Month: September 2001


Story by Samantha Helms Concerning Corinne Quick’s death

Dear Editor, I found it hard to read the September 19, 2001 issue of the Western Carolinian. On the cover appears the picture and story concerning the death of Corinne Quick, a student at WCU. The reason why it is hard to read this story is because of the poorly […]


WCU Community Unites in Wake of Attacks

Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the Ramsey Center Thursday, attempting to make sense out of events of September 11 while offering consolation to distraught university community members. Chancellor John Bardo, Reverend Rich Irwin of the Wesley Foundation, criminal justice professor Bernie Dougherty, and June Wytock of the Counseling and […]


Learn to grow up with the author of “Spilling Open”

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself is a book about self-discovery, a book about growing up – more than anything, a book about learning to love yourself – even your flaws. The book’s creator, Sabrina Ward Harrison, is an amazing woman, an amazing artist and, above all, an amazing […]


Women’s Center prepares for autumn programs

The Women’s Center of Western Carolina University is still in full swing and has lined up a number of programs for students returning for fall. Located on the second floor of the Hinds University Center, The Women’s Center offers a comfortable and caring environment for all guests, in addition to […]


Drum-Machines Hurt New TMBG Album

Of all the bands absolutely loved by music critics in the past 20 years or so, perhaps none seem more darling or capable of doing no wrong than the guys in They Might Be Giants. The band scored a hit in the 80s with the inescapably catchy “Istanbul, Constantinople” and […]


Corndawg Commentary

In Pink Floyd’s film adaptation of ‘The Wall,’ the very drugged-up title character uttered the words, ‘the show must go on.’ Well, in light of this past week’s tragic events, this is not the case in all circumstances. Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the majority of major […]


Cats Hit Road to Start SoCon Play

Western Carolina will kick off conference play this Saturday when they travel to Johnson City, TN, to take on East Tennessee State University. Western will be riding the momentum of a 39-27 victory over the Bucs in their only meeting last season. Offensively, the Catamounts plan to come at ETSU […]


Lady Cat Golfers Triumph in Opener

Western Carolina traveled to Myrtle Beach to capture the Green Course Championship Unlimited Potential/Baytree Classic in their first competition of the season. The Lady Catamounts rewrote school record books with an all-time low 54-hole score of 973. The team’s opening round of 330 placed them in third place, four shots […]


WCU Construction

The $98.4 million that Western Carolina University received from the state education bond package, and money from appropriations funds, is being used for current construction projects, which are underway and will continue through January 2005. Across from Cullowhee Creek, the Outreach Center, formally the Camp Lab School, is undergoing renovation […]


Ramsey Center Namesake Dies

Liston B. Ramsey, an influential state lawmaker, died on Sunday, September 2, at the age of 82. Ramsey, a Democrat from Madison County, served as representative for all, or parts, of Madison, Haywood, Jackson, Swain and Graham counties, from 1961 to 2000, longer than anyone in state history. He was […]