Archives for April 2012

April blood drive comes up short

The American Red Cross held a blood drive April 24-25 at Western Carolina University but the donor turnout was significantly below the goal. The Red Cross aimed to collect 135 units of blood on Tuesday and 130 on Wednesday but ended up with 76 and 82, respectively. It was the second of two multi-day blood […]

A love for barrel racing

Amongst the loud, rowdy crowd at a rodeo, a rider’s mind is set solely on speed. Nothing else is there except the horse and the barrels. While the stands watch in anticipation, their adrenaline pumps and blood rushes just as much as the rider. The passion in the eyes of both the rider, and the […]

Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill on college affordability

President Obama visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. During his discussion, Obama talked about college affordability, student loans and debt for students post-graduation. Obama also explained that he wants to keep interest rates on federal loans at the current 3.4 percent. If Congress takes no action, interests […]

Pedal Nick, pedal!

It was a rainy, windy day in Cullowhee, N.C. but that didn’t stop one student from ‘going the distance’. Despite the gloomy weather, Nick Mashburn, a 21-year-old student and physical education major at Western Carolina University, spent Wednesday, April 18, on his bike pedaling for a cause. “Pedal for Push” is an event for Push […]

Unlikely student wins lead in play

A freshman at Western Carolina University took to the stage as the lead in the school’s performance of “The Why” while not even being a part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Phil Culton was beyond exited when he learned that he was going to play Robert in the mainstage performance of “The Why.” […]

2020 Commission unveils strategic plan draft

The 2020 Commission of Western Carolina University hosted a public discussion forum Tuesday, April 17 in the A.K. Hinds University Center to invite final feedback on its plans for university development. The event was open to the public and drew university staff, faculty, students and alumni as well as members of the local community. The […]