WCU Concert Choir bound for the big stage

Story originally published in The Sylva Herald Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 24-28. The choir features 35 of the top singers from across campus, including both music and non-music majors. Allison Thorp, assistant professor of music and director of Choral […]

Local group calls attention to DACA issue

Story originally published in The Sylva Herald Members of Indivisible Common Ground WNC gathered to demonstrate their concerns for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at noon in front of the Jackson County courthouse fountain Wednesday, Jan. 24. The group consists of citizens of Jackson County and surrounding areas. Members will continue to gather to address […]

Urban Bush Women hit the stage at WCU

Story originally published in The Guide and written by Gavin Stewart The WCU Performance Series will resume Tuesday, Feb. 6, when “Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories” comes to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The show, which features dance, music and text with the history, culture and spiritual traditions of African-Americans […]

WCU Wind Ensemble signs off with endurance

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble said goodbye with their last performance of the semester Monday night, April 24, at the Bardo Arts Center. Five complex pieces challenged the members of the ensemble, but all of them were prepared for the journey. The first piece Smetana Fanfare was a bold first statement to prepare the audience for the […]

What it takes to conquer Valley of the Lilies

Western Carolina University’s Campus Recreation and Wellness and School of Health and Sciences hosted the 7th annual Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k on April 1. While 300 of WCU’s students, faculty, and surrounding community members participated, little is said about what exactly runners do to prepare for the event. WCU student Keegan Wiggins ran […]

Sexual assault: the importance of bystander intervention on a college campus

“We say consent is sexy, but now we say consent is sexy and necessary,” said Anthony DiNicola in an interview. Anthony DiNicola brought Catharsis Production’s program “The Hook Up” to Western Carolina’s campus to discuss the thing students feel more and more comfortable discussing: hooking up, sexual assault, and rape. DiNicola connected with the students […]