Author: Abigail Quinn

News

Covid Cluster Rocks Western Students

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Western Carolina University released a statement exposing a cluster of 17 COVID-19 cases from students, all residing from Harrill Residence Hall. This is the first and largest cluster of cases we have seen yet this school year and raises some concerns with parents and students alike. […]

Opinion

Editorial: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

When The Daily Tar Heel called this whole situation a clusterfuck, they were on to something. A majority of students would’ve been able to tell you that we saw this coming. Yet, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) chose to continually ignore students, experts, faculty and staff concerns, pleas and […]

News

SGA Vice-Presidential Candidate Debate

On Thursday, Feb. 27 Student Government Association’s debates continued in the UC theater, this time for the vice-presidential candidates – Aaron Speyer and Kasson Mitchell. The debates were moderated once again by Alejandra Cespedes, the elections committee chair, Ashley Faulkner and Jordan Waldroop. Questions were pre-written and submitted by students […]

News

Whee Talk: Racial Justice

The founders of “From Privilege to Progress” came and talked to Western Carolina University students on Feb. 4. Melissa Depino and Michelle Saahene spoke to a crowd of about 45 students to encourage them to stand up against racism when they see it. They started the Whee Talk by showing […]

Features

Before They Were Educators: Brett Kinser

Dr. Brett Kinser, Department Head of English at Western Carolina University, signs all his mass emails “The Grey Beard Loon” despite his beard being a goatee and on the darker end of the salt-and-pepper scale.  His academic accomplishments are varied and great, including upcoming works published by Oxford and California […]

Arts

The School of Music presents composer Fred Hamilton

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm Western Carolina University’s School of Music hosted Fred Hamilton, guitarist and composer, to perform at the Recital Hall in Coulter. According to the program pamphlet, Hamilton was a former educator of undergraduate and graduate jazz improvisation from 1989-2017 at the University of North […]

Sports

Mamba, Out: The Loss of a Legacy

Students, coaches and audiences anxiously awaited the arrival of Bryant and all those aboard the helicopter to a youth basketball tournament, hosted at Kobe Bryant’s basketball academy. That was an arrival that would never happen. On Jan. 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. […]

News

Sylvaopoly

The classic board game Monopoly has been made into a city- themed version. Walmarts around Western North Carolina the area and Ohio based company Late For the Sky have come together and created“Sylvaopoly.” This game maps out the town of Sylva in a familiar setting. The game has landmarks like […]