In the media

11 07 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University men’s soccer team is ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Division II West Region rating released on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and has a chance to make the school’s first NCAA post-season appearance since becoming a member in 1998.
11 07 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University men’s basketball team was ranked No. 11 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2014-15 NCAA Division II Pre-season Top 25 released Thursday, Nov. 6.
11 07 14
The Bellingham Herald
Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had a match-high 17 kills on .654 hitting and libero Samantha Hutchinson contributed a match-high 17 digs as Western Washington University swept Saint Martin’s University, 25-17, 25-9, 25-14, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
11 06 14
The Seattle Times
The aptly named Rock Trail weaves between towering sandstone walls and truck-sized boulders before descending toward Lost Lake. And if you’ve hiked here through all seasons and explored every nook and cranny as Bellingham geologist George Mustoe has, you would notice one compelling detail: “You’re walking literally at the foot of the cliff. If you held your arms straight, you would be touching the cliff face,” he says. “The close-up path to the rock outcrop — that’s a feature you don’t see in other trails around this area. You can walk for just a half-hour. It’s not a trail where you have to go a long way to get to the best part.”
11 06 14
Cascadia Weekly
Leah Sepida-Cohen’s cat caves are made from expired climbing rope and look like artfully coiled snakes. Nolan Shinn has created small, electric-red birdhouses out of old fire extinguishers. Their classmate, Rosie Meyers, has crafted playful, fish-shaped cat toys from discarded vertical blinds.
11 06 14
The Bellingham Herald
“ReMade,” the annual challenge for Western Washington University industrial design students, features original products created from used materials from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Ideal, 1227 Cornwall Ave., during the Downtown Art Walk.
11 06 14
The Bellingham Herald
Three repeaters are among five Western Washington University men's soccer players named 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Stars in an announcement Wednesday, Nov. 5, by the conference office.
11 06 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University is ranked No. 21 in the USA Today Sports Preseason Top 25 Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Vikings return four starters from last year's team which finished 19-10, won the GNAC Post-Season Tournament and reached the first round of the West Regional. It was their 15th regional appearance in 16 seasons as a NCAA II member.
11 06 14
The Bellingham Herald
Three repeaters are among five Western Washington University women's soccer players named 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Stars in an announcement Wednesday, Nov. 5, by the conference office.
11 05 14
Smithsonian Magazine
Jellyfish blooms have been making waves over the last few decades, with reports that conglomerations of these gelatinous creatures seem to be on the rise. Scientists debate whether blooms are becoming more common globally due to human activities or whether people are simply noticing them more as humans increasingly engage with the sea. But many agree that in certain areas—especially in enclosed waters near harbors—large jellyfish blooms are becoming more frequent, and these blooms tend to be dominated by a certain species: the moon jelly.