The latest Western Front editorial, "Western's greedy business hurts students" fails to look beyond our campus (as is common), and misses the primary culprit of many problems - systemic underfunding of our public institutions.
Western is a business. In order to run a good business, costs must be low and profits must be high. Western’s sure-fire way to ensure profit is through students’ tuition. In that case, it’s no wonder student enrollment reaches a new all-time high every fall quarter.
Parents send their children off to college with peace of mind, believing the safety of students will be the university’s top priority. When their safety is jeopardized, it’s expected that the school will hold people accountable and that steps are taken to redress the situation.
Students are being left out in the cold due to the Whatcom Transportation Authority’s route changes. Those who rely on the bus system hold mixed feelings over the revisions implemented on March 19.
At this point, it seems ridiculous to think climate change deniers still exist. And even worse, that we have one representing us in government.
Opinions of the Editorial Board
At the start of fall quarter, Washington state was shocked by an active shooter who killed five at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. As always, this issue was surrounded by questions of race, motive, mental health and citizenship status. In the aftermath of the attack, there was collective hope that America could improve in preventing motives for tragedies like these, and begin to move forward toward being a better country overall.