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Carrying the torch

Inclusive, honest, ambitious, kind, innovative, responsive; the list goes on. These are the character traits that Western students are looking for in our new university president. We need someone to take off from where President Bruce Shepard leaves, with a vision of our school’s future becoming increasingly diverse and continuing down a path of — you guessed it — “Active Minds Changing Lives.”


The Setonian
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GUEST COLUMN: Contributed by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

I recently heard from a student in Bellingham named Beatrice. She is studying to become a teacher. But after holding down multiple jobs, selling plasma, and managing a full class load, she’s struggling. She can’t make rent and she hasn’t been able to afford groceries in a month.


The Setonian
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Viking Voices: 3/1

“I’d say he would have pretty good intel into who the people are, seeing as he was a senator before. Probably in some ways they’ll support his agenda but it depends on if that’s a good thing or bad thing for the supreme court to decide.”


The Setonian
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OPINION: Political obstructionism is crippling us, it's time to do your job

When Senate Republican leaders said earlier this month that they would reject any Supreme Court pick from President Obama, they were entirely within their right. The vote they cast decides whether the appointment is a good fit, and this is proper politics. But by vowing to not hold any meetings, hearings or votes related to an Obama choice, they are doing the country an enormous disservice.


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Viking Voices: 2/22

“I would feel like that was a really big invasion of privacy and I wouldn’t see a point in that being necessary for somebody to have to go through photos and social media."



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