Donations fuel Hillside Grind’s commitment to WCU students

Hillside Grind coffeehouse has served WCU students for almost two years. What sets it apart from the other coffeehouses in the Cullowhee area is not only its exceptional coffee according to students, but also the fact it is one of the only coffeehouses that’s donation-based and a non-profit organization. The coffeehouse is open Monday-Friday from […]

A moment in time – class of 2017

This story was co-written with Jessica Wooten. With the end of the semester around the corner, everyone is busy with finals, turning in last minute assignments and awaiting summer vacation. For many students, it is the final countdown. This weekend is the marker that ends a college career and begins a new chapter in life for the class […]

WNC communities organize Town Hall on healthcare; Mark Meadows plays hooky

People from 16 Western North Carolina counties and over a dozen organizations from North Carolina’s District 11 gathered outside of the Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville on Sunday, April 23. “Where is Mark Meadows?” was the question on many signs of an estimated 450 people standing outside the courthouse in the heavy rain. Meadows currently serves as […]

WCU students gather in prayer for Richardson sisters

A young girl with talent and a bright future passed away on Good Friday, April 14, in a wrong-way drunk driver car accident. Kelsey Mae Richardson, 18, was visiting her older sister, Karli Arlene Richardson, 20, in Arizona. “On Good Friday Jesus Christ was crucified and my children died too, and on Sunday he resurrected. My […]

Dillsboro welcomes spring with Habitat for Humanity Bloom and Build

The third annual Spring Bloom and Build festival brought thousands to the Dillsboro, North Carolina train depot on an unseasonably warm April 1. The festival was sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Macon and Jackson County, along with students taking the Hospitality and Tourism 436 class – Tourism Planning and Development of WCU. Bloom and Build is a […]

WCU hosts 35th annual World Language Contest

The Ramsey center was packed on March 21 as 221 students from 10 high schools and one middle school throughout Western North Carolina came to WCU for a day of learning, hands-on experience and friendly competition at the 35th Annual World Language Contest. For Clay Fowler, a 17-year-old from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, it was a way to break […]