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History & Film
10:53 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Why we watch movies about historical events

An interview with WMU professor of communication, Steve Lipkin

Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln and Ben Affleck’s Argo both did well at the box office and the Oscars. But why were these historical films so popular?

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Author
7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

The Submission: A book about 9/11, that's not actually about 9/11

Author Amy Waldman
Credit Pieter M. Van Hattem

In 2011, Amy Waldman’s debut novel The Submission, made its way onto numerous “best” lists. Esquire Magazine named it the book of the year, and NPR called it one of the year’s top ten. Since then, The Submission has been part of many communities’ reading programs, and is now the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Reading Together selection.

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Local Music
7:32 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Saline Fiddlers offer opportunities for kids through playing old-time fiddle music

The Saline Fiddlers performing in Germany during the summer of 2009.

The Saline Fiddlers are coming to the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek this coming Sunday. The group is made up of high school and middle school students from Saline that play old time fiddle tunes.

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Hobbies & Sports
3:40 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

WMU Paintball

Sports
12:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

WMU Paintball team wins national tournaments

Staying active, meeting new people and being outdoors are some of the reasons people try paintball. Here’s why members of the Western Michigan University paintball team say they play paintball.  

“The adrenaline rush. Nothing else is like it," says Tim Drahokoupil. " I snowboard, I’ve rock climbed. Nothing else is like the adrenaline rush of paintball.” 

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