Facebook said a beloved campus icon had died; the Internet was wrong

This story begins 16 years ago, the fall of 1998, when I was a high school senior visiting my college sophomore girlfriend at Western Carolina University. We were hungry, and we were drawn like moths to the flame by the on-campus Chick-fil-A, where fried chicken sandwiches wrapped in foil bags sat under heat lamps, waiting to be purchased by students bearing purple-and-gold Cat Cards.

Read the full story in the latest issue of The Magazine of Western Carolina University.