Sex educators from Western Washington University and the Bellingham area are finding new ways to teach young people about sex, consent and relationships.
Western Washington University continues to provide more in-person classes and events as spring approaches. Many students will be commuting to campus and potentially riding the bus for the first time. The bus system can be intimidating and confusing, so here are some basics to help you get around Bellingham.
The Campus Christian Fellowship at Western Washington University formed Café con Leche, a weekly meeting every Tuesday in the Viking Union. The meeting serves as a safe space for people with Hispanic and Latinx heritage to share their unique experiences growing up.
Students and community members who are filing taxes can get help with their return from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program on campus or online.
Beginning Jan. 18, Western Washington University’s dining services introduced climate-friendly meal choices through the World Resources Institute’s ‘Cool Food Badges.’
What started as another student Instagram page has become one of Western Washington University’s newest LGBTQ+ clubs.
Free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests became orderable to each U.S. home address on Jan. 19 according to a White House fact sheet. However, Western Washington University students are still relying on sold-out tests from pharmacies and on-campus testing.
Winter quarter at Western Washington University got off to a tumultuous start. Students and faculty received an email on Jan. 10 saying that courses were moving online for two weeks due to the spike in community COVID-19 cases.
With new faces, returning regulars and improved COVID-19 precautions, open mic night returned to the Underground Coffeehouse at Western Washington University on Tuesday, Jan. 25 for the first time since fall quarter.
This month the Instagram account, WWU Viking Memes, will make matches among Western Washington University students for its third year in a row. The creator of the account usually sifts through an average of a couple hundred students, matching applicants in either a friendship or relationship pairing. The event will be open Feb. 5 through 11:59 p.m. on Feb 8.
Students for CHOICE, a newly-formed and student-led organization, hosted a protest on both Monday, Jan. 31 and Wednesday, Feb. 2. The group is fighting for choice at Western Washington University when it comes to class modality, urging for both online and in-person options in order to accommodate students who feel unsafe coming to class.
On Wednesday, Feb. 2, Western’s President, Sabah Randhawa, hosted an in-person forum in the Viking Union. Students were invited to ‘Join the Conversation,’ ask questions and share their opinions.
Product shortages, unpredictable deliveries and longer restock times can all be tacked on to the list of ways COVID-19 has affected campus.
School isn’t the only thing on a college student’s mind, believe it or not. Aside from the regular stresses of being an adult, it is mental health that becomes the biggest struggle for many.
On Monday, Jan. 10, Western Washington University announced that classes would be held online for two weeks in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, specifically the highly contagious variant, omicron. In response to that announcement, Western student Charlotte Clark-Slakey started a petition demanding lower tuition while students are asked to return to online-only learning. As of Jan. 29, Clark-Slakey’s petition has received 2,487 signatures via Change.org.
Student volunteers at Western Washington University logged onto Zoom to meet with state legislators on Monday, Jan. 17. They spoke to over 60 representatives throughout the day, lobbying for the Associated Students’ legislative agenda.
The Omicron variant has spread quickly to Western Washington University’s campus, causing a shortage in tests at the school’s Student Health Center and leaving symptomatic students with fewer options.