WCU Climbing Club takes gold at annual bouldering competition

Climbers from all over the Southeast met at Western Carolina University’s recreation center Feb. 17 for the 11th annual Rock and Rumble Bouldering Competition. Base Camp Cullowhee organized today’s competition consisting of three, two hour heats where climbers try to complete as many routes as they can to see who can score the most points. […]

Student Government Association looking to increase turnout in upcoming elections

On a campus of over 11,000 students, it can feel difficult for students to have their voice heard by the people higher up. The best way for students to communicate a problem that they want fixed is to go through the Student Government Association who are having elections in March. Elections for the Student Government […]

Whee Lead Conference

Do you think you have what it takes to be a leader? WCU students will have the opportunity to fine tune their leadership skills in a one-day leadership conference from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the UC. The conference provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to engage in […]

WCU Concert Choir bound for the big stage

Story originally published in The Sylva Herald Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 24-28. The choir features 35 of the top singers from across campus, including both music and non-music majors. Allison Thorp, assistant professor of music and director of Choral […]

WCU Civil Discourse Series introduces Ibram X. Kendi

Racism isn’t just black and white. While described as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Ibram X. Kendi claims it is not that simple. Ibram X. Kendi will be the speaker for […]

WCU students prepare for Super Bowl LII

Co-written with Kevin McNamara On Sunday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m ET, Super Bowl 52 between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will air on NBC. Every year, record-breaking amounts of people watch the Super Bowl; according to this Newsweek report, 111.3 million watched last year. Some of the people watching are the students of […]