Review: Super Mario Odyssey Gameplay

By: Hannah Calvert   In case you haven’t read any reviews yet, Super Mario Odyssey is good. Very good. With a score of 97 on Metacritic, Odyssey is currently the best-reviewed game of 2017, tied with another Nintendo title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It feels like the perfect sequel of all of the 3-D platform Mario games combined. Super Mario Odyssey starts off with (surprise!) Bowser kidnapping Peach. But this time, he is going to marry her. As Mario is shot off from Bowser’s ship, he finds that his iconic red hat is destroyed. Along comes […]

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Club Spotlight: Women in STEM

By: Landon Groves   Women in college are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to stop pursuing STEM degrees after taking the first course in the calculus series, according to a study in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. In the United States alone, women earn only 35 percent of all STEM degrees, despite making up half the US workforce. Here at Western, one group is looking to fight that statistic.  The Women in STEM club aims to provide a venue for students to get together and support one another in pursuit of their STEM degrees. They meet in […]

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What’s Western Wearing

By: Ray Garcia   Name: Sana Witham Year: Freshman Major: Marine Biology   Where are your favorite places to shop? “I love Buffalo Exchange, and honestly, Value Village has some great stuff. I do a lot of shopping online.” Where does your style derive from? “I kind of just wear what I like to wear. I keep up with today’s fashion, but I like to do retro, throwback vintage stuff.”    How’d you choose today’s look? “Well, I slept in this sweater because it was cold last night, and so I didn’t want to take this sweater off.”  What are […]

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Playlist: Halloween for the Modern Age

By Kristina Rivera This is a Halloween playlist for the modern age. While “Monster Mash” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” are classics, it can be tiring listening to the same songs year after year. This hour-long party playlist is a mix of old and new and combines elements of hip-hop, rock and tunes that are sure to liven up your Halloween party. The spooky mix is perfect for dancing with all your friends clad in your costumes, or even just hanging out at home to celebrate the horrifying holiday. The playlist begins with the chilling “Stranger Things” theme song to set […]

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Western Works out: AGILITY LADDER WORKOUT

By Alex Dupille Contrary to what some might believe, the agility ladder isn’t just for top athletes. This tool can be beneficial for even the common fitness enthusiast. With the right exercises and knowing how much rest time to take in between sets, the agility ladder will have your heart rate up and the sweat flowing. Most gyms will provide you with an agility ladder, including Fitness Evolution in Bellingham and the Wade King Student Recreation Center. The first exercise that you should start with to get your feet moving is a simple one, as you jog through the ladder […]

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Staying Healthy

By: Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley It’s common to come into your freshman year of college with the idea that eating healthy and working out will be your top priorities. What you find out after the first few weeks of college is that it’s actually more difficult than you’d think to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I mean, when you go off to college with the unlimited meal plan and greasy pizza and unlimited grilled cheese are on the dining hall menu everyday, it’s difficult to find the willpower to eat healthy, much less to workout on a consistent basis. Lucky for you, we’ve all […]

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Western Cooks: Taco Ring

By: Zachery Slagle Here’s an entrée that’s too easy and too delicious not to try! It’s known as the Taco Ring and it’s as easy to make as it is light on your wallet. With leftovers included, $10 can feed you and your roommate. Only if they paid rent though. Ingredients:       .5-.75 lbs of 90 percent hamburger       2 rolls of Pillsbury croissants       1 package of taco seasoning       1 cup of shredded cheese       Salad bar veggies (peppers, mushrooms, onions, etc.)       1 tbsp of melted butter       A pinch of parsley Directions: Preheat oven to 450° F Cook hamburger on med temp. until […]

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What’s Western Wearing

By: Emma Agte   Name: Kaitlin Maimwaring Year: Junior Major: Marine Biology   Where is your raincoat from? “I got it at Buffalo Exchange, so it’s like this thrifty deal.” What stores do you like to shop at? “I like to go to Goodwill a lot because I’m really tight on money. So I got to Goodwill a lot and I go to Value Village.” How do you maintain your style as the weather turns cold? “I just like pretend it’s not cold anymore and then do that. So usually I can wear pants and then I usually wear these [boots] […]

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Playlist: Fall Funk

By: Dawson Finley Fall is here to stay. As October comes to a close we’re seeing the end of the long days of summer. While the sun hangs behind the scenes, the trees are losing leaves, and emotions are hard to please. Treat yourself to an indoor playlist where you can lament the loss of outdoor warmth, but also revel in the coziness of it all.

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Western Works out: Full Body Circuit

Written by: Michael Nguyen   This workout was designed for folks who want to hit multiple muscles quickly within a short amount of time. It incorporates muscle resistance training and cardio at the same time through body weight exercises to minimize the need for equipment. You can do this in your office or at home! Perfect for students and professionals with only about an hour window for exercise in the day. Repetition numbers are only a guideline, do what you can when you can! The main goal of this workout is to keep moving as much as possible within a […]

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