Let the Madness Begin!

March 15th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

2016 March Madness Preview

Bubble Teams: There is no perfect system in figuring out who the top 36 at large bids should go to in the NCAA tournament, but I think that the NCAA got a lot wrong in the selection process. There are three teams that are in the field that have no business being in the tournament. Tulsa, Syracuse, and Vanderbilt should be incredibly appreciative of their bid. Tulsa had a very average season that was not worthy of the NCAA tournament. Tulsa went 20-11 including 12-6 in a mediocre American Athletic Conference. Nothing on their resume really stood out. They were 6-6 on the road, 4-5 vs the RPI top 50, and 8-8 vs the RPI top 100. Syracuse is another team that I did not think deserved a bid. They had a down year for their standards going 19-13. They went 3-8 in games on the road and had an RPI of 70. The last team that got into the tournament that I did not think belongs is Vanderbilt. They also went 19-13 and went 5-11 in games on the road or on a neutral court. They were 2-7 vs RPI top 50 teams. Instead of these teams getting in, I would have given their spots to mid major teams like Monmouth and St. Bonaventure. They did everything they had to do out of conference, but they got punished because their conference is not as strong as the teams who got in. Read the rest of this entry »



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Tourism Tuesday: Sherwood Gardens

March 15th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Sherwood What: Sherwood Gardens

Where: Off of St. Paul Street

When: Whenever!

With all of this perfect weather it is hard not to think of pretty tulips and bright red roses. Luckily there is the Sherwood Gardens to take all of these magical images and make them come alive. So when in Baltimore in the spring this could not be a better place to visit.
For all of you Loyola students it very convenient to get to, and for the tourist it would be an excellent stop along all of your Charm City travels.

The space was originally a pond and a lake but then those were filled in when they began the creation of the Sherwood Gardens. It began as a hobby for John Sherwood in the 1920s but then turned into something much bigger and beautiful. The tulips were imported from the Netherlands, these have become some of the most popular tulips in North America.

So at your leisure stop by the Sherwood Gardens along with your other adventures! For more historical information on the gardens click here.



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Museum Monday: American Visionary Spring Break

March 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley

MakeTakeAVAM What: Spring Break Make & Take Workshop

Where: American Visionary Spring Break

When: March 29-April 1: 2-4pm Daily

Do your kids needs a fun activity to do over their spring break? Or do you need to get them out of the house and away from you? Either reason works perfectly for the American Visionary Art Museum’s (AVAM) Spring Break Make & Take!
Perfect for ages 7 and up (adults can go too, don’t worry)! You and your kids will be hands on making their own crafts and art. It will be featuring a “Light” theme each day for you to create.
Everything is provided for you and you can walk in! All you have to do is pay a $5 fee! Click here for more information.



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Green Myst Coming Soon!

March 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley

StPatsgraphicsSt. Patrick’s Day Green Myst party is this Thursday! 

We will the amazing DJ Paul Random with us! Don’t forget about the Blue Pit FREE BBQ! Hope to see you in McGuire at 8pm with DJ Paul Random and DJ Janko (from Mad River!)

Check out DJ Paul Random if you haven’t heard him already!



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Cullen Omori- New Misery

March 11th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-2Cullen Omori– New Misery

Released: March 18, 2016

Rate: 6/10

Cullen Omori is coming out with a new album March 18. New Misery is heavily synth driven, and generally a very chill album. Omori sounds like a slightly darker version of the band “Swmrs” mixed with a blast from the past. The production of the album is very well done, the guitar tone is amazing, and every instrument fits in perfectly. Though this may be a plus, I wish the album had more depth to it, the album just seems to be dragging along, I would love to hear more drums, or even a tonal difference in Omori’s voice, some more character or ”attitude”. The laid back attitude can sometimes get very mundane. Other than that, I think the album is a very good, one, you can tell that Omori has developed his sound and the type of music he enjoys playing. He is just starting out and I think he has a lot of room for growth and a bright future ahead.



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St. Patricks Day Event: Green Myst!

March 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley

StPatsgraphics IT’S ST PATRICKS DAY EVERYBODY!

Get ready everyone for your favorite holiday of the year! Is it a holiday? I don’t know… ANYWAYS! St. Patricks Day is approaching quickly! Student Activities, Student Life and Student Engagement and us (WLOY) will be hosting a huge St Patty’s day party in McGuire Hall next Thursday, March 17th! Everyone is decking out McGuire in our favorite green to create a super fun Patty’s day environment!

There will be FREE food to go along with some awesome DJs! DJ Paul Random (Universal Records, Bond Street Social, Barcocina, Spin Sessions Radio) will be performing with special guest, DJ Janko (Mad River, Mosaic, Echostage)! Get excited guys! Deck yourselves out in your best Leprechaun attire!



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Food Friday: Dovecote Cafe

March 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Dovecote Cafe What: Dovecote Cafe

Where: 2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore (duh)

When: Everyday 7am to 330pm

Head to Dovecote Cafe to get your morning coffee fix, or your lunchtime snack! But, I know what you’re thinking, dovecote cafe? What an interesting name… It comes from doves nesting, dovecote cafe wanted to instill a “sense of communal nesting”, explains why their cafe has such an awesome environment! This cafe does things differently, every 2nd sunday they have a new, guest chef come to…chef you up some new delicious eats.
Dovecote Cafe offers baked goods, from muffins to cakes! They also some kale options for you lunchtime crunch!

Stop on by Dovecote Cafe! Click here to visit their website! Follow them on Instagram @dovecotecafe



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Theater Thursday: The Sleeping Beauty

March 10th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Ballet What: Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Where: Modell Performing Arts Center

When: Open March 19

Delight in the captivating moves of the ballet! Didn’t take me up on the Museum Monday for your cultural event? It is not too late to get your culture fix on March 19 at the Modell Performing Arts Center to see The Sleeping Beauty!

We all know the story of a prince who comes to save the beautiful Princess Aurora by giving true loves kiss. Magical. Come see this portrayed through the very artistic ballet. You will be tranced by the graceful movements accompanied by an incredible score!

Don’t miss out on seeing this performance on March 19! Click here for ticket information!



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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real- Something Real

March 10th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-1Lukas Nelson & Promise of the real- Something Real

Released: March 11, 2016

Rate: 7/10

Lukas Nelson & Promise of real is a four piece rock band from California. The band is releasing a new album, titled: Something Real. The 9 track album is an infusion of country, southern influenced rock, and some blues; the lead vocalist Lukas Nelson as a twang and sound similar to Neil Young and Caleb Followill of the band, “Kings of Leon”. It is no surprise that every piece of the band is extremely talented, the songs are dynamic and very different from one another. Read the rest of this entry »



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Wacky Wednesday: ZUMBA

March 9th, 2016 by Allison Langley

zumbaa What: Zumba Class

Where: Brick Bodies Downtown

When: Click here for schedule!

Looking to spring into the new season the healthiest you can be? For your Wacky Wednesday dance into a Zumba class at Brick Bodies Downtown! This class is fun and an excellent weight loss workout. Zumba changes the whole concept of a grueling workout, you will leave this class feeling accomplished, and invigorated after having a fun workout. It combines fun dance moves that will work your whole body. Sooo shake up your work week and jump into a fun workout with Zumba!!



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