Our Echo Editor on WikiLeaks

It’s been said that if the issue of the past century was civil rights, the issue of the next century will be privacy.  No current issue exemplifies this theory better than the recent WikiLeaks scandal.  Here’s a little blurb from our Echo editor-in-chief, as well as a couple of links to catch you up on … Continue reading

Goat-Gate: Hank and Spanky go missing on the day of their scheduled slaughter

When two baby goats showed up at the farm last year, there was no way that the pair, soon to be lovingly known as Hank and Spanky,  could know how their presence on campus would effect the Warren Wilson story.  The goats have since then been taken under the far reaching arm of Tom Lam, … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders tells Congress how it is

I saw Bernie Sanders in a political debate once when I was younger.  It was the kind of thing I didn’t really want to go to, but my mom insisted that it would be worth my while, and boy was she right.  I grew up with bright red bumper stickers that stated simply, Bernie adorning … Continue reading

Announcing the Echo Blog

  In 1996, the same year two Stanford PhD students began work on a new technique for surface that would eventually go on to become the biggest name in the internet business, writer and essayist John Perry Barlow published online A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Residents Suffer From Toxicity due to BP Oil Spill

From Al Jezeera: James Miller, a commercial shrimper, lifelong fisherman in Mississippi and former BP oil response worker, is horribly sick. “I’ve been vomiting, my head feels like it’s going to explode, diarrhoea, and I keep passing out,” Miller, who worked in BP’s so-called Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) oil response programme, said from his bed … Continue reading

Katie Spotz: not just a badass

  If you’re tired of hearing about Katie Spotz, ’08, get over yourself, because Katie’s setting the pace for future Warren Wilson grads.  Her solo row across the Atlantic, which set the record for youngest person to achieve such a feat, continues to make big splashes in the media.  As of November 1st, Katie is … Continue reading

Skateboarding in Afganistan

  Skateistan is the world’s first co-educational skateboard school, and of all places in the world it’s in Kabul, the capital of war-torn Afganistan. From Skateistan: “The school engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment. Our students … Continue reading

Entergy Shuts Down Two Power Plants

BP isn’t the only energy company that’s having issues with safety and public relations.  New Orleans based electric company Entergy was forced to close down two of its power plants in the Northeast within the same hour and for different reasons.  A transformer exploded in New York  State leaving the Indian Point 2 power plant … Continue reading

‘We Still Lay,’ a film by WWC Students

  I’d have to say that of all the Asheville bumper sticker fads, We Still Lay has been my favorite so far.  The campaign to put chickens back into urban settings swept through Asheville during the past few years, representing not only Asheville’s signature cultural quirks, but also a deeply important issue facing the rest … Continue reading

Sadie Adams, ’09 blogs about growing native grasses.

Growing Native Nursery, the brainchild of Warren Wilson grads Sadie Adams and Liz Martin (’08) was featured in the most recent issue of the Owl and Spade.  In addition to the mountain of work that goes along with starting a new business, blogging occasionally finds its way into Sadie’s routine.  Here’s a letter that Sadie wrote to … Continue reading