Author: Nick Childs

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Who keeps WCU beautiful?

A lot separates Western from other campuses. The NC Promise Plan, the smaller, more manageable student-faculty ratio, the resources offered, and our beautiful campus. All are instrumental in distinguishing WCU from other universities.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and sitting on Cherokee ancestral land, the location is a huge […]


Student loan tips, information, and advice

Paying for college can be stressful, and quite frankly, difficult. There are a few means available to help students with this requirement of their educational experience.  One of the first places students should consider looking is scholarships, although WCU’s deadline to apply was Feb. 1. Scholarship applications open annually on […]

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Ways to get your money’s worth as a student

One of the most rewarding things during a student’s time in college can be engaging with their campus’ culture and community. The WCU Creed encourages Catamounts to immerse themselves in the cultural, academic, and artistic life of Western, along with valuing diversity and embracing one’s responsibilities to the community. It […]

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Not alone – Resources for those in crisis

Note from the writer – The following article deals with the topic of suicide and may cause difficult emotions, but these are conversations we should have.  Incident at 808 West  Authorities from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare call around 8 p.m. on Feb. 7.  A call […]

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Community Table helping with food wants and needs

The Community Table of Jackson County is a valuable resource for people who may need food assistance as well as people who may just want a plate of food that is not from the dining halls. The Table is located at 23 Central St., Sylva.    Students may be put into […]