How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

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 […]

English 366 itinerant immigration museum

Students in Paul Worley’s Literature in Immigration class set up their final project on the second floor of the University Center at Western Carolina University today. Other students and faculty had the opportunity to both observe what the students had been learning throughout the semester, as well as share their own opinions on the matter using […]

Rapper Wale and artist Niykee Heaton wind down Student Appreciation Week

It’s student appreciation week at Western Carolina University and artists came through, but sometimes the artists selected can be obscure or not really well-known. Still, did Western turn up the heat with these two artists, and do students at Western feel appreciated? “I’m surprised Wale came to campus, said Tyler Jones, WCU student over the […]

Students will display immigration exhibit at the University Center

Throughout this semester, a select group of students enrolled in Literature in Immigration are putting together a final project that will be on display tomorrow, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the University Center. The project itself is a collaboration of literature read in class as well as […]

Comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performs at WCU

The U.C. Grand Room room was popping on Wednesday, April 19, when comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performed a hilarious show for Western students. The record-holding and critically acclaimed entertainer, and self-proclaimed “balloon guy,” kicked off his act by lapping the room distributing more pre-made balloon sculptures than the roughly 60 audience members. Once […]