Nick Markman

New bike stop at Buchanan

October 3, 2011

In the summer of 2009, construction began on the residence halls of Buchanan Towers. Since then, any passerby could notice the new additions being made to

Jobs 101: Tips for the unemployed

October 3, 2011

In today’s job market, it can be difficult for a college student to find employment. Luckily for Western students, the Career Services Center (CSC) and the Student Employment Center (SEC)

Resume tips

October 3, 2011

1. Proofread and revise A resumé should be proofread multiple times to work out any kinks in the writing or formatting. Revisions to a resumé should be made whenever new skills or

Homespun threads

October 10, 2011

Anyone who frequents Vendor's Row outside of the Viking Union has seen them. They sit  behind small metal counters, playing music as they show off hoodies, crew-necks, stickers and T-shirts to

The big band on campus

October 10, 2011

The second Associate Students Productions Pop Music show of the year, featuring Young the Giant and Kithkin, is set to take place Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Doors will

All ages hi-Jinx at new location

October 17, 2011

It is no secret that Bellingham plays host to a large, diverse variety of live music. Posters and bulletin boards throughout town announce upcoming bands and acts, but so frequently, these

Connect and express

October 24, 2011

In a joint effort to welcome in the new school year and promote healthy sexual expressions, gender equity and sexual health, the Assosciated Students Women’s Center and Sexual Awareness Center

The Palisades return to their roots

October 24, 2011

It has been one year since the creation of the student garage-rock band, The Palisades. Within that year, The Palisades have managed to record three EPs

Initiative rundown

October 31, 2011

By connecting arrows together on the ballot, voters and the lines they draw will determine the outcome of political policy as well as governmental positions in the state and county. Some of

Viking Supported Agriculture

October 31, 2011

The Office of Sustainability, in cooperation with Growing Washington, an organization dedicated to strengthening local communities through sustainable practices, will be giving students and staff

The smashing of pumpkins

October 31, 2011

Halloween involves a lot of cleanup, especially in Bellingham. While candy wrappers and empty cans can be tossed or recycled, the iconic Halloween pumpkin poses a more difficult disposal.

Keep the (turquoise) jeep ridin'

November 7, 2011

Whether it’s on the dance floor, in the bedroom, or with their breakfast foods, the members of the hip-hop and R&B collective, Turquoise Jeep, get down. Those who want to get down

Blue Scholars

November 14, 2011

After selling out two back-to-back, 21-and-older performances at the Wild Buffalo in late September, the Blue Scholars will return to Bellingham to perform with an arsenal of other Northwest hip-hop

Study drugs

November 28, 2011

Studies have shown, time and time again, that increased drug abuse in college students leads to higher dropout rates.

Easy listenin'

November 28, 2011

There are more than 40 different programs at KUGS 89.3 FM, Western’s student-operated radio station. Out of all the

Wintertime blues

December 5, 2011

Finals week is a stressful enough time in general, but fall finals week may be more detrimental to some students’ mental health than others. The chilling, windy weather combined

Banner burglars

December 5, 2011

Editor's note: The AS Review is part of the Publicity Center, which is a focus of this story. The Associated Students

Exercising Feminism

January 3, 2012

The Associated Students Women's Center, in conjunction with the Wade King Student Recreation Center, will host Women's Night at the Rec on Sunday, Jan. 8 from 9-11p.m.

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

On the agenda

January 23, 2012

After an entire quarter of deliberation, voting and drafting, the Associated Students Board of Directors adopted the 2012

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

January 23, 2012

For Americans and many other people across the world, the excitement of the new year has faded. Halfway across the globe, in China, the New Year’s festivities have just begun.

Space beats

January 30, 2012

A yacht is a luxury ship typically owned by the extremely wealthy. YACHT, which stands for Young Americans Challenging Higher Technology, is a musical group that will be accessible to everyone when

A different take on drugs

January 30, 2012

Ever since president Richard Nixon coined the phrase in 1971, the United States government has been involved in the War on Drugs. It took 40 years of increasing drug-related incarceration rates,

Celebrate past and future

February 6, 2012

For the 20th year in a row, the Black Student Union will host its annual Black History Month Heritage Dinner. This year’s theme is “celebrate the past, welcome what the future

Smith steps down

February 6, 2012

For the past 18 of 41 years since the creation of Huxley College of the Environment, a crucial Western institution that has helped pave the way in the field of environmental science and studies,

Human rights on the big screen

February 13, 2012

For 12 years, the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival has provided the community with hard-hitting films and documentaries dealing with social, global and environmental issues. This year is no

It's all about POP

February 21, 2012

Music is more than just an art form; it is an intricate, ever-changing business and industry.

Building credit

February 21, 2012

Whether it affects students directly through growing loan debts and credit card bills or indirectly through annoyingly catchy commercial jingles and advertisements, students are regularly confronted

Playing for a cause

February 27, 2012

People go to live shows for different reasons. Some go for the music, some go for the dancing, and some go to meet new people. Whatever the reasons may be, acquiring knowledge and information on

The maze of identity

February 27, 2012

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was a complex maze-like structure. Labyrinth, the Associated Students Women’s

Undefeated at the Oscars

March 5, 2012

“You think football builds character. It does not. Football reveals character,” said coach Bill Courtney of the Manassas Tigers in the introduction

The wheels on the bus

March 5, 2012

Current students might take the ease of travelling on Whatcom Transportation Authority busses for granted. Students have a new bus pass scanned onto their ID cards each year, and continue on their

Sprung on spring break

March 5, 2012

Start looking for summer jobs or internships Much like

Majoring in the Internet

March 12, 2012

In today’s competitive job market, graduates are always searching for ways to set themselves apart from peers to be a more attractive applicant. For students interested in web programming,

It's late, you're hungry

March 27, 2012

It is midnight on a Saturday. The fridge at home might be empty, or maybe you are downtown, aimlessly wandering in search of some late-night grub. Whatever the case may be, it is late and you are

Higher-ed headache

April 2, 2012

Ever since putting on his end-of-the-year senior concert in the Underground Coffee House, musician and soon-to-be Western graduate Sheldon Botler knew he was going to be involved with music for the

Wait till the bass drops

April 9, 2012

At a live electronic show, the visual effects accompanying the music are just as important to the overall experience as the music itself. For the bass-saturated, expertly-produced electro and

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

Tune into spring

April 23, 2012

The Higginson Festival of Music is an annual event that brings a huge assortment of bands to campus each year to put on an all-day concert. Despite its name, HIGFOM is open to the entire student

The Dead Parrots come alive

April 30, 2012

With multiple weekly rehearsals, shows throughout the community, tournaments throughout the country, and the dedication and determination to place in the top two spots for best college improv group

Are you Mr. CBE?

April 30, 2012

Business is serious, but that does not mean it cannot be fun.

Get amped

May 7, 2012

On March 29, 2012, three Western students from Huxley College of the Environment competed in the University of Washington Environmental Innovation Challenge. The team, named Amped Aquatics,

Going to Ghostland

May 7, 2012

There are some bands that sound and communicate better through albums than live performances. Ghostland Observatory is not one of those bands.

A green tie affair

May 7, 2012

In order to showcase and celebrate this year’s environmental achievements and spread awareness of environmental club activity, a collection of Western environmental clubs will put on the first

Initiative ignition

May 14, 2012

During this year’s election, students not only voted for the new Associated Students Board of Directors, they voted on initiatives. While initiatives are usually sparse or non-existent on

Such great heights

May 14, 2012

Most students familiar with the Wade King Recreation Center are aware of the climbing wall within. What students may be less aware of is the avid team of university climbers that claim the wall as

VU Late Night

September 24, 2012

The Associated Students Productions Special Events will host the fifth annual Viking Union Late Night in order to kick off the school year and offer an event for both new and returning students to

Info. Fair

September 24, 2012

As an incoming student the amount of clubs, activities, sports and community volunteer options in Bellingham can be overwhelming. Luckily, the Associated Students hosts the annual Info Fair to help

New Campus Dining Options

September 24, 2012

Last school year, Western Dining Services experienced a huge transition with the switch from Sodexo to Aramark. While this year’s changes to dining locations are minor in comparison, there are

Casting Call: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 1, 2012

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cult classic musical and movie adaptation, tells the story of a young couple thrown into a world of transvestites, dancing and mad science. As an annual Halloween

Burritos on wheels: Bellingham's best burrito trucks

October 15, 2012

We are living in a mobile world. Today, most people are used to communicating, working, shopping and living on the move. It is no surprise then that our eating habits have become increasingly mobile

Busted: A Student Guide To Their Rights

October 22, 2012

Looking in your rear-view mirror or out the window at a friend’s party, you see the flashing red and blue lights of a police car. Shortly after, there is an assertive knocking at the front

Design Department Separates From The Art Department

October 22, 2012

In 1965, Western Washington University’s Department of Technology was granted $490,000 from the Ford Foundation to establish a Visual Communication Education program, known today as the Design

Environmental Education

October 22, 2012

This week, students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of events geared towards learning about what they can do to work towards a greener future. Several environmental groups at

Online Student Resources

November 5, 2012

In the current midst of midterms and with finals not too far away, students are buckling down to study and attempting to get their heads around challenging concepts. If a full-time student has a job

Fraser hall to be remodled

November 12, 2012

Fraser Hall is one of the older lecture halls at Western and one of the least accessible. Currently, if a student who uses a wheelchair or has some other disability registers for a class scheduled

Making History: Washington voters hold future policy in hand

November 5, 2012

This year’s election could be one of the most historical in Washington State History. From our states tax structure to our public education system to the de-prohibition of marijuana, voters

Students get paid to save lives

November 26, 2012

Continuing increases in college expenses have left many students strapped for cash. Even those with jobs may seek out sources of quick and easy income. BioLife Plasma Services, located at 465 W.

Group Projects: Developing a strategy for success

December 3, 2012

Throughout college, students will most likely be faced with group projects. Working together as a team can be a daunting and uncomfortable task for a lot of people. For groups that struggle with

Western alumni promotes self-balancing unicyle

November 12, 2012

Western Alumnus David Martschinske knows a whole lot about engineering. He also knows a whole lot about business. Whether it has been through the classroom or through real-world trial and error,

Fifth Annual Yule Ball Jan. 26

January 21, 2013

In the fourth book of the epic Harry Potter series, “The Goblet Of Fire,” the Yule Ball was an event that brought the different magic schools together for a night of dancing and

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

January 21, 2013


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

January 29, 2013


Pitch Perfect: Western Acapella Groups To Compete Feb. 9

January 21, 2013

The human voice is a powerful instrument. No one can appreciate that or take it as literally as a cappella performers. An Italian phrase meaning “in the manner or the church,” acappella

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


AS Review Exclusive - Full Ben Gibbard Q&A

March 5, 2013

AS Review: What is it like returning to Bellingham, the place where it all began, to play a show for students at your alma mater? Ben Gibbard: It’s odd to kind

'Blue Book' Bonus Book

March 5, 2013

The routine of getting new textbooks is a process that most students dread. There is one book, however, that students look forward to getting at the beginning of each quarter. It is not required for

Bellingham: A Hub For Human Trafficking

April 8, 2013

Over the course of her teaching career at a public high school in King County, Karen Marion made a shocking discovery – two of her students were working as underage prostitutes. 

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

March 5, 2013


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

April 8, 2013


Aaron Carter to Perform On April 9

April 8, 2013

On Tuesday, April 9, ‘90s teen pop-star-turned-Broadway-performer Aaron Carter will perform at Western as a part of his 60-day tour. Western students will be able to watch Carter perform old

Tapping Crowds For Cash

April 29, 2013

Universities are natural incubators for ideas and innovation. Some of the most world-changing companies and ideas - including Facebook, Google, Dell and Napster - were spawned in the hearts of

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