Author: Ruth Dahl


Takeaways from the 2020 State of the Union Address

On February 4, 2020, President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union Address. President Trump emphasized the economy, the military, trade, and border security among other topics. He called the theme of his three years in office so far “the great American comeback.” Trump did not make any […]


New Year Woes: Catamounts return to losing ways

It all seemed so promising; until it didn’t. The pieces all seemed to fit perfectly; until they didn’t. The team looked poised for a deep run; until it didn’t. After an almost magical start to the 2019-20 College Basketball Season, the Western Carolina Catamounts have come down to earth a […]


LASO ropes in student body for Super Bowl watch party

In what will go down as a comeback for the ages, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on the heels of two other comebacks to secure Super Bowl LIV’s Lombardi Trophy, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes receiving the honor for the night’s Most Valuable Player. The game […]


Knuck if You Brunch: NPHC Means Unity

When you become Greek, you become family. And that is exactly what happened at the Knuck if You Buck leadership retreat on Feb. 1, 2020. The Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO) of Western Carolina gathered to take part in the members-only leadership retreat. Those present were Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, […]


Glassworks Exhibit Explores Elements of Time

The Western Carolina University Fine Arts Museum is featuring “Time and Again: Glassworks by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post.” The exhibition will last through May 1, 2020. Post and Paulson use various techniques to construct glass into pieces that explore time, history, memory and the antique. Many of the pieces […]


Easy as “One, Two, Three”

Western Carolina University “waltzeds” to the leader board at the Cackalacky Ballroom Challenge. On Feb. 8, the WCU Ballroom Dance Club traveled to Raleigh for their first dance competition of the decade, and they had one of their most successful competitions to date. For some background information, Western’s ballroom team […]


A Drag Queen Q&A: Stories Behind the Make-Up

The Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University hosted an intimate look into the lives of local drag queens. The event was moderated by Dean Paulk, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs. Refreshments were provided to the crowd of over 50 people. Paulk started off the session with a quick introduction […]


Catamount Career and Networking Day

The Center for Career and Professional Development and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Western Carolina University hosted the biannual Catamount Career and Networking Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 12. The event features employers from all over the region and in various […]


Black History Month: What Does That Mean to WCU

Black History Month is a time to share not only stories of influential African Americas, but also celebrate what being black truly means and how it is showcased in communities. Being at Western Carolina University, that might look a little different than in other places, geographically. Though WCU’s numbers are […]


Civil Rights Activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis Speaks at WCU

Dr. Benjamin Chavis has been part of the civil rights movement since he was 12 years old. He worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an African-American civil rights organization focused on non-violent resistance to enact social change. Chavis spoke at Western Carolina University as […]