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Study abroad opportunities on campus

Written by; Mirella Barrera-Betancourt Western is home to over 300 on campus clubs and organizations. With such a diverse number of student services and organizations, it can be easy to overlook the fact that Western offers students one of the most fundamental...

WOU-underful Food Drive

WOU-underful Food Drive

Written by:Dakota Gange The holiday season is known for notoriously tough times. The gray skies exacerbate seasonal affective disorders, which can lead to a plethora of life complications. The cold and rainy weather means higher electric bills.  Western has a...

WOU Cross Country Recap

WOU Cross Country Recap

Written by:Nicholas Sarysz Western’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams toed the line of their home cross-country course for the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference championship meet on Sept. 5. Despite higher hopes, both of the teams finished in fourth place....

Maura Miller is this Months Senior Artist

Maura Miller is this Months Senior Artist

Written by:Gretchen Sims Throughout the 2022–23 school year, Western’s art galleries have chosen to honor Western’s senior Art and Design majors by hosting a rotating gallery space in the Werner University Center.  November’s featured artist is senior Art and Design...

DC: Mr. Steal Ur Gurl

DC: Mr. Steal Ur Gurl

Written by Gretchen Sims Oct. 20 will go down in history as the day “Black Adam” took audiences across the nation by storm. This latest DC movie blew every fourth-generation Marvel project out of the water.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars alongside a star-studded...

iCarly returns for season two

iCarly returns for season two

Paramount+ iCarly’s season two continues to look at life from the lens of adulthood, as well as welcomes back familiar faces Mirella Barrera-Betancourt | Staff Writer   Contact the author at howlstaffwriter@wou.edu This article contains minor spoilers for season two...

Sip On This

Sip On This

Written by:Jude Bokovoy Tired of the same cup of joe each morning? Let fellow Western students provide some inspiration. Read the responses to questions asked by the Howl below. What is one’s go to coffee order?  Macchiato: A classic macchiato is one part espresso and...

Oh Gnocchi You Don’t

Oh Gnocchi You Don’t

Written by:Jude Bokovoy Ever tried gnocchi? This comforting recipe will introduce one to a variety of flavors. Chicken Pesto Gnocchi Start to finish: 15 minutes Yields: 2 servings ½ bag of gnocchi ¼ cup pesto of choice ½ cooked chicken breast 1 tablespoon olive oil 3...

Wonderful Western

Wonderful Western

Written by:Jude Bokovoy There are many things for Western students to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. To practice gratitude, reflect on what there is to be thankful for here at Western.  Education — Many people don’t have the opportunity to get a higher...

Not Just Your Mothers Tears

Written by:Nicholas Sarysz Imagine sitting around a table with one’s extended relatives, who are all giving their very bad opinions on what one should do with one’s life. While it may sound like some form of torture, it is actually what many consider “celebrating”...