What’s Western Wearing

By: Landon Groves Name: Ryley Smith  Year: Junior Major: American Cultural Studies Where do you like to shop? “There’s a place down in Seattle called Red Light that I like, they have a lot of vintage clothes and stuff. And then just online.” What/who is your style inspiration? “There’s a guy named Joey Molland from a band called Badfinger. I basically try to steal his look as much as possible. Also Connor Oberst from the band Bright Eyes.” How has your style changed over time? “I went through a period where I wore a lot of John Denver disco shirts […]

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Western Cooks: Vegetarian Baked Wings

By: Abby Owen Over the summer I decided to stop eating meat. It was hard because I work at Red Robin which has few vegetarian options. After almost giving in and eating hot wings, I decided to try a new recipe for vegetarian hot wings. I got the recipe from http://gimmedelicious.com/2016/01/31/baked-buffalo-cauliflower-wings/, making minor adjustments for some things I did not have. Ingredients for baked wings: 1 head of cauliflower ½ cup milk (for vegan: use water or almond/soy milk) ½ cup water ¾ cup of flour 2 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 cup hot […]

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Beer review: Bellingham Breweries

By Jimmy Goulding It’s no secret that Bellingham is home to one of the biggest craft beer scenes in the Northwest.   Tap Trail puts Bellingham at an astounding 6.5 breweries per 100,000 people, putting us ahead of Seattle and Portland. With nearly 15 breweries within city limits, this town has plenty to offer in terms of craft beers and breweries. Currently, the most popular style of craft beer in the U.S are IPA’s. These beers are usually characterized by their hoppy taste and bitterness. As someone who has a passion for beer and a love for this city, I went […]

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Whatcom Gems: Eclipse Bookstore

By: Kaeli Hearn There is something special about a local bookstore that is bursting at the seams with a variety of colorful book covers stacked from the wood floor throughout the creaky bookshelves and up to the ceiling. This week I explored one of Bellingham’s unique gems, Eclipse Bookstore, located on 1104 11th St. in downtown Fairhaven. The store overlooks the bay through large glass windows that allow natural light to shine through. The books are scattered all over the floor, shelves, the porch outside and all the ledges. The colorful book covers surround you invite you into the welcoming […]

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Build Your Own Emergency Kit

By: Paul Kelly  Murphy’s Law doesn’t care who you are; it doesn’t care when your rent is due, or how many Instagram followers you have, or even if it’s your birthday. It states the rules clearly: anything that can happen will happen. But there is a way to circumvent these harsh terms. Behold the mantra of the Seven Ps: Proper prior preparation prevents piss-poor performance. Life is all about preventing piss poor performance. When most people think “emergency preparedness,” they go to one of two extremes. They either picture some guy from National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” or they say something along […]

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What’s Western Wearing

By: Rachael Buselmeier Real style is in the details, and these Western students are turning heads with their ornate earrings.   Name: Joe Loughren Year: Sophomore “I found this earring at the Value Village,” Loughren said. “I like it ‘cause he feels like my sidekick and he’s like a good luck charm. I know I’m gonna have a good day when he’s by my side.”   Name: Lola Krauss-Lucas Year: Sophomore “I was working at a studio that makes puppets and one of the things I was doing was sculpting clay hands for the puppets. I started by making a […]

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Club Spotlight: ASL Club

By: Emily Mueller If you have ever been curious about American Sign Language, Western’s ASL club could be for you. The club was created several years ago in response to the fact that Western does not offer any ASL classes, said senior Alexander Ronsse-Tucherov, coleader of the club. Ronsse-Tucherov thinks this is what makes the club so important. “The big, pressing issue is that, when it comes to a practicing ASL community on campus, we’re kind of it. There isn’t one community of deaf students, or one community of signing students at Western or any official recognition aside from us, […]

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Survival Guide: Renting Rules

By: Abby Owen Growing up, if something were to break around the house or a light would go out, you could probably tell someone else so they could fix it. Now if this happens, you have to fix it yourself – or at least call someone else to come fix it. You might have noticed Bellingham has a lot of older houses. The house I lived in last year was over 100 years old. My roommates and I were told not to put Drano down the shower drain. So I called my property management company to come fix it instead […]

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Book Review: ‘Meat Cake Bible’

By: Ray Garcia “If an object moves too quickly or becomes too complex, existence forgets what the former form was.” Dame Darcy’s “Meat Cake Bible” is a collection of her most prominent comics spanning from 1993 to her recent pieces. As this quarter quickly comes to a close, we are reminded of the changes that have occurred over the past few weeks. Those changes – whether they be changing the color of our hair or redefining ourselves in a whole new light – are inevitable. This neo-Victorian anthology exemplifies such drastic changes as Darcy takes you into the ever-changing, romantically […]

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