Museum Mondays: American Visionary Art Museum Halloween Celebration

October 28th, 2013 by Rachel

avamWhat: End of Free Fall Halloween Celebration

Where: American Visionary Art Museum,  800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230

When: Wednesday, October 30th, 4-7pm

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will be hosting a Halloween Celebration as the Baltimore Free Fall comes to a close. The event is for all ages and will give you a chance to “punk out your pumpkin” and watch a halloween movie as AVAM kicks off it’s “Gratefully Dead” Legacy Campaign. Don’t miss out on FREE Admission to one of the best museums in Baltimore and your chance to decorate your very own pumpkin with a free screening of Tim Burton’s Beetle Juice! Stop by AVAM and get your free fall on! Better late than never.

Stop by the AVAM website for all the details and directions.

 



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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Basketball is Back!

October 26th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

9364498What: Shippensburg vs. Loyola

When: Thursday October 31st, 7:30PM

The wait is finally over! Greyhounds basketball is officially back here at Loyola. This year Halloween is bringing more to Loyola’s campus than costumes and candy.

The men’s basketball team will be kicking off their 2013-14 season at home in Reitz Arena against the Shippensburg Raiders this Thursday, October 31st, at 7:30PM.

The Hounds are hoping for a great start to their first season in the Patriot League. Their conference schedule starts in January, but they will face some familiar foes in the first half of the season, including Fairfield and UMBC.

The women’s basketball team starts their season on November 10th in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins. Come on down to Reitz Arena this Thursday and help the Hounds start the new season in style! For ticket information go to the Greyhounds website.



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The Fall Classic

October 25th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

UnknownThe World Series officially kicked off this week, and started with a very interesting opening two games. This year’s World Series sees the feel-good story Boston Red Sox facing the ridiculously experienced St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the series of the Beards vs the Birds.

Strangely enough, this is the first time in a while that the World Series is between the two teams with the best records in their respective conferences. Both teams finished the regular season with a record of 97-65, and the argument can be made that they have been the two best teams in baseball all year. Read the rest of this entry »



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RadioEdu Week 05

October 25th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Reverb and Delay, Advanced Editing

Since we briefly introduced the concept of Reverb last week, we started with a discussion of Reverb and the students were able to understand how room size impacted sound, and why engineers would seek out certain rooms for recordings. As an experiment I had the class clap in our moderate sized room, and then predict what would happen if the room were smaller and larger. I said that next time they were in the school auditorium they should clap and report back whether or not their claps matched their predictions.

We also had a brief discussion about why room size would matter, and this lead to an introduction to acoustics and sound waves. We then revisited the story that they composed last week and M was able to edit the track herself! She went into the audio editor and cut the small dialogue section from the story, pasted it to a new track, added Reverb to the new track, and then silenced the section on the initial track. This is a very advanced concept and she was able to understand the need to put it on a separate track, and was able to perform the editing herself. As the original recording of the story was posted in last week’s blog entry, this week’s proof of concept is M’s edit with the section of dialogue cut and pasted to another track. This is a clear demonstration of the ability to follow through with an idea that was planned in advance, and a great introduction to some of the edits and manipulations that occur in post-processing of a recorded piece.

(TBA Caveman Story with Edit)



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Food Fridays: The Helmand

October 25th, 2013 by Rachel

helmandWhat: Afghan cuisine

Where: 806 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201

When: Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

If you’re looking for interesting cuisine with flavors you haven’t tried before then you should visit The Helmand. This niche restaurant incorporates foods from India, Iran, Greece and Afghanistan to bring you bold flavors with many herbs and spices. Their exquisite atmosphere is located right in Mount Vernon and is very welcoming. They offer both vegetarian dishes and dishes that include meat and they pride themselves on using fresh vegetables. The Helmand also offers catering.

Stop by the restaurant or visit their website for a burst of new flavors!

 


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WLOY Staff Picks 10.20.13

October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

Nick_Drake_Pink_MoonKathleen McKeveny– “Pink Moon”- Nick Drake – 

Because he made the whole sullen singer songwriter/turtle neck wearing/ sexy lanky guy thing work the first time around. Those songs are just the best of their kind, no matter how many wannabe Nick Drakes there are out there, he’s still nuuuuumero uno :0

 
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Top 20 Tracks 10.20.13

October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

photo_arcade_fireThis week’s Top 20 is stacked with amazing artists, some have been there for weeks now like Washed Out, but others are new additions this week. In high anticipation of her debut album, Sky Ferreira’s hit “Everything is Embarrassing”  has surged into the top half of the chart, just three spots away from song collaborator Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange, also charting highly in anticipation of his new album “Cupid Deluxe” due out in November. Repeat offenders in our Top 5 this week include “Reflektor” and “Don’t Save Me”, but hey maybe next week they’ll get dethroned, only time will tell.
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Review: Innocents – Moby

October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 9.25.06 PMInnocents

 Moby

Grade: D

Released on October 1, 2013, Innocents, by Moby was released. The album consisting of  12 tracks album is the 11th studio album to be released by Moby. Innocents does have a very eclectic sound due to the many featured artists. But, that does not do much for the album as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »



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Review: On Being – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seeker

October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

Screen shot 2013-10-23 at 4.01.09 PM  On Being

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Grade: B

The On Being  album released by, Joe Hertler & the rainbow seekers immediately starts off strong with the title track, “Ego Loss on Grand River Avenue”. The album is very indie, upbeat and all around fun. For those who are to Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, they are a great mix between Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Read the rest of this entry »



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Theatre Thursdays: Loyola Nevergreens Fall Comedy SHow

October 24th, 2013 by Rachel

1391635_3545802459091_259414043_nWhat: Your peers being hilarious and what not

When: Friday, October 25th, 8pm

Where: Blackbox Theatre

The Loyola University Nevergreens will be having their first performance of the new school year THIS FRIDAY! As in tomorrow! Looking for a few laughs, to blow off some steam, and have an awesome Friday Night? Then you have to go to Nevergreen Fall Comedy Show. You really don’t have a choice. Our very own WLOY family member, Kathleen McKeveny, will be appearing in the performance, as well as many other Loyola students. So be sure to check out this awesome event and support your peers by laughing at their jokes.

Tickets are $8 and more info is available on facebook.



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