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Friday, August 14, 2020


Health & Wellness

Western and off-campus counselors provide help through online services

Western's counseling services are moved to online platforms due to social distancing measures. // Illustration by Rachel Alexander

Pandemic waste production

Ariel Maldonado, owner of Instagram account @gogreensavegreen, spending time in nature. // Photo courtesy of Ariel Maldonado. Column...

How local businesses are adjusting to closures caused by COVID-19

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

‘Virus is widespread in our area’

On Tuesday, the Whatcom County Health Department announced that it would stop publicly tracking the paths of people who test positive...

“Wash your hands. Someone else’s life may depend on it”

Letter to the Editor My fellow WWU students, “At least one student is going to...

To prevent COVID-19, stick to the basics

One of the best steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to thoroughly wash your hands. // Photo illustration by...

Winter 2020 commencement canceled

The commencement crowd at Western on Dec. 14, 2019. // Photo courtesy of Dan Levine By Naileah Abarca

Vegans may not run the world, but they sure are helping it

Column by Makenna Marks If you’ve been thinking about going vegan, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for....

Whatcom YMCA receives $800,000 grant

By Izzie Lund The Whatcom Family YMCA will be using an $800,000 grant to replace the child care center...

Environmental relationships deserve more attention

A student holding a snail that they found while working at the Outback Farm. // Photo by Emma Bjornsrud