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Dough for charity - 1 of 2

Cookies, cakes and bread! Oh my!

Western Washington University third-year, Sofia Larrondo, has been selling homemade baked goods since March 2021 and donating the profits to the Bellingham Occupied Protest Mutual Aid to help the homeless population in Bellingham.




What's WWU listening to - 1 of 1

What’s WWU listening to?

Having the right soundtrack for your trek across campus is important. Sometimes on those gray and cloudy Washington mornings you need that one song to get you motivated for the day ahead.


Bellingham


REDress project - 1 of 2

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. 




Naked Bike Parade - 1 of 1

Boobs, butts and balls

Goosebump-inducing rain pitter-patters on the skin of more than 80 Bellingham cyclists that are about to embark on the first nude bike ride around downtown in two years.


Whatcom




Avian flu - 1 of 1

Avian Flu strikes Washington State

Some 11 different cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza strains have been reported in Washington state since the beginning of May, and wildlife health officials are quickly responding. 


Estuary - 1 of 3

Restoration of a downtown coastal habitat starts this June

Little Squalicum Park, located next to Bellingham Technical College, a haven for dog walkers, will soon welcome back its native marine ancestors. The lower part of the park will be closed through December 2022 for the construction of an estuary and beach restoration project that will restore 4.85 total acres of “essential” coastal habitat that has been lost to development, according to the project’s summary.


Sports Recreation


Viks Vis 1-of-1

Viks Versus

The new show Viks Versus, produced by The Front, gives Western Washington University athletes a chance to compete and get to know other Western athletes.



Orcas college recruiting (Part 2)  - 1 of 1

Recruiting at the community college level

How does an athlete play on a college team?  Do they get recruited in high school, attend college sports camps or try out once they are enrolled at their college? Do coaches watch athletes’ games, or do the athletes send their game films to the coaches instead? Is it beneficial to attend a community college first before going to a four-year university or is being recruited by a university right out of high school better?  Each coach and player at different levels will tell you the college recruitment process differs. Coaches look for specific characteristics in a prospective recruit: grades, personality, skill; and athletes look for specific things the college has to offer them: academics, successes of the athletic programs, athletic aid.


Vikings college recruiting (Part 1)  - 1 of 1

Recruiting at the Division II level

How does an athlete play on a college team?  Do they get recruited in high school, attend college sports camps or try out once they are enrolled at their college? Do coaches watch athletes’ games, or do the athletes send their game films to the coaches instead? Is it beneficial to attend a community college first before going to a four-year university or is being recruited by a university right out of high school better?  Each coach and player at different levels will tell you the college recruitment process differs. Coaches look for specific characteristics in a prospective recruit: grades, personality, skill; and athletes look for specific things the college has to offer them: academics, successes of the athletic programs, athletic aid.   


Opinion



Letter from the editor May 30th - 1 of 1

Letter from the Editor | May 31

I recently just spent the quarter abroad in Ireland, and in that short time, I became aware of how much my own personal anxieties surrounding violence are an effect of growing up in the U.S.


Rising review - 1 of 1

Mxmtoon’s album Rising releases just in time for summer

Mxmtoon’s newest album, “rising”, is all about growing up and the pain that comes with it. She tackles nostalgia, “growing pains” and even dancing around your room singing along to your favorite song. The album is a great juxtaposition of childhood whimsy and bittersweet thoughtfulness. 


Letter from the editor: Milo - 1 of 1

Letter from the editor | May 24

For those of you who are more familiar with buying makeup and skincare, you’ll have heard the terms “clean” and “nontoxic” beauty thrown around a lot. 


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