Locally grown Christmas trees bringing the holiday spirit to life

Co-written by Austin Page Barbara and George Stevens own and operate “The Stevens’ Christmas Trees”, a lot full of real Christmas trees located right on Hwy 107 in Sylva. This year’s lot is a continuation of 35 years of selling Christmas trees to the locals of Sylva and it’s surrounding areas. The reason that they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Food changes coming up with a slight increase in the meal plan

Aramark has had a vision for the future of food on campus for the past few years, and that vision will start to become reality in the next year. In the fall of this year, the newly renovated Brown building will open for business and will feature Steak ‘n Shake, Starbucks, a new dining hall […]

Aramark’s policy affects fundraising; students react

This story was co-written with Austin McDowell Aramark’s updated policy requires student organizations on campus to get approval from Aramark’s resident district manager for WCU, Scott Lamond, in order to have fundraisers with food. Before Lamond began working at WCU in 2016, fundraisers had previous policies in place involving food but were not well-regulated. The […]

Things you didn’t know you were paying for

In-state full-time WCU students will be paying $4,865.50 for tuition and required fees next semester, and their out-of-state counterparts will be paying more than twice that amount. Those prices don’t include other program and major fees or optional charges like food and residence. The bottom line is – college is expensive! So when students are paying […]