Author: Nick Childs

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Opinion: WCU’s Guy Problem

Today, if you visit almost any college campus, you might notice a curious gender imbalance: about six women attend for every four men, making it the largest gender gap in higher education history. This phenomenon reveals a shift in attitude among men as they disengage from education, the economy, and […]


Ways to feel the holiday magic near campus

The magic of the holiday season is approaching. While retail stores have had holiday decorations in stock for months, actual festivities tend to pick up following Thanksgiving. Here are some ways to feel the holiday magic near Jackson County. Cullowhee Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 – Last Minute […]

Chancellor's Corner News

Chancellor Brown answers student questions

The Western Carolinian polled students to find out what questions they would ask Chancellor Brown. The Carolinian then asked Chancellor Brown your questions. Here are her responses. Diversity, Student Voices  What steps are you taking to ensure that minority students and students from marginalized communities are heard and protected? This […]


Fresh Goods: A Look at the Jackson County Farmers Market 

The Jackson County Farmers Market is in action and serving the local community.    Even if you aren’t on ‘Cottagecore’ TikTok or someone with a canvas tote bag, participating in a farmers market can be a fun, lively experience.   Located in downtown Sylva in the Bridge Park parking lot, WCU […]


Student worker union forms from concerns of WCU workplace 

A student worker union has formed from students coming forward about concerns and issues within WCU’s work environment.  The Undergraduate Alliance for Student Worker Success (UASWS) formed this fall semester after the president of the union, Aiás Magitas, was fired and began advocating for student workers. The Alliance’s main goal […]


The Cats Table seeks to bring new flavors to Cullowhee

New restaurants mean new flavors and food choices for Cullowhee. The Cats Table has opened on Little Savannah Road across from the post office, giving the Cullowhee community a new option without driving to Sylva or eating on campus. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except […]