Early voting a resounding success at WCU

Zane Perkins and Amber Degree contributed to the reporting of this story Since early voting began in Jackson County on Oct. 27, nearly 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, there were 11, 277 total votes accounted for, with over 2,300 at WCU, and over 1,500 at […]

Final debate at WCU gets heated

Amber Degree contributed to the reporting The candidates for the North Carolina state Senate District 50, incumbent Jim Davis (R) and Jane Hipps (D), debated on Oct. 27, on healthcare, education and taxes, trying to convince voters to vote for them. This was the final debate on the WCU campus and around 75 people attended. The crowd […]

Women’s impact on the presidential election

For the past month, the topic of women has been pivotal in the potential outcome of the presidential election. An article from The Huffington Post claims that this election isn’t about politics, it’s about how America sees women. The article states that there is a lot at stake for women in this election and that […]

The stakes are high for LGBTQ rights this election season

Being on a college campus, identities are formed and views are molded as college students gain new knowledge and connect with others. In these vital years of growth, it is difficult to not have your values tested or your moral positions questioned. “Coming from a small town where there weren’t a lot of LGBT youth […]

Good start for early voting at WCU

Western Carolina University kicked off its first day of early voting in the University Center on Thursday, Oct. 27. Professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, Chris Cooper, said in an email message, that 465 ballots were cast. Over 130 more ballots than at the Cullowhee Recreation Center, which had […]

Donald Trump talks jobs in Eastern North Carolina

Special for The Western Carolina Journalist Donald Trump capped a long day of campaigning on Wednesday with a rally in Kinston, NC. The stop came on the heels of an appearance at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. and a campaign stop in Charlotte. Trump’s speech took place on the Kinston Jetport tarmac, and featured […]