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Flags in front of Bellingham City Hall are back to full-staff after flying half-staff for three days to honor those who died in the insurrection attempt on the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Zero tolerance for insurrectionists in Bellingham

With inauguration less than a week away, city and county officials aim to keep community safe By Lauren Gallup On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the nation and...
A sign on Western’s campus promoting physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Due to recent surges in cases, only select students will be taking classes on campus during spring and summer 2021 quarters.

NEWS BRIEF: Spring, summer 2021 quarters to continue online modality

Western will adopt the same approach as fall 2020 and winter 2021 quarters, with only research and experiential classes held on-site By Sophia Pappalau In response...
WWU’s 1996 coaching staff which included Shaw (bottom row, fourth from left) // Photo courtesy of WWU Athletics

Best sports memories from notable Bellingham figures

Stanford’s David Shaw, others recall favorite Bellingham moments. By Jordan Stone Bellingham is not known as a sports town.  While it has had its...


Western students recall best parts of campus

Wilson Library and Red Square are sorely missed By Sophia Pappalau Many Western Washington University students are experiencing another quarter away from campus after an announcement from Rich Van Den Hul, WWU incident manager and vice president for business and financial affairs,...

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‘We Will’ resists lockdown restrictions

The nonprofit group ‘We Will’ met to discuss strategies to reopen small businesses By Georgia Costa As COVID-19 infections break records in Whatcom County and restrictions continue to inhibit non-essential businesses, the Whatcom County business forum group “We Will” gathered to strategize...


Great Northwest Athletic Conference grants Western autonomy in scheduling a spring season

Potential season for postponed fall sports, athletic department grapples with rising COVID-19 cases By Nathan Schumock The Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced Jan. 8 they were granting institutions in their conference autonomy for scheduling of men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball. Western Washington...


How to deal with stress during times of political uncertainty

Hint: it starts with giving yourself a break By The Western Front Editorial Board Let’s face it: the current political climate is exhausting. When social media is flooded with unsupported fraudulent election claims, calls for recounts and reports of riots on the Capitol,...

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