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The AS on TAP

May 9, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Last school year, in an effort to streamline its programs and improve efficiency, particularly during a time of economic uncertainty, the Associated Students created the

Checking in with ASP Pop Music

May 9, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review For those of us who won’t be traveling to George, Wash. for the 10th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival, there are still chances to catch great bands in (hopefully) sunny

Popular local sandwich maker hits Miller Market

May 2, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Been to Miller Market recently? Notice anything new? Although construction is far from over on Miller Hall, the addition of one of Bellingham’s favorite eateries, Avenue

Out of the classroom and into the street

February 28, 2011

Design by Gilbert Van Citters/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review With Western once again facing budget issues, including a proposed $2,100 increase in tuition over the next two

You don't have to drive to get around

February 21, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review With the myriad of alternative transportation options available to Western students, it’s hard to believe so many still use cars on a daily basis. According to data

Making Sense of Middle East protests

February 14, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the on-campus chapter of Socialist Alternative held a public forum to discuss the ongoing protests in the Middle East from Tunisia to Egypt, and the

Students, local artists find a home in Fairhaven Recording Studio

February 14, 2011

Western Junior Erik Wallace takes control of the soundboard during the lab portion of Audio Recording 1 in the Fairhaven Recording Studio. Photo by Joe Rudko/The AS Review. Matt Crowley/The AS

ASP Film to host student film festival

February 7, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Associated Students Productions Films and KVIK television have issued a call for filmmakers to help with the resurrection of the ASP Film Festival. Set to take place

Surveying local rental experiences

January 31, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review With Bellingham’s rental housing market dominated by students coming and going, an ever-changing rotation of tenants can make for increasingly hectic conditions for

Portugal. The Man w/ Kimya Dawson & the Courage

January 24, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review This quarter’s major ASP Pop Music concert brings a blockbuster lineup that is sure to have something for everyone, as Alaskans Portugal. The Man, folkster Kimya Dawson

Comedy that doesn't S.U.C.K.

January 24, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review With a burgeoning drama department, a nationally-recognized improv comedy troupe and a popular sketch comedy program, one could assume Western’s stand-up comedy scene

DC++

January 17, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review When was the last time you paid for an album? Or a movie? Or a piece of software? For millions of people around the world, digital piracy has become a natural way of

Connecting the dots for progressive change

January 10, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Editor’s note (full disclosure): The subject of this interview is the editor-in-chief’s sister. On Saturday, Jan.15, the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, along with

Is Bellingham really safe?

December 6, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review An unusual rash of crime and violence in the first quarter of Western’s 2010-2011 school year has turned the “city of subdued excitement” into what many students now

Who will be the last comic standing?

November 22, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review The funniest and wittiest stage acts that Western Washington University has to offer will be on display for the third annual Last Comic Standing, an opportunity for

Seeking perfect mix of school, spirituality

November 15, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review On paper, religion and college don’t exactly go hand-in-hand, especially when one considers the rowdy, liberal nature of Western. To find out how religious and

New albums to get you through winter

November 15, 2010

Music review by Matt Crowley/The AS Review Winter is on its way, but there are plenty of new releases from high-profile stadium-rockers Kings of Leon to local ska-enthusiasts Yogoman Burning Band

Poetry Revival to slam VU MPR

November 8, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, slam poetry supergroup Poetry Revival will bring their sharp wit and lyrical wordplay to the Viking Union Multipurpose Room as part of

Elect Her

November 1, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Western Washington University has been one of only 11 schools in the country selected for the Elect Her training program, an opportunity for women across campus to train

Reaching out to student veterans

November 1, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review VOC Coordinator Quentin Irion. Photo by Joe Rudko/The AS Review Quentin Irion came to Bellingham in 2009 after 15 months in Iraq, where he served for the U.S.

Costumes for the cheap and forgetful

October 25, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Photos by Joe Rudko/The AS Review Sometimes, because you’re too lazy, busy or forgetful, Halloween will sneak up on you and leave you panicked and costume-less. For

Staying safe on the 31st

October 25, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Halloween, much like St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s, is one of those holidays that gets better with age. However, as students scramble to put together their costumes

Multiple measures on Nov. ballot may affect education

October 18, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review A number of initiatives on this year’s ballot look to not only affect Washington and its infrastructure as a whole, but could have far-reaching effects on education as

Wanting, Waiting, Wishing: Albums to watch for this fall

October 18, 2010

Matt Crowley/ The AS Review Wanting… The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens Five years is a long time. Five years ago, most of us were in high school, there was no black president and Lady Gaga

KVIK Scavengers

October 11, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Oct. 16, KVIK will be holding its second scavenger hunt, an opportunity for students to try their hand at filmmaking in an open and creative environment. The

Western duo goes viral in city of subdued excitement

October 4, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Western graduate Nathan Cox (left) and Western student Rashawn Scott have become local YouTube sensations with their video \u201cBellingham State of Mind,\u201d

Rally will protest budget cuts

October 4, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review As Washington state looks at a potential $4.5 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Christine Gregoire has proposed yet another cut for higher education across the state, this

Rough Roomies

September 27, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review As much of a rush it is to go to college and begin life as an independent, there are still a lot of things that are out of your control. Whether it’s a class you’re

Moving into new roles

September 27, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review As the school year begins, so does another year at the Associated Students, where some familiar faces have found themselves in new positions. Resource and Outreach

Pride Prom

May 31, 2010

Design by Emily Irwin/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review At 8 p.m. on June 5th, the AS Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) will host Pride Prom, an event

Go Underground!

May 24, 2010

ASP Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series Coordinators Nick Duncan and Lora Mednick pose in front of the Coffeehouse sign. Photo by Joe Rudko/The AS Review Matt Crowley/The AS Review Only

Go Underground!

May 17, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review What goes better with sunny Northwest weather than sunny Northwest pop? This week the Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series will bring Northwest acts Plant Party, Dave

EndFair: “Feed the music”

May 10, 2010

Design by Calum Clark/The AS Review Matt Crowley/The AS Review This weekend on May 14 and 15, EndFair, one of the most anticipated events on campus, will be bringing 11 acts over two days to

Go Underground!

May 10, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review Underground Coffeehouse coordinators Nick Duncan and Lora Mednick have put together another packed week of entertainment for us: Denver-area band Dovekins and Washington

Renter’s Rights

May 3, 2010

Design by Austin Jansen/ AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review Moving off campus can be an exciting experience and not only because it means no more RAs and dining halls.

Go Underground!

May 3, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review There will be no shortage of entertainment at Western this week, with two Underground Coffeehouse shows and the annual Higginson Festival of Music (HigFOM – see page 5)

Capturing the essence of Bellingham

April 19, 2010

Photo by Joe Rudko/The AS Review Matt Crowley/The AS Review For the fifth year in a row, the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum are challenging photographers of all ages and skill

Go Underground!

April 19, 2010

Matt Crowley/ The AS Review Prepare for another stellar quarter of music and arts. At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, Western sophomore Spencer Mister will visit the Underground Coffeehouse for an

Reclaiming the streets

April 12, 2010

Design by Tim Hubner/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review This Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m., the AS Women’s Center will host their annual Take Back the Night rally and march. The

Go Underground!

March 29, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review It’s finals week, which means no shows for the ASP Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series until next quarter. In the meantime, the AS Review sat down with Underground

Filing for AS Elections begins

March 8, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review With the filing period for AS elections opening last Monday, the Associated Students board of directors has considered a new proposal addressing campaign expenses, one

Go Underground!

March 8, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, melodic folksters Breathe Owl Breathe and Seattle trio The Autumn Electric will converge on Bellingham as part of the AS Underground

Go Underground!

March 1, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3,  local band Halcyon, comprised of Sean Hendryx, Ryan Ehrgood and Sam Malsam, will join Summer, a.k.a. Robert Borrego, for the newest

Student Employment

February 22, 2010

The Student Employment Office is located in OM 285. They are a good resource for students who are looking for a job. Photo by Erik Simkins/The AS Review By Matt Crowley/The AS Review For

Go Underground!

February 15, 2010

Matt Crowley/The AS Review It will be a big week for the Underground Coffeehouse : as promised, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series will host Seattle

Antidote for a Sick Society

February 1, 2010

Design by Ryan Scott/AS Publicity Center By Matt Crowley/The AS Review It is the year 2010. We are over a century removed from slavery, and decades past the court cases that first dealt with

What’s Up! Pre-Awards Show

January 25, 2010

Design by Glenn Newcomer/AS Publicity Center By Matt Crowley/The AS Review This weekend, on Jan. 29 and 30, local music publication What’s Up! magazine will host its annual awards show

Music to your ears

January 25, 2010

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Friday, Jan. 29, the ASP Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series and the Viking Union Multipurpose Room will join forces to host the second ever What’s Up! Magazine

Go underground!

January 18, 2010

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review Last week the AS Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series returned from its winter slumber and will continue this week with acts from both the east and west coast. At

You would, wouldn’t you?

January 11, 2010

Design by Brooks Hassig/AS Publicity Center By Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Thursday, the sketch comedy show “You Would!” will host a live premiere of its latest installment of laughs and

The best songs of 2009

December 7, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review As 2009 comes to a close, we at The AS Review are prepared to make sure your winter break is not devoid of music. Here are our favorite songs of the past year, along

The pursuit of powder

November 23, 2009

  By Matt Crowley/The AS Review Now that Mt. Baker is open and headed for another epic season, goggle tans and suspiciously empty classes will soon be commonplace around campus. For

Go Underground!

November 23, 2009

  By Matt Crowley/The AS Review  Before we all leave campus for break, the ASP Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series has a few more shows to offer for students looking to

New play examines hip hop

November 16, 2009

Design by Brooks Hassig/AS Publicity Center By Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Monday, Nov. 23, the AS ROP Social Issues Resource Center (SIRC) will be presenting “Auction Block to Hip Hop,” a

Go underground!

November 16, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review This week the AS Productions Underground Coffeehouse concert series will be hosting a full lineup of bands in the Coffeehouse. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18,

Go Underground!

November 9, 2009

Nick Duncan, coordinator of the AS Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series and Lora Mednick, the assistant coordinator pose on the stage in the Coffeehouse. Photo by Erik Simkins/The AS Review.

Go Underground!

November 2, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review The Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series will be bringing a new mix of artists through Bellingham this week. Local cover band SpaceBand will play at 8 p.m. on

Students, neighbors discuss party protocol

October 26, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review For some students, college is as much about partying as it is about education. The return of students to Bellingham in late September not only signals the beginning

Go underground

October 26, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review This year, the Associated Students Productions Underground Coffeehouse will be putting on a series of free shows via the Underground Coffeehouse Concert Series.

Students use intramurals to tackle academic stress

October 19, 2009

By Matt Crowley/The AS Review With the school year in full swing and classes moving toward midterms, students may be looking for a way to break the monotony of academia. For many, Western’s

The Higginson Festival of Music

May 16, 2011

Kyle Marmesh/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review Looking for a bit of fun before dead week turns your brain to pudding? The Higginson Festival of Music, an annual event held by the

The Head and the Heart

May 23, 2011

Kyle Johnson/ Courtesy of Sub Pop Records Matt Crowley/The AS Review The feeling of disappointment after the cancellation of Gogol Bordello’s April 22 show at Western was

Presidential Perspectives

May 31, 2011

As the year draws to a close, a new crop of student representatives prepare to take the reins of the Associated Students for the 2011–2012 school year. One of them, future AS President

On the hunt for housing

April 4, 2011

Matt Crowley/The AS Review As

An interview with David Bazan

April 5, 2010

Design by Tim Hubner/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review Anyone who has listened to Pedro the Lion knows that David Bazan has an interesting relationship with God. For

Go wild for foraged foods

March 14, 2011

Fairhaven instructor Jennifer Hahn will be at the Bellingham Public Library on April 8 to give a lecture on foraging and sign her newest book, "Pacific Feast." Photo by Daniel Berman/The AS

A tasty blend of art in the B Gallery

March 7, 2011

Design by Heidi Killings & Marybeth Coghill Matt Crowley/The AS Review Editor’s note (full disclosure): Our staff photographer Joe Rudko is a contributor to this exhibit.

The World Wide Western-specific Web

March 7, 2011

Photo illustration by Joe Rudko/The AS Review. Courserank.com: Finding the perfect class Kirsten O'Brien/The AS Review The official description of Math 107, Math Reasoning &

SEX! And other stuff

May 23, 2011

Gilbert Van Citters/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review Those looking for some end-of-the-quarter excitement will be happy to hear that “You Would!,”

The Cat From Hue wins band battle in Underground

May 16, 2011

Lamppost Revival, who took second place and will join The Cat From Hue in an May 25 show with Wheedle\u2019s Groove before the ASP Pop Music show featuring The Head and The Heart in the PAC

Music for Change presents LyricallySOUND

April 11, 2011

Design by Daniel Pellissier Matt Crowley/The AS Review A rare opportunity will present itself to Western students on Friday, April 15 when the Associated Students club Music for

Pop Music Industry Conference

February 28, 2011

Q-and-A by Matt Crowley/The AS Review

Meet your AS Senate

February 21, 2011

AS Student Senate members in a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15. (From left) Joe Meyer, Lucas Bourne and Rachel Bowers. Photo by Daniel Berman/The AS Review. Matt Crowley/The AS Review While

Girl Talk

February 22, 2010

Design by Glenn Newcomer/AS Publicity Center By Matt Crowley/The AS Review Gregg Gillis is not a DJ. He even makes shirts that say so. The man behind Girl Talk has done his best to

Where to eat after 1 a.m.

April 12, 2010

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B-HAMFF organizers seek film submissions

April 18, 2011

Design by Austin Jansen/AS Publicity Center Matt Crowley/The AS Review If anyone told you they came to Western Washington University for the weather, they’d be lying. But for

Bacon and eggs in The 'Ham

January 31, 2011

Restaurant review by Matt Crowley/The AS Review To

Sustainable spirituality

May 17, 2010

Design by Tim Hubner/AS Publicity Center Anna Ellermeier and Matt Crowley/The AS Review Evangelical environmentalism. It’s alliterative, it rolls off the tongue, but is the

The sweet sound of Cedaa

November 22, 2010

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Summer! Summer! Summer!

May 31, 2010

Photo by Joe Rudko/The AS Review By Matt Crowley/The AS Review In college, summer vacation takes on an entirely new meaning. In our younger days, the stretch from June to September

Rental licensing plan debated

May 24, 2010

Photo illustration by Joe Rudko/The AS Review Matt Crowley/The AS Review On Monday, May 17, homeowners, landlords, real estate associates and renters discussed the possible viability