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Trio of Western alums help keep Highline College’s MaST Aquarium afloat 2023-10-19
Journey to Justice: A Law Clerk’s 10-Week Adventure at the Alaska Native Justice Center

Zoë’s educational journey was a diverse one, commencing with an English degree from Western Washington University and culminating in a Master’s of Fine Arts in creative writing from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Initially, she considered pursuing a career in academia as an…

Woodring alum Joey Castilleja named to national award short list 2023-04-26
WWU alumni return to campus to stage 'what the Gods gave me' Feb. 3-11 2023-01-25
Bremerton native accomplishes her dream of working in foreign affairs

"This is my favorite position," Luong said. "The work is challenging but very rewarding."

Luong received her master of arts certificates in international relations and Mandarin from Brigham Young University and John's Hopkins Nanjing Center in 2005 and earned her bachelor's degree in…

We want dessert first if it’s Jenny Cookies, please!

Jenny Keller is the author of the popular cookbooks "Eat More Dessert" and "Cookie Class," and the owner of the destination bakery Jenny Cookies Bake Shop in Lake Stevens, WA.

Jenny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Western Washington University with a…

Seattle to the core, ODESZA preps for historic hometown blowout at Climate Pledge Arena

A funny thing used to happen to the ODESZA guys. Back in the Washington electronic duo’s early days, before the online buzz blossomed into packed concert halls and 

Bellingham mountain biker looking forward to sharing her ‘Esperanto’ with her community

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from experiencing a premier for the first film she was a part of, but there was no way Bellingham mountain biker Hannah Bergemann was going to let an opportunity for her second film pass — especially when it’s being shown in the town she now calls home.

Q&A with CBP’s new Blaine area port director

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) promoted Harmit Gill to serve as the Blaine area port director at the end of March. The Northern Light sat down with Gill to discuss what he hopes to accomplish in his first year, how he’s improving transparency within the agency and his background…

Emmy surprises: ‘Squid Game,’ Dave Chappelle, ‘This Is Us’

“Severance,” Apple TV+’s vicious satire of office culture, managed to charm Emmy voters with 14 nominations.

“Severance” is set in a shadowy corporate headquarters where employees have agreed to get a chip implanted in their brains that separates the personal life from office life.…

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