Archives for May 2016

WCU parking changes; residents are not happy

Changes are coming to parking at Western Carolina University beginning this fall. These changes will impact residents who live on campus, commuters, and visitors to WCU. “Residential halls will be enforced from 7 o’clock in the morning to 11 p.m. at night,” said WCU’s Director of Parking and Transportation, Frederick J. Bauknecht. WCU will have a […]

Darby Harris: A cycler’s journey

“Mountains, little traffic, WCU is perfect!” This was the reaction that Darby Harris had the first time he visited Western Carolina University his senior year in high school. He knew that choosing the right college for him meant choosing the right place to cycle. It was in this moment during our interview that I realized […]

Graduation grins fill WCU’s Campus

Western Carolina University said hello to a new group of alumni as the senior class graduated Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. in the Ramsey center. Ramsey was filled to bursting with faculty and staff, proud parents, family and close friends as they all gathered around the emerging graduates, who wore accomplished grins along with their […]

The gender pay gap in education

Women, and what they are being paid for their work, is now on the political agenda. Both of the presidential candidates on the Democratic side, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, have discussed the issue of women’s pay as a part of their individual platforms. As the election season is heating up, the gender pay gap […]

“Whee See You” – Pride Of The Mountains 2016 show revealed

The theater went dark, the eager students went silent and it hit the screen….. On Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the UC Theater, the upcoming Pride of The Mountains (POTM) marching band show was revealed publicly. Roughly 200 students in the marching program came out to find out what the show concept was going to be. […]

WCU students discuss graduation angst

This weekend will be the final hoorah for Western Carolina University seniors. The graduation ceremony will be on the football field, barring any unpleasant weather. If it rains then the ceremony will move to the Ramsey Center. There will be three ceremonies. One at 7 p.m. on May 6 for WCU’s Graduate School. One at 10 a.m. on May 7 for […]