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.
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.
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.
United States Border Patrol agents visited Western Washington University’s campus on Feb. 9 to participate in the Career and Internship Fair.
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.
On March 13, Western Washington University students received an email announcing the removal of the COVID-19 vaccine requirement starting in June.
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.
Swipe Out Hunger, a program that allows Western Washington University students in need of extra meal swipes to request free meals, has been suspended until at least the end of winter quarter.
For students whose main mode of transportation is biking, bike theft on Western Washington University’s campus is a big concern.
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.
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.
Kitty Obsidian took home first place at the Sounds of the Underground finale on Wednesday, March 1, setting themselves up to open at Western Washington University’s annual Lawnstock festival.
Amongst the usual dorm items in first-year Western student Lila Jensen’s room are bits of wire, beads and flower charms molded from clay, waiting to be taken home to fire on the next school break.
Nora Selander is the new director of the Office of Government Relations at Western Washington University. This office works with elected officials in the state and federal government to promote and pursue policy objectives related to Western and its students and faculty.
Living off campus brings up many challenges for students, and finding compatible roommates is one of the biggest.
Multi-factor authentication became a requirement for Western Washington University accounts on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Often referred to as MFA, multi-factor authentication requires users to confirm their identity through multiple methods when signing in to an online account, protecting it from online scams or attempts to steal personal information.