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13th annual 5K races to Mountain Heritage Day

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the 13th Annual Mountain Heritage Day kicked off with the 5K race around the Western Carolina University campus. Each year the festival kicks off with a race open to the general public. With seven different age categories, there was plenty of room for participants to have […]

Opinion Print Editions

Letter to the Editor: 11/4

Dear Editor, We all know that diversity and inclusion are essential on campus. Many of us were even required to take courses on the subject at the beginning of the semester, however it seems many of our peers have dismissed what they learned in favor of harmful hate and slander. […]


An Appalachian spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As I walked down to the pavilion, I was instantly teleported to an Appalachian interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The fiddler played a lovely tune as I took in the transformed pavilion that blended right into the nature surrounding us. Peter Savage, the director of this lovely performance, further […]


Catamount football suffers from losing streak

The Western Carolina Catamount football team has had a very disappointing start to the 2021 season. The Catamounts came into this year hopeful, with new head coach Kerwin Bell stepping into his first D1 head coaching job. However, the Catamounts have failed to live up to expectations, starting the season […]


Refusal to wear a mask comes with consequences

It is no surprise that face masks have become mandatory at Western Carolina University, but did you know that students can get fined for not wearing their face masks?  In the WCU Code of Student Conduct, it has been added to the list of items students must follow and if […]


Mountain Heritage Day returns despite pandemic

The soulful sounds of banjo-picking filled the valley on Saturday, Sept. 25 as the 47th Annual Mountain Heritage Day commenced.  This historic event celebrates Southern Appalachian Mountain culture and helps to preserve the roots of local heritage through craft demonstrations, art vendors, and food.  With last year’s festival being completely […]


New science building brings growth and opportunity

Thanks to the $110 million dollar Connect NB Bond, WCU has been able to drastically expand its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs with the new Apodaca Science Building. Tom Apodaca, the name-sake for the new building, was a WCU graduate in the class of ‘80 and has continued […]


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 […]


Whee Talk: Mental Health with Dana Cea

Recently, Western Carolina University’s SGA and Out of the Darkness, a campus organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention partnered together with Dana Cea, a mental health and suicide prevention advocate from Eastern Carolina University to bring a Whee Talk on Mental Health to students via Zoom. The Whee Talk […]