All paddles on deck

Fifteen Western Carolina University international students went whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, located in Bryson City, 45 minutes northwest of Cullowhee. This was the last trip for the semester organized by the Base Camp Cullowhee (BBC), the outdoors program of Western Carolina University. “[The Nantahala] is a river that has a mix of class […]

Nature prevails

WCU students withheld from flying due to strong winds this past weekend near Chattanooga, TN. The hang gliding trip was put together by the university’s outdoor program Base Camp Cullowhee (BCC), which has been scheduled since the beginning of the semester. The trip had already been postponed for two weeks from it’s original date because […]

Saudi Arabian students introduce themselves to WCU

Saudi Arabian students made their first official presentation this week to the WCU community. The event took place at the University’s Center Theater, witch was packed to hear about the Saudi Arabian culture and customs. The students also took the opportunity to explain how they’re getting along in WCU. Yolany Gonell, Associate Director of Intercultural […]

“Working together for humanity”

American and Saudi Arabian students are getting together at Western Carolina University. WCJ talked with some of these students to try to get an inside perspective of differences between western and eastern cultures.

19th century composers revived

Shannon Thompson (clarinet), Andrew Adams (piano) and Travis Bennet (horn) got together in WCU’s Coulter Building’s Recitall Hall to bring back to life XIX and XX century classic music composers. The concert featured a sonata for clarinet and piano from Francis Poulenc (1965); Claude Debussy’s “Claire de Lune” (1905) which you might recognize from the […]

African rhythms stir students

Yesterday February 23rd, the Umdabu Dance Company performed at the Grand Room of WCU’s University Center. The event was sponsored by The Department of Intercultural Affairs and gathered an audience of more than thirty. Veteran South African Dancer and artistic director Johannes “Jomo” Xulu started the performance with an introduction to the culture, nature and […]