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 […]

Chili’s is ‘heating’ up on WCU campus

It’s 8 a.m. at Western Carolina University and for once there’s not a long line of people waiting to be seated at one of the campus’s newest hotspots–Chili’s. Chili’s was the first to open of the all the new venues in the  Noble Hall.  It opened its doors officially on  January 9, and has been full ever since. Senior biology […]

WCU students work to restore a Pisgah trail

The Pisgah Conservancy and Western Carolina University students hosted the second Pisgah Pride Day on April 22 to repair and restore damaged trails along the Pisgah Trail route. Justin Ness and Alexander Bennett have more on the event:

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 […]