Tuition increase

Tuition increase

Written by: Hannah Field | News Editor All seven public, four-year universities in Oregon plan to raise tuition costs from three to five percent for the 2024-2025 academic school year. Oregon State University’s in-state and full-time students will be expected to pay...

Students protest on college campus

Students protest on college campus

Written by: Libby Thoma | Staff Writer Content warning: this article contains mentions of police violence.   Pro-Palestine protests have been taking place all over U.S. college campuses. According to NPR, students are asking for campuses not to support businesses that...

Psychology grad school fair

Psychology grad school fair

Written by: Forest Schostalo | Freelancer The Psychology Peer Advising Center, PsychPAC, will hold a graduate school fair on May 21 in the Werner University Center. The event will run from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room and will have at least 13 programs in...

AANHPI Month

AANHPI Month

Written by: Lili Minato | Freelancer The month of May celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage. The celebratory month began its process of becoming federally recognized in 1977, when two members of the House of Representatives — Frank...

Holocaust memorial

Holocaust memorial

Written by: Hannah Field | News Editor In commemoration of the lives lost in the Holocaust and violence tied to World War II, Western continued their annual tradition by placing thousands of flags along Monmouth Avenue from May 3 – 7. Western’s description of the...

ASL Club’s 30th birthday

ASL Club’s 30th birthday

Written by: Hannah Field | News Editor In celebration of Western’s American Sign Language Club’s 30th birthday, an anniversary party will be held in the Richard Woodcock Education Center May 17. Running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m in room 101, the founder, co-founder and...

Funding Abby’s House

Funding Abby’s House

Written by: Lili Minato | Freelance On May 1, Abby’s House organized a “Ponyo” themed dinner and movie night. The event offered a ramen bar and a wide range of snacks and drinks, as well as a showing of the critically acclaimed Miyazaki classic of the same name. Fans...

Cicadas broods infected with Massospora fungus

Cicadas broods infected with Massospora fungus

Written by: Jaylin Hardin | Sports Editor In late spring and early summer across the south and midwest, two broods of cicadas, XIX and XIII, will be hatching simultaneously. Cicada broods typically hatch every 13 and 17 years — for brood XIX and brood XIII,...

Western’s boil water notice

Western’s boil water notice

Written by: Libby Thoma | Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 17, Western released an email stating that a water main break on campus affected the following buildings: Administration, The Cottage, ITC, Maple Hall, Campbell Hall, Bellamy Hall, Academic Programs Support...

Weight loss is an investment

Weight loss is an investment

Written by: Taylor Duff | Staff Writer Content warning: this article mentions suicide, self-harm and mental health struggles.  Ozempic was approved in 2017 to help treat those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. The medicine works synergistically with the body’s...