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EMS student sees service to others as service to self

Daniel Tizon has his sights set on the future, while firmly grounded in the present as a student emergency services technician.  

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Diana Gabriel

Latinx Student Honored with Statewide Award

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?  

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Students find old-fashion greeting cards bring joy, comfort to elderly residents in isolation

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.  

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Student Democracy Coalition gets grant for work this election

The Student Democracy Coalition has gotten a healthy financial boost this election year, thanks to a recent grant.   

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Tuck River Cleanup makes a transition to ongoing individual efforts

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.  

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ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge begins efforts for voter registration

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.  

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Undeniable

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

E'Quince Smith: Leaving A Legacy

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.  

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Cherokee Graduation Ceremony

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.  

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