Western Carolina University’s gaming club, Whee Game, strives to be a place of inclusion and fun. The club started almost 10 years ago by a group of guys who enjoyed gaming together.
Every Saturday the club gets together in the University Center Cardinal Room from 5 p.m. until midnight. This is a time dedicated to playing games together and is open to anyone interested.
Country Side Lanes is a local bowling alley located at 347 Jackson Plaza in Sylva. It first opened on March 9, 2012 by Linda and Larry Henrion.
Starting a business is not easy. The two began their journey in September of 2011. After acquiring the location, which was once known as Thunder Lanes, they had to renovate, obtain their liquor licenses, speak with the landlord and so much more.
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.