Archives for May 2013

How green is Western Carolina University?

On paper, WCU is among the top universities in the nation in terms of participation in various green initiatives, but the students say we can do more. WCU recently placed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.  The review points out a specific initiative, “Reducing Our Carbon Paw Print,” which was designed to help […]

Concerts on the Creek returning this Friday in Sylva

Concerts on the Creek will present the Ryle Holler Boys this Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridge Park outdoor venue in downtown Sylva. “I am excited for the concerts to start back this year,” said WCU student Lindsey Collier. “I went several times last summer and enjoyed it. I met a lot […]

Behind the scenes with Porch 40

Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro was packed when Porch 40 played on Saturday, May 4, but when it’s Porch 40 it’s always packed. Porch 40, a funk/jazz/rock/energy band, has become a local favorite in the Sylva/Cullowhee area. Andrew Duncan (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Scott Burr (vocals, saxophone, synthesizer), Mitchell Metz (vocals, violin, bass, guitar), […]

Alecia Page: triumph of a first-generation college student

Alecia Page spent her entire college career holding many titles at Western Carolina University. When she walked at the graduation ceremony on May 11, she left behind a legacy –  a program that will  provide assistance and support for first-generation college students. “I was elected freshman year into senate, so my term started sophomore year as sophomore senator,” Page […]

WCU Confessions: depression, expression, oppression or discretion?

Got something you want to get off your chest but are too afraid to say? Now’s your chance with the new Facebook page, Western Carolina University Confessions. This social networking page provides an outlet for WCU students to anonymously express their feelings about the university, promote random thoughts and discuss problems with their daily lives […]

Chancellor Belcher on the WCU budget

In the fall 2013 semester, undergraduate WCU students who reside in-state will be paying an additional $340 (or 5.54 percent) for their education. In the coming months, the North Carolina General Assembly will decide on the budgets for the UNC school system, and there is a chance the budget will be cut yet again. The […]