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Keeping Halloween spooky, not scary

 Big Halloween gatherings are discouraged due to COVID-19. Outdoor activities like pumpkin carving may be a safer activity for people...

Online classes affect students’ sleep

Students deal with irregular sleep schedules due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. // Illustration by Rachel Alexander By...

State school students plan for fall quarter

As Western takes a hybrid approach to classes, the university considers social distancing measures, cleaning, and many other

Viking Voices: What would you like to see the AS Board tackle next school year?

By Brendan Prior A portrait of Hunter Flick // Courtesy of Hunter Flick "I think...

AS election campaigning begins: meet the candidates

Compiled by Emily Jackson and Drew Stuart Millka Solomon, AS President Issues or problems you’d like to solve? I personally really want to advance ethnic studies on...

People experiencing homelessness outnumber available shelter

By Roisin Cowan-Kuist The lowest temperature reached this winter in Bellingham was 19 degrees.   As weather worsened, local homeless shelters faced overcrowding, leaving many of...

New union seeks to support Bellingham renters

Editor's note: This article is one of a series written based on public information requested from the City of Bellingham Planning and Development Department...

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Western faces rise in deferred enrollment

COVID-19 causing students to question the value of online education. A photo...

Western’s Outdoor Center providing what they can for students

During the summer, Crandall said he worked on transitioning the Outdoor Center’s Western Outdoor Orientation Trips to an online format.

Winter months pose risks for public health, business in Washington

COVID-19 cases expected to rise. A graph that depicts the current rise in COVID-19...

Alum’s award-winning play performed over livestream by theatre arts department

The play, “how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma),” was written by Western alum J. Chavez

For LGBTQ+ students, help comes at an important time

From housing to virtual lectures, student and faculty-led programming takes a new face in the 2020 school year.