Tuition and fees: What students should expect for the 2013-14 academic year

With a new academic year comes a new set of increases on tuition and fees. The Board of Trustees approved the increase of 5.54% for 2013-14 school year. Making sure that students are informed is the sole priority of Student Body President, Alecia Page. “WCU takes 25 percent of its tuition increases and puts it back towards […]

Looking forward: Janae’ McKinney on her life and basketball

For redshirt senior Janae’ McKinney, basketball has been a part of her life from a young age. She grew up playing pick-up games at the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club and the game stuck. McKinney said she faced a lot of challenges being a female basketball player. “Basketball, for a female to want to come […]

Republican control of North Carolina is scary for many

This election cycle was very successful for Republicans in North Carolina unlike the one on the national level. Starting in 2013,  North Carolina GOP will have control over all three branches of the government, which has never happened before, and some people are not very optimistic. “Well I believe most people are just happy the negative campaign ads are […]

The science behind the end of the world

When it comes to matters of the end of the world, Dr. Enrique A. Gomez, Assistant Professor of Physics at Western Carolina University, applies some scientific truth to a few popular myths, taken from an article posted by National Geographic on Jan 3, 2012. Myth: The planet and humans will fry due to lethal eruptions […]

Halloween in The Village

Even in the cold rain, students came together to put on another successful evening of Halloween in The Village on Monday, Oct. 29 in The Greek Village. “The Village plans this event for the kids because it’s a good chance for WCU to connect with the community,” said Tim Segert, Assistant Resident Director of The […]

Meadows and Rogers face-off at WCU

Mark Meadows and Hayden Rogers, candidates for US Congress in North Carolina’s 11th district, faced off in their final debate at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Education was an important topic at this specific debate as much of the audience was made up of students. The question on everyone’s mind, and a question […]