On Jan. 24, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) began an eight-week training to teach community volunteers how to provide help in the case of an emergency.
Boomer’s Drive-in, a Bellingham staple, is having its 34th anniversary sale. The sale is locally known as Boomuary, as it takes place during January and February every year. Instead of their normal, individually marked prices, every burger on the menu is reduced to $3.44.
The Pacific Northwest has long been known for its natural features that lure the most adventurous people to clamber over mountain tops and ski down powdery slopes. However, the great outdoors can be a dangerous place, and those who lack experience may be daunted by all it has to offer.
As workplaces return to operation in person, many students need a professional wardrobe for an influx of job fairs, interviews and internships. Tucked away on the second floor of Western Washington University’s Old Main is a room full of professional clothing ready to be used.
With 2023 in full swing, people from all different walks of life have begun their new year with resolutions to improve their physical and mental health. But when “gymtimidation” comes into the mix, it can become a barrier to meeting both of those goals.
RE Sources, a sustainability nonprofit organization founded in Bellingham, Washington, held a nighttime low tide walk at Larrabee State Park beach on Saturday, Jan. 21. Forty participants learned about delicate beach ecosystems in a relaxed and informational environment.
Since its grand opening last October, Armory Pickleball has become a hub for players of all ages. The membership-only establishment is now offering a drop-in court opportunity for college students.
In recent years, Neko Cat Café has gained a large following on both TikTok and Instagram for their creative and fun videos showcasing the cats’ personalities. The social media accounts share content of cats from both the Seattle and Bellingham locations. The café’s Instagram page has over 103K followers and their TikTok account has gained a following of over 345.5K adoring cat fanatics.
Clouds wander over the water of Lake Samish early on Sunday, Jan. 15, as dozens of runners line up behind the start line. The air is cool and the wind blows gently. In a moment, these runners will travel around the lake for the 10k and half marathon races. The horn blows and they are off, making sure their watches are set and heads focused on the challenge ahead.
In Kindergarten, Devin Coppinger was already playing 3-on-3 basketball against kids three years older than her. As she grew up, Coppinger was recruited by local boys teams to play in tournaments in Seattle. Opposing teams’ parents would vocalize their frustrations as Coppinger dominated her competition.
Vikings softball is setting off their season with a trip to Irvine, California, to play in the annual Concordia University Irvine Kickoff Classic after ending their 2022 playoff run with a loss in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships.
The assertion that Bellingham is an intolerant liberal echo chamber is made often, and it can be valid – but more realistically, many members of the Bellingham community feel that they cannot speak against social warriors. The silent majority of Western students are not committed to the brand of social justice that some Western students are selling.
Addressing the topic of sexual assault in an ethical and comprehensive manner requires diligence, empathy, sensitivity, courage and nuance. It is a difficult topic for anyone to write about. As a disclaimer, my perspective on the recent opinion piece is inevitably informed by my personal experience. I am fortunate: I have not experienced sexual assault.
On the week of Oct. 20, two antisemitic displays were found on the “free speech” board in the Viking Union. The first depicted an antisemitic caricature, and the second was the Nazi dog whistle “1488.” This understandably affected the Jewish student body at Western Washington University, and unfortunately, this kind of antisemitism is nothing new in our culture or at WWU.