Coffeehouse 11/10/16: Nalani and Sarina

November 4th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

ef66eb_7e98f1e8899d433186cd7d07edc4eb6fThe twins are back! Since their last stop at Loyola, Nalani & Sarina have gotten even bigger and better. Their EP, called Scattered World, has been called “some of the best music being made in 2016” by Dave Marsh and “some funky, danceable tunes” by me. With praise from DJs all over the East Coast, WLOY in honored to have these two talented ladies back at Loyola.

Singing and writing together since they were kids, it’s no surprise the twins have developed their own, unique, harmonious sound. Nalani and Sarina blend together pop, soul, funk, and rock to create great songs that will have you singing and dancing along in no time. Check out their originals here, their covers here, and them in person this Thursday at 8pm-10pm by Starbucks.



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What did the world look like in 1908?

November 4th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The Chicago Cubs just won their first World Series title since 1908.
Let’s try that again…
THE CHICAGO CUBS
              WON
THE WORLD SERIES!

Here is what the world looked like 108 years ago, the last time they won.

 

    • Life expectancy was 47 years
    • There were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads
    • The maximum speed limit was 10 mph
    • Gas cost $0.15 per gallon
    • Minimum wage was $0.22
    • A Hershey bar cost $0.02
    • There were only 46 states
    • Theodore Roosevelt was president
    • World War 1 had not happened yet
    • The NBA did not exist

     

    Congratulations to the 2016 Chicago Cubs on finally breaking the curse of the Billy Goat!



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Explore Baltimore: Shake and Bake Skate

November 4th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

108329976What: Roller Skating

When: Friday Nights 6-10pm

Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore Md 21217

Are you hitting that point in the semester where the only thing you have enough energy or money to do is sleep until finals are over? Did your midterm reports destroy a small part of you? Hopefully we can help. For only $10.00 every Friday, Shake and Bake Skate provides admission, skate rental, and all you can eat pizza! Without breaking the budget, you can enjoy four full hours of skating and pizza with friends. Nothing shakes off the tension of a hard week like dancing (maybe not well) while on roller-skates. Join the party and shamelessly sing, dance, and as much pizza as your heart desires to get the weekend started off right.

 



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Explore Baltimore: The National Aquarium

November 3rd, 2016 by Cara Hullings

f2ebc0cb9598ff1973ec6f808984b61fWhat: Pay What You Want Day

Where: The National Aquarium, 501 E Pratt St

When: Sunday November 6th, 9am-5pm

Are you broke like me? Do you love marine life like me? Then come out to The National Aquarium this Sunday! The aquarium is bringing back Pay What You Want Day thanks to T. Rowe Rice. For whatever change you have in you pocket, you can gain admission to the aquarium for a fun filled day. Check out all the unique 20,000 animals and the award-winning exhibits, and go buy something from the gift shop with your leftover money.

The National Aquarium is also offering a 4-D Immersion Film for $5 and the chance to learn about some of the marine life in the exhibits. With a marine-biology lesson, almost-free admission, and access to see tons of animals, this event is the best way (and cheapest way) to spend your Sunday.

 



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College Radio Day 24hour Marathon Promos

November 2nd, 2016 by The Professor

In preparing for the madness that is 24 live hours in a row, DJ Steve Vanyo is taking his training very seriously. Join us in celebrating College Radio Day 2016 on Friday November 4th from Midnight to Midnight we go all live DJs. He’s been training all week and we’ve been documenting it with a new 30 second video every day:

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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Oyster Festival

November 2nd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknown-1What: Oysters

When: Saturday, November 5th, 1-5pm

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor (501 Light Street)

The second annual Baltimore Oyster Festival is coming up this Saturday, and the timing couldn’t be better. Enjoy the fleeing summer weather we’ve enjoyed this fall for one last weekend with seafood, live music, activities, and more. The festival will include a variety of food trucks as well as activities for families and people of all ages. The festival is free, but oyster prices vary depending on the cooking style and amount of oysters you choose to buy. Spend this Saturday afternoon soaking up some of the greatest things Baltimore has to offer. The only way this could get more Baltimorean is if they add a little old bay (I’m not going to say they won’t…).



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Explore Baltimore: Artifact Coffee

November 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

vaefaagt-jpg-largeWhat: Artifact Coffee

Where: 1500 Union Ave

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

Looking for a cute and cozy place to pass your Sunday at? Then you need to go to Artifact Coffee, located right on the border of Hampden and Woodberry. Partnering with local farms and businesses, this coffee shop puts an emphasis on serving local food. These local foods include various types of soups, sandwiches, and salads so there’s a something no matter what mood you’re in. Wash your food down with one of Artifact Coffee’s unique drinks. Serving all types of coffees and teas, there’s plenty of cafe drinks to choose from: my favorite is the King Crimson iced tea.

In addition to having great, local foods and drinks, Artifact Coffee has a great staff. The workers here are all friendly and helpful when you can’t make up your mind a bout what you want. Also, be on the look out for cool events like Sunday Brunch and free coffee days. No matter whether you’re here for the food, the events, the drinks, or just the rustic vibe, Artifact Coffee has it all!



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Explore Baltimore: The Sound Garden

October 31st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

348sWhat: The Sound Garden

Where: Fells Point, 1616 Thames Street

When: Hours

Located in the charming area of Fells Point is The Sound Garden, a great record store for any music taste. Ranked as #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of The Best Record Stores in the USA, The Sound Garden is the place to buy new and used music, movies, games, and even shirts. This record store stays stacked in popular music and the rare finds in vinyl and CDs, which is why it’s been chosen as Baltimore’s Best CD store for 10 years in a row.

Whether you’re looking for new music, movies, games or some old, classic ones, chances are you can find it at The Sound Garden. If you can’t though, the knowledgeable, friendly workers will help you find what you’re looking for. Staying open late seven days a week and hosting events from time to time, The Sound Garden is all about the fun in pop culture.



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Tebow Time is Back

October 31st, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Just when you thought Timothy Richard Tebow was out of the spotlight, the former Heisman Trophy winner is back competing in professional sports. This time around, Tebow will be trading in his football cleats for baseball spikes.

On September 8, 2016 Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in an attempt to fulfill his dreams of becoming a major league baseball player. Before signing his contract with the Mets, Tebow did not play competitive baseball since high school. The Mets assigned Tebow to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Read the rest of this entry »



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Late Night Concert: Thin Lips and Pompeii Graffiti 11/3/16

October 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

a0065309974_16WLOY is hosting a free late night concert this Thursday the 3rd in McGuire with Thin Lips and Pompeii Gaffiti. You can check Thin Lips out here and Pompeii Graffiti here. Both bands will have you jamming out to their indie rock beats.

Thin Lips, called “punk for your sensitive side” by SPIN Magazine blend indie-rock guitar with punk energy to create a unique sound perfect for some head nodding. The female-fronted, Philly native band has toured with some great bands, like Modern Baseball and Cayetana and are now stopping by McGuire.

Pompeii Graffiti, a local band from Annapolis offers up a more mellow sound for your Thursday. Formed during high school, this band has been playing together for years, developing into the artists they are today. Claiming they’re still the same dorky kids from when they started, this quintet blends indie rock with lo-fi. Come out to hear their cool originals, as well all the covers they love to play. Whether your taste is some hard riffs or some relaxing indie, between these two talented bands, there’s enough great tunes for everyone to enjoy!



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