Grammy's, beards & Lumineers: Meet Maxwell Hughes

April 15, 2014

Songwriter and musician Maxwell Hughes, most well-known for his time with The Lumineers, is coming to Western as a part of the Underground Coffeehouse’s Wednesday Night Concert Series. His

Clubs, Environmental and Sustainability Programs prepare for Earth Week

April 15, 2014

While Earth Day is traditionally celebrated on one day of the year, Western students are eager to expand the celebration across a week with an array of events and activities.

Outback Farm leaps into spring with planting workshop

April 7, 2014

Winter is over and the sun is finally out in Bellingham, creating the perfect weather for planting seeds. Gardening may seem impossible for those living in cramped dorm rooms and apartments, but

Hip-Hop Dance Team gets its tWWUrk on, round two

April 7, 2014

We’ve all attempted to twerk and it probably didn’t go well, but now here’s a chance to see how it’s really done at Western’s Hip Hop Dance Team’s sixth annual

Ride for Jake: Outdoor Center remembers Jake Merrill

April 1, 2014

It’s been over a month since the news of former AS Outdoor Center Assistant Excursions Coordinator Jake Merrill’s death shocked and saddened the Western community.

Western gets a Snapchat, creators see more than they bargained for

April 1, 2014

Western has conquered nearly all forms of social media. You can find it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Foursquare, Flickr, Youtube, LinkedIn and even Google Plus - with the 10 other people

AS Board passes proposal for increased street lighting near campus

March 3, 2014

The Community Welfare Proposal, a stepping stone towards increasing public safety in Bellingham, was passed by the AS Board of Directors on Feb. 19.

AS Spring Hiring to open March 8, applications close April 9

March 3, 2014

It’s almost that time of year again: Spring Hiring! Western’s Associated Students is looking to hire students to fill a variety of positions. Spring Hiring occurs every year for AS jobs

48 Hour Film Festival information meeting on March 7

March 3, 2014

One line of dialogue. One prop. One character. Infinite possibilities. If

Squawk! Dead Parrots to return to natural competition in Chicago

February 3, 2014

The Dead Parrots are flying once again.

Sister of Western's first black graduate visits campus

February 19, 2014

A college campus is by its nature dynamic, shifting with the winds of progress, pop culture and social revolution. In the spring of 1956, a man named Willis Ball received his diploma from Western,

Men's Lacrosse prepares to face rival Western Oregon University

February 19, 2014

“Ball down!”

Meet Morgan Burke, the new AS Vice President for Business & Operations

February 10, 2014

The newest member of the Associated Student Board of Directors, Morgan Burke will officially begin her duties as Vice President for Business and Operations on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Burke was appointed

Pop Music Industry Conference launches into its fifth year

February 10, 2014

The music industry is by its nature a vast and tangled monster, fraught with the hypocrisy of relying heavily on massive corporate influence and a vehement anti-corporate sentiment in music. For

Real Hope Act makes way through state legislature

February 19, 2014

On Jan. 31, the Washington State Senate voted 35-10 in favor of Senate Bill 6523, which would allow undocumented students to be eligible for state financial aid. The bill is entitled the Real Hope

Remembering Jake Merrill

February 19, 2014

*If you'd like to share any stories, memories or photos of Jake, The AS Review would like to get in touch with you for a memorial piece about Jake's life. Please contact us at

Students continue to fight against poor renting conditions

January 21, 2014

In the late spring of 2012, senior Paul Hyun Park and his roommates went looking for off-campus housing. Because they got into the housing-search later than most, they ran out of options and settled

President Bruce Shepard and AS President Carly Roberts respond to riot

October 21, 2013

Q: Whose idea was it to write the letter last Sunday?   Bruce: It was really a group

Late-night ninjas strike campus with flower-power

November 25, 2013

Ninjas, the assassins of ancient Japan and the dream of nine-year-olds everywhere, have come to Western. But when most ninjas take lives with katana or shuriken, these ninjas brighten the lives of

AS Board sets Legislative Agenda in action

January 7, 2014

On Dec. 11, the AS Board of Directors approved the first section of the AS Legislative Agenda, a document illustrating student interests pertaining to the state government, which will be presented