Archives for April 20, 2017

Senior Spotlight: Kara Salvo a fiery competitor

  Kara Salvo, from Waxhaw, NC, has been Westerns third basemen and has seen time as a catcher since she came to Cullowhee in 2014. In her freshmen campaign, she was on the 2014 SoCon All-Conference Second Team as well as the SoCon All-Freshman Team. In Salvo’s eyes, these accolades wouldn’t have been possible without […]

Jackson County list of accepted recyclables

Batteries Lead-Acid automobile batteries are accepted at the county sites. Commercial Waste Any solid waste generated by a business that is classified as a commercial business or non-profit. Container Recycling Aluminum Cans, steel cans, plastic bottles and containers, and glass containers. Items not accepted: glass cookware, ceramics, mirrors, window glass, headlights, light bulbs, or medicine […]

SEI unveils EV charging station, announces new sustainable projects

Author is a member of the Sustainable Energy Initiative.  Every semester, $5 from every student’s fees goes into a fund controlled by the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at WCU. The committee is made up of WCU faculty and staff that want to promote sustainability on campus. Students and faculty can propose brick and mortar projects […]

Comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performs at WCU

The U.C. Grand Room room was popping on Wednesday, April 19, when comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performed a hilarious show for Western students. The record-holding and critically acclaimed entertainer, and self-proclaimed “balloon guy,” kicked off his act by lapping the room distributing more pre-made balloon sculptures than the roughly 60 audience members. Once […]

Greening Up The Mountains one tradition at a time

Every 4th Saturday in April, thousands of people from across the southeast crowd the streets of downtown Sylva for a fun-filled day of music, food, arts and crafts and more. This Saturday, April 22, is just around the corner, so get ready! Since 1997, Sylva, North Carolina, has been home to the Greening Up The Mountains festival. […]

Taikoza brings a taste of Japanese culture to WCU

Western Carolina brought a little taste of Japanese culture to the Bardo Arts Center on Wednesday night, April 18, with a performance from Taikoza. Taikoza is the only performance group in the United States that incorporates the use of Japanese dance and instruments such as Taiko drums, which are large drums made of tree trunks […]