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Student Showcase: Olivia Mears

    Coming from Laurinburg, NC, Olivia Mears, a senior art student for Western Carolina University, will be show casing some of her creative art work at this years’ spring student art show. After four long years of hard work and dedication     Mears will be graduating from WCU in December […]

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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.     Friedman’s visit to campus was […]

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Taste Buds: O’Malley’s Pub and Grill

First opened in 1996, O’Malley’s Pub and Grill has since grown to be one of the most popular hangouts for locals, college kids and out-of-town visitors. When first inside, there is a large, open dining area that leads to the bar section. Their bar-room, decorated with photos, neon beer signs […]

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King of the Stockroom: Wes Bintz

Wesley Bintz is the Research Operations Manager in the College of Arts and Sciences here at Western Carolina University. According to Bintz, his position includes “primarily servicing Biology, Chemistry and Physics and geosciences and natural resource management departments in Stillwell and the Natural Sciences Building.” Bintz explained that the “two […]

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Meet Carol Burton, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies

College is a time of change and new beginnings, and no one quite understands this concept quite like Carol Burton.    Native born of London until her parents moved back to Jamaica when she was a teenager where she went to an all-girls private academy, Burton was sent off to […]

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The pep band does more than blow

If you have ever been to a men’s or women’s basketball game at the Ramsey Center, you probably noticed and felt the vibrant home field atmosphere. Contributing to the home court atmosphere are loud fans, cheerleaders, flashy lighting, the dance team, Paws himself, and the small but rowdy band. Every […]

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Alumni Association welcomes new president

On Feb. 22, Western Carolina University’s Alumni Association will officially have gained a new president, Dr. Francis Owl-Smith. The entire staff at Alumni Affairs is excited to welcome her as Alumni president for the two years she will be serving. Marty Ramsey, the Director of Alumni Affairs, explains the mission […]

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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 […]

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Bird advises on avoiding the “Cullowhee Crud”

Students at Western Carolina University can be seen shuffling around campus with red noses, cold faces and warm winter coats. Many of them are also carrying tissues and cough drops to class. The chilly and wet Western North Carolina weather, along with the season of sickness, has caused an unpleasant […]

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Student Showcase: Allison Taylor

From the small town of Mount Airy to the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University, Allison Taylor, has pushed herself through four years, not given up, and has come out at the end soon to have a degree in business management.  WCU was the second college she visited when looking […]