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Call your grandparents

The isolation caused by the pandemic is hitting older groups harder, it’s our job to help them stay connected.

Stimulus check criteria forgets about young adults

Illustration of a stimulus check. // Illustration by Emma Toscani Opinion By Payton Gift

Boating restrictions lift, invasive species concerns remain

Boaters launch their vessel after clearing the aquatic invasive species inspection at Bloedel Donovan Park. // Photo by Kaleigh Carroll

How are we treating our “heroes?”

A pandemic superhero. // Illustration by Emma Toscani Opinion By Payton Gift

We need independent theaters to survive the pandemic

The Pickford Film Center has suspended business and showings until further notice. These signs, pictured on April 18, are posted around...

Pandemic voting and YOU!

People in masks lining up outside a polling station during stay-at-home orders. // Illustration by Rachel Alexander

Mobile homeowners fight to stay

Bert Rotter (left) poses for the camera with his wife Kathie (middle) and mother-in-law (Phyllis) outside of their home in Robin...

Mobile homeowners raise concerns to city council

By Payton Gift Concerned community members addressed the Bellingham City Council about the housing crisis at a meeting on...

New county plan to help struggling families

By Payton Gift Families and children in Whatcom County are struggling, and local community members have a plan to...

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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.