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A Letter to the Editor

By: Lia Kaz, Guest Contributor I would first like to express gratitude for your publication sharing information on Showing Up: White Identity in Anti-Racist Movement. I also wanted to give feedback to make sure that the clearest and most accurate information possible is printed in the Echo. I first have to clarify that the informational [...]

Film Review: “Love Is Strange”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer It’s rare for a single basic concept to produce one great work. It’s rarer still for that concept to produce two great works, but that’s exactly the situation that co-writer/director Ira Sachs’s “Love Is Strange” enables. Sachs’s film is essentially a reworking of Leo McCarey’s classic “Make Way for Tomorrow” [...]

Ask the Owl

By: Cody Funderburk, Staff Writer “What Are Jellyfish Made of?” -Maya Quezada Szejk The jellyfish is one of the oldest known organisms on Earth, predating dinosaurs, yet its composition is quite basic. Jellyfish are invertebrates that consist of about 95-98 percent water, the rest being mostly protein. Jellyfish do not have brains, a circulatory system, [...]

Where Do You Get Your Fiber?

By: Cody Funderburk, Staff Writer It may come as no surprise that many of us aren’t eating enough fruits, vegetables, and other wholesome plant-based foods. However, the nutrient deficiencies that often accompany this dietary inadequacy are a lesser known topic. One of the first questions non-meat eaters hear from those unfamiliar with nutrition is “where [...]

Stories of a Strigiforme: Landon George

By: Lilly Reitz, Staff Writer Here at Warren Wilson College, the music scene is extraordinary. There are an array of talents on Wilson campus, one of them being freshman Landon George, who plays guitar, bass, upright bass, trombone, tuba, and drums/percussion. “Music is a language, and like all languages, we have to listen to each [...]

Iron-Jawed Angels

By: Quinn Israel, Staff Writer On Tuesday, September 23, Warren Wilson faculty presented “Iron Jawed Angels” in the Jensen auditorium. The film was directed by Katja von Garnier in 2004 and revolves around the American women’s suffrage movement in the 1910s. The movie title comes from a quote by past Massachusetts’s representative Joseph Walsh, who [...]

National Boundaries, They are a Changin’

By: Cole Huther, Staff Writer Being situated deep in western North Carolina, it can be fairly easy to lose track of the world as you dish out triangle potatoes in Gladfelter or spend countless hours meditating in the woods. That is why I, Cole Huther, Bringer of Truth, have been recruited to the Warren Wilson [...]

Status Update: How Facebook lead to coming out of the closet

By: Quinn Israel, Staff Writer It was the summer of 2011 and my mother’s family and I went to Myrtle Beach for a week. There were fourteen of us total. I was almost fifteen, getting ready to attend high school, with hair that went past my shoulders and a hideous underbite. My cousin, whose name [...]

Theatre Review: “A Winter’s Tale”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer  With a deviously complex plot, an engagingly shocking bout of tonal juxtaposition, and a cast of characters by turns disarmingly intense and rapturously mirthful, there’s much entertainment to be had by spending a couple of hours with The Montford Park Players’ and Warren Wilson College’s co-production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s [...]

Coming Out for the Out Monologues

By: Lukas Lariviere, Guest Contributor On October 11, 1987, during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, over half a million people participated in the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The second march drew historic numbers and outnumbered the first march of its namesake 5:1, which attributed to it becoming known [...]

A Poem: “It’s Fall, Man”

By: Eve Rosetti, Staff Writer Slowly, I open my eyes. Something is different outside. It’s cold. I was so so cold this morning. I embrace every last second of the warmth and comfort of my bed. Class at 8:00 a.m. It’s 7:42 a.m. I convince myself I have five more minutes. Dangerously, my eyes sink [...]

Halting the Alternating Schedule

By: Lyn May, Staff Writer It can be disorienting waking up on a Friday and forgetting if it’s a Friday 1 or Friday 2. Our alternating schedule has created frustration among students, staff, and faculty for years. It creates difficulty for professors to schedule meetings with their students, for crew bosses to schedule shifts for [...]

A Safe Sp[ACE] for Asexuals

By: Leo Proechel, Assistant Editor A new asexual discussion and support group is beginning at Warren Wilson College. The group, called Safe Sp[ACE] – ace being shorthand for asexual – is being lead by Genevieve Gualtiere, in association with the Center for Gender and Relationships.  Its purpose is to provide a space for people who [...]

Laci Green Speaks in the Chapel

By: Jackson Bicknell, Editor-In-Chief Last week, I walked into the chapel just as the “The Best Sex Ever” powerpoint presentation showed effervescent Laci Green demonstrating how to properly put on a condom–juxtaposed in front of the tremendous cross hanging in the Presbyterian Church. This brought up feelings and opinions I didn’t realize my atheist self [...]

Film Review: “Mood Indigo”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer There’s an almost invisible line between legitimate creativity and overbearing artifice, and whether something falls into the former category rather than the latter depends almost entirely on personal taste. Given a certain taste for whimsy, Michel Gondry’s latest French-language burst of the quirkily fantastic and unabashedly romantic, “Mood Indigo,” lands [...]

Film Review: “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer The documentary can be an extremely difficult form to pull off, especially if the filmmakers are more concerned with pushing a particular view than they are with creating an engaging, entertaining, and emotionally compelling experience. Thankfully, “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” which was screened at Warren Wilson College [...]

A Different Set of Wheels

By: Quinn Israel, Staff Writer Warren Wilson College’s campus is made of hills. It’s hard to imagine what the campus would look like without the steep slopes and long climbs taken to every class. Upon arriving to campus for the first time, one student—Khadidiatou Diallo, preferring the nickname ‘Diatou’—was especially aware of her surroundings. “This [...]

Film Review: “Boyhood”

By: Reeves Singleton, Staff Writer Universal praise can be a funny thing in its tendency to leave some people universally unhappy. Take writer/director Richard Linklater’s critical darling “Boyhood,” a work that I’m just unable to praise in any significant way. Here’s a movie that has more ambition and vision than hundreds of other movies combined. [...]

Ask Nina

By: Nina Rajagopalan, Guest Contributor Got questions about sex and relationships? Nina, Planned Parenthood sex educator, is here to help. Nina is not qualified to give medical advice, but apart from that, ask anything. No question is too taboo. Email her at nina.rajagopalan@pphs.org with questions. Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex on [...]

Showing Up: White Identity in Anti-Racist Movement **Looking for Members**

By: Eliot Gold, edited by members of Showing Up, Guest Contributor The hate crimes that occurred last year at Warren Wilson College prompted discussion about systems of oppression on campus and a call for institutional response. Students, faculty, and staff called for changes in order to more adequately address social issues on campus, most significantly [...]

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