November 16th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Saturday November 23, 1:00PM
Next Saturday the Loyola Women’s Basketball team will be facing a rather tough test at home. The Hounds will be taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Reitz Arena to finish off a two-game home stand.
The Hounds lost their season opener to a highly ranked Maryland Terrapins squad, but hope to rebound (pun intended) at home.
C’mon out and support the Hounds in this important and intense matchup. For ticket information visit the Hounds’ site.
November 15th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
Loyola soccer is officially through one full season as part of the Patriot League, and changes are already in order. Both the men’s soccer coach, Mark Mettrick, and women’s soccer coach, Katherine Remy Vettori, will not have their contracts renewed and will not be back at Loyola next year.
The men finished the 2013 season with a conference record of 2-6-1 and an overall record of 7-8-2. The women were about the same in terms of conference play, going 1-6-2 in conference play, but struggled outside the conference as well, going 2-11-4 overall. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Introduction to Loop Editing (Cutting and Layering), EQ/Hi/Lo-Pass Filters, and Composition
This week we took our audio editing in entirely different direction – cutting and layering loops to create soundbeds! The students had been asking about working with more music files as source material for their editing, and John was able to provide us with ample audio loops for the class. We began the introduction by playing through the audio libraries and the students picked a drum break that they really liked. The next step was to choose some melody, and they picked a great ethereal sample of a Rhodes keyboard. This served as our basic introduction, but later in the afternoon we expanded on the concepts, including advanced editing as the students delved into cutting and manipulating segments of the loops.
Having effortlessly mastered the concept of looping within 15 minutes, the students created an audio track with a basic drum break on loop. I used this as an opportunity to demonstrate how EQ and Hi/Lo-Pass filters work. The class was able to really hear the impact that these effects have on a track with repeated source material such as a drum loop.
The project for the week was for the students to begin thinking about creating their own introductions and soundbeds, and the proof of concept was for each student in the afternoon session to create their own 30 second composition through layering and manipulating the loops. I allowed each student to pick their source material and gave them completely free reign to cut and arrange the loops as they saw fit. The results were incredible and vastly different! What is truly impressive about these selections is that the students didn’t merely layer the pre-existing audio loops. They selected their source material and then proceeded to load the source files into an audio editor and select segments that they particularly liked and cut the audio and paste it onto a new track, creating their own unique rhythms and sounds from the source file, creating a new groove and feel from the pre-existing audio source! This required a high degree of precision, as the process of cutting audio in an editor is inherently difficult, as is segmenting it to create a solid groove over a drum beat.
November 15th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
What: The Helmand
Where: Afghani Cuisine
Love Afghani cuisine? Featured in Baltimore’s City Paper Dining Hall of Fame is The Helmand, an Afghani restaurant. Located just around the corner on 806 North Charles Street, get ready for an exotic experience with flavors from all around the Middle East. It’s the perfect balance of delicate and bold flavors.
Check them out online to make reservations!
November 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kait Connaughton - Beach House - Bloom
November 14th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Lyric Opera House
When: November 22-23, 7:30-7:00
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
November 13th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
If you haven’t already heard, WLOY had recently returned from The National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Anonio, TX and we didn’t come home empty handed! WLOY was took the trophy in categories: Best Community Involvement for Word on the Street and Best Feature for our original production What Happens Next. Five representatives of WLOY lead by The Professor himself, trekked to the lone star state this past weekend. Now, they share with you an account of their experiences: Read the rest of this entry »
November 13th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
He’s back! Baltimore’s folk child Caleb Stine is returning to Loyola for another episode of WLOY’s Coffee House series. Stine is a well exercised musician and performer who has made a name for himself among the Baltimore music scene. Armed with his guitar and lyrics, his music captivates, holding a weight of intention and authenticity. Never heard of Caleb? Well check out his music, and make sure to come by the 3rd Floor Reading Room, this Thursday November 14 at 9pm
November 13th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
What: Comic Exhibit
When: Until March 1st, 2014
Where: Geppis Entertainment Museum
Love comics? Be sure to check out this exhibit on works by or influenced by African Americans. Showcasing contributions of companies such as Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and Marvel Comics and featuring the work of both mainstream and outside mainstream Black creators this exhibit is a sure hit for any comic lover!
November 12th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
This NFL season is shaping up to be one of those “down-to-the-wire” style seasons. Basically, if you were to ask any expert as to who will win each division they would answer with something to the tune of “who knows!”
With the hope of putting some things into perspective for the second half of the NFL season, I figured I’d give you my division-by-division breakdown. Keep in mind these are all just opinions and speculation. Take none of it to heart! Read the rest of this entry »