Archives for October 2013

Western Carolina University presents Stompfest 2013

After months of preparation Western Carolina Universities National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Greeks were anxious to represent their organization and present to the audience of their classmates, family members and WCU alumni the routines they’ve worked vigorously to create. The Organization of Ebony Students and WCU’s Intercultural Affairs hosted the  2013 Stompfest at the Bardo Fine […]

Homecoming rewind: WheeWin

The frenzy that was Western Carolina’s 27-24 overtime victory on Homecoming Saturday has since ceased and its only fitting that we reminisce on the only time the Western faithful may be able to go absolutely ballistic all year. Let me tell you about my vantage point – the best seat in the house as far […]

Catamounts break Elon to cap off 2013 Homecoming

Absurdity. That is the only word to describe Western Carolina’s wild 27-24 overtime victory over the Elon Phoenix on Homecoming Saturday at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. Down 24-17 with just over three minutes to play, sophomore quarterback Troy Mitchell and the offense stood a long 88 yards away from the field house end zone.  Catamount fans […]

The Western of fall

Main Street was the main place to be on Friday night as the annual Western Carolina Homecoming Parade made its way to downtown Sylva.  The temperature may have been dropping, but it didn’t seem to bother anyone.  Local families gathered along the curbs and some, along with students, jumped in the back of their parallel-parked […]

Students taking backseat on tuition hikes

A lot can get lost in a crowd. And that is exactly what is happening right now at Western Carolina. With Homecoming Week in full swing, students haven’t been too caught up in anything else.  But, that is all about to change very soon – student tuition and fees are taking a hit. The university […]

WCU pep rally prepares students for homecoming game

Cold weather didn’t stop WCU students from celebrating the second event of WCU’s elaborate Home coming week, the 2013 pep rally. Around 7:30 p.m. hundreds of students gathered around the university’s central plaza for music, free pizza and giveaways. “I believe that this really shows the true spirit of WCU students. This gets us really […]