Western Washington University may be known for being a statue park and having an art gallery, but tattoos are just as important to Western’s art scene. Students often use tattoos as a form of expression or artwork on their bodies.
Western Washington University's Oceanic Student Association celebrated Pacific Islanders and their heritage throughout the month of May and they are continuing to grow with the goal of strengthening Pacific Islander voices.
Western Washington University’s Sustainability Action Plan was initiated by then-President Bruce Shepard in 2014 to identify goals and strategies to keep Western at the forefront of sustainable universities. It also served as a guide for the newly created Office of Sustainability.
After a year of hard work and conceptualization, graduating Western Washington University students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program will finally get the chance to present their thesis projects to the public from now until June 11.
As part of President Sabah Randhawa’s Accessibility, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion timeline, Western Washington University is in the process of joining the Okanagan Charter, an international charter that aims to promote lifelong community health and wellbeing on college and university campuses through a wholistic, university-wide and collaborative set of goals and initiatives.
“Many people, especially right now, are really eager to connect. [Talking to people] is welcome,” she said. Boyd said that the anxiety of meeting a date in person is often self imposed, and there’s an idea that every encounter is either a success or a failure. Stepping out of the right-versus-wrong mindset and focusing on having fun is key to dating success, Boyd said.
Western’s sexual assault prevention program is up for renewal — does the online training do more harm than good?By Lauren Gallup , Makenna Marks and Payton Gift | June 14
Sitting at their laptop, a Western Washington University student goes through the first module in the program entitled, “Sexual [Assault] Prevention Ongoing: Taking Action.” They move from page to page, exploring what the course contains, with definitions of sexual misconduct, a pre-course quiz and pages titled “Recognizing the Problem,” and “Microaggressions.”
Lawnstock, Western's outdoor spring festival, will bring students together on the Communications Facility lawn and listen to live music while enjoying free food, games and other activities. There won’t be live musical performers as the pandemic winds down, but KUGS 89.3 FM Radio will provide a livestream, and games like cornhole and other activities will be provided along with squared off areas for students to gather with their small group of friends on campus.
Content Warning: Sexual Assault
Although the Washington State Legislator approved far more funding for Western Washington University than expected, revenues from enrollment are down and housing and dining are facing financial shortfalls as well.
My first year at Western was right before the pandemic hit so I remember those last normal moments when students would fill the room to get in line for bagels. If I’m being honest, I think it was overhyped.
On Wednesday, Nov. 3, posters appeared on Western Washington University’s campus reading “WWU Protects Sexual Predators.” The posters pictured Paul Stangl, a professor of urban planning and sustainable development at the College of the Environment.
This article expands on a story about Western's newly funded campus longhouse and efforts to increase Native student enrollment. Read the full story here.
Western Washington University’s Legacy Review Task Force has unanimously recommended that the Board of Trustees remove T.H. Huxley’s name from the College of the Environment in a report submitted to Western’s President Sabah Randhawa and the Board of Trustees on June 14.
Western Washington University is raising its on-campus housing prices starting fall quarter, 2021. What does this mean for incoming students, and how can they prepare for this shift?
A Western Washington University student has to cross campus in the middle of the night and feels unsafe. The old, Blue Light Alert phones are nowhere to be seen, so they reach out to the university police on a newly installed safety app. Promptly, a campus police officer with the dim light glinting on the lens of their body camera comes to the student’s location and walks them safely across campus. This could be the future of policing on Western’s campus.