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 […]

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 […]

Early voting a resounding success at WCU

Zane Perkins and Amber Degree contributed to the reporting of this story Since early voting began in Jackson County on Oct. 27, nearly 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, there were 11, 277 total votes accounted for, with over 2,300 at WCU, and over 1,500 at […]

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 […]

Donald Trump talks jobs in Eastern North Carolina

Special for The Western Carolina Journalist Donald Trump capped a long day of campaigning on Wednesday with a rally in Kinston, NC. The stop came on the heels of an appearance at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. and a campaign stop in Charlotte. Trump’s speech took place on the Kinston Jetport tarmac, and featured […]

Students react to a heated second presidential debate

Around 60 students gathered on Sunday, Oct. 9, to watch and comment on the second presidential debate. The Student Democracy Coalition (SDC) and Last Minute Productions hosted the watch party. The audience in the WCU UC was vocal and cheered for every haymaker dropped on each candidate and it seemed the room was evenly split […]