Student Government Association looking to increase turnout in upcoming elections

On a campus of over 11,000 students, it can feel difficult for students to have their voice heard by the people higher up. The best way for students to communicate a problem that they want fixed is to go through the Student Government Association who are having elections in March. Elections for the Student Government […]

The search for WCU’s next Chancellor continues through forums

Co-written with Jonathan Birek A leader is someone of great confidence, composure and compassion. They are resilient yet accountable. Western Carolina University was able to see this first-hand from former Chancellor, David O. Belcher. The university is now tasked with finding his successor while continuing to grow and prosper. The new chancellor should be ready […]

Whee Lead Conference

Do you think you have what it takes to be a leader? WCU students will have the opportunity to fine tune their leadership skills in a one-day leadership conference from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the UC. The conference provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to engage in […]

What you can do to stay healthy this flu season

This winter a rapid flu epidemic is sweeping across the nation. Around 53 deaths have been reported across the United States from flu symptoms alone. According to Pam Buchanan of WCU Health Services, an average of 10-15 patients a day come to the Byrd medical center with flu-like symptoms – approximately 10 percent of the student […]

WCU Civil Discourse Series introduces Ibram X. Kendi

Racism isn’t just black and white. While described as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Ibram X. Kendi claims it is not that simple. Ibram X. Kendi will be the speaker for […]

WCU student support fund eyes student financial relief

This story was written by Haley Smith, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Originaly published on 01/08/2018 Western Carolina University faculty members hope to help ease the strain of short-term financial emergencies for struggling students. Beginning this month, the student support fund can help students who run out of food, need medication, lack winter clothing or don’t […]