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Vote early on-campus until the end of October

Western Carolina University’s early voting polling location is open now until Oct. 31 on the second floor of the University Center in the multipurpose room. This early voting site is open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 8 am – 6 pm till the […]

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Moving forward: Fall and Spring campus updates

Now that students are at the halfway mark of the fall semester, here’s how things will look for the rest of the semester, as well as the start of the spring semester. The final day of face-to-face instruction for students is Friday, Nov. 20, but the exam schedule does not […]

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WCU students voice their opinions on 2020 election

Western Carolina University students are gearing up for voting in 2020. They care for human rights, the environment, the economy and removing Trump. In late August, WCJ surveyed around 40 WCU students on their views on the 2020 Presidential Election – will they vote, what candidate they prefer and what […]

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Election security in 2020

With the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election, people are concerned more than ever about North Carolina’s election security in 2020. Jackson County Board of Elections Director Lisa Lovedahl relieves these worries. “As far as security, we use the North Carolina state system,” Lovedahl said. “At […]

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WCU SGA sends delegation to Association of Student Governments

Western Carolina University’s Student Government Association sent a delegation to represent the school at the UNC’s Association of Student Governments (ASG) on Sep. 25 and 26. The delegation consisted of Student Body President Dawson Spencer, Student Body Vice President Aaron Speyer, ASG Liaison Jack Stuckey, and Senator Michael Espinoza. “As […]

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How to stay safe during a COVID Halloween

For many college students, the month of October and Halloween are some of the most fun and rambunctious times of the year. From costume parties to pumpkin picking, the Halloween season is usually a time to thrive in the company of others. However, this Halloween is going to look very […]

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WCU’s Student Government Association adapts to COVID-19

As we enter the eighth week of classes, adjustments are still being made to ensure the success of the student body. Student Body President, Dawson Spencer, speaking on behalf of SGA, has assured students that they have been working tirelessly to keep up communication and continue implementing programs for students, […]

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The advancement of voting machines in America

With the 2020 election soon upon us, some people are already filling out their absentee ballot or simply waiting until election day. What most people don’t know is the progress that these voting machines have made over the years. An undated photo of a lever voting machine. The first lever-operated voting […]

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WCU says ‘no’ to a pass/fail grading option

On Sept. 17, a Western Carolina University student created a petition to implement a pass/fail grading system. This system was used in the spring 2020 semester. The author of the petition remains anonymous as “Western Carolina University Student,” but they described the reason for the petition as follows: “Many students […]