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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

This week read about Whatcom County's flood recovery plans and how Western could better support its ethnic student clubs. Also, take a look at the most recent victory of WWU men's basketball.

Off Campus

Iowa and King St. flood in Bellingham, Wash. at 10 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2021. Whatcom County experienced record flooding this past week due to atmospheric rain.

Whatcom County looks ahead in flood recovery efforts

Whatcom County faced historic flooding last week which forced school closures, road closures and damage to an estimated 500 homes. Atmospheric rain brought the worst flooding in 30 years and the county is now in the process of damage assessment. 

In a media event on Nov. 23, local officials provided updates on the recovery efforts...

Read more about flood recovery efforts on The Front

On Campus
Western Washington University students sit in during the first in-person Latinx Student Union meeting of fall quarter on Sept. 28, 2021. Western’s Latinx Student Union welcomes students from all South and Central American backgrounds and provides a space to build a community.

Ethnic clubs could benefit from Western’s support

Latinx Heritage Month, a celebration of Latino and Hispanic culture and contributions, ended on Oct. 15. But, year round, does Western Washington University support the groups dedicated to the 1,596 students who identify as Latinx/o/Hispanic? And what is the importance of multicultural student organizations on campus?

Western’s Latinx Student Union welcomes students from all Latin American backgrounds. It represents a sanctuary for Latinx and Black, Indigenous and people of color students who want to find a community with whom they can share their culture, relate to one another or attend educational meetings, said Jorge Campos and Miguel Gonzales, co-chairs of the union...

Read more about ethnic clubs on The Front

Sports + Recreation

Fifth-year guard R.J. Secrest takes a shot during a game on Friday, Nov. 19 against Concordia University Irvine. Secrest led the Viking Men’s Basketball team in blocks with a total of three.

Western men’s basketball team notches the first victory of the season

The Western Washington University Vikings men’s basketball team played against Concordia University Irvine Eagles at Sam Carver Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 19 for their first home game, winning 87-77. 

The game began with the jump ball being tipped by the Vikings and falling into the hands of the Eagles. The first basket of the game was a three-pointer made by the Eagles, but immediately the Vikings fired back with a breakaway basket for two points...

Read more about WWU men's basketball on The Front

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