November 16th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: National Museum of Dentistry
Where: 31 S. Greene St, Baltimore
When: Open by appointment only
There really is a museum for everything, and luckily for Baltimore there is the National Museum of Dentistry! It is located near the Inner Harbor on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is a deep history in dentistry and this is the place to learn about it! It opened in 1996 and now hosts 40,000 objects including dental instruments, furniture and artwork. One of the coolest bits and pieces the museum has on display is George Washington’s ivory denture! Neat, right? Also check out Queens Victoria’s personal dental tools, and a very cool collection showing the progression of toothbrushes from the 1800’s to 2015.
Admission cost $7 for Adults, $6 for seniors and students with ids. They also host school groups! Call 410-706-0600 to book an appointment/click here to see this very educational and interesting museum!
November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.
Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.
However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.
College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.
November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Where: 802 N. Charles Street
When:Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-5pm
While out and about in Mt. Vernon one must visit Dooby’s Café. I would be confident in describing it as a hipster-modern destination with great food and drinks. The inside is inviting with a modern design and rustic tables. Dooby’s Café serves absolutely delicious food! Get a filling Steak & Egg Sandwich, made with cheddar, gochujang aioli, and caramelized onions. Or, go big with the Homestyle Breakfast, featuring two over-easy eggs, chicken sausage, bacon, hash and toast. They also serve sandwiches like the Korean BBQ Cheesesteak, and yummy noodles. After stuffing your face with Dooby’s delicious entrees, dive into their Damn Good Pie, consisting of Brûléed buttermilk tart with a chocolate cookie crumble crust! Two please! They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options!
Stop by Dooby’s for a filling café experience and more! Click here to read the full menu!
November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Stop by the 3rd floor reading room Thursday, November 19 for WLOY’s FREE coffee house to see Mark Hopkins give a great performance! Mark Hopkins, a Baltimore native (woot woot), is a rockin’, rock n’ roll artist. He is a veteran performer, out on the road since 1997 performing his original songs in various venues. Hopkins is guaranteed to get you moving along to his sweet tunes and killer guitar! He exudes a “soulful, bluesy, funky” sound. Mark Hopkins and his band the Hotel have released two albums, Evidence and Room Service. Before heading to the show make sure to check out a song or two in case you don’t already know him!
This month and December he will be playing all over Baltimore, but you should probably (definitely) catch him in the 3RD FLOOR READING ROOM with FREE coffee and snacks!
November 12th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: The Secret Garden
Where: Center Stage
When: Now through Nov 29
Now through November 29 you can come by Center Stage to see the musical, The Secret Garden. It is a story of a young girl who takes a long voyage from India to England, her new home. The young girl, Mary, finds comfort and solace in her special garden. Based upon the novel The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it shows a young girl’s experience through growing up. It has excellent music written by Lucy Simon, and lyrics to accompany it by Marsha Norman.
There are both matinees and evening shows so you cannot miss it! Click here to check out the schedule and other info!
November 11th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: American Visionary Art Museum
Where: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
When: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm * closed Mondays
If you want to see some pretty wacky and cool art then you should stop by the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)! Starting with the outside of the building you can see why it was chosen for Wacky Wednesday! The visionary art that this gallery focuses on is completely eclectic and out-there, as they focus on the artists that look at art as a science but rather as a feeling. AVAM currently is hosting exhibits such as, “Mr. Eddy Lives!”, “The Big Hope Show”, along with their updated, permanent collection. All shows boast a colorful experience you wont forget!
Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $9.95 for student/child, and Children under 6 have FREE entry! Add this to your list of places of wacky things to do in Baltimore!
November 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Mount Vernon (Neighborhood)
Where: Between N Calvert and Franklin
When I am “touristing” I think one of my favorite things to do is to visit new neighborhoods. Luckily, in Baltimore there is a wealth of neighborhoods to visit, one them being Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is located just north of downtown Baltimore. It is a beautiful and historical neighborhood, it is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore. It houses the first Washington Monument; it’s hard to miss! Along with its history there are great restaurants and other cool spots to see.
Check out Dooby’s while you’re in the neighborhood or maybe have a nice read at the beautiful George Peabody Library, or marvel at the grandeur of Mt. Vernon place United Methodist Church. I would recommend to simply sit down on a park bench, while it is still fall, and enjoy the scenery!
November 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Where: 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD
When: Tues – Sun 10am- 5pm
Take a little walk through history and visit Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums! It is located right near Oriole Park! Babe Ruth was born in the classic Baltimore row house on February 6, 1895, his grandfather rented it. Originally the city was going to tear it down until it was saved by the mayor’s office and began the development of what it is today. Babe’s family helped to make the exhibits possible. It later became the official museum for the Orioles. It is lovely home that has undergone several restorations, ensuring that it does justice to Babe’s legacy.
The exhibits range from The Ruthian Record, highlighting his records, to Playing The Babe, highlighting his personality and lifestyle.
Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for Children. Stop by and check out a really cool part of history in sports!
November 6th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
The Greyhounds have had a disappointing 2015 campaign as they sit at 2-12-2 overall and 0-7-1 in the Patriot League. Loyola did pull off one of the biggest upsets in school history this year defeating rival UMBC who was ranked 11th in the country when the teams squared off in September. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley
WLOY + Caribbean Students Union = Jah Works
WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union (CSU) will be joining forces to bring you an awesome late night event from 7pm to 10pm on November 12th in McGuire Hall. CSU will be starting things off with a cultural event including delicious food, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken. There will be poets, music, dancers and both fun and knowledgeable activities. From 9pm to 10pm Jah Works, a great Baltimore-based reggae band, will be performing a great show for everyone! Jah Works has traveled the world performing for more than 20 years and 9 albums. We’re excited that some of the band members are alumni of Loyola who met during study abroad in the 90s! They write and perform original reggae music! Jah Works are a high energy band that appeals to music listeners of all genres! Come out on Thursday to hear a great show and enjoy a great cultural event!
Check out a live performance from Jah Works!
Free to come and watch, $7 for endless treats!