Archives for December 2016

What you might not know about skateboarders at WCU

Co-written/ produced with  Julia Lewis Cast your mind back to the year 2004. If you were between the ages of 9 and 20 at that time, then you will almost certainly remember the stranglehold that skateboarding had on many of your friends’ lives. That year could be considered the peak of skateboarding in the mainstream, and […]

WNCAP aims to eliminate the spread of HIV

The spread of HIV and AIDS is an international epidemic, with millions of new infections every year. To educate local communities on the disease, symptoms and treatments, organizations, like the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, are committed to helping stop the spread of the disease. The WNCAP is an independent, non-profit agency governed by a volunteer […]

December surprises: Two special sessions down, one to go

Content shared from Carolina Public Press. Reporter Kirk Ross.  The potential repeal of HB2 is the latest in a string of end-of-year moves by the North Carolina General Assembly, as the state transitions rapidly into divided government for the first time in four years. Gov. Pat McCrory issued a proclamation Monday afternoon calling the legislature […]

WCU salutes fall class, summer graduates at Ramsey Center commencement

From WCU Office of Public Relations Western Carolina University held commencement exercises Saturday (Dec. 17) to recognize its fall graduating class and a group of new alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions. WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher presided over the ceremony at Ramsey Regional Activity Center. The presentation of degree […]

Landmark Learning gets a new and improved campus

This story was co-written with Jessica Wooten. Landmark Learning is a hands on school in Cullowhee, North Carolina that specializes in teaching and training people who work or want to work in the outdoor community. Landmark Learning has many different courses to choose from in the categories of water, medical and wilderness. Within these courses, you can […]

Brandon Truitt for greater good of WCU

Story originally published Nov. 28, 2016.  “Anything I do at Western is for Western.” Brandon Truitt is a senior communication and political science double major at Western Carolina. Truitt’s most recent honor was to be chosen as the commencement speaker for graduation in December. “I think that’s one of the highest honors I could receive […]