What you might not know about skateboarders at WCU

Co-written/ produced with  Julia Lewis Cast your mind back to the year 2004. If you were between the ages of 9 and 20 at that time, then you will almost certainly remember the stranglehold that skateboarding had on many of your friends’ lives. That year could be considered the peak of skateboarding in the mainstream, and […]

WNCAP aims to eliminate the spread of HIV

The spread of HIV and AIDS is an international epidemic, with millions of new infections every year. To educate local communities on the disease, symptoms and treatments, organizations, like the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, are committed to helping stop the spread of the disease. The WNCAP is an independent, non-profit agency governed by a volunteer […]

Landmark Learning gets a new and improved campus

This story was co-written with Jessica Wooten. Landmark Learning is a hands on school in Cullowhee, North Carolina that specializes in teaching and training people who work or want to work in the outdoor community. Landmark Learning has many different courses to choose from in the categories of water, medical and wilderness. Within these courses, you can […]

Sylva music scene folk revival, with a modern twist

In the not-so-distant past, the bars and breweries that line the streets of downtown Sylva and Dillsboro would emanate the rural region’s most popular style of music: electronica, or electronic dance music (EDM). But now, the Sylva music scene is returning to its original roots, thanks to bands like 1898. Yes, a semi-nightly rave had […]

Behind the scenes: creating the senior thesis in a form of a movie

Story was co-written and produced with Gavin Stewart. Lights, camera, action! Every major at Western Carolina University has a way for seniors to leave their last mark with the university. For the Film and Television Production majors, it is a senior thesis film. This year, there are two separate films that have been written, produced, […]

Secret study spots for your finals week

This story was co-written with Imani Stewart Western Carolina University’s pristine location allows students to have quick and easy access to many of the best sights and adventures the Southern Appalachian Mountains have to offer. With finals week approaching, stress is on the rise, but have no fear – there are plenty of places that can […]