Get to Know Western: Paige Hurst
Q: Why did you pick Western?
A: I really enjoy that it’s in the trees. It’s just surrounded by nature. It’s not an extremely competitive place like other colleges — it’s just more comfortable-feeling.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Western?
A: I feel like everyone is pretty down to earth and cares about people. Opposed to being in a tank full of sharks, you’re in a tank full of hamsters.
Q: Why do you want to become an environmental studies teacher?
A: I care about our Earth and I really want to preserve what we have because I know there’s a lot of people coming into the world with less resources. I just want to bring awareness and I’m hoping it’s going to help if we start them at a young age.
Q: What has been your favorite class so far?
A: Probably geology. I really enjoyed looking at rocks and learning about the chemical makeup of everything.
Q: What do you like to do around Bellingham?
A: I’ve mostly explored around the campus and fun, little quaint places downtown.
Q: What’s your favorite spot on campus?
A: I would have to say the tree fort in the Arboretum. It took me a while to find, but it’s a good spot.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for students?
A: Love your Mother Earth.