Students Speak: Should Colleges Ban Fraternities and Sororities from Campus?

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 1:33pm

This article is part of a student series written by BMS Senior Madi Johnson. Feel free to contact her at: if you’re interested in commenting on a future topic. 


Last November, an 18 year-old Kappa Sigma pledge at West Virginia University was found unresponsive at an off-campus fraternity house with a blood-alcohol level six times the legal limit. He subsequently died from alcohol poisoning, and the national branch of Kappa Sigma pulled its charter from WVU. Last fall, Johns Hopkins University banned open social events at fraternities after two allegations of sexual assault associated with a fraternity. In March, a video surfaced of the Oklahoma Kappa chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist chant aboard a bus. More recently, the Sigma Nu fraternity was suspended from Old Dominion University on August 24 after hanging three sexually suggestive banners from the front porch of members’ off-campus house. Read More →

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UPDATE: One Arrest Made at Freddie Gray Protest, Motions Denied

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 11:20am

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Baltimore police have made an arrest at the protest that began this morning before the Freddie Gray hearing.

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Baltimore Has the Worst Drivers (Outside Massachusetts)

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 10:38am

woman driver accident

Everyone agrees that the nation’s worst drivers are in Boston–so it should come as no surprise that the second-worst drivers, according to Allstate Insurance’s annual Best Drivers Report, are from just outside of Boston in Worcester. But the city with the third-worst drivers in the entire United States of America? Baltimore. Read More →

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Two Law Enforcement Dogs Die in Hot Car in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 9:49am


Kojack and Dingo, a bloodhound and a Dutch Shepherd respectively, died from heat exhaustion in a police vehicle last week, the Baltimore Sun reportsRead More →


What’s Going on With John Harbaugh?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 3:00pm

John Harbaugh comments

It’s only preseason, but John Harbaugh is already putting out some quality tape. The Baltimore Ravens head coach is having moments with coaches, reporters and even going Trump. Especially since it’s only preseason, it’s hard to tell whether moments like Saturday night are a just a prelude, or if Harbs is working some stuff out before prime time. Read More →


The 15 Most Unbreakable Sports Records

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 12:50pm

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Pressbox – The Orioles will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game during tonight’s 7:05 p.m. contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ripken will be recognized for the iconic moment when he broke New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig’s 56-year-old record Sept. 6, 1995 that once seemed unreachable. While a few optimists never say never when it comes to Ripken’s impressive feat being surpassed one day, here are 15 sports records, listed in no particular order, that will likely never fall. Read More →

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Wes Moore, Nick Mosby Contemplating Mayoral Campaigns

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 9:00am


Wes Moore

The 2016 mayoral race in Baltimore was at first shaping to be a contest between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her predecessor, Sheila Dixon. Since then, we’ve seen two 27-year-olds jump in. This week, a pair of local leaders in their 30s are considering jumping in, which could further uproot the race for the city’s top office. Read More →

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RIP Wes Craven, Johns Hopkins Alum

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 8:56am


You know how tragic celebrity deaths always seem to come in threes? This week, we lost the lovely Oliver Sacks, and then shortly afterward horror maven–and Johns Hopkins alum– Wes Craven. Read More →


Want Gordon Ramsay to Raise Hotel Hell in Maryland?

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 31, 2015 3:43pm

gramsGordon Ramsay is looking for some Maryland hotels to lambaste on TV. Britian’s cranky consultant is searching for hotels for a third season of Hotel Hell on Fox, and some could be in Maryland — if they’re terrible enough. Read More →


Maryland State Fair Ride Operator Found Dead of Possible Overdose

3 Written by: | Monday, Aug 31, 2015 3:00pm

maryland-state-fair-e1345724683337A 22-year-old woman who worked operating a ride at the Maryland State Fair was found dead in a trailer near the fairgrounds of a possible heroin overdose, according to Baltimore County police. Read More →

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