Day: September 10, 2001


poll question

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Great Band, Great Producer Make Great Album

In many indie-rock circles, mentioning the name Cap’n Jazz will elicit a mixed response. The Chicago-based band defied convention and separated themselves so far from normal genres of music that it’s hard to describe them in any light. Although they only released one album, “Analphabetaology,” before breaking up, they have […]


Board of Trustees Approves Administrative Appointments

The appointment of Anne Rogers as the first-ever associate dean for the Honors College was approved by the WCU Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting June 7. Rogers, head of anthropology and sociology and a WCU faculty member since 1980, was director of the WCU honors program from 1990 […]


Parking Mayhem Escalates at WCU

The renovations introduced by Chancellor John Bardo’s university master plan have resulted in a loss of parking spaces for students, faculty and staff. Information provided by director of University Police and traffic services, Gene McAbee, spells out the parking modifications. The greatest number of losses resulted from the University Center […]


Student Dies on Lake Fontana Over Summer

Matthew Klonkowski, 20, of Sylva, formerly a resident of Franklin, spent his last few moments with friends on Lake Fontana, where he accidentally drowned on June 23. A native of Racine, Wisc., he graduated in 1999 from Franklin High School with honors and achieved the status of Star in the […]


Stoner Duo Returns in Mindless Slapstick Comedy

I knew a girl in high school who was one of the few people in the world who had never seen “Star Wars.” After having to sit through numerous conversations on whether Ben Kenobi was a clone and the possibilities of Han Solo being a Jedi, one Friday afternoon she […]


Those Wanting To See Changes Should Volunteer

Now that students are embarking on their third week at Western, it is time that students, faculty and staff think about what role they play in relation to the university as a whole. Often times people see a university, in this case Western Carolina, as just a place where they […]


American Pie Gang Reunites For Funnier Sequel

#8220;And this one time, at band ca…” is what Jim started to say before he caught himself in the recently released “American Pie 2”. And of course, everyone laughed because Jim borrowed a phrase from America’s most famous band chick. All of the gang has returned for that rarity in […]


Cross Country Squads Sweep WCU/Papa’s Invitational

Western Carolina men’s and women’s cross country squads took first place in the WCU/Papa’s Invitational Saturday morning. The men’s squad edged out Cumberland College of Kentucky 26-29 while the women’s team beat out South Carolina 39-46. On the men’s side, sophomore Caleb Bailey came home first in the 8k competition […]


Lady Catamounts Jump Out to Historic Start

The Western Carolina volleyball squad outlasted East Tennessee State last night for their fourth straight win to open up the season, a mark that has not been matched since 1990. The Lady Cats (4-0, 1-0) topped Southern Conference foe ETSU in a five-set roller coaster. WCU prevailed 31-29, 30-19, 25-30, […]