Author: Helen Chisolm


Throwing in the right direction

Disc Golf is continuously growing in popularity among colleges and universities. Here at Western Carolina University, there is a Disc Golf club that continues to showcase amazing talent! The club Disc Golf team is playing in the national tournament right outside of Asheville this April.   The Western Carolinian interviewed Hunter […]


Bass Fishing Club encourages competition and enjoyment of nature

Nestled between the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Western Carolina University is privileged to be near exquisite wildlife, rushing rapids, breathtaking nature walks, and so much more. With all these features, there must be a club that boosts activity around the area.  The Bass […]


13th annual 5K races to Mountain Heritage Day

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the 13th Annual Mountain Heritage Day kicked off with the 5K race around the Western Carolina University campus. Each year the festival kicks off with a race open to the general public. With seven different age categories, there was plenty of room for participants to have […]


Women’s soccer aiming to build momentum going into new season

 With fall sports in full swing, Western Carolina’s Women’s soccer team is working to build momentum. With a record of 1-2-4, the Catamounts have defeated UNC Asheville.   The matches against Southern Conference teams will start Sept. 23, 2022, with the Catamounts hosting Wofford College at 7 p.m.   The Catamounts […]


Shuttle for students heads to the slopes

Looking for something to do in January and February? Western Carolina University’s Campus Recreation & Wellness program is hosting a shuttle to the Cataloochee Ski Resort.  These shuttles will leave on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and students can expect to arrive back at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center around […]


Opinion: For the love of green bean casserole

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? Food, family, crafts, shopping, etc.? Well, when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of crowding into my grandparents’ house with my whole family dressed up. We normally eat Thanksgiving “linner”, late lunch, and an early dinner. We have the typical […]


Rainy weather was no match for catamount spirit

For many, the week of homecoming here at WCU is loved by many for the tailgate at the football game, various student-pep activities and heartfelt reunions with alumni. This past homecoming followed the theme, “Roaring with Pride”, but that wasn’t the only thing that roared! The weather brought rain and […]


Mountain Heritage Day returns despite pandemic

The soulful sounds of banjo-picking filled the valley on Saturday, Sept. 25 as the 47th Annual Mountain Heritage Day commenced.  This historic event celebrates Southern Appalachian Mountain culture and helps to preserve the roots of local heritage through craft demonstrations, art vendors, and food.  With last year’s festival being completely […]


Eco C.A.T.S works to keep WCU clean

Have you ever wondered why Western Carolina University is always so clean? Maybe it’s due to trash pickup, or the fact that we have a sustainability club on campus!  Eco C.A.T.S. is a registered student organization on campus that focuses on keeping WCU clean and green.  “We practice raising awareness […]