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Recap of the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Recap of the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Written by: Mirella Barrera-Betancourt To honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Western and Student Engagement partnered with the City of Monmouth to bring a week of celebratory events to the community. This year, MLK Week marked the 16th anniversary of...

“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...

A Closer Look at Lana Del Ray

A Closer Look at Lana Del Ray

Written by: Nicholas Sarysz Lana Del Rey is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, whose real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. Del Rey rose to fame in 2011 with her debut single “Video Games” and, shortly after, the album “Born to...

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...

Students Watercolor Show

Students Watercolor Show

Written by: Gretchen Sims Jan. 20 wrapped up the most recent student exhibit in the Instructional Technology Center. The works from the student watercolor show showed off the incredible talent of Western’s student artists.  The exhibit was an exciting first for some...

Sending Subjects

Sending Subjects

Written by:Jude Bokovoy  Been waiting for a topic to be discussed in the lifestyle section of the Western Howl? Wait no longer. Shoot an email to howllifestyle@mail.wou.edu and see it in an upcoming edition. Whether seeking advice or information regarding a particular...

Glamorous Gallivanting

Glamorous Gallivanting

Written by: Jude Bokovoy Running out of activities to do with friends? Check out the list below for some inspiration for the next girls night. Holiday — Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Celebrate one’s most beloved friends by having a sleepover. Come in...

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Writtten by: Nicholas Sarysz All year long, leading a healthy lifestyle is important, but during the cold and flu season, it becomes even more essential. Maintaining good physical and mental health can strengthen one’s  immune system and lower one’s risk of illness....