As an incoming Western Washington University student, Jen Black was excited to take an integral step in the journey of becoming a Viking. In the fall of 2021, Black sat down at a computer and joined a Zoom meeting: Western’s newly-implemented online freshman orientation.
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I cringe whenever my parents share an embarrassing childhood story about me at the dinner table. Who wants to relive the time they were dragged out of a store because their mom wouldn’t buy them a Care Bear?
Western Washington University issued a Western Alert on Saturday, Nov. 19, informing students of a violent and racist message sent to students in three courses via Canvas. Western later revealed that the message targeted Black students.
Western Washington University’s Counseling and Wellness Center is on a mission to promote sexual health on campus by mailing free ‘Pleasure Packages’ to students while supplies last.
On Feb. 14, Western Students for CHOICE emailed their 9-page list of demands to Western Washington University administration. The acronym “CHOICE” stands for coalition of home/offline individual choice and equity, according to their Instagram page.
Western Washington University elementary education undergraduates have struggled to connect with young students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So a member of Happy Valley Elementary PTA came up with a solution: a virtual science fair.
This is no joke: Western students who run @TheBackOfficial gave away hundreds of free Diva Cups on campus
On Feb. 15, third-year Western Washington University student Keara Ryan gave away approximately 720 free Diva Cups to anyone that could make it to her booth in Red Square while supplies lasted.
Beginning Jan. 18, Western Washington University’s dining services introduced climate-friendly meal choices through the World Resources Institute’s ‘Cool Food Badges.’
Editor's note: This story has been amended to clarify an event change. The referenced upcoming "Talk with President Sabah” on March 10 has been canceled.
Students for CHOICE, a newly-formed and student-led organization, hosted a protest on both Monday, Jan. 31 and Wednesday, Feb. 2. The group is fighting for choice at Western Washington University when it comes to class modality, urging for both online and in-person options in order to accommodate students who feel unsafe coming to class.
On Monday, Jan. 10, Western Washington University announced that classes would be held online for two weeks in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, specifically the highly contagious variant, omicron. In response to that announcement, Western student Charlotte Clark-Slakey started a petition demanding lower tuition while students are asked to return to online-only learning. As of Jan. 29, Clark-Slakey’s petition has received 2,487 signatures via Change.org.