Discoveries in Hamersly Library

A review of the novel “The Housekeeper and the Professor” My latest find the in recreational reading section of the library is Yoko Ogawa’s “The Housekeeper and the Professor.” I was originally drawn to book by the cover, for the sole reason that it had cherry blossoms on it that matched the background on my [more…]

Upcoming health fair and blood drive

Wednesday, April 8 the Student Health and Counseling Center will be hosting a health fair in the Health and Wellness Center. There will be free food, resources, and informational workshops. Times run from 12 to 5 p.m. and all students, faculty, and members of Western’s community are welcome, and the admission is free. Along with [more…]

Winter term blood drive

This Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4, Western will be hosting its annual Winter Term blood drive. Many people in the past have generously given blood to the Red Cross, but some people probably wonder where the blood goes? What are requirements of a person giving blood? And how much really is needed? All [more…]

Gettin’ around: let’s talk about transportation people

Tom Bergeron reading names at Commencement
By Katrina Penaflor   Many students around campus have found themselves without the proper transportation necessary to get themselves to a desired destination. They could be without a car, low on money for gas, unable to drive, or whichever reason and need to find a reliable form of transportation. Luckily, Monmouth and Western have safe, [more…]

Thanksgiving food drive

By Katrina Penaflor The holidays are quickly approaching and the usual thoughts on everyone’s minds are turkey dinners and winter break. But it is important to keep in mind that not everyone has a hot Thanksgiving dinner to sit down to. Tis the season to not only be jolly, but to give as well. RHA, [more…]

Playwright, Rob Urbinati, comes to WOU

Max Norr
By Katrina Penaflor On November 13th New York playwright Rob Urbinati came to Western Oregon to talk to students about his journey to a successful, lucrative and diverse career in the arts. Urbinati began college as a comparative literature major, a degree that requires the fluency of two languages, but quickly realized it was not [more…]

Food Day 2014

Curtis Campbell
By Katrina Penaflor On Thursday, October 23rd Western Oregon University celebrated its third annual food day. The event brought everything form free pumpkins, to fresh food, and donations for WOU’s food bank. Starting at 10 am was the pumpkin giveaways in the Plaza of the Werner Center. A small donation of cash or food was [more…]

Roommates and relationships

Roommate. A simple word that is powerful enough to create a wide variety of responses amongst people. In college, almost every person has the experience of a roommate. Typically beginning their freshman year at the dorms. During New Student Week, Isabella, from the Student Health and Counseling Center, gave a talk about making a smooth [more…]