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Culture shock on wheels - 1 of 1
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Culture shock — on wheels!

Students, staff and friends of the Western Washington University Anthropology Department have been documenting their bike rides throughout May as part of the Bike Everywhere Challenge, a national event that occurs annually. Teams are placed in randomly selected pools of 10, within which winners are calculated based on the number of points collected by riders.


Ricky Rath and LGCY Media - 1 of 3
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2019 Western alumnus presenting LGCY Media

It began with an email pitch, a plastic folding table, a small controller and a 2008 Macbook during Western Washington University’s 2017 Lawnstock. Public Relations alumnus Ricky Rath, whose stage name is R-Squared, has pursued a career in PR while simultaneously performing DJ sets and founding LGCY Media.


What it's really like to be an RA - 1 of 2
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Should you become an RA?

Resident Advisors at Western Washington University receive room, board and the privacy of a single dorm, but is the job worth it? Tasked with overseeing dozens of residents, RAs build community and show support for the students.


Hammock Man - 1 of 1
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The man behind the ‘mock

For most students at Western Washington University, the inside of the environmental sciences building isn’t the first place that comes to mind as the ideal hammock spot. One student, however, enjoyed a seemingly relaxing swing four stories above the main floor, just one of his many recent escapades across campus.


BRIEF: A convo with John Waters - 1 of 1
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A conversation with John Waters

John Waters spoke with The Front last week in a twenty-minute interview covering his new book ‘Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance’, spoken-word show and his filmography ahead of his appearance at Western Washington University this Saturday, May 21.


Heritage Dinner - 1 of 2
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Dinner and a show

Western Washington University’s Ethnic Student Center clubs are hosting Heritage Dinners, which are end of the year celebrations filled with food, performances and other forms of entertainment varying based on the club to build and celebrate their communities.


Climate Action Club - 1 of 1
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Students for Climate Action pledges local grassroots activism

Climate activism at Western Washington University has opened a new front with the founding of the Students for Climate Action. Holding its first meeting on May 6, the club seeks to use direct action and demonstrations to advocate for greater environmental protection and defense against climate change.


Theatre workshops - 1 of 3
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Western student leads anti-white supremacy theatre workshops

As the end of the school year approaches, students in the Honors College are working to complete their capstone projects.  Third-year Western Washington University student Aidyn Stevens has facilitated workshops for her Honors College and Theatre capstone project.  Stevens conducted a series of workshops with the intent to use theatre as a method to address how white supremacist culture in predominantly white institutions marginalizes students. 


Comp season comes to an end - 2 of 2
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Stoked all season

Western Washington University’s climbing team gave it their all this year as they made their way back into the scene of the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit after a year away from competing due to the pandemic.


ESC Wednesday Lunches - 1 of 1
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Let’s grab a bite

The resource centers at Viking Union provide lunches on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Multicultural Center kitchen as a way to build community.


League of Vikings - 1 of 1
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League of Vikings esports watch event exceeds expectation

Inside a Viking Union lecture hall, passionate fans of the game crowded near a large projector screen to watch. League of Vikings, a club at Western Washington University, intended for players of the video game League of Legends, held a live watch event for the League Championship Series Spring Finals on April 24. 


Western Formula SAE - 1 of 2
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WWU Racing shifts gears following lockdown

The COVID-19 outbreak left members of Western’s racing team with a surplus of downtime; however, this allowed the team to create something new. The team decided to use their extra time as a turning point to design and manufacture Western’s first physical electric formula-style race car. 


Scholars Week - 1 of 2
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Scholars Week returns in-person at WWU with some exciting changes

“Going into 2020, it was pure chaos.”  Third-year Chauncey Gummere, the public relations specialist for the Scholars Week Organizing Committee, recounts how the committee moved the originally in-person Scholars Week online during the March 2020 lockdowns at Western Washington University.  “I think they had two weeks or something like that,” Gummere said. “It was a ridiculously small amount of time to cancel the in-person [event] and turn everything online.”


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