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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 A Publication of the Newspeak Association Volume No. 66, Issue 10

Front Page
-Student Pugwash conference calls for individual responsibility
-Tough Questions, Real Answers
-Student techniques for procrastination abound

-News Headlines
-NASA hopes to snap losing streak with Odyssey
-Scientists say precious metals originated in neutron-star
-Police Log

-Extremists and the men who hate them
-Imposter rents videos, seeks psychiatric help
-China joins lengthening string of leadership tests for Bush
-Tax Cut Reminiscent of "Trickle-Down" Economics
-The little things...

Letters to the Editor
-Response to Mr. Sherman's Letter
-A spring scene at WPI

-Free Stuff Anyone? lastest job fair supplies goodies
-New special interest housing approved

Arts & Entertainment
-Annual Metal and Hardcore fest stomps through Worcester again
-WWPI brings The Carla Ryder Band to WPI
-Shane Koyczan's poetry infuses audience with energy
-Vapor Transmission tour visits the Palladium
-What's Happening

-Club Corner

-Women's Lacrosse flattens Framingham 19-2
-Kaufman named national coaching VP
-Score Board
-Upcoming Contests

WWPI brings The Carla Ryder Band to WPI

by Stephanie Castellani
Business Manager

On Friday April 6th, WPI was graced with an amazing performance by the Carla Ryder Band. Since the beginning of her professional music career in 1994 with the Mudhens, Carla has had the opportunity to open for many bands, including Neil Young, Beck, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Primus, 10,000 Maniacs, Cake, Ben Folds 5, Guster, The Push Stars, and Everything. The performance at WPI demonstrated the amount of talent and the enthusiasm that this band has.

Named by the Patriot Ledger as one of the best shows of the 2000's, Carla Ryder is touring with her debut album Pulling Down Sky. Her presence on the stage spoke for itself. Performing songs from her previous albums and a few pre-released, she captured the audience. Sharing tales of the origins of her songs, her friendliness on and off the stage, and her shear talent made the show a success. After the concert Carla and her band hung around with WPI students and other audience members, signing shirts and CD's. They were so down to earth and amazing.

The show was completely organized by WWPI, the campus radio station, and was held in the Odeum. The lighting and sound were perfect! The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. The band played in their four member set including Carla Ryder on lead vocals, Tara Cojerian on backing vocals, Scott Bressler on bass, and Jon Metters on guitar. Their music cannot be placed into one category, but instead was a perfect mix between rock, folk, country, and Celtic. Carla was once quoted as saying "Being a good songwriter means paying attention & sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house". Her inspirations stem from the amazing influences that she has around her, helping to make her music as great as it is.

The Carla Ryder Band's next performance will be on Friday, April 13th, at Valentine's in Albany, New York. To find out more information about the band check out their website at

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