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 […]

Tuck River clean up back for it’s 33rd year

The largest single day river clean-up in the nation kicks off Saturday morning, April 8, on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Tuck River Cleanup is an annual event that takes the Cullowhee area by storm each year. This year is the 33rd annual cleanup, and it’s expected to be nothing less than spectacular. […]

Forget the gym, go backpacking!

Many students need a break from their studies as the semester comes to an end. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle is to take a weekend break to explore and experience new things in the area. Being located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountain National Park, WCU offers different recreational opportunities for students, including […]

What it takes to conquer Valley of the Lilies

Western Carolina University’s Campus Recreation and Wellness and School of Health and Sciences hosted the 7th annual Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k on April 1. While 300 of WCU’s students, faculty, and surrounding community members participated, little is said about what exactly runners do to prepare for the event. WCU student Keegan Wiggins ran […]

Perfect day for running Valley of the Lilies

  The courtyard of Western Carolina University on Saturday morning, April 1, was filled with excitement as over 300 runners came out to participate on the 7th Valley of the Lilies race. Micaela Birek, marketing coordinator for the Valley of the Lilies said that she saw many of the same people running from previous years. Bill […]