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A party on wheels, you’re invited

Illuminated by LED lights and dressed in costumes, a mass of cyclists can be seen parading through the streets of downtown Bellingham on the first Thursday of every month. The occasion? Bellingham Bike Night, a community event aimed at celebrating the fun of being on two wheels. 


What is redshirting in collegiate basketball?

Western Washington University sophomore BJ Kolly has started every game in the 2022-23 Western men’s basketball season, averaging 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, all after sitting out for the entirety of his first year.


Dancing for yourself

Having a neurological disorder brings challenges in everyday life. The way you move changes and suddenly you can't do things you used to.  Dance for People with Parkinson's gives people a chance to move in a way they may not be able to normally in a safe and supportive space. 

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Remembering the greats

The 2011-’12 Viking men’s basketball team returned home to Western Washington University's Sam Carver Gymnasium on Jan. 28 since their time on the collegiate-level court.  

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Where to watch Super Bowl LVII in Bellingham

Super Bowl LVII begins at 3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday, Feb. 12. While the Seattle Seahawks were eliminated in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs, fans can still watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles at a number of locations in Bellingham.

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WWU men’s rowing team setting sights on spring races

The Western Washington University men’s rowing club is working toward its mid-season spring races, following a successful 2022 season that saw multiple national championship medals. According to head coach and Western alumni Nick Jensen, expectations for this year’s athletes are high.

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Get in on the pinball action

Players stand perched over pinball machines, laser-focused; money is on the line, and they’re here to win.  Multiball Monday, a monthly pinball tournament open to all over the age of 21, is held on the last Monday of every month at the 1-Up Lounge in Fairhaven. 

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Picturesque Lake Samish hosts 10k and half marathon

Clouds wander over the water of Lake Samish early on Sunday, Jan. 15, as dozens of runners line up behind the start line. The air is cool and the wind blows gently. In a moment, these runners will travel around the lake for the 10k and half marathon races. The horn blows and they are off, making sure their watches are set and heads focused on the challenge ahead. 

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WWU softball ready and locked in for 2023 season

Vikings softball is setting off their season with a trip to Irvine, California, to play in the annual Concordia University Irvine Kickoff Classic after ending their 2022 playoff run with a loss in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships. 

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Finding community through fitness

The Wade King Student Recreation Center at Western Washington University offers daily fitness classes for those seeking a more social and inclusive space to exercise. The rec center offered a demo week – seven days of free fitness classes to all Western students – from Jan. 9 to 15.

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No snow? No problem.

Hoots, hollers, “oohs” and “ahs” filled the courtyard of Time and Materials Taphouse Saturday, Jan. 14, as skiers and snowboarders hit jumps, rails and even threw themselves off the awnings of the building. The eighth annual Box Jam, hosted by Boardworks Tech Shop, brought a miniature terrain park to downtown Bellingham. At 44 degrees Fahrenheit with a clear sky, snow was not on the forecast, but skiers and snowboarders in full gear could be seen walking down State Street. 

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