For students interested in connecting with the community at Western Washington University, the Multicultural Center Community Lunches, held every Wednesday in Viking Union 736, offer a chance to learn something new and share a meal.
Those looking for a festive place to kick off the winter season can check out the Holiday Port Festival this weekend at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
As the winter quarter is rapidly approaching at Western Washington University, thousands of students are heading to the Associated Students Bookstore to purchase their textbooks for the quarter. With issues like rising prices and insufficient supplies, is the AS Bookstore still the best place for students to buy their books?
The Whatcom County Health and Community Services program is approaching the one-year point of the pilot program Alternative Response Team within the City of Bellingham. This program was a response to the community feedback that there was a need for a new kind of law enforcement.
The Western Gallery is featuring a new exhibition, “Himalaya to Cascadia: Transcending Boundaries” by Jyoti Duwadi, encouraging student exploration by breaking down traditional barriers in art.
The pier at Little Squalicum Park will undergo renovations in 2024 that will make it safe for public access, with additional improvements to protect water quality and sea life planned for a later date.
This past fall, Bellingham Municipal Court initiated a Community Court, a form of therapeutic court that connects participants with social services as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
Celebrating artists’ works from around the country, Bellingham National biennial art show returned to the Whatcom Museum on Nov. 11, 2023 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program debuted in 2015 and features a new theme for each exhibit.
After discovering many stewards did not have completed background checks, Bellingham Parks and Recreation Director Nicole Oliver shut down Bellingham’s Park Stewardship program on Oct. 18, 2023.
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to shed light on resources and support for survivors. Western Washington University made efforts toward advocacy by pushing for awareness around domestic violence and ensuring students can get the help they need on campus.
Rite Aid closed its downtown and Telegraph Road locations in September 2023. Three Bellingham locations on Northwest Avenue, Sunset Drive and Sehome Village remain open.
A new recording studio is under construction in the Fairhaven building on Western Washington University’s campus. Salish Sea Recording Studio is set to open its doors in May, Fairhaven Dean Caskey Russell said.