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How Well Are You Really Eating?

By: Alexandra Briggs, Staff Writer Though I have not been here very long, I feel I can safely say that the students of Warren Wilson are a fairly health conscious bunch. This makes for a large number of students who are at least trying to make good dietary decisions. However, even if we are really [...]

A People’s Movement

By: Jamie DeMarco, Guest Contributor When Bill Mckibben wrote “The End of Nature” in 1989, global warming was comfortably housed under the umbrella of environmentalism, continuing John Muir’s legacy of preserving the natural world. However, as climate predictions have become reality, the fight against climate change has exploded from an environmental movement to a people’s [...]

Advancing Community

By: Cody Funderburk, Staff Writer Warren Wilson College is soon to be greeted by the arrival of Kathy Johnson Bowles, who will serve as the new Vice President of Advancement. Richard Blomgren, a well-known and friendly face often seen on the campus, announced his retirement before summer break at the end of last year. Since [...]

Stories of a Strigiforme: Emily Bader

By: Eve Rosetti, Staff Writer After taking the second semester of her sophomore year to travel the United States, Warren Wilson student Emily Bader returned to Asheville in early July. Three weeks later, she hopped on her bike and was headed to the bus stop on Tunnel road. Looking both ways before crossing the street, [...]

Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was a Freshmen

By: Leo Proechel, Assistant Editor Dear new students, You have embarked upon a unique journey of academics and work, strife and joy, infinitely long lunch lines and professors who skin roadkill. Your journey will be unlike any other, and there is no way of knowing what obstacles may confront you during your stay in this [...]

Film Review: “Calvary”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer Writer/director John Michael McDonagh’s (“The Guard”) second feature film, “Calvary,” is a dark, prickly, incredibly disturbing work that deserves to be seen, but that also demands a certain willingness on the part of the viewer to accept and work through the film’s very difficult subject matter. This is also a [...]

Rally for Peace

By: Quinn Israel, Staff Writer On Saturday, August 9, Mike Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was an 18 year old, unarmed black teen, and his name is still making headlines and 5:00 p.m. news reports a month later. Other names like Trayvon Martin, Karvas Gamble, and Ezell Ford lead to [...]

Warren Wilson Pool Closing

By: Alexandra Briggs, Staff Writer By now, many students have heard that the Warren Wilson pool is closing.  After Dececmber 20, there will be no more sports teams, kayaks, canoes, or casual swimmers in the pool. What DeVries Gymnasium will also be missing is the multitude of Asheville area residents that use the pool as [...]

Meet the Crew

Meet the new Echo Staff! Jackson Bicknell, Editor-In-Chief Jackson Bicknell is the Echo’s new Editor-in-Chief, bringing plenty of experience from  other Echo roles including writer, photographer and designer. Now a second-semester junior, Jackson dedicated this past spring semester to travel. He spent two months in Sweden, a month in Spain, where he was born, and [...]

Caucus Beat

By: Jackson Bicknell, Editor-In-Chief Caucus is the student subset of the College’s governance structure. It meets regularly on a weekly basis (Tuesdays at 6:15pm in Canon Lounge) to discuss agendas, propositions, concerns and proposed resolutions. While it clearly states in the Caucus Constitution that voting membership is contingent upon attending two out of three consecutive [...]

Restricted Health Care Acts

By: Lyn May, Staff Writer North Carolina has made it increasingly difficult for women to gain access to contraceptives, Plan B (emergency contraception taken after unprotected sex), and abortions with every piece of legislation brought to attention. As of July 14, 2014, according to Guttmacher Institute, the state of North Carolina passed a law with [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Uniquely Wilson

A Short Reflection on Four Years

Ban The Bottle!

Investigating the Bookstore’s Resolution to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags and Bottled Water

Another Unique Individual Residing At WWC

A profile of Jessica Foster, Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor

What Your Mama Never Told You…

By: Erika Roberts, Guest-Writer         My mama is an amazing woman, but she never told me about Diva Cups or other reusable products on the market that serve as practical alternatives to disposable tampons and pads.  Bleached cotton feminine hygiene products that wreak havoc on our bodies and on the environment were [...]

To the Warren Wilson College Administration

   One of the most lasting gifts of higher education is that exceptional teacher, that mentor who gives a little more of themselves and asks a little more of us than all of the others. For many of us in the Warren Wilson community, that mentor is Steve Norris. Steve’s work in the community spans [...]

Trinkets, Trash, and Treasures

An Echo Photographer Explores All the Nooks and Crannies of Wilson’s Free Store

Turning The Page

The Profiles of Graduating Echo Staff Members

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

After a Strong Season, the Wilson Road Cycling Team Impresses at Nationals and Looks towards the Future

Dancing The Night Away

A Brief History of Wilson’s Contra Dancing Tradition and Why It Remains an Important Part of the Community.

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