The basics of Fly Fishing

This story was co-written with Ashley Kairis Fly fishing is immensely popular in western North Carolina. According to The WNC Fly Fishing Trail, Jackson County alone has more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and is the home of the state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught. Living in an area that has such a […]

WCU Baseball senior spotlight

As the season is nearing the end it is time to recognize the seniors who have made an impact on the WCU baseball team this year. WCU has 10 graduating seniors who have left a mark on this team as well as leave with a few championship rings. “It’s crazy how fast it went but […]

What to expect from the Catamounts this season

 Article was co-written with Chris Lang After a disappointing 2016 season, the Catamounts are hungry for vengeance this upcoming season. Their annual spring game, practices, and weight training sessions are showing that there is a chance for a good rebound come Fall 2017. The spring game on March 18 was the Catamounts’ first test for the […]

New club takes advantage of fly fishing’s growing popularity

In the Fall of 2016, two WCU students and avid anglers combined their passion for fishing as well as the opportunity of the area to start a new student club on campus. Jackson County, home to WCU, has recently been named the trout capital of North Carolina. Cole Cantrell, junior, and Tyler Cornett, freshman, recognized the growing […]

Catamount softball seniors ‘leave big cleats to fill’

Being an NCAA Division 1 athlete is a dream for most. Being able to say that someone has been one for four years is a major accomplishment. Unfortunately some athletes careers end after college, because some sports do not have a professional level to continue playing or its not a widely known option with a […]

Chilly day for a river clean up

Perhaps it was the cooler temperatures (the mid-50’s) or the impending break, but the 2017 Tuck River Cleanup held on Saturday, April 8 was significantly smaller than in years past. The annual cleanup put on by Base Camp Cullowhee is the largest single day river cleanup in the nation, covering over 27 miles of the […]