Podcast: Changes at WCU from the seniors perspective

Our reporters and seniors Hayden McAteer and Jesse Pigeon sat down with WCU seniors Mick Cauthen, Travis Bilger and graduate student Abbie Bradshaw to talk about what has changed at Western Carolina University since they arrived and what they would like to see added to Western in the future. In the podcast they discussed about […]

WCU rallies in support for Chancellor Belcher

Battles are fought and conquered with the community around one strong enough to withstand any obstacle. In a time of need, Western Carolina University has become just that for Chancellor David O. Belcher. On April 21, 2016, Belcher sent out an email to the entire WCU campus informing that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. […]

Increase in WCU’s student population placing emphasis on campus safety

“It is up to each one of us to help foster a secure and supportive environment at Western Carolina University, an environment where individuals can feel safe to visit, learn, work, and live.” This reads from the 2017 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report and can be found in the opening letter by Chief of […]

The Road to Nowhere

On the outskirts of Bryson City, there is a long winding road that continuously twists up the mountain, and just as the road seems to never end, there is a tunnel. A tunnel that leads to nowhere. Unofficially named “The Road to Nowhere,” by local residents, Lakeview Drive, a six-mile road,  offers visitors scenic hiking […]

‘Free Speech’ measure draws some concerns at WCU Faculty Senate

This story was written by Haley Smith, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Last week, Western Carolina University faculty responded to state legislation intended to protect free speech on public college campuses. During their Nov. 16 meeting, with only 13 members out of 30 present, WCU’s Faculty Senate expressed concerns about the “Restore Campus Free Speech Act,” […]

Tyler Sexton – A broken dream

Most athletes see injuries as a setback and a way to come back stronger in the game that they play and for the sport they love. For redshirt senior tight end, Tyler Sexton, football seasons come to an end way too quickly and sometimes without even getting to step on the game day field. Sexton […]