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Free Coffee Offered in the Library

Free coffee takes the place of the Press cafe in the library Mollie Herron | News Editor When studying in the Hamersly Library, many students notice the run down cafe in the far north side of the first floor. The Press cafe was a place for students in the library to...

Hamersly Library introduces Peer Advocates

Western’s Hamersly Library introduces new student staff on the team, Peer Advocates Mirella Barrera-Betancourt | Staff Writer Hamersly Library is committed to providing a secure and welcoming environment where students can feel safe during all hours of operation. ...

Mask Mandate Soon to Be Lifted in Oregon

Oregon’s mask mandate may be lifted earlier than expected, according to OHA Mirella Barrera-Betancourt | Staff Writer Big news may be coming to Oregon in response to recent COVID-19 safety updates. According to a data scientist at Oregon Health & Science...

Chamber music for a new audience

Chamber music for a new audience

Contemporary string quartet, Thalea, performs at Western Camille Lenning | Entertainment Editor Contact the author at howlentertainment@wou.edu  The internationally acclaimed music group, Thalea String Quartet, made an appearance on campus on April 2. In a performance...

Wallowing in Wallows

Wallowing in Wallows

Indie music scene gains “Tell Me That It’s Over” Spring release Mikayla Coleman | Managing Editor   Contact the author at howlentertainment@wou.edu  On March 25, the indie pop band Wallows released their sophomore album Tell Me That It’s Over. Wallows is made up of...

The Gravity of Connection

Western presents “The Theory of Relativity” this winter term Camille Lenning | Entertainment Editor The 2021 – 22 academic year marks the return of in person shows on campus. Western’s theatre department is keeping to its winter term biennial tradition with their...

Decadent Desserts Meet Mixed Drinks

Try these dessert-based cocktail recipes at an upcoming gathering Rylie Horrall | Managing Editor The cool thing about cocktails is that they can be made from almost anything — whether that results in a delicious drink is an entirely different story. Listed below are...

New to the area: Sundew Tattoo

Artist opens local tattoo studio in Monmouth Allison Vanderzanden | Copy Editor On Feb. 9, Sundew Tattoo opened for business off of Main Street in Monmouth. What was previously a veterinary clinic has been divided into two units, one of which is now Phoebe Bordadora’s...

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