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Student Democracy Coalition hosts Democracy Day

On the rainy afternoon of Oct. 28, the Student Democracy Coalition hosted the annual Democracy Day event. In this event, students on WCU’s campus were able to speak to North Carolina representatives from many different parties just days ahead of election day.   The energy in the air was electric as […]

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Cawthorn wins NC-11 Congressional Race

Cawthorn Candidate Madison Cawthorn’s (R) clash with opponent Moe Davis (D) concluded in his favor on Tuesday, Nov. 3, winning 54.52 percent of votes cast in North Carolina’s eleventh district, coming to a total of 243,898 votes, making him the youngest member of Congress. In the March primary, Bennett won […]

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2020 Elections in Jackson County

Story co-written with Nicole Ellison and Nate Hadley. Update as of 7:30 p.m. As the polls begin to close and political party representatives are long gone, people are waiting from their homes in anticipation in regard to who will be the next President of the United States. The Cullowhee Rec. […]

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Google Trends: Final Presidential Debate

The final presidential debate of 2020 posed a substantial contrast from its predecessor and caused viewers to perform additional research once it concluded. Over the course of the evening, the trending topics varied, but Google Trends highlighted the main issues as unemployment, wages, and health care. The first 2020 presidential debate […]

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What do you need to know for advising day

Advising day rapidly approaches and many new students are at a loss as to what to prepare for this seemingly make or break day. For those first-year students, and others who just need an idea for what to put together to make this easier, Debra Penberthy of the advising office […]

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Commencement update for December 2020 graduates

Students have been readily awaiting the update on Fall 2020 graduation festivities and commencement procedures, and as of Friday, Oct. 16, a decision has been made. Commencement ceremonies for Dec. graduates are going to look very different this year due to the ongoing national pandemic, but nevertheless, graduation will still […]

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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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Students petition to allow skateboarding on campus

Western Carolina University students are petitioning to revoke the policy that bans all forms of skateboarding on campus. Amy Woods, sophomore at WCU, created the petition to provide a voice to the skaters on campus. “The goal of this petition is to give freedom to our fellow students. They should […]

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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 […]