Anna Atkinson

Reclaiming the night

November 14, 2011

In an act of women’s empowerment, Western students will march through the streets of Bellingham in the dark,

Not your typical dating game

November 14, 2011

Twelve lucky contestants will get to know each other, win prizes, and maybe the opportunity to go on a date with a special someone.

'Tis the season

November 28, 2011

As the holiday season approaches and the quarter comes to an end, students may want to give back to the community in the form of volunteering.

Tips for eating locally-grown food during the holidays

November 28, 2011

The holidays are about family and friends, and having that little bit of extra time to finish homework. But when it comes down to it, this

Buying all the things

December 5, 2011

In the past, Black Friday shoppers have been pushy, rude and even violent. In 2008, a Walmart employee died when shoppers

Campus Activities Showcase 2012

January 23, 2012

More than 100 AS clubs, organizations, offices and businesses will have a chance to promote themselves in creative ways Wednesday Jan. 24 in the VU Multipurpose Room. The annual Campus Activities

What's in your water?

January 30, 2012

Everyone drinks it, bathes with it and cooks with it. Even without realizing it, students use water. But how much do people

What's the big deal?

February 6, 2012

Many college students are on a tight budget and most can appreciate a good deal when they see one. Campus Pinch, a website that connects students with local businesses, seeks to help college

New gear for audiophiles

February 6, 2012

The Fairhaven Recording Studio aids students through audio recording and ProTools classes, as well as independent study projects. It prepares students for the professional recording world, said

Free to speak truth

February 6, 2012

Jafar Yaghoobi was a political prisoner in Iran from 1984 to 1989 after joining an opposition group to help fight off the authoritarian government that had recently taken over the country. He

Women in service

February 13, 2012

The female experience in the military is one that’s not often explored or discussed on a regular basis. Many veterans have complex, meaningful and sometimes difficult experiences — but

Test your trivia talent

February 13, 2012

Trivia nights are popping up all over the place, both in Bellingham and statewide. The popular competitive activity is hosted in restaurants, bars and other social settings. They usually cost a

Calling all applicants

February 21, 2012

The Associated Students is preparing to hire more than 100 new employees for the 2012-2013 school year, said Hannah Cooley, AS Personnel Office assistant director.

One celebration, three ways

February 27, 2012

Every year, Marie Eaton, Western Fairhaven College professor of Education and Humanities organizes an artistic performance to raise money to help first generation college students pay for school.

A renewed use for rubbers

March 5, 2012

Condoms have never been sexier than they will be on the runway this May, as part of the crazy and fabulous outfits

All about the allergies

March 5, 2012

About 50 million Americans — more than ever — are suffering from seasonal allergies, and there is no escape. The majority of those allergies are outdoor plant-related ones, and

Overseas adventures

March 12, 2012

Many students choose to take classes over the summer, but some take their summer schedules to a whole new level — or at least a whole new continent. This summer, 15 faculty-led study abroad

In students we trust

March 27, 2012

There are many opportunities for student leadership at Western, but only one student can be appointed by the governor sit on the Board of Trustees. Applications for the position are now being

Free money

April 2, 2012

The Associated Students will award seven scholarships to two people each for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must have attended Western for two quarters and maintain 12 credits for

Celebrating heritage

April 9, 2012

Dozens of artists will rock their talent this week when they perform at the fourth annual Pilipino Culture night, hosted by the Filipino American Student Association and the Northwest Filipino

When squids attack

April 9, 2012

A large sculpture of a giant squid attacking a man on a boat may sit on Western’s campus someday.

A celebration of planetary proportions

April 16, 2012

Celebrating and appreciating the planet only one day out of the year is definitely not enough. The Associated Students Environmental Center is taking matters into their own hands by hosting Earth

Tip toe through the tulips

April 16, 2012

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Roozengaarde Farm in Mount vernon, Wash. The farm boasts three acres full of tulips, daffodils, lilies and irises. On

Edit like a boss

April 30, 2012

In the current job market, many professionals are finding they are falling behind because they lack technical skills that their jobs are beginning to utilize. Many of these skills are editing and

Build your own world

May 7, 2012

Role-playing games, commonly referred to as RPGs, have given gamers a chance to create their own destiny and in some cases, design their own environment.

AB Crepes

May 7, 2012

You can tell AB Crepes is new just by looking at it. It’s clean with new paint, new chairs, new tables and no scuffmarks on the newly cleaned floor yet. But that will change soon enough,

Don't hate and don't appropriate

May 14, 2012

Pieces of other cultures are used in the United States constantly. They are in fashion, music, art and even religion. But how aware of it is the average person? When Urban Outfitters released a

The Occupation continues

November 7, 2011

Protestors marched from the streets of downtown Bellingham to Maritime Heritage Park, Friday Oct. 28. Although the weather may have kept some from attending, according to the protestors, the