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 |  Written by Nathaniel Evans  |  0

On Thursday, Nov. 2 the “Baddest Band in the Land,” the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band (PotM) packed up all 480-some marching members, along with staff, into nine charter buses and left at 9 a.m. from campus, bound first for Columbia, South Carolina and then for Charleston.

As we traveled, a PotM tradition began: bus interviews. These are interviews for students that can contain many outrageous questions. Hilarity ensued.


 |  Written by Madeline Smith  |  0

From Winston-Salem to Cullowhee, Kristie Watkins traveled a long way to become a Western Carolina Catamount. After fighting between a few schools, including North Carolina State University, Watkins chose Western Carolina University after visiting the campus for the first time.

Back home, Watkins has four siblings. She has a younger brother that also attends Western Carolina and two brothers adopted from Peru. She also as an older sister.


 |  Written by Anonymous (not verified)  |  0

Over the past week, which for me is the third week of school, I have already had to miss classes. I have missed homework and fallen behind. I thought, as it is my last semester at Western Carolina University, that I would be able to finish off strong. So far, not so good.

 |  Written by Jake Browning  |  0

Madeline Smith is a junior at Western Carolina University and a staff writer for The Western Carolinian. She has been with The Western Carolinian since Fall 2016, when she saw positions advertised on JobCat and thought it would be a good extracurricular activity for her English major.

Before coming to Western Carolina, Smith lived in Norwood with her mother, step mother and step brother. Music was always an important part of her life. In addition to being a drum major and trumpeter for her high school marching band, she studied piano for eight years.