Tar Heel politics: A look at what 2018 offers

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. Given the turbulence of politics in 2017 in North Carolina, The Herald decided to turn to Chris Cooper, professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University, for his thoughts on what lies ahead here in 2018, a year that […]

Native nations rise in Washington, D.C.

This past week was a busy one for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. From March 7 to 10, Native tribes from all across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first three days of the movement involved Native leaders and allies lobbying in national buildings around the nation’s […]

Rethinking the American Dream

The American Dream is still alive. But English may no longer be its first language. Just ask Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi, dean of library services at WCU’s Hunter Library. “If there is one thing that people like me truly value, and there are hundreds of things, but if there is one thing that is valued the […]

UC presidential debate viewing party leaned toward Clinton

In a history-making presidential debate, Trump and Clinton came together on the stage for the first time this election season for a full 90 minutes. It was the most viewed and most tweeted debate in history exceeding 84 million viewers and 10.3 million tweets, setting the bar higher than it ever has been in the […]

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 […]

WCJ Wheekly Update 3/16/2016

In this edition of the WCJ Wheekly update we cover the NC primary results and the result of the NC bond, racial tensions on WCU’s campus and a sports update from Calvin Inman. Below is the entire interview Veratta Pegram-Floyd from the Intercultural Affairs office at Western Carolina University.