Lauren Simmons

The dirt on the Green Fee projects

November 7, 2011

Western is about to get a whole lot greener – eventually.  Last year, $263,000 from the Green Energy Fee was awarded to five student-designed projects. Western’s Green Energy Fee

Leaving a legacy

November 28, 2011

“It’s going to be like losing a father figure,” said Daniel Espinoza-Gonzalez, program coordinator at

E-readers vs. books

November 28, 2011

There is an influx of e-readers, or electronic reading devices, such as Nooks and Kindles taking over the literary circuit, leaving real,

Spice up your schedule

December 5, 2011

As a college student, the opportunities to take a class just for the hell of it do not come around very often. In the event

Holiday cheer: It's exhausting

December 5, 2011

From Black Friday to Christmas Eve, I am employed as a Santa’s Helper – not an Elf – at the Nordstrom on

Christmas alternatives

December 5, 2011

On the afternoon of Dec. 25 this year, the presents under the Christmas tree are unwrapped, extravagant dinners are being

Strut Your Stuff

January 3, 2012

College is the opportune time to try out new things and experience new talents. What better place to perform than the 20 th Annual QRC Drag Show! The

He's got soul

January 9, 2012

Up and coming soul artist Allen Stone has been making his way across countless stages over the past few months.

On the screen vs. on the page

January 9, 2012

As 2012 begins, movie previews are filtering into theaters and television commercials, and a handful of them are based on books.

Walk for suicide awareness

January 23, 2012

Suicide, an often taboo topic, is the focus the first annual Walk of Life. The major sponsor of the event is the Western chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to

Interesting names

January 23, 2012

Blue Ivy Carter was born on Jan. 7, 2012 to Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles. The proud parents came up with the unique name citing

The meanest girls

January 30, 2012

One word describes an upcoming film sponsored by Associated Students Productions Films and the AS Sexual Awareness Center – fetch. The two offices will host two showings of the 2004 comedy

Taking the lead

January 30, 2012

On any team and in any group, there are people who automatically fall into the role of a leader – it’s in their nature. But having leadership thrust upon someone who’s

Recycle is their name, sorting is their game

February 6, 2012

In the age of “going green,” Western has its own recycling army that takes care of all the recycling on

Syllable slammin'

February 13, 2012

“It’s really weird for me to think of myself as a poet,” Western senior Daniel Espinoza-Gonzalez said.

Count it on the court

February 13, 2012

Basketball is a game of offense and defense, rebounds and steals, fast breaks and no-look passes. No matter who plays the game, men or women, young or old, the same rules apply - except during

Celebrating identity

February 21, 2012

Western senior Shane Malone’s goal last year after attending the “Vagina Memoirs” was to be a part of the cast the following year.

Internet imposters

February 21, 2012

In the age of omnipresent social media, individuals tend to put every aspect of their lives on their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

Sticks and stones

February 21, 2012

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt. Whoever coined that phrase was never referred to with a slur or

Panther power

February 27, 2012

The celebration of African American history began in 1926, and has expanded from a single week in February, deemed “Negro History Week,” to its current month-long celebration of

The queer experience

March 5, 2012

During winter quarter, the Associated Students Women’s Center put on The Vagina Memoirs, a showcase for students to tell their truths and experiences in relation to the trials and tribulations

Safety in the snow

March 5, 2012

On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, three skiers were killed in an avalanche while skiing in the out-of-bounds area of the Stevens Pass ski resort. Avalanches, like other natural phenomena, can be fatal, but

Hard work, on and off the court

March 27, 2012

Finding priorities and balancing school work with a social life can be an issue – to study or to party, to catch up on

Hello, springtime

March 27, 2012

Rent Dates: May 10 – May 13 and May 16 – May 20 The famous Broadway show is coming to the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater. The show is about a group of people dealing with

Dreaming in green

March 27, 2012

The hand dryers in Miller Hall, the water bottle refilling stations in Arntzen Hall and the paper towel composting in Haggard Hall are all products of the Associated Students Green Energy Fee

Blood & tattoos

April 2, 2012

Whether it is a scripture, a Chinese character, Mom’s name or angel wings, getting a tattoo is a ritual for many college students.

After the quake

April 9, 2012

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Japan. The earthquake caused a tsunami with waves that reached 133 feet high. These events led to 15,854 deaths, more than 26,992

Tech Tonic brings the future to you

April 9, 2012

For five years, the Student Technology Center has hosted the Tech Tonic technology expo. Consisting of demos and hands-on learning, Tech Tonic has provided students and faculty the opportunity to

Going Greek

April 16, 2012

Date dashes, Rush Week and the Greek alphabet are not a part of the social scene at Western, but few students know that the campus does harbor its own Greek system of sorts. Western’s Greek

ESC hires new coordinator

April 23, 2012

Former Western alumnus Nate Panelo was appointed as the new program coordinator for the Associated Students Ethnic Student Center.

Reach for the S.T.A.R.s

April 30, 2012

With spring slowly making its way into Bellingham, the nicer weather brings bees, sunbathers and constant activity on Western’s campus. At the same time, the prospective student tours of

All natural, all the time

April 30, 2012

Many people in society put up with the fumes of household cleaners, hair products and nail polish to achieve clean kitchen surfaces, bouncy hair and shiny nails. Little do they know, those fumes do

War of the frozen treats

May 7, 2012

Over the past two weeks, the frenzy over Menchies frozen yogurt has been going strong. On opening day, Saturday, April 21, I stepped into the shop complete with white walls covered in Menchies

Queer and beyond

May 7, 2012

For the past month, 13 Western students and Bellingham community members have been reading, writing, listening, reflecting and learning how to perform and share their experiences regarding their

How low can you go?

May 14, 2012

El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano a de Aztlan, MEChA, is a social justice group at Western. They are devoted to fighting for the rights and equal treatment of unrepresented minorities, and 12 years

The great outdoor film festival

May 14, 2012

The outdoor experiences accessible to Western students are rarely caught on film but the Associated Students Outdoor Center has found a way to encourage students to document their outdoor excursions

Staff favorite event: The Buried Life

May 21, 2012

 MTV made its way to Bellingham this year when the stars of the show “The Buried Life” came to Western’s campus in early February. The cast shared their

Staff Favorite Interview: Ericka Huggins

May 21, 2012


Election Rundown: Economy

October 1, 2012

For every week until the election in November, the AS Review will feature a hot-topic in the presidential and governor’s race and each candidates attitudes and opinions. We’ll be your

Election Rundown: Healthcare

October 15, 2012

“We have the most expensive health care in the world,” said Evan Fowler, the president of Western’s American Campaign Transparency. “We do have the most advanced health care

Election Rundown: National Security

October 22, 2012

The President of the United States, also known as the commander-in-chief, commands and directs the military, and is responsible for military strategy, according to Federalist No. 69, an essay in the

Labyrinth 2012: Bodies In Motion

October 22, 2012

“It’s our feminist journal,” said Kristy Hathaway, coordinator for the Associated Students Women’s Center in regards to Labyrinth, a yearly publication published by the

Election Rundown: Gun Control, Education, Immigration

November 5, 2012

Gun Control The Second Amendment of the US Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Through the years, America has fostered a debate between those for gun-rights

Reel Rock Film Festival

November 12, 2012

“It’s terrifying,” said Heidi Rodenhizer, Associated Students Outdoor Center trip leader and avid climber. “My hands were sweating the whole time…that’s not the

50 Shades Of Feminism

November 5, 2012

Some call it mommy porn and others call it the ultimate guilty pleasure, but regardless, E.L. James’ “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy has made its mark on pop culture. Released in June

Book review: The New Boy pt. 2

December 3, 2012

As I turned to the last two pages of “The New Boy,” I had to make sure that my eyes did not shift over to the last paragraph of the book on page 249. Reading the last two pages probably

The risks of alcohol + energy drinks

November 26, 2012

Panic attacks, a racing heart beat, shaking, vomiting, paranoia and hyperirritability are not what is supposed to happen on a Saturday night at a college party. These adverse effects, along with the

Book review: The New Boy

November 26, 2012

Murder, mystery, Western’s campus and rugby intertwined may seem like a strange dream conjured up by freshman with a head injury, but in actuality, those themes are all a part of Western

B'ham Jingle Jam

December 3, 2012

Dead week has begun and finals week is just around the corner for Western’s hardworking students. As the study groups begin to meet, the projects begin and the pots of coffee begin to brew,

10 Things You Didn't Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2013

1. There’s close to 1,000 streets in the world named after Martin Luther King Jr.   2.

Full Issue - Vol. 28 #12 - 1/21/13

January 21, 2013


Full issue - Vol. 28 # 13 - 1/29/2013

January 29, 2013


Superhero's, winter excursions, reviews and more - Full Issue - Feb. 11, 2013

February 11, 2013


Western Confessions, Vagina Memoirs, Odesza and more - 2/26/2013 - Full Issue

February 26, 2013


Campus Publications Examined - AS Review, Fairhaven Free Press, Jeopardy, Klipsun

March 5, 2013

The AS Review The AS Review is a weekly

Club Showcase in its Second Week

March 5, 2013

As the end of winter quarter approaches, students can take a second from study sessions and group projects to check out the Associated Students Club Showcase, currently in its second week.

Ben Gibbard, Artist Profile, Club Showcase and more - Full Issue - Vol. 28 #18 - 3/5/13

March 5, 2013


En Garde: Students gather twice a week for Fencing Club

April 8, 2013

Where at Western can you fight with swords, wear a mask and participate in organized combat with other students? Western’s Fencing Club does just that on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to

Spring Fashion, 48-Hour Film Festival, Aaron Carter, Human Trafficking, and more - Full Issue - Vol. 28 #20 - 4/8/13

April 8, 2013


Spring Into Action: Top Spring Quarter Activities

April 29, 2013

Lord of the Rings Trivia Night Do you know the award-winning film and book series like the back of your hand? If so, attend the Underground Coffeehouses “Lord of the Rings Trivia

Full Issue - Vol. 28 #24 - 5/6/2013

May 6, 2013


The AS Review - Full Issue - 4/29/2013 - Divestment, AS Presidential Debate, Game of Thrones, and more

April 29, 2013


Full Issue - AS Review - Vol. 28 #25 - 5/13/2013

May 13, 2013


Full Issue - Vol.28 #28 - 6/4/2013

June 4, 2013