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Falling Into The Season

Left: Students ride the Ring of Fire at the Mountain State Fair. Middle: Senior Robert Raines works at an apple booth at the Apple Festival. Right: Senior Alexis Taddei represents West in the Apple Festival Parade.

Arts festival draws crowd

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he Lake Eden Arts Festival has been described as the equivalent of going on a multicultural music and dance odyssey. More than 40 artisans, contemporary and folk-styled, will demonstrate their crafts and sell original artwork, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and more throughout the festival weekend. Dance in a new batik dress, join the drum circle with a new drum or light up your campsite with a new candle. Day tickets range from $34 to $99. Camping prices, depending on number of days and nights, range from $124 to $174. Food options range from barbeque to Greek to organic. LEAF offers gourmet international festival food that is freshly prepared on site.

QUICK FACTS WHEN: • October 20-23 WHERE: •Camp Rockmont and Lake Eden WHAT TO EXPECT: • music • dances • story telling • work shops • kid centers • circus arts • poetry jams • local artists • campers

Apple Festival What is your favorite apple food? Apple Pie

Candy / Carmel Apple

32%

37%

Apple Cobbler

Apple Strudel

11%

8%

Apple Ice Cream

12%

Moogfest 2011

October festival honors pioneer of electronic music

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oogfest is a three-day music festival held in Asheville Oct. 28-30 to honor the work of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Moog lived in Asheville for the last 30 years of his life. Moog’s musical inventions changed the course of music. A museum dedicated to Moog and his legacy is planned to be constructed in Asheville before 2014. The Bob Moog Foundation also works to bring musical education to schools. Moogfest will be held in downtown Asheville. Venues include the Civic Center, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the Orange Peel, the Diana Wortham Theater and the YMI Cultural Center.

Bands playing at Moogfest Active Child Adrian Belew Power Trio Amon Tobin: Isam Anika AraabMuzik Atlas Sound Austra Baths Battles Beak Beats Antique Brandt, Brauer, Frick CANT Causing a Tiger Childish Gambino Chromeo Cloudland Canyon Crystal Castles Dan Deacon EOTO Fareed Haque & Math games Fine Peduncle Ford and Lopatin Ghostland Observatory Glasser Gold Panda Grimes Hans-Joachim Roedelius Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney John Maus Kode9

Little Dragon Lunz Project M83 Marley Carroll Matthew Dear Mayer Hawthorne and the County Mimi Goese & Ben Neill Moby Moon Duo The Naked and Famous Oneohtrix Point Never Passion Pit Savoy SBTRKT Shahzad Ismaily Stickmen STS9 St. Vincent Tangerine Dream The Antlers The Drums The Flaming Lips The Flying Lotus Tim Hecker Toro Y Moi TV on the Radio Twin Shadow Umphrey’s McGee Warm Ghost Wham City Comedy YACHT Zomby

Why do you go to the Mountain State Fair? 54% 20%

22%

People

Food

4%

Rides & Attractions

Animals & Agriculture

Doing The Most Good Change A Life Through Being A volunteer Contact Cheryl Guder Tompson 828-693-4181 ext. 20

Anatta Hair Studio P. Anatta Campbell Owner/Stylist

828-890-2330 • Color • Cuts • Perms • Waxing 3754 Brevard Rd. Suite 109 Horse Shoe, NC 28742

(based on a survey of 362 students)

hen you think of your school, it’s something you’re proud of, right? We’re proud when we win a football game or when the state declares us a “school of distinction.” But what makes a school? We, the students, do. When I look around the hallways, there are faces NATALIE that I RICE don’t see anymore. These are the faces of students who left our school because of how we treated them. But those who left aren’t the only ones who have been bullied. Everyone gets bullied in one way or another; it might be a push in the hall, a Facebook status or a hateful comment. What satisfaction do we get in bullying another person? Do we try to take the attention off of our own flaws? Do we receive comfort in knowing that we aren’t the only ones who have problems? Do we pick out the weakest person and take our problems out on them? Do we pick on the people who make us feel inferior? Or are most of us just flat out evil? Everyone at West is a unique individual, which means we all have feelings. No one deserves to be bullied for the way he or she looks. No one deserves to be bullied for his or her race, personal problems, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, interests or opinions. Almost everyone has been guilty of bullying at some point in time, myself included. But not only are the ones who bully people in the wrong; the people who sit idly by watching are just as wrong. I’m disappointed in how little we care about another human being’s feelings. Sometimes I’m disappointed in our school. Bullying should never reach the point where students are so unhappy that they have to leave our school. It should never reach the point where students go home crying. It should never reach the point where students don’t want to wake up in the morning. Bullying won’t change overnight. It might equate to one less derogatory Facebook post or one less ugly comment. It’s our time to step up, to “seize the day.” Let’s act in the present to stop bullying. Be a hero to someone. Love your enemies, be a friend to someone who needs you and be the change you want to see. Make the best of today for yourself and others.

wingspan • october 21, 2011

FLETCHER H ARDWAR E Sammy Johnston, Owner 38 Johnston Street, PO Box 96 Fletcher, NC 28732 Telephone (828) 684-0561 www.fletcherlawnandgarden.com


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