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Ask a Librarian: Did WCU Freshmen Really Have to Wear Beanies?

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Yes! When WCU was WCC (Western Carolina College), freshmen were given beanies to wear. According to A Mountain Heritage: An Illustrated History of Western Carolina University, this ritual started in “1957 to strengthen school spirit, though freshmen must have wondered at the psychology behind the idea.” Evidence suggests that this… Read more »

Library Welcome Booth

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Hunter Library welcomed new and returning WCU students during the first week of classes by answering questions at an information booth outside the library building. Twenty-four library employees answered over 100 questions over a four-day period. Queries ranged from “Where is Stillwell 413?” to “How can I get involved in… Read more »