Megan Thompson

Western serves those who serve us

October 3, 2011

For the second consecutive year, the GI Jobs website accredited Western as being a military-friendly school, making the university one of about 1,500 schools nationwide that offers the best value,

Activism at work

October 3, 2011

A leader, an inspiration, the head honcho: these words, picked by friends and coworkers, describe student activist Ben Crowther. His

Research at Shannon Point

October 10, 2011

Located approximately 40 miles from campus, the Shannon Point Marine Center is Western’s hub of marine science research. According to the SPMC website, the facility sits on a 78-acre

Bringing world issues closer to home

October 10, 2011

For the nation, September 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of an American tragedy. But for Fairhaven College, it marked the 10-year anniversary of the World Issues Forum, a free public event

Rainbow Dancing

October 17, 2011

World-renowned First Nation artist Robert Davidson will narrate a performance of song and dance by the Rainbow Creek Dancers, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based Haida Nation performance group.

Drink nice or pay the price

October 17, 2011

Earlier this year, Western’s Prevention and Wellness Services launched an alcohol-education campaign, known as “Social Norms,” which aims to

Top 10 safety tips when you're getting tipsy

October 17, 2011

1. Plan ahead If you plan a night to go out with friends, make sure you know where you are going and how you will get home. If everyone knows the plan, no one will be driving home intoxicated.

Candidates square off

October 24, 2011

On Oct. 20, mayoral incumbent Dan Pike and former state representative Kelli Linville debated in the Performing Arts Center in front of students and community members. The debate was hosted

Jimmy John's gourmet sandwiches

October 24, 2011

The first noticeable neon sign in the front window reads: “free smells,” giving the impression that something odd is going on with the signs at Jimmy John’s

Cathy Lehman

October 31, 2011

It is election season again, and that means it’s time to choose whom your vote belongs to. Ever wish you could know more about candidates than what they write in their allotted informational

Call for cast members

November 7, 2011

The “Vagina Memoirs,” a theater production dedicated to discussing issues of gender, power, oppression and violence, will hold auditions Nov. 7-9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Academic

Managing your money

November 14, 2011

When it comes to personal finances, can you manage your money? Most of the public would answer yes, said Western economics professor Pamela Whalley. But in reality, only about 40 percent of college

Death & Dignity

November 28, 2011

Imagine being young, seemingly healthy and fit, and then suddenly finding out you have a terminal illness and will only live a maximum of two years. This happened to Western psychology professor

One mile at a time

November 28, 2011

Western student Justin Huerter always had a love affair with running; he calls it his passion. “Your mindset

It's a hard 'nog life

December 5, 2011

Eggnog is not a four-letter word. During my childhood, my family never spoke of it. The mere mention of the

It's film season

December 5, 2011

With 2011 coming to a close, December is a prime month for films contending for Oscar nominations. A total of 31 films will be

Through Their Eyes

January 3, 2012

In the upcoming Viking Union Gallery show, the word “artist” is redefined. A Western student artist, who chose to remain anonymous for the show, passed out cameras outside of the Wade

Outsourcing the Associated Students

January 9, 2012

Editor's note: The AS Review is part of the Publicity Center, and utilizes some of the programs that are the focus of this story. In addition, Jeff Bates is the adviser of the Publicity Center and

Facing your fears, seeking your dreams

January 23, 2012

The left wall lined with fears; the right with dreams. The middle wall has a bucket list. Starting Jan. 23, the Viking Union Gallery becomes a place for students to share their dreams and fears,

Event series highlights HIV and AIDS

January 23, 2012

Jan. 23 through Jan. 27 is HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, a free weeklong event put on by the Associated Students Resource and Outreach Programs that highlights different issues associated with HIV and

Simply delicious

January 30, 2012

Earlier this year I stumbled on a recipe for orange chicken. My excitement took over, and I rushed to make delicious breaded chicken

Ethnic Student Center looks for a new home

January 30, 2012

In 1991, the Ethnic Student Center received the space in the Viking Union where it currently resides. Then, only five clubs existed in the ESC with 50 members. Today, it is a little bit different.

Recording the present moment

February 6, 2012

As you enter the Western Gallery, an arrangement of musical notes catches your ear. The music comes from an isolated viewing space to

Simply delicious

February 6, 2012

Nothing tastes better than homemade bread. Growing up, my mom made bread every week with our bread machine. The aroma of freshly baked

Lost and sold

February 13, 2012

Where do missing items at Western end up? With more than 1,000 lost items logged each quarter, everything from digital cameras to headphones finds its way into the Viking Union Information Desk lost

Simply delicious

February 13, 2012

If a food exists that I love as much as bread, it is cheesecake. I discovered cheesecake around the age of 9 after my mom played the,

Revealing the truth

February 21, 2012

Despite all the events focused on representing identity and truth on campus in 2004, Stephany Hazelrigg felt marginalized. Though she participated in the “Vagina Monologues,” she felt

Simply delicious

February 21, 2012

I’m not a meat fan. I occasionally will eat a steak, and of course I love burgers, but when I set out to make something, I

Simply delicious

February 27, 2012

Last night, I found myself utterly ravenous. Though my cupboards and pantry were packed with food, it seemed like

Body image

February 27, 2012

Throughout the week, mirrors around campus will be covered with posters. In the Viking Union, library, Wade King Recreation Center and Fairhaven Commons’ mirrors in the bathroom will have a

Ghosts of girlfriends past

March 5, 2012

A man, traveling around the country, visits a list of ex-girlfriends to “right wrongs” with. He starts in Seattle with his high school girlfriend, goes to Chicago, Boston and finally Los

Simply delicious mashed potatoes

March 12, 2012

Since it’s finals week, I decided to make my all-time favorite comfort food: mashed potatoes. When

Go Outback

March 27, 2012

The busiest months of the year for the Outback Farm occur in the summer. Because of summer break, the farm’s pool

Simply delicious easy recipes

April 2, 2012

I wish I had time to make everything homemade. I like knowing what ingredients are in my food, and of course homemade food tastes infinitely better. That said, I know you all aren’t going to

The 48-hour filmmaker

April 9, 2012

With a script, characters, one mandatory prop, and a genre out of a hat, students participating in the First Annual 48-Hour Film Festival will be asked to create films in a short time period and

Knowledge is precious

April 9, 2012

Every quarter, migrant youth from around Whatcom County are invited to Western for a conference through a program called Building Bridges. The program is part of the Woodring College of Education,

House hunters

April 9, 2012

The task of finding off-campus housing can be daunting. With over 10 property managers in Bellingham alone and an enormous rental market, finding housing that fits your needs and budget is a

Simply delicious caprese salad

April 9, 2012

As you all know, my cooking column is titled ‘Simply Delicious.’ For those of you that have been with me since the beginning, you’ll recall that the name is Simply Delicious

Simply delicious: breadsticks

April 16, 2012

Remember when we made bread together? It was garlic Parmesan pull apart bread; a delectable bread. So, if you remember that lovely baking session, you’ll recall how much I love bread.

Simply delicious: cookie monster

April 23, 2012

On Monday night I decided to make cookies for the AS Review staff. My roommate gave me a recipe for brown sugar cookies, and this inspired me to take a whack at cookie making. Here’s my story.

On-campus childcare

April 30, 2012

On top of the stresses school work, midterms and finals, some Western students also have families of their own. Western student-parent Diana Ash takes classes, works part-time in the Disability

Pitching with Fox

April 30, 2012

Western senior Stephanie Fox has continued her 16-year hobby of softball for her final year at Western, and recently started pitching.

Simply delicious: sweet potato fries

April 30, 2012

Lately, whenever I go to a burger joint I’ve noticed there’s a common replacement for regular fries: sweet potato fries. They’re similar to regular fries, but with a kick of

Eliminating the bathroom binary

May 7, 2012

he 30 buildings on Western’s campus include 212 restrooms, and 196 of them are gender-segregated – meaning there are designated stalls for males and females. The remaining 16 bathrooms

Miss media

May 14, 2012

Miss Representation, a 2011 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, shows the experience of women in the United States, from media’s portrayal of women to the representation of women

Simply delicious homemade peanut sauce

May 14, 2012

Lately, I feel that most of my cooking columns have centered around sweet foods. Cupcakes are wonderful, but now it’s time for a savory food. Last week, I had stir-fry and rice, which was

Staff Favorite Concert: Young The Giant

May 21, 2012

A month into fall quarter, Associated Students Productions Pop Music put on their second concert of the year, and welcomed “the big band on campus,” Young the Giant. Along with

Writings on the wall: Drawing Jam showcases unique student art

October 15, 2012

Words, sketches and comic characters fill the walls of the Viking Union Gallery, and more will be drawn in the weeks to come. Drawing Jam, an Associated Students Productions event, allows students