The Birds Are Back In Town

April 9th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports TalkGet ready to hear some “O’s” screamed during the National Anthem for the first time this season.

The birds are back in town this Friday as the Baltimore Orioles head back to Camden Yards for their 2015 home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

For the first time in 17 years, the O’s head into a season as the defending AL East Champs. They finished last year’s regular season with a 96-66 record and made it all the way to the ALCS before being swept by the Kansas City Royals.

O’s fans will shake off the pain of how last season ended, and proudly welcome the birds back to Baltimore on Friday when Bud Norris will take the mound against Mark Buehrle. Read the rest of this entry »



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WLOY Battle of the Bands!

April 9th, 2015 by Rachel

TONIGHT. McGuire Hall. 8-10PM. It’s an event you DON’T want to miss.

Student bands Breakforth, GWB.com, Starfight and John Vincent (feat. Grace Charlton) will be performing for you vote, along with the votes of 5 renowned judges from the Baltimore area, do decide who will open for Loyolapalooza 2015! The bands are killer this year and the competition is fierce. In addition to all the amazing live music, WLOY will be giving away mercy, having trivia between bands and running a hashtag compeition with concert tickets being the grans prize! But… you gotta BE THERE to win! So we will see you, TONIGHT, in McGuire Hall at 8PM to watch these four incredible bands duke it out for the position of top dog and the first slot on the Loyolapalooza bill!



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CCSJ Program Interviews 2015

April 6th, 2015 by The Professor

WLOY’s Emily Delany ’15 sat down with members of different projects run by the Loyola University Center for Community Service and Justice. Here are a couple of the program highlights.

Encounter El Salvador

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Project Mexico

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A Final Four of Great Mentors

April 3rd, 2015 by Justin Thomas

The stage is set. It’s next stop: Indianapolis for Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, and Michigan State.

While these may be the Final Four teams, the true Final Four consists of four men who have proven themselves to be experts of their coaching craft for years. These greats are John Calipari, Bo Ryan, Mike Krzyzewski, and Tom Izzo.

Four men that have ascended to the top of college basketball, all using completely different styles, and all taking very different paths to get to this year’s Final Four.

Like Iron Man in The Avengers, let’s do a headcount, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »



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Tourism Tuesdays: Flaps N’ Taps

March 31st, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Flaps and TapsWhat: Flaps N’ Taps

Where: Power Plant Live!

When: Saturday, April 11th// 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

What’s black and white and available on draft? A pub-crawl with the penguins! That’s right, The Maryland Zoo and Power Plant Live! are joining together to create a bar crawl that will be a wild time and  support the zoo! For every ticket sold, $10 will go towards animal care, education and conservation. Enjoy some of Power Plant Live!’s favorite bars while waddling around with the penguins! You won’t leave this event without feeling like a party animal! Get your tickets here!



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Museum Mondays: Treekeepers 101

March 30th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Baltimore Tree Trust What: Treekeepers 101: Trees & Baltimore

Where: 2701 E. Oliver St. Baltimore, MD 21213

When: April 18th// 9:00 am- 12:00pm

On April 18th, join the Berea Eastside Neighborhood Association at Treekeepers 101: Trees & Baltimore! The session welcomes all who would like to learn more about nonprofit organizations and agencies who strive to save Baltimore’s urban environment by working with citizens to make our city green. Trees & Baltimore will teach you all about the environmental issues that we face  while our urban forest declines. All the classes and workshops provided by the Baltimore Tree Trust are free and welcome to all, and each offers an opportunity to give back to Charm City! Whether you’re planting trees or spreading awareness about the importance of living green, every extra hand helps! Find out more here!



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Sports Saturdays: Men’s Lax vs. Colgate

March 28th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayWHAT: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse vs. Colgate

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2:30pm

WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex

Are you ready for some Greyhound lacrosse…on CBS Sports?!

That’s right folks. This Saturday, the Loyola men’s lacrosse team will take on Colgate in a Patriot League matchup at Ridley.

However, if you can’t make your way over to Ridley for the game (which you totally should if you are physically able), you can catch all the exciting action on CBS Sports Network. Read the rest of this entry »



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Can Anyone Stop Kentucky?

March 27th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports TalkThey’re tenacious. They’re efficient. They’re on the hunt for perfection. This March Madness, no one is safe from…the Kentucky Wildcats!

*Insert maniacal laughter from John Calipari here*

All horror movie-style jokes aside, Kentucky has looked to be in a league all their own this basketball season. After advancing to the Elite 8 after a 78-39 beat down of West Virginia in which the Mountaineers never came close to even competing with the Wildcats, there has been one question on the minds of everyone watching college basketball.

Can anyone stop Kentucky? Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Fridays: The Emporiyum

March 27th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Emporiyum What: The Emporiyum

Where: Former H&S Bakery Distribution Center at Fleet Street and S. Central Avenue

When: April 18th- 19th, 2015

Food, food, and food. Did I mention food? That’s what it’s all about at The Emporiyum– Food! Some of the countries best vendors gather at this food market, all with the hopes of leaving you with some happy taste buds and a full stomach. With all the delicious menus to order from, goods to purchase and take home, and samples to taste, The Emporium is the perfect place to spend your day, exploring the marketplace and your palette! The artisans who bring their goods and recipes to the food market are extremely talented chefs, bakers, and ice-cream makers, so don’t miss your chance to pay them a visit while they’re right here in Charm City! The event is a sell-out every year, so get your tickets while they’re hot!

 



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Don’t Tweet If You’re Gonna Be A Twit

March 26th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports TalkIf you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all, and certainly don’t say it on Twitter if you’re involved in college athletics!

Social media has revolutionized the way that we communicate, allowing us to share our thoughts on a global scale instantaneously. However, those who don’t know how to harness this immense scope of power and outreach should just stay far away from it.

Athletes and those involved in college athletics, in particular, need to remember that they live under a microscope, and every tweet they post will be seen by at least somebody. It seems that WVU Men’s Basketball head coach Bob Huggins’ daughters and Bloomsburg University baseball player, Joey Casselberry, didn’t get that memo. Read the rest of this entry »



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