How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

Greening Up The Mountains one tradition at a time

Every 4th Saturday in April, thousands of people from across the southeast crowd the streets of downtown Sylva for a fun-filled day of music, food, arts and crafts and more. This Saturday, April 22, is just around the corner, so get ready! Since 1997, Sylva, North Carolina, has been home to the Greening Up The Mountains festival. […]

College Night at Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries

The 33rd annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries kicked off with College night, and students and citizens of Jackson County came out to support the event. WCU and Dillsboro merchants  partnered up to pull off this event. The director of the Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries is David R. Marker, owner of Monkey Toes, and according to him, […]

Crank up the tractor and grab a banjo, Mountain Heritage Day is back

Mountain Heritage Day will return for its 42nd year this Saturday, Sept. 24. The long-standing event is packed with Southern Appalachian-infused music, dancing, arts, food, and culture. Located at WCU’s intramural fields from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mountain Heritage Day will have free admission and parking as WCU opens their doors to all to […]

Get ready for a cultural experience

Western Carolina University will have its 37th annual International Festival on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 – 2:30 p.m. on the University Center lawn. WCU’s Office of International Programs and Services is hosting the event. The festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of WCU’s international student population. Its purpose is to share awareness of […]

The weather won’t keep the locals down

The weather called for a 92 percent chance of rain, but the people of Sylva still brought out their guitars, grills and their mountain attitudes on Saturday, April 25, to celebrate Earth Day. The Greening up the Mountains festival is a local tradition, that’s been running for 18 years, in Sylva to celebrate the coming […]