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  • Catamounts show school spirit

    Catamounts show school spirit

    Western Carolina University made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 6th Fan competition.     The competition, hosted and maintained by the NCAA, allowed all schools in the NCAA to enter. Schools were allowed to cast votes on Twitter, Facebook, and voting on the NCAA 6th fan site.

  • The J-Spot: Sex Educator on campus

    On Monday, March 24th, certified sex educator, Jay Friedman, visited Western Carolina University to give a lecture on what Friedman refers to as a taboo topic.     Friedman earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Master’s degree from the University of Vermont.

  • Western Carolina University beats mountain-rival UNC Asheville

    On Tuesday April 1 the Western Carolina Catamounts hosted mountain rival, UNC Asheville.  The Catamounts welcomed back former Catamount and current UNC Asheville coach, Tom Smith.  Smith is a 1976 graduate of Western Carolina University. The top of the first inning featured 1 run and 1 hit for the Bulldogs.

  • Lights, camera, action on WCU’s campus

    Lights, camera, action on WCU’s campus

    Every year the Film and Television Production program produces two student-made, narrative films.  This year the seniors in the FTP program have been working hard to make these two films which, as Blair Hoyle, a producer on the spring thesis says, are two of “the most ambitious films to ever come out of WCU’s FTP program.

  • Career Services: How to get a job on campus

    A lot of people entering college have never had a job before and can be unfamiliar with the process. Fortunately Western Carolina University has many options for students to get a job on campus. Located on the second floor of the One Stop Building, the Office of Career Services seeks to help students with the needs to make well-informed career decisions.

  • Melissa V. Harris-Perry captivates WCU

    Melissa V. Harris-Perry captivates WCU

    The MLK Jr. Commemoration is a major event at Western Carolina University that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his works. One of the chief events is the MLK Jr. Keynote Speaker. According to Takeshia Brown, associate director for programs in the department of Intercultural Affairs and who also planned and coordinated the events for the 2014 MLK, Jr.

  • Player Profile: Tom Tankelewicz

    Player Profile: Tom Tankelewicz

    Tom Tankelewicz is a senior guard for the Catamount basketball team. Most students know him for his great season last year, with 80 3-pointers, making him the fifth for single season 3-pointers scored in Western Carolina University history. The first word Tankelewicz ever said was “ball.

  • Club Corner: Forensic Science Club

    Club Corner: WCU Forensic Science Club

    If you’re one of those people who can’t contain your joy in biology labs or is constantly watching reruns of “CSI” or “Bones,” you will be happy to know that Western Carolina University’s new Forensic Science Club is not only off to a great start but has also begun making plans for next semester.

  • EMS: Taking care of (Every Major/Minor Situation)

    EMS: Taking care of (Every Major/Minor Situation)

    “Students Helping Students Since 1965,” the motto you will see as our campus emergency medical services goes by, sirens blaring, on a call. What started out with a staff between five to eight students running out of a van, the campus EMS has grown to staff of 23 with a truck and a new quick response vehicle.

  • Catamounts barely take down ETSU in women's basketball

    The Lady Catamounts forced a narrow victory against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers prolonging their winning streak to four games, with an overall record of 5-3. WCU came into Sunday’s game versus the Buccaneers with a win against the Mountaineers at Appalachian State University on Tuesday, Nov.

  • Panthers can't match the basketball Catamounts, 74-61

    On Saturday afternoon the Western Carolina University Women’s Basketball defeated the Georgia State University Panthers, 74-61. WCU was coming off their first win of the season when they defeated UNC-Asheville on Wednesday evening. The win against UNC-Asheville fired up the team and propelled the Lady Catamounts into victory against the Lady Panthers.

  • Walk into the WaLC

    Walk into the WaLC

    Western Carolina University offers many services to its students. One of the most well-known is the Writing and Learning Commons. Chesney Reich, director, explained that all students from every major can find the assistance they need to succeed in their classes.

  • On the Air: Day Daily with Melissa Day

    On the Air: Day Daily with Melissa Day

    Listening to classic rock may not be everyone’s forte, but Power 90.5 not only plays music but also has the Day Daily hosted by Melissa Day. She discusses events that are happening around campus, along with the songs that play on the radio channel. Her pastor from the church City on a Hill decided the name of the show.

  • Catamounts defeat Bulldogs, start season 2-0

    On Monday, November 11, Western Carolina University took on the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Fans packed into the Ramsey Center on Veterans Day to cheer on the Catamounts against the Bulldogs. With the win, the Catamounts have built a 2-game winning streak before their 6-game road trip.

  • Catamounts take down the Tigers

    In the opener of the 2013-2014 Western Carolina University Catamounts Men’s Basketball season, the Catamounts won 77-55 to the Wittenberg University Tigers. “It was a good opener, a good win for us and a good start,” said Catamounts Head Coach Larry Hunter.

  • Club Corner: Saudi Student Club

    Club Corner: Saudi Student Club

    The Saudi Student Club at Western Carolina University is dedicated to their mission of correcting the stereotypes that are circulating about the Saudi Arabian culture. They aim to bring the Saudi International students and the students at WCU closer together as well as educate the WCU students about Saudi Arabian culture.