Despite the College of the Environment officially losing the ‘Huxley’ title on Dec. 9, 2021, the name change has continued to be a topic of discussion reaching beyond the environmental sciences program. Students had long criticized Western Washington University for naming the college after Thomas H. Huxley, a 19th-century biologist who became a famous proponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution — but also supported tenets of scientific racism.
Jazz students of Western Washington University performed their last concert of the year at the Underground Coffeehouse on Wednesday, Apr. 20, after a winter quarter of public health instability.
During Earth Week, Western Washington University and members of the community celebrated the efforts of BIPOC and youth climate activism with a week of events that began Saturday, April 16. The events included outdoor activities, film screenings, panel discussions and two celebrations.
KUGS 89.3 FM is the student radio station at Western Washington University, located in the Viking Union. They use a blend of analog and digital technology to play mostly underground local music.
The Queer Resource Center at Western Washington University put on its 30th annual drag show in accordance with Sean Humphrey House and Lifelong, local charities dedicated to providing care and services to families living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. A portion of the ticket sales went to both organizations.
A new program focused on benefiting students' mental health was welcomed onto Western Washington University’s campus this spring. The Outdoor Wellness Program is the product of a fourth-year Fairhaven student, Ben Crandall, who created this peer-to-peer program for his senior project.
Western Washington University is having an in-person Queer Convention on April 30 to celebrate queer arts and media, after two years of hosting the event online.
“Ask the Sexperts” was hosted by Western Washington University’s Counseling and Wellness Center on April 14. At the event, audience members could submit any questions they had about sex online with no identification and get an answer from sexual health experts.
Employing a heavy blend of pop and trap, YT Suns emerged as a music duo beginning in early high school. Western Washington University fourth-year, Reef Hill, and Gonzaga fourth-year, Jack Thorsland were raised in Renton and each held the title of lead drummer at opposing middle schools.
Students living on and off of Western Washington University’s campus rely on markets like the Viking Union, Zoe’s Bagels and the Atrium to purchase food during the school day.
In the interim between classes at Western Washington University, Red Square is a bustling crowd of diverse people, all walking to their own different destinations and all inhabiting a headspace where they think that both everybody and nobody is looking.
Western Washington University students and faculty shared their opinions on campus dining services at “Shape the Future of Dining at Western” on Thursday, March 31.
COVID-19 booster vaccines will be required for Western Washington University staff and students starting Sept. 1, 2022, according to an email update from Western’s COVID Support Team.
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Whatcom County council voted five to two to approve a supplemental budget request that included $75,000 to Western Washington University to build a Coast Salish style longhouse.
Western Washington University students attended the off-campus housing fair in the Viking Union multipurpose room to learn about off-campus living opportunities and resources on March 3