Student Government Association looking to increase turnout in upcoming elections

On a campus of over 11,000 students, it can feel difficult for students to have their voice heard by the people higher up. The best way for students to communicate a problem that they want fixed is to go through the Student Government Association who are having elections in March. Elections for the Student Government […]

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 […]

International students at WCU have their own views about primaries

With the NC primaries coming up on March 15, students at Western Carolina University have different views and thoughts about the candidates, elections, and foreign policy. Some are impatiently waiting for the voting process to begin. “[Foreign policy] is fundamentally important to every single election…there are 192 other countries that the president will be a symbol for. Foreign […]

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.    

Political panel helps students prepare for primary

On Thursday, March 3, WCU’s Center for Service Learning and The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF), with help from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) American Democracy Project, presented ‘Intentional Conversations’, a panel discussion designed to get students excited about voting in North Carolina’s upcoming March 15 primary. “Change is slow, but the first effective […]

WCU hosts voting law discussion

The new North Carolina voting laws and what possible effects it might have on the election process were discussed during the panel organizer by the WCU Political Science Department (PSD) marking the celebration of the Constitution Day. The room was packed with students and local people wanting to hear what will happen on the elections in […]