WCU students prepare for life in the ‘real world’

Western Carolina University is about to send its largest-ever class of graduates out into the world of real life jobs, but the job market for new college graduates has not improved in recent years. This discouraged this class of WCU students. They all have plans and aspirations for after they graduate. Some plan to further […]

WCU students share their gun violence ‘number’

After losing a dear friend, Dr. Roger Hartley, associate professor of political science at Western Carolina University, created a Facebook group called “What is Your Number? Our Network of Gun Violence.” The group has gained national attention through MSNBC and The Washington Post. Dr. Hartley spoke with WCJ about his project. Read the full story […]

Does the media give violent stories too much attention?

In wake of the recent bombings in the city of Boston, the Citizenship and Civility Steering Committee presented a discussion on the subject of “If it bleeds, it leads. Why do the media and its viewers love violence and murder?” Criminal justice professors, Dr. Al Kopak and Dr. Cyndy Caravelis-Hughes spoke for an hour about […]

Intramurals give students a second chance in sports

Most high school athletes will never play a game at the college level, but just because you don’t go to college and play on a NCAA team doesn’t mean you can’t still compete. Intramural sports are allowing former athletes to continue to play the games they love and even games they never played before. “I […]

SGA senate expresses support for big changes at request of students

The WCU student government association senate met Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Cardinal room of the UC with the intent to give the student body want they have said they wanted. SGA Vice President Ryan Hermance quickly introduced three resolutions. Two of which are subjects that the student body has high interest in. Senator Ricky […]

Two of the game’s most historic teams face off for college football’s ultimate prize, the BCS National Championship

The top ranked team in the land, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (12-0) will make their return to the National Title game, 23 years since their last championship win. The Irish have won some of the most impressive ways this season and the Notre Dame faithful are back in the lime light as the team will attempt to […]