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Fines aren’t fine: Why libraries are long overdue for a change

Overdue fees stop the people who need the library the most from using it. A stack...

Sayonara standardized tests

A broken pencil sits atop a scantron sheet. // Josh Davi It’s time to take ACT-ion and...

Wi-Fi rights for all

Wifi symbol in front of a stack of WWU textbooks. Xfinity and public libraries have recently provided WWU students with free...

Take COVID-19 off your party invite list

A microscopic view of the virus SARS-COV-2, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19. // Photo courtesy the Centers for Disease Control...

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Whatcom County combats unreliable internet during COVID-19

Pandemic highlights the lack of quality internet access many Washingtonians face Wifi symbol in front of...

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

COVID-19 restrictions cripple Bellingham travel industry

The Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Sunday, May 17. The Alaska Ferry was form of transportation that was put on hold...

Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter to lay off 700

A sign posted on the side of the road in Ferndale, Wash. declares support for Alcoa Intalco. // Photo by Kaleigh...

New survey explores pet owners’ scooping habits

In a city with nearly 20,000 dogs, unscooped pet waste is a major concern for multiple agencies
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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.