Author: Nick Childs

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 […]


FAFSA and scholarships open Oct. 1: Here’s what to know

There are a few things that are certain for college students; parking troubles, gameday, and the FAFSA. With FAFSA and the 2023-2024 WCU Scholarship Application opening Oct. 1, what is the FAFSA?   The Western Carolinian took to WCU’s financial aid office to find out. Here is what Senior Assistant Director, Maggie Brostic, […]

Arts News

Gemini Tattoo shop now open in Sylva 

A new tattoo shop, Gemini Tattoo and Body Piercing, is up and running in Sylva beside Cook Out. The studio, established by Curtis Lamoureux, opened July 2022.  The shop is open from noon to 10 p.m. weekdays and noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Gemini Tattoo currently has two artists, […]


Need a break? Come on over to WCU’s health and wellness fair

WCU will be hosting a health and wellness fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the catafount to promote student involvement and a balanced lifestyle.  The health and wellness fair will have games, giveaways, and demonstrations. Claire Allison, assistant director for health and wellness education, and organizer of […]