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Volume 74, Issue 7 COMMUNITY SINCE 1935 October 10, 2008
Students and faculty
show up for Obama rally
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In this issue...
Athletes get ready for van rides
Obama rally photo gallery
Football drops game to SAC leader .
Volleyball beats Converse
Women's soccer smokes Warren Wilson
ARTS & LIFE:
Arts and Life Editor Jason DeCristofaro
profiles a classical guitar virtuoso.
Cartoon of the week
A special Clarion consumer report on the
new iPod Nano
A list of what's happening at the Porter
ODDS AND ENDS:
Ryan Fiffick's lessons from Nature....
Sign of the Times
BJ spouts off about what really grinds
A plea to bring back the practice of
tarring and feathering
More reactions and
pictures from the
WNC Obama rally
inside! See pages 2
by Joseph Chilton
Around a dozen Brevard College students
and faculty were among the 28,000 people
who showed up at Memorial Stadium on the
campus of Asheville High School last Sunday
to hear Democratic Presidential nominee Barack
Obama supporters waited in line for several
hours to see the Illinois senator, who took
the stage at 2:00 p.m. and spoke for about 40
“I showed up at 11:30 and was concerned
that I wasn’t going to get in. There was a huge
line,” Assistant Professor of English John
“We stood in line two hours, and I mapped the
path that we took in line later, and it was about
a mile and a half long,” Padgett added.
According to senior Robin Funsten, who
worked the event as a volunteer with the Obama
campaign, the presidential hopeful focused his
talk on health care and the problems of the
“Obama asked the everyone in the crowd t
raise their hands if they made less than $250,000
per year Pretty much every hand in the stadium
went up. He definitely knew what his audience
was,” Funsten said.
Funsten described the atmosphere of the event
as a high-energy environment.
“There were so many people there, it was
insane,” said Funsten.
BC chaplain Shelly Webb added that the
atmosphere seemed almost like a street
“The most striking part for me was the
diversity in the crowd as the stadium filled with
people from all walks of life,” Webb said.
North Carolina is a battleground state for
Obama, who is looking to become the first
Democrat to take the state since Jimmy Carter
For more coverage of the rally see Page 3