Month: April 2001


“A Few Good Men” Available This Week in Hoey

The dramatic twists and tension of a courtroom overseeing the trial of two Marines charged with murder will unfold upon the stage of Hoey auditorium just in time to provide an energy-packed showdown at the end of the semester. The University Players here at Western Carolina University will present the […]


Local Artisans offer Folk-Art Functionality

The state of North Carolina has a reputation for producing great pottery. From Cole to Jugtown to Pisgah Forest, North Carolina potteries have a long-standing tradition of functional, but beautiful, pottery. These works, which were once seen as necessary in day-to-day living, are now used as decorative pieces and sold […]


Catamount Golf Squad Takes 9th in SoCon Tourney

Western Carolina shot a final 291 (+11) in the three-day Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championships to place ninth out of 12 schools at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club on Sunday. The final round score was one off of the team’s best round of the season. Entering the day three […]


Catamount Baseball Drops Second SoCon Series of Season

The Western baseball squad built their lead early and held off a late-inning scare to defeat Furman in the final game of their series Sunday afternoon at Furman Stadium. WCU (21-21, 13-10) led by as many as five before the Paladins (23-19, 13-10) made a charge in the final two […]


Rivers Follows Trend of Football After Cullowhee

Contrary to popular belief, there is life outside of the Cullowhee Valley. And part of that life away from the tests and papers that academia entails is football. Several former student-athletes of Western Carolina University have taken their game to the next level, playing professionally in some way, shape, or […]


Women’s Track Claims Third Straight Title

The women’s track team came back to Cullowhee Saturday night with more hardware than the stock at Lowes. For the third-straight year, the Lady Cats captured the Southern Conference Outdoor Track Championship. The event held last weekend in Lexington, Va., proved to be an exhausting yet rewarding three days. The […]


Intramural Softball Games Decided by Umpires

I am a member of an Intramural CoEd Softball team. Recently our team was playing in the Playoffs. The team we were playing had one extra player they wanted to let hit, so they stuck him in at the 11th postion in the batting order. The umpire (we will not […]


Ill-Planned War On Drugs Ruins More Lives

The menacing sound of a helicopter made its way through the Cullowhee valley Sunday night, furthering, no doubt, the looming power of the US government’s war on drugs. This happened just as a reporter on TV told how Peruvian planes shot down a plane carrying two American missionaries. The plane […]


WCU Responds to State Budget Crunch

WCU was recently asked to submit a plan to the state for a potential budget reduction that reflected a seven percent cut in the budget for the years 2001-2003. These cuts are only WCU’s response to the state’s request to formulate a budget cut plan; no cuts are definite at […]


Potential Budget Reductions

Members of the Campus Community: In correspondence to you earlier today, I pledged to keep you informed as the University deals with the very difficult state budget situation. Western, along with all UNC institutions, was required to submit to a Legislative subcommittee a potential budget reduction plan based on a […]