Author: Tori Melvin

Arts & Entertainment

Student work ‘takes flight’ in airport gallery

This year’s annual showcase at the Asheville Regional Airport highlights students from Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program as a group show.  The exhibit features eight WCU students who each demonstrate a different technique, theme, approach and discipline. Kate Chassner is one of the students featured in […]


Lunar New Year brings prosperity and opportunity to learn

Celebrated by over 2 billion people across the world, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year in Asian cultures. It is centered around the hope for good fortune and prosperity and is filled with lots of special foods and traditions. It takes place on different […]

Arts & Entertainment

Catamounts Create: Highlighting Student Art

The Western Carolina Student body is diverse in hobbies ranging from mountain biking and hiking to reading and collecting. Our student body is creative, active, and waiting to be recognized. Three students from three different concentrations agreed to meet with me to show our readers what making art as a […]


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: A visit to the Holocaust exhibit

While walking around on campus, I came across an advertisement for the Holocaust Exhibit at the UC. It made me think about what history I had learned in my early education. A general overview of the tragedy, in the context of WW2, accompanied by a reading of Night.  It was […]


Campus club works to fight climate crisis

The clubs of Western Carolina University frequently turn to tabling in the fountain area on campus for a variety of causes. Recently, a new group has started advocating for greater environmental awareness.  Sunrise is a new club on campus and one rapidly gaining attention. They work in the community to […]


Sexual assault on the rise in recent years at WCU

For college students across the United States, sexual assault on campus is always a matter of concern and at Western Carolina University, it has been on the rise in recent years. According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males […]


Disabled Student Union contests against discrimination

Earlier last month, a group of disabled students at Western Carolina University got together for the first time publicly to increase awareness of their faced discrimination on campus. Members of the group introduced themselves as a part of Disabled Students United (DSU).  On Dec 4, DSU members carried out their […]