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Recreation

House shows return — with caution, hope and grooving tunes

Lights gleam under the trees as venue directors Sam Ashkenazy and Sebastian Hagman set up for another show at the Bluebird House. The Bluebird is an indoor venue with a large wooded outdoor area. Since the middle of June, their team has hosted big names such as CHRVNS, The Rhetorician, Foxy Apollo — which Ashkenazy plays in, Analog Brass and more. 


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Recreation

Baker Lake Trail admitted to Old-Growth Forest Network

On the overcast morning of Sept. 26, Baker Lake Trail was introduced as Whatcom County’s first entrant into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A small crowd of area residents gathered amid the trees, some estimated to be over 120 years old, to watch the historic ceremony and participate in the dedication hike. 


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Arts & Music

Can papier-mâché heal trauma?

Crayola crayons and papier-mâché. When we were young we created our own art galleries that were stuck with magnets to the fridge. Now, we eat, sleep and work. We feel stressed all the time and we call it being an adult. 


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Campus

"Material Mind" exhibition has begun

After a year of hard work and conceptualization, graduating Western Washington University students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program will finally get the chance to present their thesis projects to the public from now until June 11. 


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Recreation

Seeking solace in nature

Perhaps it was primal instinct, or maybe it was cabin fever. Whatever the reason,  COVID-19 has driven a record number of Washington residents to seek solace in nature — and the benefits people are feeling are backed by science. 



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