Her father came from San Salvador and her mother from Colombia, but Diana Gabriel was born in the United States and grew up mostly in Shelby. So, who was she, she wondered, aside from being an academically gifted student, a sister to two brothers and the daughter of immigrant parents from two different countries?
A simple gesture by a group of Western Carolina University students helped brighten the day — if not the month — of a generation of elderly folks who still place high value on the written word — heart emojis and Facebook likes, be darned.
The Student Democracy Coalition has gotten a healthy financial boost this election year, thanks to a recent grant.
To adhere to pandemic protocols and still achieve local litter removal goals, organizers of the Tuck River Cleanup have decided to sponsor individual-based efforts on the Tuckaseigee River.
A local push to register voters and get out the vote is being spearheaded by a group at Western Carolina University, as part of the national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
When Spencer Childers decided to attend Western Carolina University four years ago, he couldn’t possibly anticipate the roller coaster ride he would take.
E'Quince Smith believes that making an impact on Western Carolina University is just as important as the degree he will receive when he graduates.
Western Carolina University's Cherokee Center has a long tradition of celebrating members of graduating classes with ties to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It's more than a symbolic gesture. The Cherokee Center is, and has been, involved and invested in the educational careers of Qualla Boundary residents and Native Americans for more than four decades now.
The Department of Intercultural Affairs developed this graduation celebration as a way to honor students from underrepresented populations and their contributions to the Western Carolina University community. They provide students with a tangible symbol to wear during WCU's graduation and keep with them after graduation as a reminder of their time at WCU and the support that they have available for their future endeavors. Any student who wishes to celebrate their graduation with ICA is welcomed to participate.