WCU hosts voting law discussion

Discussion on new voting law draw crowd of students and local community. Photo:WCJ

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 […]

WCU Student Government Association gets new leadership

Student Devin Mitchell casting his vote for SGA elections

The results are in. Ryan Hermance, last year’s Student Government Association vice president, will be WCU’s new SGA president. According to preliminary results, 1,482 WCU students (15 percent) voted online or on campus for student body president, vice president and senate on April 8 and 9. The turnout surpassed last year’s 1,300 student votes, with sophomores leading […]

WCU students: “Why I voted”


Hear what students at Western Carolina University say about why they voted in the 2012 presidential election and how they think President Barack Obama’s re-election will affect them. Shot by Anthony Bouthillette, Heath Brown, Jenna Englert, Tanner Morris, Pratana Muong, Sherry Rigby, Janson Silvers, Michael Smith, and Jarrett Wilson.  Reporters: Alisha Lambert, Ariel Rymer, Rebbeca Ziglar, […]

Strong turnout in Cullowhee precinct

Volunteer, Jessica Green, helps first time voter. Photo by: Marysa Burchett

Today is the day that determines the next four years for our country’s government. The polls of Jackson County have been open since 6:30 a.m. this morning having students, teachers, residents, etc. of the Cullowhee precinct voting. Outside the recreational center are democrats and republicans helping campaign for each side. First Vice Chairman of the […]

Revving up for Election Day

US & NC Flags

Tomorrow is finally the day. After a contentious campaign season marked by a whirlwind of advertising and controversy, the 2012 United States presidential election is this Tuesday, Nov. 6. A CNN national poll released today shows a statistical dead heat between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. WCU’s CatTran shuttle service will […]

Voter Registration Day makes voting count

Voter Registration Day 2012 Photo by Jamie North

(Story was updated on Sept. 26, 2012) Success could define the National Voter Registration Day that was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 on the UC lawn. The students had a chance to meet some of the candidates running for office, register to vote in November and channel their inner child on several carnival-style inflatables. Photos […]