrated very well with the already existing features.  This assessment would ring true for any Loyola student who has found that it was easier to find a certain part of loyola.edu through a Google search rather than navigating through the actual website itself.  Thus, the redesign was meant to streamline loyola.edu and integrate all the individual parts.  The new website also presents a more calculated image than that of the old website.  Surely, this image is meant to be in alignment with the other changes Loyola has undergone (the designation change) and those it is seeking to implement (becoming the nation’s leading Catholic comprehensive university). Read the rest of this entry »



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Record Turnout and Another Successful Year for the Baltimore Running Festival

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

A recap of the 2009 Baltimore Running Festival.  Click here for PDF Copy

This past Saturday, October 10, saw another successful turnout for the Baltimore Running Festival.  The main event of the day was the Baltimore Marathon.  On a somewhat overcast morning, with a few bouts of rain – perfect running weather – Alphonce Yatich of Kenya won the marathon in 2:14:04, while Iuliia Arkhipova, a native Kazakh who now lives and trains in Russia, won the women’s title in 2:32:09.   This was fast enough for Arkhipova to PR by over 2 seconds as well as set the course record for women, smashing the former standard of 2:35:44 set by Rima Dubovik in 2006.  Arkhipova stated, “My goal today was to improve my PR … I knew by 22 miles I would get the record.”  She finished more than three seconds ahead of the second place women’s finisher, Tatiana Pushkareva of Russia. Read the rest of this entry »



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Boylan Leaves Behind Memorable Legacy at Loyola Upon Retiring

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

A look back at the career of Loyola Athletic Director Joe Boylan, who is set to retire at the end of 2009-2010 season. Click here for PDF Copy

Joseph Boylan, Loyola’s athletic director since 1991, has announced his plan to retire come July 2010, prompting the Loyola athletic community and supporters of the Loyola athletic community to reflect on what their leader has accomplished during his nearly 20-year tenure.  During Boylan’s time at Loyola, he saw the addition of women’s soccer, women’s indoor and outdoor track, and men’s and women’s crew to the roster of Loyola’s NCAA Division I teams.  In terms of specific team accomplishments, five of Loyola’s Division I teams earned NCAA postseason berths in 1994, the men’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 1 nationally in 1999, the women’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 1 and reached the Final Four in 2003, and women’s soccer qualified for the NCAA tournament for five straight years from 2000-2004.  Boylan will also be remembered for the recent improvements in Loyola’s athletic facilities, including the enhancement of Reitz Arena, the construction of a new track shared with Johns Hopkins, and the building of the Ridley Athletic Complex, the new lacrosse/soccer stadium set to open this spring. Read the rest of this entry »



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The Case of the Pink Flamingo

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

The odd tale of the large pink flamingo figure outside Cafe Hon. Click here for PDF Copy

After a bout of controversy, the large pink flamingo outside Café Hon in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood will remain in place.  No, this is not a plot from one of the movies of Baltimore native John Waters.  True, one of Waters’ most famous films was the 1972 shock cinema classic Pink Flamingos, but that was not really about flamingos.  This story, however, is about an actual pink flamingo (well, one made of bedsheets and wire). Read the rest of this entry »



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Swine Flu Update

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

The continuing story of reactions around Loyola’s campus regarding H1N1. Click here for PDF Copy

Several weeks ago, we at WLOY featured a story about the spread of the H1N1 strain of influenza, characterizing the reaction to the disease as “swine flu hysteria” and reminding members of the Loyola community to keep their sanity in the fight to avoid getting sick.  In the time since that story ran, the overall campus paranoia has died down somewhat, but the swine flu story has hardly gone away.  On the contrary, it seems to have established a permanent place on the news and people’s consciousnesses.  As the weather comes down to its colder stage, it is not unreasonable for people to be worried about runny noses, coughs, and achy bodies.  But rarely in recent memory has the flu season reached the level of being an ongoing news story. Read the rest of this entry »



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Baltimore Set TV Show Inspires Real-Life Crime Reporting

June 10th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

Acclaimed Baltimore-set drama The Wire inspires crime features in The Baltimore Sun and Great Britain’s The Independent. Click here for PDF Copy

When The Wire, David Simon’s Baltimore-set saga of crime, politics, and journalism, started to become popular in Great Britain, an English journalist had an idea.  Mark Hughes, a crime reporter with The Independent, a London-based international newspaper, contacted The Baltimore Sun to find out if The Wire’s depiction of police officers, drug dealers, prosecutors, and politicians bore any resemblance to reality.  The Sun agreed to welcome Hughes to Baltimore and have him report his findings in the paper.  The deal ultimately became a journalist-exchange program, as Justin Fenton, the Sun’s police reporter, was sent to London so that the two reporters could compare crime trends.  Thus was born the ongoing feature “Crime: A Tale of Two Cities,” which has been running in the Sun since the beginning of this month. Read the rest of this entry »



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