It has been almost two years since I started my position as Editor-in-Chief of The Western Carolinian. There have been bad times mixed with really good times. There have been errors and solutions. It has been a crazy ride building this publication back to the success it used to be, and we still have a long journey ahead of us, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
The Western Carolinian is an organization filled with many diverse faces. One of those faces is managing editor Christina Worth. Originally from Delaware, Worth, who is in her senior year, visited Western Carolina University her junior year of high school and fell in love with the area. Western Carolina became her first choice for her psychology major and all she needed to do was get accepted. When she received her acceptance letter, she was ecstatic.
From Monroe to Cullowhee, Western Carolina junior Breanna Taylor traveled a long way to become a Catamount. Her Catamount journey began after she determined that Western Carolina was the perfect size for her. Not too big and not too small.
“Realistically, it was Appalachian or Western. I wanted a smaller school, and I didn’t want to be cold all the time,” said Taylor.
The mountains normally attract people due to the serenity and wonderful times they provide. That and more convinced Kristen Childers, a senior at Western Carolina University, to travel just shy of four hours from Greensboro to Cullowhee for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which she will receive in May.
Childers said she chose Western Carolina because it provided all the things she was looking for.
“I love the mountains and the art program caught my attention, plus my favorite color is purple and I adore cats,” she said.