Monthly Archives: January 2009

From Strangeness to Sameness: Music of 2008

2008 has been an exceptional year in music. The listening world witnessed many births and resurrections, with artist’s new and old scoring hit after hit on the charts. Some were good, some great, and some were god awful. I mean … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Worth Playing?

Lord of the Rings: Conquest was made by Pandemic, creators of the Star Wars: Battlefront, Mercenaries and Destroy All Humans! series. When I heard they building a Battlefront-esque “Lord of the Rings” game, I marked my calendar and reserved $60 like … Continue reading

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A View On Politics

Please welcome Joseph Rogers as our new political opinion columnist! Since we passed from one presidential administration to the other on January 20th, let’s look back at what occurred over the past eight years and reflect on what I hope to … Continue reading

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Bride Wars: A Two View Movie Review

Synopsis: Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson), two children suffering from Best Friend Forever disorder, attend a wedding during childhood. They both lose speech, awed by the glamor of a wedding. Fascination becomes fantasy when they both cement a dream: have a … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a text message saying “School is cancelled. Enjoy your pillow.” when snow blankets your lawn? New River Community College has an instant alert system. It warns any registered person about NRCC’s emergencies and delays. How do … Continue reading

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Special Activities & Events for Jan 28-Feb 6, 2009:

Wednesday, January 28: Virginia Tech Admissions Counselors will be available today at the mall site to review applications and make “on the spot” admission decisions for Fall 2009. More information is available at Appointments are required and can be … Continue reading

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Editorial: Recession Woes Create Vicious Cycle for Community Colleges

Job cuts number in the tens of thousands each week.  Huge businesses file for bankruptcy and close dozens of stores and factories.  The news about the economy was dismal before Christmas and as fourth quarter earnings have been released over … Continue reading

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Exciting Changes to the Lounge for ‘09

Editors Note: The changes mentioned in the article are all tentative and subject to change through the planning period.  The Knight Rider will report any major changes as soon as we can.   As students returned to class on Monday, they were … Continue reading

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