Archives for September 2012

Cherokee stickball on display at Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day made it’s 38th annual appearance on the campus of Western Carolina University Saturday, Sept. 29. The festival included hayrides, classic cars, live music, great food and games. One game that was showcased was Cherokee Stickball. Stickball is a mixture of American sports such as lacrosse, field hockey and football. The game is played with an animal-skin ball […]

Election season in North Carolina

The 2012 election season is in full swing between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With just over a month until Election Day on Nov. 6, polls across the nation have shown a consistently tight race between the two candidates. Both campaigns have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, much of […]

38th annual Mountain Heritage Day to kick off on Saturday

Western Carolina University’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee. The free festival will offer over 100 booths filled with arts and crafts along with over 30 vendors selling many different kinds of food. Music will be played continuously on three different stages from 10 […]

Dada: Expect the unexpected

“Cinema could relate to all classes,” Dr. Anna Vallye said in response to a question from WCU professor Ron Laboray. Artistic cinema is not just for an artist audience. WCU held its very first Dada Festival last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center, Dr. Vallye shared part of […]

Voter Registration Day makes voting count

(Story was updated on Sept. 26, 2012) Success could define the National Voter Registration Day that was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 on the UC lawn. The students had a chance to meet some of the candidates running for office, register to vote in November and channel their inner child on several carnival-style inflatables. Photos […]

Students learn about modern-day racism in assembly

Last week was WCU’s 13th Annual Diversity Week and the university was honored with a presentation from speaker Tim Wise entitled “Racism in America: How far we have come, and how far are we going?” Wise has been an anti-racism speaker and activist since he graduated Tulane University in New Orleans, and has published two […]