Opinion

Opinion

Op-Ed: WCU Hosts Open House Despite Spike in COVID Cases

Western Carolina University welcomed over 700 guests on Saturday, Oct. 24, for an open house despite COVID cases climbing to record highs this semester. During the week of open house, 69 positive cases were reported. That is the highest weekly positive case count the university has seen all semester. Additionally, 40 students […]

Opinion

Editorial: UNC Board of Governors, fix this or resign

When The Daily Tar Heel called this whole situation a clusterfuck, they were on to something. A majority of students would’ve been able to tell you that we saw this coming. Yet, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) chose to continually ignore students, experts, faculty and staff concerns, pleas and […]

Opinion

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 […]

Opinion

Tips for New College Students

New Catamounts, chances are you have hundreds of questions, and you may not have anyone to ask. To help you transition from high school to college, the Western Carolinian staff, comprised of college students ourselves and many of whom are about to graduate, would like to pass along some of […]

Opinion

College and Stress – Take Control of Your Life

College brings the best and worst out of some, but mostly—a good dose of stress. Stress, in simpler terms, is the opposite of relaxation. Both positive and negative aspects of life can be equally stressful. Coming from external forces in our lives, pushing our buttons and provoking extreme emotions, reducing […]

Opinion

A Broken GOP

As the dust settles following the biggest election in American history, Republican leaders are left baffled as to how their party has fallen. Even with the next presidential election 3 years away, Conservatives are scanning the political landscape for prominent figures and potential presidential nominees. But with a democratic Congress […]

Opinion

Editorial

Over the past few weeks, a couple of deaths have stirred up a lot of conversation both in the United States and in Cullowhee. On June 25, Michael Jackson unexpectedly died in Los Angeles. Western Carolina University was struck with tragedy on July 8 with the untimely passing of junior […]