October 9th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
WLOY Coffee House Presents: singer-song writer workshop with Kenny Ferrier! Straight from Philidephia, PA, Kenny will be bringing his enchanting sound to us here at Loyola this Thursday. Perfect for the intimate setting of the 3rd floor reading room, his “John Mayer-like” vibe will no less than impress your senses. So, meet WLOY at 9pm for a perfect treat of ear candy on a casual mid-week evening.
October 9th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez
New gospel artist stopped by WLOY to talk with Jordan and Joelle Hernandez, hosts of A Double Dose of Entertainment! Check out the interview below.
October 9th, 2013 by Rachel
When: Every Saturday in October at 7PM
Where: Mount Vernon, 1 Chase Street, Baltimore, MD
If you attend this infamous ghost walk, you are in for a little fright. The Mount Vernon GhostWalk can provide all you are, and are not, looking for regarding the history of Mount Vernon. With hidden spirits around every corner, it may just give you the scare you’ve been needing. In the cultural center of the city, you will be made aware of those who have checked into Belvedere, and those who never got to check out. You will walk past the beautiful homes of the area and the locals who still keep tabs on their former residences. With a slight scare and a lot of history, the tour will not disappoint.
Tickets are available online for $13 and the tours typically lasts one hour.
October 8th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
It seems that the NFL is attempting to invade our brothers from across the pond. Since Roger Goodell became Commissioner of the NFL in 2006, he has pushed heavily to involve Europe in the NFL. Since 2007, there has been an annual game in London between two NFL teams in the regular season. This year it was bumped up to two games in London, and now the NFL has agreed to play three games at Wembley Stadium in London next season.
The three home teams have already been determined as the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and Oakland Raiders for these three games next season. Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor
This is a fun and relaxing way to see the harbor and city with a delicious meal and a great show. They are running specials for the evening cruises through October, with the promo code listed on their website. They offer two types of cruises with lots of open dates to choose from. Spirit also offer various themed trips through the harbor such as a full moon dinner and moonlight jazz cruise. So spend some time on the water, enjoy the changing of the seasons and find a new way to appreciate the beauty of our city through a different perspective on the Spirit cruise line.
View their website for ticketing prices, dates and times.
October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
The lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved. The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. Read the rest of this entry »
October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
When: Tuesday – Sunday 8AM-8PM,
Visitor Center, 10AM-4PM
Where: 4915 Greenspring Ave. Baltimore, MD
Free and open to the public year round and just around the corner from Loyola, Cylburn Arboretum is a place of peace and serenity. The beautiful gardens and historical grounds are a wonderful place to go explore or maybe on a picnic. They have lots of events coming up this fall, including a Halloween event with a costume parade and a pumpkin carving contest!
Check out their website for fun events and happenings!
October 5th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Saturday October 12th, 7:00PM
It’s that time of year again! Hockey returns as the 2013-2014 NHL season gets underway. If you’re looking to go see some great hockey, look no further than our nation’s capital.
The Washington Capitals will be in the midst of a 5-game home-stand next weekend that will include a game against the Colorado Avalanche. Any match-up between these two teams always promises to be a good one. Read the rest of this entry »
October 5th, 2013 by Rachel
What: 13th Annual Baltimore Running Festival
When: October 12th, 2013
Attention all runners! Here is your chance to run a full marathon, half marathon, 5K or relay race for a cause. The Baltimore Running Festival will be hosting these runs for their 13th consecutive year in hopes of bringing the community together. Many big name charities are offering training and opportunities to donate; a full list is available on their website. All of the races will finish at Camden Yards at M&T Bank Stadium. Runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as slots are nearly full! Register today in order to secure your spot and run for something that matters.
For all the info you need, visit the Baltimore Running Festival’s website!
October 4th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
The Cincinnati Reds have now made a playoff appearance in back-to-back seasons and have been consistently relevant in the world of baseball for the first time in almost twenty years. Dusty Baker joined the organization as the General Manager in 2007 and quickly turned the decimated Reds team around in order to make them a threat in the National League again. This past weekend, he brought the Reds to a single-elimination wild-card playoff game in which they had a chance to get to the NLDS.
The Reds unfortunately lost to the Pirates in the game, but this sounds like a promising scenario for the future, right? Well apparently the Reds organization didn’t seem to think so! Just 3 days after the playoff loss and multiple successful season, the Reds parted ways with Dusty Baker, dismissing him after three 90-win seasons, and two straight playoff appearances.
The Reds had a bad last week of the season, losing six straight, including the playoff loss to the Pirates, but is that all that is needed to fire a coach now? This seems to be a new trend happening in sports, which is leaving teams in flux due to a constant changing of the guard.
Former Auburn Tigers head coach, Gene Chizik, led the Tigers to a National Championship in 2011, but was then fired after the 2012 season where the Tigers went 3-9.
This emerging trend begs the question, are teams now expecting too much too fast from their head coaches? Improving and developing a team takes time; it doesn’t happen overnight. Do you think many of the coaches we consider to be the best of all time started out with immediate success? Of course not.
Legendary Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, led the Cowboys to a stellar 16-46-4 record in his first 5 seasons as head coach before winning 2 Super Bowls with the team. Former Yankees Manager, Joe Torre, began his career in New York with the nickname, “Clueless Joe.” After a couple of years with the team, he finally delivered some success, which quickly became 4 World Series titles.
This new trend of immediate gratification is a big departure from the traditional ways of sports, and seems to prevent any sort of connection or development. So is this new trend good for sports? You decide.