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Annual Meyerhoff Lecture comes to WWU

This year’s Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture at Western Washington University featured two speakers who delved into the roles of educational systems in spreading antisemitism in Nazi Germany and assimilating Indigenous peoples in the U.S.


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Why did bottled water return to Western?

Bottled water returned to Western Washington University’s markets and vending machines last spring in the form of a can. After the sale of plastic water bottles were halted on campus in the spring of 2014, students lobbied for the return of bottled water last year after concerns about the safety of Western’s drinking fountains were voiced. 


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Put down the phone when you are going to bed

You’ve just finished studying for a stressful exam, and you need to get to sleep for an early wake up the next morning. After preparing for bed, you check your phone. You later realize that you’ve just wasted an hour or two you could have spent sleeping by watching online videos and scrolling through social media. 


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We need to address antisemitism at Western

Chava Spokoiny, a second-year student at Western, was in the VU on Jan. 18 with friends, working on a Holocaust remembrance project, when a man approached them and made antisemitic statements, according to University Police reports. 


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A Swift game night

The Swifties of Western Washington University, an official club dedicated to Taylor Swift and her music, hosted a game night on March 1.  


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BRIEF: The films of Tanaka Kinuyo

In collaboration with the Pickford Film Center and CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival, the Western Libraries present "Cinema East: The Films of Tanaka Kinuyo." To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Pickford Film Center is showing six films directed by Tanaka Kinuyo throughout the month of March. 


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BRIEF: Anti-abortion protesters return to Western again this quarter

Anti-abortion protesters from the group TinyHeartbeat Ministries occupied Western Washington University’s designated free speech zone in Red Square on Monday, March 6. The Christian nonprofit came to Western last year; The Front covered TinyHeartbeat Ministries when they last visited in the spring of 2022. Students counter-protesting stood in front of graphic images depicting abortions to prevent others from seeing them. 


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New VU Gallery exhibit showcases student artwork

The newest Viking Union Gallery exhibit promises to have a gravitational pull. With works from 10 artists from Western Washington University's bachelor of fine arts cohort, "In Orbit" displays a range of mediums, from oil painting to mixed media and sculpture. 


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BRIEF: Lavender Menaces dance

Break out your cowboy hat and vampire teeth for the Lavender Menaces’ Cowboys vs. Vampires Sapphic Dance on Feb. 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.


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