Get to know your Western: Britton JohnsonBy The Front | June 1
Britton Johnson, junior
Britton Johnson, junior
Stepping onto the Lund family farm is a jump backward in time where everything is grown with the help of original tools from the 1900s. The old farmhouse stands next to a pond, surrounded by trees with no neighbors in sight and fields for corn, potatoes and wheat all around.
With each entry of Get to Know Western, The Western Front will interview students and staff for a new insight on campus life. This week, we interviewed junior Christian Castro.
It’s 1908 in Blaine, Washington. Marina is the owner of a local restaurant, trying to cope with a recent heartbreak and a new love interest while racist ideals are being spread throughout the country.
Let’s drink some coffee and talk about death.
Katy Sharp, graphic design major, sophomore, 20
Skateboarding in Bellingham can be a painstaking task when it comes to battling hills, but recently electric longboards have been introduced to Western’s community.
After graduating from Western last spring with a degree in management information systems, Jenna Kincaid is ready to bring her baking business, Sweet Petite, to its full capacity.
A fast-tempo song featuring trumpets is playing from speakers as about 20 people learn the steps to “Mama’s Stew,” a choreographed dance based on the swing style of the Lindy Hop. The dancers move from side to side, turning their bodies around with each eighth count, their arms and legs working in tandem. This dance requires fast-moving feet to keep up with the beat of the song. Many are breathing heavily.
With blue skies, smudge-free wine glasses, maps and 1-ounce pours in hand, the wine walkers were off on their self-guided tour.
An immortal warrior, a doting sidekick, a sorceress, one greedy businessman and a whole lot of scones are just a few of the ingredients to “After Forever,” a web series created by Western alumna Natalie Fedak.
She stood on the stage, attempting for the third time this year to take the crown. She saw herself surrounded by beautiful women and became doubtful. This March, Brittney Brown's name was finally called and she walked off stage donning the crown, sash, and title of “Miss Tahoma.
As a platform for student expression, Labyrinth’s reach has been getting progressively wider since its inception.
Months of preparation went into this moment. Costumes were made, sets were painted and songs were learned. Students waited nervously for their turn in the spotlight, and as the curtain rose to a full audience, the time had come.
Western student ambassadors represent the school in efforts to connect with donors and the community.