Saw-Whet Sounds

I think I speak for most people when I say that the sounds animals can make are incredible! From communication, to mating, each animal’s call is unique to their species, and in some cases, distinct even to each individual animal. As humans, we also have a huge variety of sounds that we use in our daily lives. Communicating with each other via talking, expressing danger with screams, and creating repetitive patterns as forms of entertainment in music are just a few examples of the complexity of our sounds. Now, what would happen if human sounds and animal sounds collided?

Haley Shaw, known as @SoWylie on Tiktok, is a music producer and sound designer. She was inspired by my personal favorite owl, the northern saw-whet owl, and how delicate their calls sound. She decided to combine her talent for music with the naturally occurring saw-whet call to create an amazing beat. Check out the video below!

@sowylie

a story in 3 parts. #owl #remix

♬ So Wylie Saw Whet Owl Bird Beat – So Wylie

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Sustainable Swaps for the New Year!

Written by Lauren Vincent, Class of 2023

Let’s start 2021 off right by swapping out some common household items for more sustainable options! Approximately 14 billion tons of trash are dumped into the ocean each year and by 2050 scientists predict that there will be more plastic in the ocean by weight than fish. Becoming more conscious of our impact on the environment is the perfect addition to our list of New Year’s resolutions. Here are our top five picks to avoid single-use plastic bottles and reduce your carbon footprint (plus they make excellent gifts!).*

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