Demonstrators say they were offering a message of love

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. On Oct. 5, three religious demonstrators bearing signs were stationed in front of Western Carolina University’s Alumni Tower, proclaiming, “live holy and be perfect” and “fear God.” The signs condemned “all liars, drunkards, thieves, fornicators, filthy-minded, hateful and unrighteous” people. Permit-holder Buddy Fisher, who said he lives somewhere […]

Gun violence hits home in Cullowhee

News update (Oct. 10, 1 p.m.) The death of Jacob Ray was confirmed by law enforcement officials at 10 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 10. He passed away the night of Monday Oct. 9. Ray was a junior in the College of Business studying computer information systems. Staff members from the Division of Student […]

Hire Attire to inspire

The Center for Career and Professional Development held their first official fashion show on Sept. 27 to teach young adults the importance of the perfect outfit. The objective of the Hire Attire Fashion Show was to highlight the appropriate interview and business attire to the students of Western Carolina University.  It was held in the […]

Rooted in the Mountains speaker talks on mental health issues

Western Carolina University hosted it’s annual “Rooted in the Mountains” symposium. This year was themed “The Correct Way” connecting worldview of both Southern Appalachia and the Native Americans. Faculty, students and community members gathered on Sept. 28 to hear Dr. Joseph Gone, a national expert in American Indian psychology and mental health, present as a […]

WCU will hold electric vehicle expo on Friday

Reporter is a member of the Sustainable Energy Initiative Committee. The Sustainable Energy Initiative Committee (SEI) will be hosting an electric vehicle expo in the Reid Metered Lot on Friday, Oct. 6, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “This is going to be a great event for students and faculty to attend to learn about […]

Dear WCU: students share stories only they can tell

A picture is worth a thousand words. WCU students Leena Boakye, Chloe Joyce and Jahniece Graham proved just that by using Dear World’s distinct message-on-skin portraits to share the stories only they could tell during the Dear WCU two-day event. Just like every other participant, Boakye, Joyce and Graham followed Dear World’s process to uncover deeper […]