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BRIEF: Anti-abortion protesters return to Western again this quarter

Anti-abortion protesters from the group TinyHeartbeat Ministries occupied Western Washington University’s designated free speech zone in Red Square on Monday, March 6. The Christian nonprofit came to Western last year; The Front covered TinyHeartbeat Ministries when they last visited in the spring of 2022. Students counter-protesting stood in front of graphic images depicting abortions to prevent others from seeing them. 

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New VU Gallery exhibit showcases student artwork

The newest Viking Union Gallery exhibit promises to have a gravitational pull. With works from 10 artists from Western Washington University's bachelor of fine arts cohort, "In Orbit" displays a range of mediums, from oil painting to mixed media and sculpture. 

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BRIEF: Lavender Menaces dance

Break out your cowboy hat and vampire teeth for the Lavender Menaces’ Cowboys vs. Vampires Sapphic Dance on Feb. 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

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Meet Western’s smallest club

The Society of Professional Journalists became the smallest club on campus in the winter quarter of the 2022-23 year. Currently, the club consists of four official members — all of them being officers. 

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Have you “herd” about COW?

When fourth-year student Shawn Constant joined the Comedians of Western club in 2019, he originally thought it was to watch stand-up comedy. When he realized it was a performance club, he decided to give it a shot anyway. 

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Club Spotlight: High Intensity

Whether you’re a bonafide fan, casual listener or completely uninterested, there’s no denying the explosion K-Pop has had in the past decade. Groups like BTS and Blackpink have garnered fans all over the world, and Bellingham is no exception.


Black love, support and liberation in the Black Student Coalition space

Artist Katana Sol is the visionary behind many stunning art pieces around Western Washington University’s campus. Her newest mural, “Eban,” was unveiled on Feb.1 in the Black Student Coalition space located in the Viking Union 504.  The name for Sol’s mural is inspired by West African designs called Adinkra symbols that represent different principles and values. 

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