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 |  Written by Jake Browning  |  0

Fall is a beautiful time of year, especially in the mountains of western North Carolina. When the weather gets chilly, it is tempting to stay inside and curl up with a mug of apple cider, but at Western Carolina University, there is plenty to do outside all season long.

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 |  Written by Haylee Wilkie  |  0

Western Carolina University’s Japanese Pop Culture class took an exciting field trip to Atlanta, Ga. for JapanFest on Sept. 16. JapanFest is a convention that houses all things Japanese culture. Themed “Experience Japan,” JapanFest hosted interactive performances and demonstrations. Authentic Japanese merchandise was sold including clothing, artwork and anime material. In addition to shows and merchandise, the venue held a massive food court that served different Japanese vendors and cuisines.

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 |  Written by Matt Comins  |  0

On Sept. 3, Western Carolina University hosted its forty-third annual Mountain Heritage Day on a wonderfully warm and sunny day. The event drew in thousands of attendees ranging from students, performers, locals, visitors, vendors, staff and more. The estimated attendance was near 20,000 people.

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 |  Written by J.B. Bost  |  0

Music has a long tradition of inspiring fanaticism within fanbases. Consider the babybooming-pensioners at any Jimmy Buffet concert, the Parrotheads. Consider the smelly burnouts who follow around The Grateful Dead, the Deadheads. Even “Weird Al” Yankovic has a legion of rabid fans called “Close Personal Friends of Al.”

Now consider the Juggalos.

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