‘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,” […]

Jerry Wolfe: WWII veteran and Cherokee’s “Beloved Man”

For approximately the last 20 years, Eastern Band Cherokee Indian elder Jerry Wolfe, 93, has been working as a volunteer at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian greeting tourists and other visitors at the ticket counter with a “Siyo” meaning “Hello.” In an effort to preserve his traditions, Wolfe openly shares his Cherokee heritage to […]

Western’s very own Shark Tank: 3rd annual Pitch Party

Every great idea must start somewhere, and what better place to start than right here on campus? On Thursday, Nov. 9, the student organization Encouraging Potential through Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pitch Party. It will be held in the UC Theater at 6 p.m. It is free to attend, and it […]

Where to find the treats in western NC this Halloween

If you are interested in finding the sweet local attractions this Halloween, look no further. There are many things going on in and around our small college town as Halloween gets closer. This list of four spooky adventures range from scary to family friendly, plus cost friendly for all the broke college students out there. […]

WCU chancellor, wife pledge $1.23 million in gifts for student scholarships

from WCU Office of Communications and Public Relations Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education. The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form […]

Candlelight vigil honoring the life of Jacob Ray

Western Carolina University students and community members commemorated the life of Jacob Ray, who died after being shot in the university area around midnight on Friday, Oct. 6. Ray died on Monday, Oct. 9 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The crime that was reported near Tuck’s Tavern left […]