Archives for April 4, 2017

Musical “Hair” has a political message that still speaks to today

Western Carolina University’s Stage and Screen is presenting their final mainstage show for the 2016-2017 season, “Hair”, a controversial 1960s show that shocked and was much-loved by audiences. The show premieres Wednesday, April 5, and will end Sunday, April 9. Performances at WCU’s John Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. […]

Why don’t students take advantage of study abroad?

In the United States, less than two percent of college students study abroad. This number scales with Western Carolina University where, according to International Programs and Services, out of over 8,000 students, only about 200 decide to study abroad. With the benefits and experience that this program can offer, why are students not taking advantage of […]

Self defense is RAD

April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month and for the WCU Police Department, safety is their number one priority. According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, a person is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. There are more than 200,000 victims of sexual assault each year in the United States alone. Knowing this, more than […]

Perfect day for running Valley of the Lilies

  The courtyard of Western Carolina University on Saturday morning, April 1, was filled with excitement as over 300 runners came out to participate on the 7th Valley of the Lilies race. Micaela Birek, marketing coordinator for the Valley of the Lilies said that she saw many of the same people running from previous years. Bill […]