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Professor urges students to participate, to matter

As a former racer, I really enjoyed watching this year’s Olympic whitewater event. It was exciting, and I cheered for the U.S. athletes whom I knew as kids back in 1996. However, no matter how close the race was, no matter how dramatic the finish was, it was nothing compared to the feeling of sitting in the starting gate at the Olympic trials hearing, “Five, four, three, two…” Being a participant is simply more powerful than being a spectator.
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WCU to begin monthly tests of campus siren system Aug. 26

Ready….set….WHOOP! On the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon, beginning Aug. 26, police at Western Carolina University will be testing the university’s new siren system. During each test, people on and around the WCU campus should hear a high-pitched, repetitive whooping sound for about three minutes.
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Western unveils new look for Catamounts

There’s a whole new breed of cat on the prowl at Western Carolina University these days after the university unveiled a fresh look for Catamount athletics Wednesday, Aug. 13, just in time for the 75th anniversary of the selection of the Catamount as the official mascot for Western’s intercollegiate sports teams.
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Athletics to unveil new Catamount logo Aug. 13

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the selection of the Catamount as the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s intercollegiate sports teams, a new breed of cat will be on the prowl beginning this fall, with the university unveiling a fresh look for Catamount athletics on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
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WCU installs, tests new siren system

If you were on or near the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on June 11 or 12, you may have heard some very loud, intermittent wailing sounds. And that’s a good thing, because WCU has just installed and tested a new, combination siren and public address system, controlled by campus police.