Day: July 25, 2007

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Johnny Counterfit Doesn’t Disappoint

On June 16, 2007, a little before 7:30 p.m., I sat down in the auditorium of the Fine and Performing Arts Center expecting to be entertained. I had a good seat, K16, right in the middle of the orchestra level, and the seats were arranged with just enough slope that […]

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Movie Review: 1776

In keeping with the patriotic feel of the 4th of July, when the big day at last came I found myself sitting down to enjoy a film which I had not seen in some time. 1776, from Columbia Pictures, is a film based on the stage musical of the same […]

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A Million Little Pieces, By James Frey

For those of you that do not know the story, I will fill you in. A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey, was originally published in 2005 as a memoir, meaning that it was supposable a true story. It immediately went to being a best seller when Oprah placed this […]

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Groovy Groovy’s Is Open for Business

I’ve always thought there was something to be said for hemp jewelry, handmade glass beads, exotic earrings, hand-stitched ponchos and pottery that is so earth-friendly that grass will grow wildly out of control wherever you place it. There is also something to be said for a shop that sells products […]

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Global Warming Shows Effects On Western Carolina

Every year at about this time, from the end of spring on into summer, is the time of year I affectionately refer to as “Monsoon Season.” This is because nearly every day for several consecutive weeks, at around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, it rains. The weather outside could […]

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Wet and Wild Fun in the Tuckaseegee River Gorge

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” -Norman Maclean It seems as though many students here at WCU seek different forms of freedom and adventure, yet many of them haven’t yet realized how much freedom and adventure a whitewater river can bring to them. Right […]

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Play For Peace

Summer is the time of year for road trips, beach hang-outs and concerts. That’s where Play for Peace comes in. It’s a concert of a different nature in that a group of music lovers join together to make a plea for peace. These events are for people who love to […]

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Will the Construction Ever End?

Sick of all the campus construction? Well, sit back because students are about to see much more of it. For those of you who are bored with the construction that has plagued Stillwell building for the past few years, rest assured, the Stillwell construction should be completed this fall. Frustrated […]

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Chill Out, Cullowhee

Summer months – some people get excited about outdoor cookouts and summer sports and some dread the instant sunburn and constant sweating that comes with all the fun. So, as drinking more water is a given, how do we beat the heat? First, it’s probably best for you to get […]