SEI unveils EV charging station, announces new sustainable projects

Author is a member of the Sustainable Energy Initiative.  Every semester, $5 from every student’s fees goes into a fund controlled by the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at WCU. The committee is made up of WCU faculty and staff that want to promote sustainability on campus. Students and faculty can propose brick and mortar projects […]

Greening Up The Mountains one tradition at a time

Every 4th Saturday in April, thousands of people from across the southeast crowd the streets of downtown Sylva for a fun-filled day of music, food, arts and crafts and more. This Saturday, April 22, is just around the corner, so get ready! Since 1997, Sylva, North Carolina, has been home to the Greening Up The Mountains festival. […]

217 students are on the waiting list for rooms next semester

The Western Carolina Journalist reported last month that WCU is officially out of residence hall space for returning students. The lack of remaining room for students who submitted their Residence Hall Agreement forms and deposits has manifested in the form of a waiting list for students who want to live on campus but for whom […]

Unconventional, random, honest: the Beats presented at Literary Festival

The Literary Festival began on Monday, April 3, and has featured several poets and nonfiction authors. On Tuesday, an event led by WCU’s own Paul Worley saw several students presenting their own poems and even putting together their own book of poems that was available for purchase. This was the largest audience at the festival […]

Cultures meld together at International Festival

WCU fountain looked different yesterday. A total of 48 tables and booths encircled the Central Plaza area, inviting huge crowd of WCU and local community members to learn about the different cultures and countries represented on the campus. Western Carolina University held its 38th annual International Festival on Wednesday, March 29. The event started with the flag parade, […]

Trump’s proposal preserves Pell Grants

This story was written by Haley Smith and Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget spares the nation’s most significant source of student financial aid, but would downsize or eliminate other programs intended to help low-income college students. The federal Pell Grant Program stays relatively intact under the financial proposal for fiscal […]