WCU Student Government Association gets new leadership

Student Devin Mitchell casting his vote for SGA elections

The results are in. Ryan Hermance, last year’s Student Government Association vice president, will be WCU’s new SGA president. According to preliminary results, 1,482 WCU students (15 percent) voted online or on campus for student body president, vice president and senate on April 8 and 9. The turnout surpassed last year’s 1,300 student votes, with sophomores leading […]

Immigration: What now?

By Ariel Rymer and Marysa Burchett A controversial topic from the beginning of the election was, and still is, immigration. Now that the results are in and Obama has another four years, the Western North Carolina community gives their opinions on the future demographics and immigration reform. “Hispanics and the Hispanic population traditionally should vote […]

WCU students: “Why I voted”


Hear what students at Western Carolina University say about why they voted in the 2012 presidential election and how they think President Barack Obama’s re-election will affect them. Shot by Anthony Bouthillette, Heath Brown, Jenna Englert, Tanner Morris, Pratana Muong, Sherry Rigby, Janson Silvers, Michael Smith, and Jarrett Wilson.  Reporters: Alisha Lambert, Ariel Rymer, Rebbeca Ziglar, […]

Strong turnout in Cullowhee precinct

Volunteer, Jessica Green, helps first time voter. Photo by: Marysa Burchett

Today is the day that determines the next four years for our country’s government. The polls of Jackson County have been open since 6:30 a.m. this morning having students, teachers, residents, etc. of the Cullowhee precinct voting. Outside the recreational center are democrats and republicans helping campaign for each side. First Vice Chairman of the […]

Revving up for Election Day

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Tomorrow is finally the day. After a contentious campaign season marked by a whirlwind of advertising and controversy, the 2012 United States presidential election is this Tuesday, Nov. 6. A CNN national poll released today shows a statistical dead heat between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. WCU’s CatTran shuttle service will […]

Third party presidential debate offers unheard voices, other choices

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The day after Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time, four lesser-known third-party presidential candidates convened in Chicago for a debate at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The four candidates included Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil […]