Catamount alumna tragically loses life

The body of Western Carolina University alumna Shannon Christy, 23, was recovered from the Potomac River in Virginia on July 11. Search and rescue authorities believe that Christy became stuck while kayaking and was forced to remove her safety and flotation device. Christy graduated from Western Carolina University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor […]

Tuck’s Tap & Grille to open in July

Cullowhee is home to a new dining experience, Tuck’s Tap & Grille.  The restaurant will be opening in July and will feature a wide variety of food, drinks and entertainment. Tuck’s Tap & Grille will be serving a very unique menu. One of the menu items, the Mountain Monster, is a bratwurst topped with slow smoked […]

WCU marching band will perform in 2014 Macy’s Parade

The Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be marching in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This is the first time that the WCU band has been invited to the Macy’s Parade. “When you are the best band in the land you have to share it with the nation,” […]

Spring cleaning the Tuck

Hundreds of students braved the chilly morning and cold water temperatures for the spring cleanup of the Tuckasegee River. The event is the nation’s largest single day cleanup in which estimated 600-900 students and community members participated this April 20. Students started gathering around the University Center lawn an hour before registration started to get a free t-shirt. All participants were required […]

Culture flourishes abound at International Festival

The parade of flags ended at the fountain. Photo by Bayleigh Davis. The midday air was hot but didn’t stop hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members from enjoying a day of cultural exploration. Western Carolina University hosted the 34th Annual International Festival (I-Fest) on April 11. Different events were scattered throughout the day […]

Internet sensation “shakes” WCU

Recently a Youtube sensation has been sweeping the web. People from all over the world have been creating their own version of the “Harlem Shake.” On Wednesday, Feb. 20 at roughly 5:30 p.m. the students of Western Carolina University met on the University Center lawn to produce their own version. Chancellor David Belcher and the […]