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Here and queer: introducing Untethered The Musical

Western Washington University's Summer Theatre is producing a student-created musical titled “Untethered.” The process began through Student Theatre Productions, where Western theatre and dance students connected to cultivate the writing team. 


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After a century of industry, a toxic beach is becoming a park

At the end of Bellingham’s Cornwall Avenue lies a small beach covered in trash and shards of sea glass. Mounds covered in tarps rise up from behind the chain link fence that attempts to keep people away and the remnants of roads have crumbled onto the rocky shore. This is what's left after over one hundred years of industrial use on this 17-acre plot of land that the city is working on turning into a park.


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BRIEF: Bans off Bellingham protest

Alongside parallel demonstrations throughout the United States, over 500 people gathered in Bellingham’s civic center on Friday, June 24, to display their unwavering support for abortion rights.

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Memorial Day in Whatcom County

Whatcom County’s annual community Memorial Day parade returned to Bellingham on May 28, with several thousand attendees turning out from as far as the Seattle area.

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REDress represents centuries of daily violence

The courtyard of Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building was home to a number of red dresses for 10 days this past month. Some dresses hung on a tall rack, others lay strewn across a rock; another hung in a tree, and two more were displayed on a fence. 

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Review of new Lizzo album, 'Special'

“In case nobody told you today… you’re special,” said Melissa Viviane Jefferson, or as most people know her, Lizzo.  She’s the queen of spreading self-love and positivity through her music.  Lizzo released her fourth studio album, “Special,” on July 15, 2022, and it’s her most empowering one yet. 

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Rocket League Club at Western

Rocket League Club President, fourth-year Kanyen Sherwood, was interested in the Western Washington University club even before he arrived on campus.  “I have an embarrassing amount of hours into this game,” Sherwood said. “When I committed to going to Western, the first thing I did was type into google ‘WWU Rocket League.’”


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Letter from the editor | July 11

Being an editor means that I am allowed to share my personal experiences with my reporters and that I can be vulnerable in every way which may help guide them in a more diverse direction. 

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