Author: Sara Stanley

JAM Glass Artist
Arts News

Festival brings local artists and musicians to Sylva

Lovers of music and art will now feel right at home in downtown Sylva. The Jackson Arts Market, commonly known as JAM, brings in up to 50 local artist vendors and two local musicians every weekend. Joshua Aaron Murch, the curator of JAM, feels that this festival brings life back […]


HOMEBASE is providing for students despite COVID-19 challenges

One local organization is working to provide for all WCU students who may find themselves without food, clothes, or the necessary support needed to graduate.  HOMEBASE, an outreach of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, has been located in the small white building next to Cullowhee Baptist Church on campus […]


Local brewery opens taproom on campus

Innovation Brewing opened up a new taproom last Friday under Noble Residence Hall on Western Carolina University’s campus. Nicole Owens, co-owner of Innovation Brewing, hopes that this new location will help the business to connect with the culture on campus. “We have always been very involved in our local community, […]


Students petition to allow skateboarding on campus

Western Carolina University students are petitioning to revoke the policy that bans all forms of skateboarding on campus. Amy Woods, sophomore at WCU, created the petition to provide a voice to the skaters on campus. “The goal of this petition is to give freedom to our fellow students. They should […]