New club takes advantage of fly fishing’s growing popularity

In the Fall of 2016, two WCU students and avid anglers combined their passion for fishing as well as the opportunity of the area to start a new student club on campus. Jackson County, home to WCU, has recently been named the trout capital of North Carolina. Cole Cantrell, junior, and Tyler Cornett, freshman, recognized the growing […]

Seven principles of Leave No Trace

1. Plan ahead and prepare This means knowing the rules and regulations for the areas one is using. It also looks like knowing the area and using maps to avoid having to flag and use marking paint. Being prepared helps eliminate waste. 2. Travel and camp on durable surface LNT says, “Good campsites are found, […]

Chilly day for a river clean up

Perhaps it was the cooler temperatures (the mid-50’s) or the impending break, but the 2017 Tuck River Cleanup held on Saturday, April 8 was significantly smaller than in years past. The annual cleanup put on by Base Camp Cullowhee is the largest single day river cleanup in the nation, covering over 27 miles of the […]

Tuck River clean up back for it’s 33rd year

The largest single day river clean-up in the nation kicks off Saturday morning, April 8, on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Tuck River Cleanup is an annual event that takes the Cullowhee area by storm each year. This year is the 33rd annual cleanup, and it’s expected to be nothing less than spectacular. […]

Perfect day for running Valley of the Lilies

  The courtyard of Western Carolina University on Saturday morning, April 1, was filled with excitement as over 300 runners came out to participate on the 7th Valley of the Lilies race. Micaela Birek, marketing coordinator for the Valley of the Lilies said that she saw many of the same people running from previous years. Bill […]

Climbing Club provides support and community for all involved

The Climbing Club at Western Carolina University is a place for teamwork, support and the opportunity for training and competition within an individual sport. For many students, the Climbing Club is a way to learn more about a sport they have an interest in but might not know how to do it. Kristen Eskridge, a Western […]