Kelly Mason

Western's most failed classes and how to pass them

January 7, 2014

It’s a new quarter, which means a fresh start for all of us here at Western. By now, we’ve gotten our grades from fall quarter and whether you cheered or cringed when you saw them,

Breaking the trend: Elect-Her gives women the tools to be successful in male-dominated politics

January 27, 2014

In 2013, Washington ranked sixth in percentage of women in its legislature at 32 percent, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. While this is progress, the AS strives to make this

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

Pacific Northwest welcomes Miley Cyrus and her onesies

February 24, 2014

Let me just start off by saying, I am a fan of Miley Cyrus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power to the selfie: Don't hate, appreciate

April 15, 2014

The average 18-25 year old takes five to seven “selfies” a day. No

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

The Fifth Annual Queer Experience kicks off on Friday

May 5, 2014

The fifth annual Queer Experience will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the Viking Union Multipurpose room and Saturday, May 10 in Old Main Theater. The truth-telling event, sponsored by the

The Western Bucket List: What do you want to do before you graduate?

May 5, 2014

Shiffite Awel, freshman

Why that catcall isn’t a harmless compliment: An in-depth look at slut shaming

May 19, 2014

As the weather heats up, the rain coats get stashed away and everybody rushes to dig out those summer clothes. Suddenly there are T-shirts, sun dresses, bro tanks, jorts and flip flops as far as

“We’re hilarious and we can’t help it” What it’s like as a woman in the male-centric world of comedy

May 27, 2014

The comedy world is no longer a boys-only club. Women comedians are taking over the stage, television and… Western? Almost. Western

That's soo Western: Eight quirks that reflect Western

June 24, 2014

Have you ever walked through Western’s campus, saw something eccentric and you thought to yourself: That’s sooooo Western? Probably. So, we’ve compiled a list of things that are

40 years of music, community and radio

November 10, 2014

KUGS 89.3 FM celebrates forty years of music, community and radio with its 40th Anniversary Show. Enjoy good music and good vibes in the Viking Union Multi-purpose room on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 6:30

Spring break forever beaches!

March 9, 2015

Stuck in Bellingham for spring break? Lucky you! Bellingham has a lot to offer for those who decide to brave sticking around during breaks. When classes aren’t in session, Bellingham is