Trump order strikes home: Foreign-born WCU faculty wonder ‘who is next?’

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Farzaneh Razzaghi returned last week from visiting her mother in Iran. Soon after, President Donald Trump issued his immigration ban on Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Though she holds U.S. citizenship, Razzaghi, dean of library services for Western Carolina University, said […]

K-12 education in N.C. and the elections

Education in the United States is one of the biggest issues that is discussed very little when it comes to this election cycle.  This is especially true for primary education, considering that the presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, had been discussing mostly college education and student debt.  Clinton and Trump both have very […]

This Summer In Politics

The summer was full of controversy for both presidential candidates promising an interesting election season. After the conventions, Trump and Clinton had a bump in the polls but each had plenty of issues and scandals both prior to the conventions and after. Clinton’s Troubles On July 5, FBI Director Jim Comey gave a speech where he recommended that […]

WCJ Wheekly Update: Decision 2016 special

In this edition of WCJ Wheekly we go over the results of the primaries so far and the results of Super Saturday. Stay tuned weekly for more episodes of WCJ Wheekly Update.    

Super Twos-day: Both front-runners extend leads

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump extended their leads over rivals in the presidential primary race on Super Tuesday, the first multi-state primary of the year. “Last night I don’t think there were too many big surprises,” said Dr. Todd Collins, Public Policy Institute Director at Western Carolina University. “Trump was ahead in most of the […]