Month: February 2021


WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

Co-written with Jessica Posa. For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at Western Carolina University is silent. But not for long. Feb. 1 marked a new challenge for WCU students as WWCU-FM began the transition to its new frequency of 95.3 FM, with the potential […]


MLK Jr. Unity March

The Nu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted the MLK Jr. Unity March on Sunday, February 21, 2021, to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and this year’s theme of black excellence. “The march, itself, is a form of celebration for the march back in […]

Chancellor's Corner

February 2021

 The Western Carolinian’s exclusive interview with Chancellor Brown on the following topics: Closure of the Baptist Church 4-Tier Lot. Accessibility for commuters to participate in online courses on campus. Why residential students were required to get tested for COVID-19 but not commuters. How WCU students can get vaccinated earlier […]


Whee love clothes: The story of Whee

Whether they attend Western Carolina University or not, many people in Jackson County have become quite familiar with the clothing company Whee, Inc. It has risen quickly in popularity in the past year as COVID-19 eliminated in-person shopping for a period of time. The founder, owner, and chief executive, Dillon […]


COVID-19 and the economy

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., Polis: Center for Politics and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke Sanford held a Zoom discussion on how COVID-19 has affected the economy through gig workers and working parents. Keynote speakers included Dr. Lisa Gennetian, professor of early learning policy […]


Black Achievements at Western Carolina University

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black individuals, their achievements, and their influence. To celebrate, here are three influential black leaders and their ties to Western Carolina University. Since its debut in 1889, the school had not accepted the enrollment of a black student until the summer of […]