Month: January 2002



As a graduate of Western Carolina (’86) I enjoy being to keep up with campus happenings with your website. The site has improved greatly since last semester. Keep up the good work and thanks for giving all alumnus an outlet to stay in touch. Kevin HuntleyAsheville, NC 28803 WCU ’86


How High?

Elsewhere in this edition, readers have learned about the finer movies to come out during the latter part of 2001 and the early 2002. These films, like “Ali” and “Lord of the Rings,” will no doubt be nominated for countless Academy Awards and Golden Globes and the like, based upon […]


Looking for Something to Do?

Christmas has come and gone, and so have those First Night parties that are actually on the last night of the year. There’s no chance getting someone to come to a celebration called last night though, that has a whole other connotation. So what do we do now for entertainment? […]


Is Ali Really A Knockout?

#8220;What’s my name?” asks Will Smith as Mohammed Ali to an unfortunate adversary who calls him Clay in the film named after the legendary boxer. Cassius Clay is what Ali used to be called, but now it’s either call him ‘Ali’ and respect his beliefs, or be pummeled with unabated […]


Women’s Hoops Falls to C of C, Tops ETSU

The Lady Catamounts basketball squad split a pair of games over the weekend at the Ramsey Center, falling to College of Charleston 64-59 on Monday after defeating East Tennessee State 85-79 Saturday. Monday night, Western (10-5, 3-4) gained control early, but fell victim to a second-half charge by the Lady […]


University Police Search for Unidentified Rape Suspect

A female WCU student reported to University Police on December 20th that she had been raped on October 14th behind Benton Hall. The incident reportedly occurred the Sunday after Fall Break and the suspect in the case has yet to be identified. This is the first non-acquaintance rape reported at […]


WCU Celebrates Civil Rights Leader

All over the world, adults and children are celebrating the birth and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, who risked his life everyday for freedom and fairness. Here at Western, a week of events took place to commemorate Dr. King before the national holiday. On Monday, a Candle Vigil was […]


Gordon Murder Trial Set for 1/23

Western Carolina University football player Toren Gerald Gordon, 21, is in the Haywood County Jail charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Asheville man outside Thunder Ridge nightclub in Maggie Valley on Dec. 7. Gordon is being held under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to […]


Dole Visits WCU

Elizabeth Dole, Republican candidate to replace Sen. Jesse Helms in one of the two North Carolina senate seats, visited WCU this past Thursday, January 10. “We were ecstatic and honored that Elizabeth dole could visit the campus, and that SGA and College Republicans could collaborate to help educate faculty, staff, […]


WCU Health Nugget

o With weight loss, the blood pressure stays down and stays down a lot.o Americans are getting a little fatter each year due to greater food intake and less exercise.o Buying special products, supplements or formulas for a fad diet will only decrease the size of your wallet.o Being angry […]