Culture of being an Appalachian Trail hiker

“Hiker Trash” is a term many within the long-term hiking community take on with pride. According to The Trek, a website dedicated to the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, this phrase is used affectionately to refer to a hikers that have sunken down to a lower standard of living than the standard they lived at before embarking […]

The basics of Fly Fishing

This story was co-written with Ashley Kairis Fly fishing is immensely popular in western North Carolina. According to The WNC Fly Fishing Trail, Jackson County alone has more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and is the home of the state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught. Living in an area that has such a […]

Students want a better Student Government Association

As the spring semester comes to an end WCU Student Government Association officers prepare to take on their roles for the fall, the students of WCU are ready to give them a little advice. The Student Government Association (SGA) hasn’t always had the best reputation with the students of WCU.  Students and organizations have voiced their discontent […]

Donations fuel Hillside Grind’s commitment to WCU students

Hillside Grind coffeehouse has served WCU students for almost two years. What sets it apart from the other coffeehouses in the Cullowhee area is not only its exceptional coffee according to students, but also the fact it is one of the only coffeehouses that’s donation-based and a non-profit organization. The coffeehouse is open Monday-Friday from […]

How would you grade the Trump Administration?

Saturday, April 29 marked Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. Despite the short period, Trump has signed 78 executive actions. This includes 30 executive orders that target the environment, education, trade and even includes the controversial immigration ban, also known as the travel ban. In order to evaluate all Trump has done in regards to […]

A photo recap of graduation day

WCU gained a new batch of alumni on Saturday as the Class of 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held. The Ramsey Center filled with proud parents, friends and professors as one by one, each student was recognized for their academic achievements. For a photo recap of the festivities, check out the photos below! WCU Spring […]