Vikings take over Olympia!

January 26, 2015

It’s hard to have an idea of how important Viking Lobby Day is for Western’s community until you actually go to VLD. However, the day isn’t for a class, it’s not just for

Another one rides the bus...

January 20, 2015

Safety and an increase in student population were the main reasons behind creating the new Happy Valley Late Night Shuttle service. Even though the Happy Valley neighborhood, located south of

Where is your money going?

November 17, 2014

Years ago, the Washington state government used to provide the majority of funding for student education. Today things have changed. Most student services, such as technology, come out of

ESC: Stronger than max capacity

November 17, 2014

Members of the Associated Students Ethnic Student Center assembled and studied together on the skybridge in Wilson Library Monday, Oct. 27, in an act of silent protesting about the lack of space at

What has the AS Board been up to?

November 3, 2014

AS President Annika Wolters What changes

Labyrinth: An open call for all

October 20, 2014

When the AS Women’s Center was first established on campus in the 1970s, the inclusivity of all identities was not where it is now said AS Women’s Center Assistant Coordinator for

Are you riding the Yak?

October 20, 2014

Anonymous social media outlets aren’t a new concept. In fact, just last year, Western students were able to participate in Western Confessions, a Facebook page where they were able to share

An in-depth look at what's really in your wallet

October 13, 2014

In spring quarter of 2012, 79 percent of Western students who voted in the election opted in favor of passing the Higher One Initiative. The purpose of this initiative was for Western’s

October brings Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 6, 2014

“When I was raped, I was screaming ‘no’ and struggling against him. It was obviously not consensual, but he was turned on by my distress,” said 21-year-old Emma Sulkowicz

Beyond Borders: International art competition to take over the VU Gallery

May 19, 2014

The battle for over $1,000 in prize money that will take place over the next few weeks in the Viking Union Gallery will be a quiet one, involving plenty of careful, pensive squinting. Beginning May

Alpha Kappa Psi joins Western's mission to fight against cancer at Relay for Life

May 12, 2014

If you love running, or food, or good music, or dancing, or a really good party or, above all, if you hate cancer, make sure to be a part of Western’s Relay for Life, a day-long celebration in

Honoring Western's veterans: The Veteran Chronicles

May 12, 2014

The Associated Students Veteran’s Outreach Center is putting on its very first “Stories Deployed: The Veteran Chronicles,” honoring the approximately 150 veterans on

NOVA Solar Window invention prompts student team to create business

May 5, 2014

After the shortcomings of Western basketball, it’s comforting that at least one team from Western reached a sweet 16. But this team’s uniform is a suit and tie, its game is solar energy

Breaking the taboo: One student develops a resource for suicide survivors

May 5, 2014

Twenty-two-year-old Western senior Haley Beglau constantly thinks about her father, Kurt. She thinks about him while she sips a cup of black coffee. She thinks about him on her 20-minute break at

Flying fruit and astronauts: STRFKR & Kithkin rock the Viking Union

May 5, 2014

If there is joy in copulating with stars, STRFKR laid it down on Sunday evening. Indie beats, an ecstatic atmosphere, astronauts and sex dolls, it was all there, culminating in an experience that

Western Shuttle route to expand to Happy Valley neighborhood

April 21, 2014

Western is hoping to expand its Late Night Shuttle service to include a route that will extend further into the neighborhoods south of campus. The shuttle rerouting stems from the growing student

Huxley students launch elk-searching drone in Skagit County

April 21, 2014

It only weighs four pounds, it sounds like an angry hummingbird, is a veteran of the Iraq war and, for Huxley Professor Dr. David Wallin, its forty minute flight over the Skagit Valley on April 9

Cristina Rodriguez, Candidate for VP for Diversity

April 21, 2014

Why are you seeking this position? I grew up in a

Jeremy Richtmyre, Candidate for VP for Governmental Affairs

April 21, 2014

Why are you seeking this position? The first reason

Sarah Kohout, Candidate for VP for Governmental Affairs

April 21, 2014

Why are you seeking this position? I am seeking the