Andrew Wise

Brave icy roads: How to winterize your bike

January 7, 2014

When it comes to bike commuting, the months from November to February separate the contenders from the pretenders. The icy winds, pelting rain and lurking patches of black ice will test even the

Washingtonia: A newcomer's perspective on coffee beans and our music scene

January 7, 2014

I love the rain. I look forward to cloudy, drizzly, misty days where trees seem especially green and cars look especially shiny. I love walking through a downpour without a hat and feeling the

A Hawks fan and a Broncos fan go head-to-head with their Super Bowl predictions

January 27, 2014

Dominic D’Angelo is a die-hard Seahawks fan who grew up in the heart of 49ers territory. Andrew Wise hails from Denver and bleeds Broncos orange and blue. With their teams facing off in Super

Looking back on Viking Lobby Day 2014

January 27, 2014

The Road to Olympia   I will fully

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

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

Queer Resource Center looks for Queer Experience & Queer Music Showcase performers

February 24, 2014

March 3 and 4 will be two of the biggest days of the year for the Queer Resource Center. On

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,

Son of architect haunted by Western's "ugly" buildings

February 19, 2014

I should preface this by saying that I am the son of an architect. I spent my childhood on family vacations dominated by the observation and photography of architecturally significant buildings, and

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

Squawk! Dead Parrots to return to natural competition in Chicago

February 3, 2014

The Dead Parrots are flying once again.

48 Hour Film Festival information meeting on March 7

March 3, 2014

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

On the front lines of climate change: Environmental Center to welcome Winona LaDuke

March 3, 2014

If you haven’t heard of Winona LaDuke, take a minute, get out your internet-worthy device of choice and track down her TED talk. Watch it all the way through - if you have the attention span.

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

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.

Pants around ankles, pen in hand: Bathroom graffiti follow us to college

April 7, 2014

It’s not often that you find yourself smiling in the restroom, for obvious reasons. It’s generally a place of grim necessity, and let’s leave it at that. But in places like the

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

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

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

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