Loyola Routs Lafayette in Patriot League Matchup

February 12th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

10771740In a dominating effort on both sides of the court, Loyola cruised to a 62-43 win over Patriot League opponent Lafayette on Wednesday night at Reitz Arena.

Tyler Hubbard and Franz Rassman led the scoring for the Hounds, but the real story was the suffocating team defense from the Hounds.

The Greyhounds started the second half strong, going on a 14-0 early in the half, extending their lead to 28. At one point in the game, the Hounds led the Leopards by 30 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack Review

February 12th, 2015 by Rachel

50 shades soundtrackOkay. So no matter how you feel about 50 Shades of Grey as a book or a movie, you can’t deny that the soundtrack is killer. It features some truly soulful R&B hits and romantic classicss that are bound to get stuck in your head and leave you wanting more. From ‘Earned It’ by The Weeknd, to songs from greats like Annie Lennox with ‘I put a spell on you’ and Frank Sinatra with ‘Witchcraft,’  to a slowed down version of ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce. This soundtrack is almost unbelievable it’s so good, featuring songs from so many promient artists in music, past and present. If you haven’t yet, check out the album, it’s available on iTunes, Spotify and in disc form. If you’re feeling sensual, need a playlist for Valentine’s Day or just wanna listen to some great music, give the 50 Shades soundtrack a listen. Trust me, it’s worth it.



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Theatre Thursday: 50 Shades of Grey

February 12th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

50 Shades of Grey What: 50 Shades of Grey

Where: Senator Theatre

When: See showtimes

Warning: it’s here. The moment we (and all of our dark sides) have been waiting for: 50 Shades of Grey. The romance film is based off of E L James’ erotic bestselling novel about a innocent young Literature student, Anastasia Steele, who encounters intimidating business tycoon and handsome billionaire, Christian Grey. Their relationship quickly escalates to something far more complex than Ana ever thought it would be when Grey reveals to her his very dominating tastes. The steamy first installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, this film will surely shock your senses as it takes you deeper and deeper into the unusual romance between Ana and Mr. Grey. Whether or not you’ve read the book, you will certainly be enticed by the mysterious and provocative film. 50 Shades of Grey premieres at the Senator Theatre today, and tickets won’t last long! To find out more, click here!

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WLOY Coffee House Series Presents: OPEN MIC NIGHT

February 11th, 2015 by Rachel

10955583_10152680666854087_1019169113258600471_oWLOY will be hosting an Open Mic Night as a part of our Coffee House Series, now featuring coffee. Come by to showcase your talent, encourage a friend to sing along and perhaps woo the person of your desires just in time for Valentine’s Day with a love song! Ed Sheeran and Etta James covers are recommended, along with heart felt originals. So stop by the Reading Room from 8-10PM this Thursday for good tunes from your peers, a relaxing vibe and real, 100% Arabica Coffee!

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Beck Takes Home the Grammy

February 11th, 2015 by Lauren Puleo

beck morning phase cover art “Morning Phase” Wins Album of the Year
Release Date: 2/25/14
Rating: 7/10

After the Grammys last week, Beck sure wasn’t singing, “I’m a loser, baby” anymore. While the alt-rock icon took the stage to accept the award for Album of the Year, many viewers (most notably Kanye West) were shocked by this “upset”. How did Beck manage to beat out Beyonce, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Pharrell Williams? Well lemme tell ya…

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Wacky Wednesdays: Cupid’s Undie Run

February 11th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Cupid's Undie Run What: Cupid’s Undie Run

Where: Lucky’s Tavern

When: Saturday, February 14th// 2:00 pm

No naked mile has ever felt as good as Cupid’s Undie Run! Why? Because when you run this mile you’re helping raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation! Last year, the foundation raised $2.8 million dollars, all thanks to those ambitious runners who participated. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Who would want to run around in their underwear in the middle of February? Sure, the cold weather is unbearable, and maybe you’re not feeling so hot about your bod because you’ve been able to hide the winter pounds under baggy sweaters and winter coats, but once you and the hundreds of other bare-bodied runners cross the finish line, the only thing you’ll be thinking about is the good deed you’ve done, and the super fun pre-game and after party! This is your chance to spread the love with a good workout, great company, and incredible cause! Plus, you can flaunt your craziest Valentine’s Day get-up (or lack thereof)! Register for this crazy love-run here!

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Tourism Tuesday: Monumental Helicopters

February 10th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Monumental Helicopters What: Monumental Helicopters

Where: 7505 General Aviation Drive, Fort Meade, Baltimore 20755

When: By appointment

Want to see Baltimore like you’ve never seen in before? Then sign up for a ride over the city with Monumental Helicopters! The aerial view of Baltimore is a spectacular one, boasting the city’s beautiful lights, Baltimore icons like the Domino Sugar plant, the Under Armor HQ, the Ravens and Orioles stadiums, and more! Choose from various available packages, or design your own tour of Charm City! “Don’t look down,” they said. But on a ride with Monumental Helicopters you won’t be able to pick your eyes up off of the breathtaking city of Baltimore! Make a reservation here!

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How The West Was Won…Possibly

February 9th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports Talk The NBA has been buzzing after Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments regarding the possibility of an adjusted playoff system. It’s looking like adjustment might be necessary seeing as some great Western Conference teams and players may miss the playoffs.

In the Western Conference, there are five teams that are separated by less than eight games, and two of those teams will not get to make the playoffs even though they are all above a .500 record. Whereas in the Eastern Conference, the seven and eight-seed teams are both at least seven games below the .500 mark.

Currently, New Orleans and MVP candidate Anthony Davis, and Oklahoma City sit on the outside looking in. That could very easily change with the Clippers losing Blake Griffin for an indefinite amount of time due to elbow surgery to treat a staph infection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Museum Mondays: Sowebo/Soweto by Martha Cooper

February 9th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Sowebo/Soweto What: Sowebo/Soweto by Martha Cooper

Where: Gallery 788

When: February 4th- February 28th, 2015

This February, come to Hamden and join Gallery 788 for its exhibit of renowned photographer, Martha Cooper’s, award winning work, Sowebo/ Soweto. The show illustrates Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo) and its connection to Southwest Townships (Soweto) in South Africa through breathtaking photography. In her photos, Cooper expresses the striking similarities between the two areas and the issues that occur there. The gallery will leave surely leave you in awe. Don’t miss your chance to submerge yourself into the two cultures through Cooper’s incredible captures! Find out more here!

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Sports Saturdays: Men’s Lax Season Opener

February 7th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

10751985WHAT: #7 Loyola Men’s Lacrosse vs. #9 UVA Men’s Lacrosse

WHEN: Saturday, February 7th, 1pm

WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex

Lacrosse season is finally here, folks! And what better way to kick it off than with a top-10 matchup between your 7th-ranked Loyola Greyhounds and the 9th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers?

The Hounds look to start off strong with a big test at home, and build off of their successes from last season. Read the rest of this entry »

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