WLOY Open Mic Night 11/5

November 2nd, 2015 by The Professor

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Calling one and all! WLOY is hosting another awesome open mic night! Bring any talent you have! Try out some slam-poetry, entertain us with knock-knock joke, and belt your absolutely favorite tune! WLOY will be there to support you and to encourage you to share!

Sooth your vocal chords with some FREE coffee (decaf and caf of course) and FREE delicious and delectable snacks. Don’t forget to check out our awesome merchandise! Take home a big  WLOY mug to sip your favorite fall drinks in!  Grab a glow-in-the-dark tshirt too!

Bring your friends; bring your family; bring your tap dancing dog and jam out this Thursday with WLOY! We would love to hear and see you there!



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Food Friday: Yama Sushi

October 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley

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What: Yama Sushi

Where: 1030 W 41st St, Baltimore

When: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1030pm; Sun 12-930pm

In the mood for sushi? Me too. That is why I will be heading to my go to sushi spot, Yama Sushi. Located in Hampden it is open 7 days week, meaning your sushi cravings will never go unsatisfied. I choose Yama Sushi because of its affordable pricing and delicious (very delicious) sushi. They offer rolls such as your casual California Roll to speciality rolls like the Yama Roll, consisting of lobster, avocado and eel. Or, try the Spider Man 3 roll, soft shell crab, lettuce and a crab stick…sounds ah-mazing! Maybe you’re not the biggest fan of sushi, thats cool–no worries–Yama’s got you. They offer dishes like Yama Salad, Miso soup, Chicken Teriyaki, Steak Teriyaki, Shrimp Tempora and so much more. Yama has you covered!

So this weekend if you’re in need of japanese cuisine then head to Yama! Go here for their full menu and more information!



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Theater Thursday: The Sheepdogs

October 29th, 2015 by Allison Langley

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What: The Sheepdogs Concert

Where: Baltimore Sound Stage

When: Friday, October 30

This Friday head to the Baltimore Soundstage to see The Sheepdogs put on a fire show! They will be showcasing their new album, “Future Nostalgia”, along with some older favorites! The Sheepdogs hail from Saskatoon (Canada), and our currently on tour in the US of A. They play very cool classic rock and awesome acoustic tunes. They have amazing stage presence and can guarantee an amazing show!

The Baltimore Soundstage is located in the famous Inner Harbor of charm city. They constantly host a wide variety of famous artists! For a classic concert vibe, come prepared to stand and listen to some awesome music!

Tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 the door! Click here for more information!



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Wacky Wednesday: Graffiti Alley

October 28th, 2015 by Allison Langley

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What: Graffiti Alley

Where: Howard Street and W 19, Baltimore MD

When: Whenever (better in day time)

One of the first places I visited when coming to Baltimore was Graffiti Alley. A quirky professor took my class and me on a day long trip around Baltimore, and luckily, Graffiti Alley was one of the destinations. Located near MICA, this small alley offers some very eclectic and colorful Graffiti. It is all artfully done with precision and thought; it is haven for many artists and photographers. While I was visiting a small group was in the process of a photo-shoot– using the alley as their backdrop. Although it didn’t always maintain the best reputation, it is now an artist’s retreat for bright creativity and street art.

Stop by Graffiti Alley and be sure to take a bunch of pictures for the gram! It is completely free and open to all who simply just want to appreciate some very cool art!



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Tourism Tuesday: Water Taxi

October 27th, 2015 by Allison Langley

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What: Baltimore Water Taxi

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor

When: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm (Nov 1- March 31 *Weather permitting)

Skip all that annoying street traffic and take to the water! Thats right, the most in fashion way of travel is the Baltimore Water Taxi. Travel to all your favorite (or going to be favorite) spots in Charm City. The taxi takes you to the Aquarium, Harbor Place, Science Center, Rusty Scrupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Captain James, and Canton Park. I think it is safe to say that your options are certainly not limited! The Baltimore Water Taxi has been running for over 35 years, it is a great way to experience Baltimore’s harbor culture and to travel to some great destinations.

Click here to check out ticket prices and passes for this awesome ride! This water taxi season the taxis run on a weather permitted basis so make sure to check that out before heading out!



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Museum Monday: Spooky Science

October 26th, 2015 by Allison Langley

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What: Spooky Science

Where: Maryland Science Center

When: October 31, 12pm-4pm

In the spirit of halloween the Maryland Science Center will be hosting a Spooky Science session! OooOoo! They will be offering a variety activities from 12pm-4pm on halloween. Make some ghostly crafts, and witness some spine-chilling chemistry experiments! Get prepared for the evening by carving pumpkins and decorating trick-or-treat bags. This is a great way to combine some neat science lessons with some added halloween fun.

This activity is free with paid admission to the museum! Do not forget to wear your most spooky costume on this halloween afternoon!



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Rocky Horror Picture Show! 10/29 8-10pm

October 26th, 2015 by Allison Langley

The Rocky Horror Picture Show It is that time of year again! Time is fleeting!  Madness takes it’s toll.  With a bit of a mind flip, you’re into the time slip… and WLOY is here to assist you, with space to do the Time Warp to a giant screen filled with the Rocky Horror Picture show! Come dressed as your favorite Rocky Horror character or some other great costume, the best will win tickets to shows at Rams Head Live or Baltimore Soundstage!

This year we are doing a special presentation of RHPS outside on the inflatable screen in front of Humanities! Bring your blanket or camp chairs and feel free to act out the show along with the crowd! Food and beverages will be available for free 🙂

In case of rain or serious mud, we’ll move inside to McGuire Hall, but we WILL be showing the movie!  8-10pm on the quad Thursday October 29 – get your Halloween on early!



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Who is the Best of the Best?

October 24th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

 Sports SaturdayFor the first time since 1970, 5 NFL teams will be undefeated entering week 7. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Panthers, and Patriots are the lone remaining teams without a loss and all 5 of them have a legitimate chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy come February.

We know what Andy Dalton and company can do during the regular season, but the real question for the Bengals is, can they get the job done during the post-season? Dalton has made the playoffs in each of his first 4 years in the league however, he is 0-4 in the post-season. This is a different Bengals team. They are incredibly balanced on offense with a thunder and lightning rushing attack with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, as well as a prolific passing attack featuring A.J Green. With the exception of the Ravens game, Green has been relatively quiet so far this season. It is the emergence of guys like Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones that have really added another dimension to this offense. Eifert specifically has been extremely effective in the red zone hauling in 6 touchdowns leading all tight ends. This Bengals team certainly has the weapons to keep up with the elite teams in the AFC. Read the rest of this entry »



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DJ Spotlight: Legends of Rock Album Review

October 23rd, 2015 by Rachel

white snake album cover Whitesnake’s new album The Purple Album, released earlier in 2015, shows that after a 35+ year career, they still have relevance today, and are still very talented. This album shows the band’s musical flexibility, with styles ranging from metal, to soft rock, to their more familiar classic rock feel. It should be said that I am only really familiar with their more commercially successful songs, specifically Still of the Night and Here I Go Again, so I am not aware of the band’s evolution in style over the years. However, this does give me a clear perspective on their skill and the quality of the music on this new album. Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Friday: Artifact Coffee

October 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Artifact 2 What: Artifact Coffee

Where: 1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore

When: Monday-Tuesday 7am-5pm, Wednesday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm

The other day I woke up early and headed on over to Artifact Coffee before class. I am in love. In love with the atmosphere the food and the deliciously soothing tea that helped cure a sore throat! I sat down at a rustic table while the waiter brought me a carafe of water and placed down my lemon-green tea infuser with a cute blue tea cup and plate. I then scarfed down a breakfast sandwich, amazing, it was crunchy yet soft yet cheesy, ugh, everything you want in a sausage breakfast sandwich.

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