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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Sydney Adamson, Columnist
A lot of the things I’ve done in London have been meticulously planned out which can take much of the fun out of it. So this weekend I just decided to wing it. I had a few things in mind that I wanted to do, but for the most part I just went where the day guided me.   Friday I went to a taping of the BBC show “Sweat the Small Stuff.” Instead of focusing on the seriously important and scary events in life, the show turns the spotlight on the tiny events and pet peeves in life that can cause one to freak out. The […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Taylor Seidel, Columnist
Before I begin reviewing the next restaurant on the list of GoodEats, I’d like to thank all of you. I’ve now been operating GoodEatsMD for almost 10 months and the support has been unbelievable. Without all of your help, I wouldn’t be where I am now. So, this post is dedicated to all of you, my fans. Without further adieu here is my newest recommendation. Ryleigh’s Oyster House, the fresh seafood house in Federal Hill, has now opened a second restaurant in Hunt Valley. Located off of Padonia Road (accessed by York Road), this favorite restaurant of mine has a beautiful new home. The restaurant is chic […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Laura Antonucci, Columnist
Lisa See, author of “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” captures Chinese culture in a way few others have. If you’re unfamiliar with Lisa See’s work, you are depriving yourself of emotional and intense stories. If you have read See before, “Peony in Love” is both familiar territory and a story that is wonderfully new. See’s forte seems to be Chinese women at the height of what is now the “stereotype tradition:” bound feet, ritualistic customs, the strict expectations society imposed upon them and how they manipulated and survived both the world around them as well as each other. “Peony in Love” focuses on a girl, Peony, […] Read the full story »

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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
“The Purge: Anarchy” is set in the near future. America is at the peak of perfection, with low unemployment rates and a successful economy — and, according to the media, it is all thanks to the Purge. This film, the sequel to last summer’s “The Purge,” follows the same 12-hour event installed by the new government the New Founding Fathers, that happens once a year where all crime is legal and all emergency services are suspended. This time, however, instead of the action taking place in a confined location, the events of the sequel take place in a city, where a group of five people must work […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Sydney Adamson, Columnist
I might be in an entirely different country meeting brand new people and dealing with unfamiliar obstacles, but the music I listen to is one of the things that has stayed exactly the same throughout the past several weeks of changes, That music being songs by the ever-talented Ed Sheeran. Last week I did what all good college students do and skipped class to do something more fun. For me, that something was seeing Ed Sheeran on the last of a four-night run at one of the world’s most popular venues, the O2 Arena. The O2 is a massive complex that features dozens of restaurants, a movie […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
In “Oculus,” 21-year old Tim (Brenton Thwaites) is released from a mental institution after recovering from a breakdown due to a family tragedy. Ten years prior, his father, Alan (Rory Cochrane) went insane and killed his wife, Marie (Katee Sackhoff) ultimately leading to an 11-year-old Tim killing his father, trying to protect him and his sister, Kaylie (Karen Gillan). When Tim and Kaylie reunite, she reveals that she believes a supernatural mirror is responsible for their parents’ insanity. The movie makes an excellent use of going back and forth between the present day and the siblings’ childhood, as they watch their parents dip further and further into […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Taylor Seidel, Columnist
This weekend I was in search of a fancier restaurant in Baltimore. Before a decision could be made, the restaurant had to meet a few criteria: a cool and chic décor, an interesting menu and not a chain restaurant. With these three factors in mind and some help from Baltimore Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants, I chose Blue Hill Tavern. Nestled in the heart of Canton, Baltimore Blue Hill Tavern illuminates the night sky with a bluish tint. The restaurant is beautiful. A central host stand is situated right in front of the doors with tables around it and a bar to the immediate right. The tavern is […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Junior Kayla Seigelstein constantly works to make Towson students view their bodies more positively, but this week she will have an extra helping hand. On Wednesday Caitlin Boyle, founder of the website “Operation Beautiful” will be speaking to students as a part of Delta Delta Delta’s annual “Fat Talk Free” or “BodyImage3D” week. “The goal is for people to learn to embrace a positive self-body image, men and women and to stop degrading themselves and degrading others and just to embrace what they have in a healthy way,” body image coordinator for Towson’s chapter of Tri-Delta Seigelstein said. Boyle will be speaking to students about eating disorders, […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Laura Antonucci, Columnist
“Green Angel” is a tiny book. I am not kidding; it measures in at just less than seven inches long by four and a quarter inches wide and less than a half inch thick. I have owned this book since eighth grade, read it and proceeded to re-read it until I had the book practically memorized. It’s a simple story, and moves so quickly you can’t believe you read it that fast. “Green Angel” focuses on a teenage girl, and save your eye-rolling, who goes by the name of Green. In the first chapter, disaster strikes when Green’s local town burns down in a horrible fire, killing […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kaitlyn McKay, Columnist
In “Edge of Tomorrow,” Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is a public relations officer who has never been in combat. When he is ordered by his commanding officer, General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson), to join combat in a military operation, he refuses. Cage is then stripped of his rank, labeled a deserter and is sent to join a unit. Within minutes of combat Cage is killed, but instead wakes up on the previous day, continually reliving the same day over and over again. He seeks the help of legendary soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), who once had the same thing happen to her. The pair plans to defeat […] Read the full story »