In the media

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The Seattle Times blogs
On Nov. 15, five local college students appeared before an audience at the University of Washington to share their journeys of achieving college access despite significant challenges and set-backs. “Storytellers: How I Got into College” was hosted as part of the UW Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend, an annual event that brings dozens of high-school students from throughout King County to UW for assistance completing their college applications. Go here for a written recap and photos from the evening’s program. Videos of each storyteller are posted below.
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The Bellingham Herald
A developer will not build a proposed 216-unit apartment complex for Western Washington University students south of the Lakeway Fred Meyer. Campus Crest Communities announced Thursday, Nov. 20, that it is selling the 15-acre site along Interstate 5, west of Lincoln Street, as it seeks to improve its financial outlook.
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The Bellingham Herald
A courageous comeback fell short as Western Washington University lost to Cal State San Bernardino, 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, in the first match of the NCAA Division II West Regional opening round between two nationally ranked teams on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Johnson Sports Center on the campus of host Northwest Nazarene University.
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The Western Front
For a former NFL quarterback, you would think the hardest hits Eric Hipple took were on the field. But, Hipple, who played for the Detroit Lions for 10 years, has felt worse pain than rough tackles and broken bones. In his book “Real Men Do Cry,” Hipple shares his story of battling depression after being cut from the team when he was 32 and the downward spiral he faced after his 15-year-old son committed suicide.
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The Western Front
Two Western students are establishing a campus chapter of Her Campus, a global online magazine focused toward college-aged women, in an effort to empower women and spark confidence among all genders. Seniors Jessica Fletcher and Laura Horton applied for an internship at Her Campus in August 2014. When they went through a three-step application process of submitting material, they felt was important for women to know, Fletcher said in an email.
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The Western Front
Two children are hanging over the fence between an orchard and the old athletic field of Western Washington College of Education. They are eagerly watching college students compete in a track meet. A hill runs up from the athletic field to the orchard. Next to the orchard is an off-white, typical 1930s, two-story farmhouse, which is situated on what is now the corner of Western’s biology building, across from Parks Hall.
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The Western Front
Coaches are charged with mentoring a group of hard working athletes on the game, making sure they have the skills and mindset necessary to win. But one coach takes mentoring a step further, keeping her door open for all her athletes in order to guide them through the most important part of their lives. Head women’s basketball coach Carmen Dolfo is ranked 10th nationally among current NCAA Division II coaches and 22nd among coaches all-time. She has a career winning percentage of .730.
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The Western Front
Senior Alex Kampp has lived in a house on Garden Street for the past three years, and is getting ready to take all the necessary legal steps to move out when his lease ends without being nickeled and dimed by his landlord. Like many other students, he knows his rights. However, he’s not sure what actions he can take if his landlord tries to charge him fees after he moves out, he said.
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The Western Front
Therapy dogs in the library and free candy handed out during breaks are both part of Western Cares, a program at Western in which faculty and students help their peers relax during dead and finals weeks with small acts of kindness. Last year’s acts of kindness included Bruce Shepard buying 25 students coffee at Zoe’s Bookside Bagels and inspirational drawings being displayed on whiteboards in classrooms to brighten the students’ day, said Matthew Anderson, new media coordinator at Western.
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The Western Front
Bellingham’s homeless and low-income families have the opportunity to gather at Maritime Heritage Park for a warm Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Rising Hope Street Ministry, a homeless outreach ministry, will be hosting the second annual “Thanksgiveaway” from 3-7p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the park. This year, Rising Hope founder Jon Ng’s goal is to host a bigger “Thanksgiveaway” than last year by partnering with other local ministries, he said.