The number of students utilizing Western’s counseling center doubled from 2011 to 2016, according to data the univeristy reported to The National College Health Assessment survey. Unfortunately, the school’s limited resources have not caught up with the rising demand.
Letter to the editor response from the editorial board: Student convicted of sexual assault readmittedBy The Western Front and Suzanna Leung | July 7
Content warning: This story contains references to sexual assault.
Content warning: This article contains references to sexual assault
On April 28, Western’s student body elected Ana Ramirez as the Associated Students vice president of governmental affairs. She is also the first undocumented student to be elected to the AS Board. However, administrators could remove Ramirez from her position due to her lack of work authorization. This should not be the case.
As seen among universities across the country, campus sexual assaults aren’t isolated incidents — 11.2 percent of all students experience rape or sexual assault. Western’s campus is no exception.
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.
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