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Get to know the Black Student Union

Every Thursday afternoon, members of the Black Student Union gather for their club meeting. Up the stairs of the Viking Union, about 50 members meet in the Ethnic Student Center to discuss a variety of subjects surrounding the Black experience. 


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Wait, where did the stairs go?

Autumn leaves lined the brick pathway outside of the Communications Facility on Sept. 27, 2023 as Western Washington University students approached the glass doors, ready for their first week of classes to begin. 


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Western students join nationwide walkout to demand cease-fire

Over 100 students staged a walkout and gathered in Western Washington University’s Red Square on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to demand a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. The demonstration was part of a national student walkout calling for an end to Israel’s siege of Gaza. Western’s Arab Student Association organized the event on campus. 


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Don’t be shy: Register your bike

Amid the buses, walkers and drivers, students biking to Western Washington University's campus is not a rare sight to see. It also isn’t rare to see an increase in stolen bike fliers once the academic year kicks off.  


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Oh the horror!

The Associated Students Productions’ fall films series will feature four horror films to keep viewers on the edge of their seat – or couch – at the newly renovated Underground Coffeehouse, featuring a collaboration with Western’s Scream Queens. 


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A Viking’s guide to student government

The Western Washington University Associated Students government’s main purposes are to help organize funding and other projects as well as represent student interests on campus. Despite its standing as a key fixture of campus, many students, particularly new ones, have limited knowledge about the AS government and the extent of its reach on campus.


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A wild mushroom show takes over Western

The Northwest Mushroomers Association is hosting its 31st annual Wild Mushroom Show in the Viking Union at Western Washington University this Sunday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the association’s first show after a four-year hiatus due to COVID-19. 


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WWU Leads the Way to Decarbonization

The renovation of Western Washington University’s heating system was one of the four major capital projects in the university’s 2023-25 budget. In April, the state approved a $10 million fund to complete phase one of this project. 



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