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“Greater Idaho” Gaining Momentum

“Greater Idaho” Gaining Momentum

Written by: Mirella Barrera-Betancourt Senate Joint Memorial 2 —more popularly dubbed the “Greater Idaho” bill— was introduced to the Oregon legislature by Republican Sen. Dennis Linthicum on Jan. 10.​​  If passed, the bill will seek out discussions regarding...

Western Oregon University turns 167

Western Oregon University turns 167

Written by: Mirella Barrera-Betancourt On Jan. 18, Western celebrated its 167th birthday with a small commemoration on the second floor of the Werner University Center. A table was set up from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., complete with cupcakes and a poster board where students...

Campus Job Posting

Written by: Mirella Barrera-Betancourt Having a tough time finding job opportunities? This winter term, Western is offering various job and volunteer opportunities for students. Full position descriptions can be found in their respective applications.  Paid Positions...

The Press Resumes Operations

The Press Resumes Operations

Written by:Mirella Barrera-Betancourt Campus Dining’s The Press café is set to resume operations during the second week of winter term, according to Director of Campus Dining, Albert Worotikan. The Press, a coffee shop located on the left side of the first floor of...

Get your Study On

Get your Study On

Written by:Mikayla Coleman Two Fish and an Elephant” — Khruangbin “Shades of Man” — Khruangbin  “Apollo’s Mood” — The Olympians  “When We Meet” — Cuco  “Clair de Lune” — Lofi Fruits Music, Chill Fruits Music “Wohltemperiertes Klavier (lofi Bach)” —...

Big INK presents:What a Relief?

Big INK presents:What a Relief?

Written by: Gretchen Sims  The most recent exhibit to grace the Cannon Art Gallery is a collaborative project showcasing artists who attended the Whiteaker Printmakers’ BIG INK workshop in Eugene, Oregon. This show will run from Jan. 11 through Feb. 10,...

New Releases While we were Away

New Releases While we were Away

Written by:Gretchen Sims It feels like so much time has passed since the traumatizing end of finals week. Since The Howl has yet to have a release since school was in session, there is much that has been missed. Here are just a few media releases that have been...

End if the Term Concert

End if the Term Concert

Written by: Gretchen Sims Despite the term coming to an end and finals rapidly approaching, students involved in various forms of music are preparing for more than dreary tests and extensive essays. Every term, Western’s many music ensembles put on performances and,...

A List of Ways to Spend Time Alone

A List of Ways to Spend Time Alone

Wrtten by: Mikayla Coleman Feeling disconnected from oneself? Noticing codependency on significant people in one’s life? Use this list of ideas to spend some quality time with oneself — allowing for growth, reflection and heightened confidence in one’s identity and...

Self Care Suggestions

Self Care Suggestions

Written by: Jude Bokovoy Self-care can mean a variety of things to any given person. At its core, self-care is taking time to work on oneself. Whether it’s self improvement, unwinding or picking up the pieces of an emotional week, self-care is always there to help....

Beautiful Board

Beautiful Board

Written by: Jude Bokovoy Creating a personalized vision board is the perfect way to get a sense of what is truly important and explore what one’s goals are. Plus, it can be a great way to have a relaxing time making the masterpiece to display. The board can...