Day: February 26, 2001

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MusicOn a Higher Plane with Tortoise’s Standards

For those who are convinced that a song has to have lyrics to say something, allow Tortoise’s latest album, Standards to help you think otherwise. The Chicago-based band brings all sorts of sounds to this album, using instruments like xylophones and marimbas along with the standard guitars, bass, and drums. […]

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BookPioneer on Two Frontiers: Madam C. J. Walker

As February comes to a close, Black History Month gives way to Women’s Month, and Madam C. J. Walker comes into her own. As a self-made African-American woman who lived at the turn of the century, her story of rags-to-riches success is one whose appeal crosses racial and gender lines. […]

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MovieElvis Has Left The Building… With 3.2 Million Dollars

Ahh, Las Vegas: Home of gambling, legalized prostitution, and Elvis impersonators aplenty. Oh, and robbery, guns, and deceit. “3000 Miles to Graceland” has all of this and more. If you don’t like guns, back away from the theater and go see “Hannibal.” There aren’t many guns in that one. “3000 […]

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MusicLife According to Quaye: Finley Quaye’s Vanguard

Finley Quaye’s latest offering, Vanguard, is a collection of love songs, life songs, and social criticisms. Mixing rock and reggae, Quaye provides a unique presentation. Sometimes he sings, sometimes he speaks; sometimes he is smooth and sometimes he is upbeat. “Spiritualized” is a groovy love song. This is one of […]

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Sexy and Satirical Rocky Horror Show Ready to Dazzle

“Well it’s a jump to the left, then a step to the right… Let’s do the time warp again.” The University Players of WCU are excited and ready to enthrall this week as they shake it up with the “Time Warp” and introduce us to the comedy and intrigue of […]

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DepartmentalHealth and Human Performance

This week I ventured down to Reid gym where I got myself a “physical education.” Actually, I was educated on the Department of Health and Human Performance and for students who enjoy recreational activity, sports, or physical activity, this department might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. The department […]

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Clubbin with MikeKayak Club: Taking kayaking to the next level

Kayaking can be a fun recreational activity, and a club on this campus takes kayaking to the next level. The members of the Kayak club at Western Carolina not only kayak for recreational purposes, but they also train to compete in intercollegiate tournaments throughout the Southeast. This semester the club […]

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Native Americans: Environmentalists or Exploiters?

On Thursday, February 22, in the Mountain Heritage Center, anthropologist Shepard Krech III redefined Native American ecology and environmentalism in an hour-long presentation based on his book, The Ecological Indian. The Ecological Indian, which is the subject of an upcoming conference, details Krech’s research and proposes that, contrary to the […]

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VideoA Study in Human Dignity – “The Elephant Man”

There are three reasons why every human being should see this movie. First, it’s one of the most emotional stories ever put on film. Second, it’s based on a true story unlike any other. Third, Anthony Hopkins may just be the most talented actor alive. “The Elephant Man” tells the […]