The stakes are high for LGBTQ rights this election season

Being on a college campus, identities are formed and views are molded as college students gain new knowledge and connect with others. In these vital years of growth, it is difficult to not have your values tested or your moral positions questioned. “Coming from a small town where there weren’t a lot of LGBT youth […]

Stop Legislating Hate, North Carolina!

This post was previously published on CandidCeillie, Ceillie Simkiss’s personal blog. I am disappointed and disgusted with my state this week. For those of you who don’t know, North Carolina’s General Assembly wasted $42,000 yesterday calling a special session in order to pass an “anti-discrimination bill” that gives homophobes and transphobes the ability to be […]

Last Minute Productions brings Lea DeLaria to WCU (for real this time)

As some of you might have noticed, Lea DeLaria, widely known for her role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, has been scheduled and rescheduled to speak on Western Carolina’s campus for some time now. Those that have been looking forward to DeLaria’s appearance since last semester […]