Making sense of the election

Ashley Kairis contributed the photo story for local elections. Tuesday night was a roller coaster of emotion and surprise for many people as election results surprised people nationally and locally. President-elect Donald Trump may have been the biggest surprise, as results began to defy media and poll predictions for a Hillary Clinton victory. The USC/LA […]

Women’s impact on the presidential election

For the past month, the topic of women has been pivotal in the potential outcome of the presidential election. An article from The Huffington Post claims that this election isn’t about politics, it’s about how America sees women. The article states that there is a lot at stake for women in this election and that […]

Governor’s race hangs in the balance for McCrory in wake of scandals

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has a lot of work to do in the next 28 days if he hopes to keep his job.  Roy Cooper, McCrory’s Democratic competitor, currently has a six-point lead over McCrory in the election, according a Bloomberg Politics poll. One of the things helping Cooper in his campaign is his unwillingness […]

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.    

WCU Student Government Association gets new leadership

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 […]