Month: October 2013

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Catamounts clinch a berth in SoCon Women’s Soccer, beat App State

Fans packed the Catamount Athletic Complex dressed in their best Halloween costumes on Oct. 30 to cheer on the Western Carolina University Catamounts against the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their final home game of the season.  The fans were passionate the entire game providing a big boost each time the […]

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Police Blotter: Incidents from Oct. 9 – Oct. 23

    • October 9: Vandalism and burglary, Scott Hall – A male student reported when he returned to his room that there were personal items broken and several small things missing.     • October 10: Public service, Scott Hall – Officers were alerted of a bear in the tree next […]

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Finally! Catamounts defeat Elon on Homecoming Day

The Western Carolina University Catamounts defeated the Elon Phoenixes 27-24 on Saturday afternoon. The crisp, fall air made WCU’s Homecoming Day a perfect day for football. The excitement of the game was capped off with a 39-yard field goal by kicker Richard Sigmon in overtime, followed by a storming of […]

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Huneycutt sprints forward after car accident

Alan Huneycutt, former Western Carolina University student, is ready to run in an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After being told he may never walk again, Huneycutt will sprint through the beauty of Hawaii during the XTERRA World Championship Race for Team to End AIDS on Nov. 24. On March 25, 2012, Huneycutt […]

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New distinguished professor brings energy, enthusiasm

Western Carolina University a new catamount. WCU has welcomed Joseph P. Lakatos as the Wesley R. Elingburg Distinguished Professor of Business Innovation and as the director of Western Carolina’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A native of Queens, N.Y., Lakatos comes to WCU with a full appreciation of all that […]

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Taste Buds: Rolling Stone Burrito

In May of 2008, a new restaurant opened its doors to the Cullowhee community, an eatery called Rolling Stone Burrito. Described as a, “leap of faith” by owner Suzanne Stone, the restaurant has been a huge success with the community. Stone, along with her husband and Western Carolina University professor […]

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Our Take: WCU – math(+ conference) = ??

On Thursday, Sept. 19, a conference, titled “Mathematics and the WNC Workforce: Voice of Business Leaders,” focused on how vital mathematical skills are to the job force, according to WCU News Service. Western Carolina University was involved in this conference with Chancellor David Belcher speaking to the group as one […]

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Wofford at WCU: Catamounts lose a nail bitter

Western Carolina University lost a heartbreaker to the Wofford Terriers on WCU’s Hall of Fame Day. Wofford is ranked 12th in the nation in the FCS Coaches Poll and 13th in the Sports Network Poll. Western Carolina dropped to a record of 1-7 overall and 0-4 in SoCon play. Wofford […]

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Intern

Jovahnna Graves joined The Western Carolinian newspaper as an intern in October 2013. She has been a part of Boys Scouts since she was eight-years-old, and she achieve the top three highest awards: The Quartermaster, Ringmaster and Silver Awards. She also possessed a boating license before she obtained a driver’s […]

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‘I need what?’ A look at Liberal Studies

Most students understand the concept of a liberal study course. They are usually accepted as required credits that are needed to graduate. Dr. Carol Burton, associate provost for undergraduate studies, understands that “. . .There is a tendency on the part of students to ‘get Liberal Studies out of the […]