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 Associated Students Activities Council meeting

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.

Easy Pass Trail mushrooms

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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City & County

Why Western Wednesday?

For many years, Wednesdays have been an informal holiday on Western Washington University's campus, permitting students to let off some steam by partying in the middle of the week.

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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. 

Hot girl summer

OPINION: What is a ‘Hot Girl Summer’?

The term “Hot Girl Summer” was popularized in 2019 by the release of Megan Thee Stallion’s song by the same name. Across social media platforms, there doesn’t appear to be one clear-cut definition of what a hot girl summer is or who can even partake to begin with – and despite what the name might suggest, it’s not limited by gender. 

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