Day: November 7, 2001

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Angel Heart Combines Noir Genre With Horror

First off, a letter from the people. I got this from a certain person whom we’ll refer to as “laycd.” Laycd writes: “You should review ‘Iron Monkey’ for all those ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ fans….” Ok. I’ll do that next week. This week, I was too poor and sick to […]

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Red Tape Cleared For Performing Arts Center

Bids for construction on Western’s new Fine and Performing Arts Center were opened on Wednesday, October 3. With the certified bid total for construction in at 13 percent lower than previously estimated, construction is planned for January. The estimated project completion date is September 2003. The total cost for the […]

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Washington, Hawke Shine As Cops in Training Day

“If you move I’m gonna smack the taste from your mouth!” says Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington), as he takes drugs off some college kids in the recent release “Training Day.” The film is a force of adrenaline from start to finish as Harris teaches young Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) […]

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The Strokes Take Music Back To Essentials

I was flipping through the channels a few weeks ago when I got to MTV and saw something amazing. It was a video for a band that wasn’t dressed in designer outfits, a band that wasn’t dancing around like choreographed monkeys, a band that was actually playing instruments. I was […]

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Ex-Pavement Singer Brings Act To Asheville

Many music fans may not have heard of the early 90s band Pavement, but many of their favorite bands and musicians have. With a zany brand of highly melodic pop music and stream-of-consciousness lyrics, the Matador Records band remains one of the most influential of the underground alternative bands today. […]

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Dilated Peoples Amaze With Sophomore Album

Sometimes one gets tired of the same old rhymes about cash money, blunts and “ho’s” (sorry, Ludacris), and they want to find a fresher sound than can be found in mainstream rap circles. Where can they turn to? Rock and roll has indie, country has alterna-country, where can the rap […]

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WCU Secures Title, First Seed with SoCon Victories

After finishing their conference season with wins over Appalachian State and East Tennessee State, the Lady Catamount soccer squad has moved to first in the Southern Conference and has secured at least a share of the regular season title. Additionally, since WCU has defeated UNCG and Furman, who are the […]

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Course On Middle East Offered

A geography topics course on the Middle East, an area of popular interest among Americans in light of current world events, is being offered at Western Carolina University in the spring semester. WCU associate professor of geography, Jeffrey Neff, will instruct “Topics in Regional Geography – The Middle East” (GEOG […]

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Justice, Starvation and Afghans

MSNBC’s Preston Mendenhall reported from Pakistan the Afghan view of the U.S. air strikes: “If a U.S. bomb is off target or falls by mistake on a civilian area, it’s very difficult for Afghans to comprehend why, at least as they see it in very black-and-white terms when a bomb […]

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Rampant Parnoia

Dear Editor, Paranoia is rampant in our nation. I, too, have fallen victim to its clutches and have made an effort to escape a mindset that suspects everyone as a terrorist. Recently, a day spent in Atlanta changed that. Frothing at the mouth to escape the humdrum of Cullowhee, I […]