Archives for October 2017

WCU Career Services discusses working in multi-generational office

Every generation has a story: One that they create and mold throughout the years, and one that the previous generation passes on. Each story is different from the generation before or after and this can lead to conflict in most environments, specifically within a workplace. Around 40 WCU students gathered in the UC’s conference room […]

WCU student shot at off-campus apartment

This story was written by Quintin Ellison and Dave Russell, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Jackson County detectives are investigating another shooting involving a Western Carolina University student, less than three weeks after a WCU junior was shot and killed at the campus’ back entrance. Corey Ladarrius Alston, 19, was shot in the leg at […]

Slippery when wet: Catamounts fall to Paladins on Homecoming

Typically, a Homecoming match-up is a time for fun and excitement with pregame festivities, as well as the traditional presentation of Homecoming King and Queen at halftime. In this case, a continuous downpour of rain drowned out the entertainment factor. From a missed 45-yard field goal attempt by kicker Joshua Gibson in the second quarter […]

Volunteers help out Cullowhee Garden Club

The story was updated on Nov. 1, 2017 with a photo-story.  WCU students and town locals volunteered with the Cullowhee Garden Club on Wednesday, Oct. 25 to prepare their garden and crops for the cold weather sweeping in. Five years ago Adam Bigelow, the garden manager, started the Cullowhee Garden Club to grow crops and […]

WCU hosts 17th Tournament Of Champions

The sounds of trumpets, drums and flutes filled the Cullowhee valley on Saturday, Oct. 21 for the 17th Tournament Of Champions. The Tournament Of Champions is a marching band competition hosted by the Pride Of The Mountains. The competition featured 24 bands from North Carolina and Tennessee traveling to WCU for one day to compete […]

Hillside Grind Open Mic Night

When you combine a hot mic, coffee, a pool table and friends- magic happens. On Oct. 25, the UKirk Ministries hosted the Hillside Grind Open Mic Night. UKirk is the University Church, a campus ministry that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA.  UKirk owns and runs the Hillside Grind Coffee House which is an […]