More than money: financial planning students’ journey to national conference

For Garrett Chmiola and Emily Ranson, WCU students, financial planning is more than a good job: it’s a way to help people in troubling times. “I want to go into financial planning because I love people. I want to have my own clients for my own firm that I am able to get personal with […]

Despite the heat Mountain Faith pulled a huge crowd at Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day, on Saturday, Sept. 24, was full of local music performances including Sylva-native band and national stars Mountain Faith. “We are so glad to be here. We tried so hard to get back here last year, but our bus broke down, which is a pretty regular occurrence for us. Now we’re finally here […]

Center of WCU campus immersed in protest

People stood tall with signs reading, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “No justice, no peace.” WCU Students gathered around the fountain Friday, Sept. 23 in a silent protest as a result of the controversy surrounding the recent shooting in downtown Charlotte. Others crowded together to share in dialogue about the Black Lives […]

Tim Wise: “Dominant group to talk less and listen more” to discuss race

“I’m here to tell you, if we’re going to have an honest discussion about issues of race or gender or sexuality or class or any other form of identity, the first order of business is for those who find ourselves in the dominate group to talk less and listen more,” said Wise to Western Carolina […]

Snow removal on campus after Jonas

Bradley Lucore contributed to this story. After the winter storm Jonas, Western Carolina University’s maintenance team are working hard at making the campus safe again. There are still many snowy/icy spots in and around WCU’s campus. Lee Smith, Director of Operations and Maintenance, received some complaints about certain areas of the campus that are still […]

Come and find out how you can study and see the world

The 9th annual Study Abroad Fair will be in the UC Grand Room on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with about 30 tables of information from various organizations on how to study abroad. The tables are hosted by representatives from universities and institutions from 12 countries and some third party organizers […]