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 […]

Catamount Softball sweeps UNC Charlotte

Western’s Softball team beat UNC-Charlotte twice in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, March 30. Both games had slow starts by the Catamounts but they rallied in the late innings to be victorious. The first game Western was down 1-0 heading to the bottom of the 5th inning with both teams in a defensive struggle. The only […]

Climbing Club provides support and community for all involved

The Climbing Club at Western Carolina University is a place for teamwork, support and the opportunity for training and competition within an individual sport. For many students, the Climbing Club is a way to learn more about a sport they have an interest in but might not know how to do it. Kristen Eskridge, a Western […]