The magazine for Western Washington University

Stories in this issue

Resilience Grows Here

One alum brings fellow combat vets to the farm to grow vegetables and help each other heal

The Truth is Out Here

Western’s Melissa Rice is part of a NASA team uncovering the secrets of Mars

From Here to ODESZA

Two grads are huge in electronic dance music

An Ocean of Stories

How Western's vast Mongolia Collection became one of the largest in the country

Service Legacy

Two alumni and Sociology faculty study the long-term effects of military service

No such thing as 'no'

Some told Snow Jones (’14) that her college goals weren’t meant for someone with so much to overcome. Even more are glad she didn't listen

Bellingham’s Frasers gave millions for scholarships, academic programs

Couple began supporting Western in 1986 -- Fraser Hall is named in their honor

He met WWU students in Rwanda and now studies English at Western

Hassan Buymvuhore is enrolled in Western's Intensive English Program

A Viking in the Japanese House of Representatives

Hokkaido lawmaker soaked up art, music, scenery in Bellingham while earning an MBA at Western

Inside the Mars Rover

Meet a new molecule

Trilobite molecules resemble marine fossils

Ice Cream Genius

Is there anything Tyler Malek can't put in a frozen scoop?

Some days you go to work, sprint down a sheet of ice, fold yourself in like human origami and just hang on

An ancient Skagit Valley tree becomes a work of art

The tree had fallen during the age of the Roman Empire

Students’ solar window wows the EPA

Window harnesses sun's energy to automatically open and close

Sehome Hill Arboretum

Seeing Double

Twins in Western Athletics

Alumni Association Legacy Family Award: The Veith Family

Meet the family whose traditions encompass career commitment, humanitarian work, community support and Western

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

Western's Alumni Association honors extraordinary Vikings

A Look Back: A 1947 Chemistry Lab