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Not alone – Resources for those in crisis

Note from the writer – The following article deals with the topic of suicide and may cause difficult emotions, but these are conversations we should have.  Incident at 808 West  Authorities from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare call around 8 p.m. on Feb. 7.  A call […]


Need a break? Come on over to WCU’s health and wellness fair

WCU will be hosting a health and wellness fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the catafount to promote student involvement and a balanced lifestyle.  The health and wellness fair will have games, giveaways, and demonstrations. Claire Allison, assistant director for health and wellness education, and organizer of […]


The face mask could be affecting the classroom experience

Over the last three academic school years, there has been a strict mask mandate at Western Carolina University. And this may have impacted our ability to communicate and build connections.  According to Shelby Broberg, an Instructor of Human Communication at WCU, nonverbal communication makes up approximately 70% of how we […]


How to take care of yourself during COVID-19 and finals week

Finals week is always stressful, but it is sure to be even worse this time around with COVID-19 refusing to leave us alone. It is extremely important to take care of your mental health during this time so let’s talk about how to do that! Ashley Virella, an intern at […]