December 10, 2016
Now You Are Home premium
Pasado’s Safe Haven is dedicated to ending animal cruelty Written by Hayley Elkin   The gates open. To one side there are 36 baby goats who were recently rescued from a dairy farm and to the other are long-time residents Harley the goat and Alfie the alpaca. There’s a sign that reads “Sweet creatures who […]
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December 10, 2016
Keeping Tradition Alive premium
Scottish Country Dancing lives on in Bellingham, Washington Written by Sam Chanen   It’s 7 p.m. on a Wednesday and the once empty Fairhaven Library auditorium fills with 20 people. Creaks are heard throughout the wooden floor, as dancers make their way to the white chairs set up along the wall. In the midst of […]
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December 10, 2016
Getting the Job Done premium
Western senior and mother of two offers a glimpse into the life of a student parent Personal narrative written by Sara Helms   I am amazed by my peers; young adults who are so responsible, creative, driven and intelligent. When I was their age, I was lost. I didn’t know who I was or who […]
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December 10, 2016
The Ten-Day Musical premium
How one Western professor pulls a musical together the span of two weeks Written by Christina Becker   Mark Kuntz, a Western theater professor, follows one of his actors, Jacki Campbell, into the Douglas Underground Theatre early one morning about a week before opening night of the brand new a cappella musical, “Family Game Night.” […]
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December 9, 2016
An Unspoken Past premium
The brothels of Bellingham, Washington, played an important role in the settlement of the area yet they are rarely spoken about Written by McKenna Kloes   It has been spoken about in whispered tones and quiet rumors for decades.  For some, the stories are met with raised eyebrows and upturned noses. For others, the legends inspire […]
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December 9, 2016
Mind Over Matter premium
How I overcame anxiety through reflection and conversation Personal narrative written by Renee Holt It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started. Suddenly, simple daily interactions became too much for me to handle. From raising my hand to ask a question in class to making a simple phone call, various tasks became uncomfortable and […]
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December 9, 2016
The Dive premium
Personal narrative written by McKenna Kloes The dive was the least frightening part of all. The dive happened in an instant, without warning, and without a clenched stomach during the many hours leading up to it. The dive, incidentally, was the release. Skydiving is on the bucket lists of many, but it had never been […]
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December 9, 2016
(Not so) Fun with Type 1 premium
Written by Kaylin Stiefer Wake and Check Beep, beep, beep! My fingers tap my phone until the alarm stops. I roll over, turn on my lamp and grab my test kit. The poker presses against my ring finger and I prick it. A single drop of blood appears on the pad of my finger. As […]
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November 27, 2016
Stuck in the Middle premium
As an adopted Chinese-American woman, I live a life in the gray area (Top) I’m not German. I was born in China − I have slanted brown eyes and black hair that I would try to dye with Sun-In. Personal narrative written by Hallie Fuchs // Photo by Jake Tull   When I was younger, […]
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November 27, 2016
Proud to be a Bitch premium
Reclaiming an offensive term for power, strength and independence Opinion piece written by Kate Galambos Nobody wants to be a bitch, right? Well, maybe not anymore. Third-wave feminists have taken back the term “bitch.” Being a bitch now means being strong, independent and fearless, and nobody can tell us differently. Feminism is a touchy subject. Even […]
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November 27, 2016
Just Grace premium
The story of a witty, multi-talented young woman who just so happens to have one arm (Top)  Grace grabs her prosthetic arm with her real one. She rarely wears it though, seeing the aid as more of an inconvenience. She’s done this since she was little.  “I would bury it in the sandbox…this very expensive […]
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November 27, 2016
LEED premium
The Lightcatcher’s green design inspires a sustainable future. (Top)  The Lightcatcher Building features a translucent wall that is 37 feet high and 180 feet long. The wall captures and illuminates the inside of the building, as well as creating an elegant atmosphere in the courtyard. Written by Shannon Finn // Photos by Daisey James   […]
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