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Festival brings local artists and musicians to Sylva

Lovers of music and art will now feel right at home in downtown Sylva. The Jackson Arts Market, commonly known as JAM, brings in up to 50 local artist vendors and two local musicians every weekend. Joshua Aaron Murch, the curator of JAM, feels that this festival brings life back […]

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Color guard season ends and more changes are to come

The color guard season ended and began this past week again with the recording session for the 2021 teams on Friday, April 16 and the first day of tryouts being the following day. After showing the culmination of many months of hard work, the team instantly switched gears into preparing […]

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Communication professor Scott Eldredge wins community engagement award

Dr. Scott Eldredge, associate professor of communication at Western Carolina University, was recently granted the 2019-2020 Faculty Excellence in Community Engagement award by WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). “Western Carolina University’s commitment to the community is only as strong and committed as our faculty’s efforts,” said […]

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HOMEBASE is providing for students despite COVID-19 challenges

One local organization is working to provide for all WCU students who may find themselves without food, clothes, or the necessary support needed to graduate.  HOMEBASE, an outreach of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, has been located in the small white building next to Cullowhee Baptist Church on campus […]

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A leadership discussion with Stephen Schussler

On Tuesday, February 23rd, at 3 p.m., the Center for Career and Professional Development, along with the College of Business, held a discussion with renowned entrepreneur and creator of Rainforest Café, Steven Schussler. During the hour-long discussion, Schussler spoke of his personal journey, laughter, making friends, budgeting, and change while […]

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WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

Co-written with Jessica Posa. For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at Western Carolina University is silent. But not for long. Feb. 1 marked a new challenge for WCU students as WWCU-FM began the transition to its new frequency of 95.3 FM, with the potential […]

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MLK Jr. Unity March

The Nu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted the MLK Jr. Unity March on Sunday, February 21, 2021, to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and this year’s theme of black excellence. “The march, itself, is a form of celebration for the march back in […]

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Whee love clothes: The story of Whee

Whether they attend Western Carolina University or not, many people in Jackson County have become quite familiar with the clothing company Whee, Inc. It has risen quickly in popularity in the past year as COVID-19 eliminated in-person shopping for a period of time. The founder, owner, and chief executive, Dillon […]

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COVID-19 and the economy

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., Polis: Center for Politics and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke Sanford held a Zoom discussion on how COVID-19 has affected the economy through gig workers and working parents. Keynote speakers included Dr. Lisa Gennetian, professor of early learning policy […]