Aroy Thai was set to be the newest addition to the city’s growing number of dining options.
The College Avenue restaurant opened at least two weeks ago, but all signs — apart from the one fixed to the storefront — indicate it did not stay that way.
The display cases next to the register are filled with soda; the hours are taped to the door and mock-ups of dishes are on display in the window. Everything seems ready, but its doors have remained locked and calls to the establishment have gone unanswered.
Dom Mazzetti is accomplished for a college super senior. He has a passion for girls, partying and working out, an accent reminiscent of Jersey Shore, and more than 25 million views total on YouTube and more than 76,000 likes on Facebook.
In celebration of Cinco Dom Mayo, I mean de Mayo, The Barking Dog brought this Internet phenom to Route 1.
Because the bar’s managers expected 500 people to crowd the Barking Dog on Saturday, they hired three extra security hands for the night — only 50 people showed up.
“It was embarrassingly small,” said senior economics major Bret Greer. “You would think for Cinco de Mayo, more people would be out.”
By now, no student can deny watching and endlessly quoting the addicting Dom Mazzetti videos. The series created by Mike Tornabene and Gian Hunjan nearly went viral on YouTube. Each new episode, titled “Dom vs. …..”, would feature Dom Mazzetti, a full-blown airhead, taking on different aspects of college life. The most popular videos include Dom Mazzetti vs. Drunk Girls and Dom Mazzetti vs. Freshman.
While the videos do use explicit language and content, they are wildly funny and relatable to students around the country, which could be due to the fact that in each episode Dom is miraculously enrolled at a different university. Dom was even a student at Maryland in one episode, Dom Mazzetti vs. Resumes, where he hopelessly works to create a resume to get a job after graduating “MarryLand.”
This weekend, Mike and Gian have the chance to interact with real Maryland students at the Barking Dog for Cinco de Mayo. It could very well be the wildest night of the semester, with free merchandise, shots, an ice luge and plenty of other giveaways. If you’re wearing a Route One Apparell “Cinco DOM Mayo” shirt, you’ll receive VIP access and drink specials all night.
The event starts at 10 p.m. but get there early if you hope to get in at all, as the event page already has 471 listed attendees. Arrive with $10 cover and proper 21+ identification.
Celebrate. Drink tequila. Be MarryLand.
— Becky Kaminsky is a freshman journalism major and student blogger for The Diamondback
In January, Kayla Libby was excitedly preparing for a trip to help build the Pimentera Elementary School in Honduras when she suddenly fell ill and was forced to stay behind.
About a week after her fellow Students Helping Honduras member returned from the trip, Libby — a sophomore public health major — passed away unexpectedly Jan. 21 at Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts.
Three months later, members of SSH and Libby’s sorority sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi came together Sunday afternoon for a 5K HonduRUN to honor Libby’s memory and raise $3,000 for the cause she was so passionate about in life.
It was a scene out of a Publishers Clearing House commercial at the bus stop in front of Stamp Student Union yesterday afternoon.
For those of you who haven’t seen a PCH commercial, they usually involve the PCH Prize Patrol driving a van up to houses in an undisclosed neighborhood and surprising a lucky person with an obscenely large check and balloons, while Lizzie McGuire’s favorite songs play in the background.
Replace “Prize Patrol” with “DOTS staff,” “driving a van” with “walking” and “house” with “Shuttle-UM bus,” and you have the Department of Transportation Services’ 3 millionth rider celebration, complete with background music.
Freshman psychology major Demi Kleeman was on her way to her Wednesday poetry class when the bus she was riding rolled up to the curb outside Stamp, where 25 DOTS staff members had been waiting for more than an hour for the Shuttle-UM rider meter to hit 3 million.
I’ll be the first to admit: Half the time my peers or promoters are handing out fliers on the campus, I ignore them. This is one flier I’m glad I grabbed.
On Thursday, College Electro will be presenting Electric Circus at Fur Nightclub, sponsored by Route One Apparel. Fur has events all the time, but this is one you definitely don’t want to miss. Music will be blasting throughout the live sets of Meerical, DJ Dovgi, DJ Rew!nd, DJ Tannenbaum, and DJ Ev0lution.
All-night drink specials include beers, rails and shooters for $3 each. However, if you’re not 21, don’t worry. The entire event is 18 and up.
Most students by now are familiar with Sweetgreen, the health food restaurant founded in Washington by three college students that recently opened a popular location on Route 1 under the University View apartment complex. The restaurant attracts students who are sick of not being able to identify any of the ingredients in dining hall food (Did anyone see last week’s “chicken parmesan sandwich”? I mean, really).
On April 28, Sweetgreen is presenting its annual event, the Sweetlife Food & Music Festival, which is being called “a party with a purpose.” The event boasts delicious and healthy food, two stages and a combination of headliners that could only be dreamt up after a long night at Cornerstone.
For this week’s installment of Campus Complainer, I had some wrath reserved for the whiners polluting the Art Attack Facebook event. Now that I’ve got bigger fish to fry, I’ll keep it brief. Quit your bellyaching over B.oB. You don’t like him? I’ve got a simple solution for you: Get hammered before. Drink a bunch of beers and BOOM! Then you won’t care who’s on stage. You’d probably dance to Dr. Z singing Nickelback all night anyways. Problem solved.
On to the real issue at hand: the city of College Park. Most of the time, I’m a big fan of College Park, but yesterday my tides turned.
If you’re looking to stay local this weekend, the Barking Dog is the place for you.
You’ve likely seen the scattered chalk drawings on the sidewalk or on the sides of various building, so now is your chance to fulfill your curiosity: Tonight, HandsDownMusic is presenting Ground Up with Michael Cameron & Uno Hype at the Barking Dog.
It was just a typical night at Looney’s Pub and the usual crowd shuffled through the doors seeking a drink or a plate of chicken wings.
But Monday, 15 people — all except one of whom were students — walked out of the bar as newly registered voters, ready to make their voices heard in the upcoming elections.
The J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association — a coalition dedicated to advancing African Americans in legal professions — hosted the voter registration drive at Looney’s alongside members of the League of Women Voters. The university’s African Students Association, Black Student Union and Terps for Obama also co-sponsored the event.
John Webster, a junior communication major and president of Terps for Obama, said the goal of the drive was to increase student participation in their government, especially among minorities.
“Students don’t often know that they can have their opinion out there and that it really does matter,” Webster said. “It’s important that they elect politicians who they feel will benefit them the most and stand up for what they believe in. Registering to vote is the first step towards making that happen.”
However, getting students to sign on to register was no easy task. Looney’s owners even offered free chicken wings to incentivize people to sign up.
“The biggest issue is that students don’t want to commit the time to register,” Webster said.
Sophomore letters and sciences major Cameron Mitchell, one of the students who registered at Looney’s, said she’s excited to vote in the upcoming election.
“I want to vote so I can have a say,” she said. “You can’t complain about what’s going on in the country if you didn’t make an effort to change it.”
— Madeleine List