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Thursday, October 29, 2020


Despite Bellingham’s unpredictable weather these past few weeks, warmer weather is on the way. Instead of staying cozy inside, here are three options that current students recommend for your next sunny day.

One of the most popular attractions for students is taking a stroll through Boulevard Park, with its beautiful views of Bellingham Bay.

Freshman Haley Newton. // Photo by Brooke Carlson

Freshman Haley Newton, education major


“I really like to go to the water and hang out on the beach,” Newton said.

Newton’s favorite sunshine activities include exploring new places in Bellingham with friends and being outside to get as much sun as possible.

Another option for students is to spend time on campus. When the sun shines, people crawl out from their hiding places to enjoy the weather. You can play frisbee on the Communications Facility lawn, have a picnic by Old Main or sunbathe in Red Square.


Freshman Christina La, business major

La said her favorite thing to do on campus when the sun comes out is play tennis.

“I live up in the Ridge, so there’s [a tennis court] right there,” La said.

Although Bellingham’s scenery needs all this precipitation to flourish, it may be more enjoyable in warm, sunny weather. There are several spots around Western to hike, walk and bike while immersed in nature, like Teddy Bear Cove, Larrabee State Park and Locust Beach.


Grad student Gracie Ermi, computer science major

“I have really enjoyed running on the Interurban Trail recently,” Ermi said.

The Interurban Trail connects the Fairhaven District to Larrabee State Park. It follows what used to be an electric rail line.

We’ve all been a little deprived of vitamin D this winter. Spring’s just around the corner with the promise of sunshine and new activities. Get your friends, grab some sunscreen and get outside!


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