Features

KVIK brings student filmmakers together

April 15, 2014

Despite the fact Western doesn’t have a filmmaking program, what started in 2002 as Western’s Television Broadcasting Club was later transformed the following year into the Associated

Drive, bike, run: How to safely share the pavement

April 15, 2014

Spring is a tragic time to be cooped up in a car for any part of the day. If you’re reading this because you’re thinking about starting to bike to school, or if you’ve developed

The Coffee Lady: She's here for our caffeine fix

April 15, 2014

A college campus without copious amounts of strong, hot espresso would be like a rainforest without rain. The entire idea would collapse in a sleepy heap. As a result, there are plenty of options

Behind the lens: Student photographer frequents house shows

April 7, 2014

I set out from campus on a rainy Saturday night with an address and a name in my pocket and only a vague idea of where I’m going or what I’ll encounter when I get there. According to the

Assessing Accessibility: Western's journey to accommodate abilities

April 7, 2014

Accessibility is an important issue here at Western - especially because Western’s geography continually proves to be a challenge. Western strives to ensure the success of all students

Tuesday Night Fever: Student musicians frequent Open Mic Nights

April 1, 2014

Every Tuesday night on the third floor of the Viking Union you can hear music, laughter and rhymes coming out of the Underground Coffeehouse. Open Mic Night, put on by AS Productions, is a chance

Following the road to fit through social media

April 1, 2014

Though society typically focuses purely on the “before” and “after,” the journey to weight loss is often a long and trying one. Without motivation and a strong support

Chillwave in outer space: Meet Nate Braks of Student

April 1, 2014

Having too many things to do and not enough time to do them is a challenge that fazes many college students. In psychology senior Nate Braks’s case, after moving to Bellingham from Spokane he

Laughing within the lines: Where campus comedy and political-correctness meet

April 1, 2014

In 2011, the well-known host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh, performed at the Mount Baker Theatre. While he landed a spot on Forbes’ list of top-earning comedians of 2013 with a

American Horror Story: Bad roommates & how to deal with them

March 10, 2014

Remember freshman year when you were so nervous about having to find a roommate but then it turned out that everything was fine, and you became besties with your roommate and lived happily ever

Digital Frontier: Networking for employment on the Internet

March 10, 2014

In a world that is increasingly being posted, reposted and commented on by social networking, today’s citizens and organizations are becoming highly dependent on their ability to show

Quick-paced Dallas Buyers Clubs leaves audiences reeling

March 10, 2014

So, no, Mathew McConaughey doesn’t play the RomCom game anymore. The goofy, muscly, tanned sexiest-man-alive contender from such films as Fool’s Gold and Failure to Launch has vanished

Wade King Student Recreation Center welcomes 1,000-2,500 daily

March 3, 2014

How many times have you waltzed into the gym only to find that every elliptical is taken by a fellow gym-goer? Chances are you picked one of Wade King Student Recreation Center’s busiest times

How to tackle your FAFSA with confidence

February 3, 2014

Serving as the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation, the Federal Student Aid Program grants more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study to more than 14 million

How to be single on Valentine's Day

February 3, 2014

Oh, the dreaded Valentine’s Day, or Single Awareness Day as some people like to call it. Valentine’s Day is a time for people to celebrate love, or rather, a day for people to complain

Wells brothers go chasing waterfalls

February 3, 2014

It was chilly in the Klappan, a wild, mountainous piece of northwest British Columbia snaked with the streams and tributaries that flow into the Stikine River. Western junior Brendan Wells and his

Superheroes among us: WWU Comic Club

February 10, 2014

Walking among us are spandexed, caped superheroes masquerading in street clothes. There is one inside every comic book and graphic novel lover. A small gathering of these super citizens meets in a

The Army, pizzas & diving: the life and times of John Hanneman, saint of the Viking Union

February 10, 2014

In the Viking Union, long after the sun has set, after the food court has closed, after the post office has shut its window and the last few AS employees trickle out of the building to go home for

From umbrellas to North Face: Ten unspoken rules of Western's campus

February 10, 2014

1. Don’t trip, chocolate chip According to Facilities Management, there are over one million bricks here at Western, so tripping on one is inevitable. But don’t worry, it happens to

Outdoor Center geared-up for winter excursions

January 27, 2014

With temperatures rapidly dropping below freezing and leaving Bellingham under a thick blanket frost every other day, it’s safe to say that winter is here. While some are unveiling their fancy