Cameron Martinez (she/her) is the managing editor for The Front this quarter. She is majoring in visual journalism with a double minor in queer studies and anthropology. She has written stories ranging from making sushi on a budget to murder hornets on campus. When not reporting, she enjoys listening to podcasts and playing arcade games.
You can reach her at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Instagram handle is @doctorcameron.
My first year at Western was right before the pandemic hit so I remember those last normal moments when students would fill the room to get in line for bagels. If I’m being honest, I think it was overhyped.
On Sept. 20 and 21, new and returning students gathered on campus for the fall info fair, an event that hasn't been held in person since 2019. The info fair featured over 135 groups, clubs, departments and associations from Western.
A few weeks ago, The Front put up two polls on Instagram asking the public which meal they would like to see made on a budget. In a decision between cordon bleu and sushi — and with an average college student’s budget of $11 — viewers decided that sushi would be put to the test.
Western Washington University may be known for being a statue park and having an art gallery, but tattoos are just as important to Western’s art scene. Students often use tattoos as a form of expression or artwork on their bodies.
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Nestled in the backdrop of Western Washington University’s main campus, the Sehome Hill Arboretum provides students and the Bellingham community with a forest that is as mysterious as it is green. The Arboretum is filled with everything from secret art pieces to a watch tower that views the Bellingham Bay.
Western Washington University’s student housing requires that students diagnosed with COVID-19 live in isolation in the Ridgeway residence halls during a 10-day isolation period. This area of campus that was once home to parties is now an isolation zone.
Western Washington University's Black Student Organization Associated Students candidate forum took place on Friday, May 21. The event allowed 2021-22 student government members to represent their inclusive values in the context of anti-Blackness at Western. // Photo by Cameron Martinez