Day: October 7, 2021

Arts

An Appalachian spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As I walked down to the pavilion, I was instantly teleported to an Appalachian interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The fiddler played a lovely tune as I took in the transformed pavilion that blended right into the nature surrounding us. Peter Savage, the director of this lovely performance, further […]

Sports

Catamount football suffers from losing streak

The Western Carolina Catamount football team has had a very disappointing start to the 2021 season. The Catamounts came into this year hopeful, with new head coach Kerwin Bell stepping into his first D1 head coaching job. However, the Catamounts have failed to live up to expectations, starting the season […]

News

What is the ‘body farm’?

Though the human decomposition facility, commonly known as the “Body Farm,” has been part of WCU for over a decade, most students still don’t know exactly what it is. Whether due to the location being kept a secret or that it’s just not discussed often, the ‘stinky jewel of western’ […]

Arts News

Statue brings attention to historical culture

The “Harriet Tubman- Journey to Freedom” traveling sculpture began its stop in Sylva with its dedication ceremony held on Sept. 26. The statue, which is 9 feet tall and weighs over  240 pounds, is now located in Bridge Park in downtown Sylva and will remain there until  Dec. 20 when […]

News

Long lines lead to hungry students

Campus dining has been plagued with issues including incredibly long lines, the closing of restaurants, and an overall decline in food availability. It is something that we have all been dealing with for the past month and it has started to cause some talk among students and parents. But why […]

News

Refusal to wear a mask comes with consequences

It is no surprise that face masks have become mandatory at Western Carolina University, but did you know that students can get fined for not wearing their face masks?  In the WCU Code of Student Conduct, it has been added to the list of items students must follow and if […]