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Embarking on a new journey

Western Carolina University recently graduated its largest class in its 129-year history, a class featuring more than 1,600 graduates. Below is a link to pictures of the three graduation ceremonies of the Class of 2018.

The dynasty continues

Some things just never get old. Western Carolina University's men's and women's track and field teams continued their recent dominance at the Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with the men winning their third consecutive title, while the women won for the third time in the last four years.

Springing into action

With spring now in the air, the Western Carolina University campus has come alive. Whether it's the International Festival, the Tuck River Cleanup or Greek Week, students have been enjoying a variety of events across campus as the spring semester winds to a close. Here is just a glimpse of some of the activities that have taken place through the lenses of university photographers Mark Haskett and Ashley Evans.

A lot to smile about

It's an exciting time to be at Western Carolina University. As fall temperatures start to take over, the Catamounts' football team continues to heat things up. That joy will be on full display when WCU hosts Furman at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, for its Homecoming game. You can also catch the 'Cats in their home finale at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Mercer. The team is looking for students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans to fill E.J. Whitmire Stadium and keep that excitement going.

WCU students take in the total solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, Western Carolina University students took a break from the first day of classes to witness history - a total solar eclipse. Classes were canceled from 1 to 3 p.m. as students, faculty and staff gathered in the center of campus to watch the phenomenon.

An inspiration ‘Forged In Fire’

Blacksmith Brock Martin has yet to make his coolest thing. Or has he? Martin, a Western Carolina University alumnus, was a recent contestant on the History Channel’s hit show “Forged In Fire.” His episode is part of Season 4 and aired on Tuesday, May 9. Martin advanced to the final round before finishing in second place.

Paws, the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, makes the holiday spirit contagious in WCU’s traditional season’s greetings video to cam...