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Archive for November, 2008


Kids on campus

Alex Morris, senior editor This week’s kids on campus Nicholas and Sophie Lehman-Poulos are the son and daughter of Julie Lehman, church relations development manager.   Nicholas, the oldest, wants to be an inventor when he grows up and strongly dislikes George W. Bush.  Sophie wants to be a brain doctor and enjoys eating apples. Alex [...]

Be wary of promises of “change”

Zachary Davidson, guest writer On Nov. 4, the candidate of “change” became the president-elect of a country in dire straits. What is this “change” that has been promised, and what is this “change” that has millions upon millions of people heaving a sigh of relief? Does this “change” have any definition beyond the promises sketched [...]

Dialogue on immigration voices community concerns

Gabriel Sistare, staff writer On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 150 people convened at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church in East Asheville to participate in a dialogue on immigration. Initiated by the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council (CRC), the forum provided the local community with an opportunity to publicly discuss the immigration issue that has deeply affected Western North [...]

New gym, same contra feeling

Miles Kovarik, staff writer “Allemande Right, Balance, and Swing,” and “Promenade, Courtesy Turn, and Do-Si-Do!” If you are sad about not having heard these terms in awhile then you may want to join the group of students driving over to the Old Farmer’s Ball contra dance on Thursday nights. The Old Farmer’s Ball has been [...]

Are new locks the key to campus safety?

Elizabeth Gunto, staff writer The dormitory doors now have new locks, which must be activated by students’ ID cards. Before, anyone who had the numerical code could access the dormitories. The  Resistance Intervention Safety Empowerment (RISE) Project, led by Kelly Kelbel, spent around $30,000 on the new ID locks. The money came from a government [...]

Potential golf course spurs local debate

Gabriel Sistare, staff writer On November 19, the Division of Water Quality and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing at A.C. Reynold’s High School. Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition, a local community organization, issued a letter to the Division of Water Quality concerned with the development of a golf course at the Cliffs [...]

New courses to bolster Environmental Studies program

Ricky Ochilo, staff writer Warren Wilson College will be expanding the Environmental Studies curriculum to enhance the College’s focus on environmental problems and issues. John Casey, professor of philosophy, explained that the College received a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to develop and implement a new environmental curriculum. The new courses are Land [...]

The five year plan your parents won’t be mad about

Elizabeth Gunto, staff writer Starting in the fall of 2010, Warren Wilson College  will no longer offer an education major in its catalog. Instead, the College will be offering a five year program to which people with an undergraduate degree from Warren Wilson or elsewhere may apply. The fifth year program will set up the [...]

Staff Forum endorses RISE

Matthew Byers, senior editor Nov. 12 – Staff Forum voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of the RISE Project at a meeting in Canon Lounge. Student Caucus passed a motion on Oct. 14 in favor of the College funding the RISE Project once its grant expires in January. Several dozen students were [...]

Integration of application and theory: Seminar works with Just Economics

Miles Kovarik, staff writer The feeling of accomplishment that comes from applying information in the classroom to the “outside world” is exhilarating. Finally, those hours spent learning about things that seem mundane begin to take shape. For incoming freshmen, applying what they learn in the classroom is taking shape in the form of service. Some [...]

Wilson sinks Berea’s battleship in swim meet

Joseph Villers, staff writer On Saturday, Nov. 15, Warren Wilson swimmers competed against Berea College, a major rival of several years. Both schools are similar in size, both are work colleges, the biggest difference being number of hours worked (Berea’s work-weeks are 10 hours). Wilson suited up with splashes of the ’80s: teal, pink, neon [...]

Question of the week!

compiled by Heather Walls “What scares you?” Dreadlocks- Maxwell Theodore Huntoon Bressor Inorganic hair color- John Wright Panthers- Ben West Nothing…alright, owls- Lincoln Bressor The only thing I can think of right now is being paralyzed- Pat Hurley Religion- Murad Ibrahimi Castration with a rusty cheese grater- Bill Haggeman NOT bears- Rachel Keller Being naked….or [...]

Kids on campus

Alex Morris, senior editor This week’s Kid on Campus is Rebecca Hettrick, daughter to John and Allyson who work with Alumni Relations and Academic Affairs respectively. Rebecca was Pocahontas for Halloween and enjoys reading Harry Potter at a rapid rate. Alex Morris: What do your parents do at WWC? Rebecca Hettrick: My dad is the [...]

Gladfelter etiquette

For the sake of clarity I’m just going to lay it out there for everyone to begin with. My name is Keely, and I worked in Glad for the entirety of last year. It’s got its ups and downs — you can find the silver lining to the fish patty if you look… but honestly, [...]

Thoughts on immigration: A critical response from the Peace and Justice Crew

Written collectively by members of the Peace and Justice Crew. In the Oct. 16 issue of the Echo, Dr. Frank Kalinowski wrote an editorial that was concerned with the Peace and Social Justice crew’s expression of solidarity with immigrant communities in Western North Carolina. The Peace and Social Justice Crew would like to respond to [...]

Tuesday meant victory for NC Democrats

Gabriel Sistare, staff writer Along with the outstanding national election that ended in a substantial defeat for Republicans, North Carolina Democrats had significant wins at the state and local level. The New Governer Bev Perdue, the Lt. Governer under the incumbent Mike Easley, won by a 50 to 47 percent margin over Charlotte Mayor Pat [...]

The Politics of Apocalypse, Part 1: “We must either love eachother, or we must die.”

Matthew Byers, senior editor During the 1964 presidential race, Lyndon Johnson ran an advertisement that depicted a young girl picking petals off a daisy, adorably miscounting from one to ten. When she reached “10,” a voice began a more sinister countdown, culminating in a black & white mushroom cloud that consumed televisions across the country. [...]

School play sure to thrill

Elizabeth Gunto, staff writer The Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can’t Take it with You, written by George F. Kaufman and Moss Hark, will be showing at Kittredge Theater, starting its run on Wednesday at 8 p.m. and ending on Sunday,  The play is about a strange family surviving during the Great Depression. It is [...]

Disaster relief turned disastrous, students continued to give it their all

Miles Kovarik, staff writer Fall Break service trips traveled to Cumberland Island, GA, New Orleans, LA, Alexander, NC, and War, WV. Wilson students also worked on the Appalachian Trail in Western North Carolina and the Cumberland Trail near Chattanooga, TN. Was the cost of long drives, foreign kitchens, and long workdays worth the results? Most [...]

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