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Sustainability, self-care while surviving COVID-19

Sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic looks different than one might think By Winnie Killingsworth Take a deep breath in and slowly let it out. Feeling more relaxed?...

Vaccination centers in Whatcom address appointment ‘no-shows’, ‘vaccine chasers’

COVID-19 vaccines must be administered in a timely manner By Adela Cruz Whatcom County vaccination centers try to avoid wasting COVID-19 vaccines by communicating guidelines with...

Student Health Center staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines administered with help from PeaceHealth hospital and Sea Mar Community Health Centers By Gaia Crans Western Washington University staff have begun to receive the COVID-19...

Marijuana found to alleviate COVID-19 symptoms

Research shows COVID-19 respiratory symptoms can be alleviated with certain types of cannabis By Georgia Costa In November 2020, Erica Wilkins contracted COVID-19, underwent painful symptoms...

Western’s Office of Sustainability connects Western staff, students to local farms

By Sophia Galvez Western’s Office of Sustainability has created a Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA) program that helps connect Western students and staff to local farmers...

Therapists use telehealth amidst pandemic

By Benjamin Leung Counselors and therapists have moved their practices online and over-the-phone during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to continue treating and counseling...

Online classes affect students’ sleep

By Brendan Prior Work hours. Moving back home. Lack of motivation. Due to COVID-19, and according to naturopathic practitioner, Carrie Wine, people have been falling...

Boating restrictions lift, invasive species concerns remain

By Kaleigh Carroll As select outdoor recreation reopened in Washington on May 5, the city of Bellingham announced it would open some of its aquatic...

Snacking more while sheltering in place? You aren’t the only one

By Makenna Marks Many of us are all too familiar with mistaking hunger for boredom. Run out of things to watch on Netflix? Already tried...

Uninsured to suffer the most after the pandemic

By Georgia Costa When the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is no longer enforced, the demand for mental health assistance is predicted to surge, meeting...
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