Left to right, Tyler Whitmire, Lincoln Lute, Emile Panerio and Alex Vlahosotiros of the band Learning Team practice in a house where some of the band members live on Monday, Oct. 28, on High Street, in Bellingham. Learning Team is an indie-rock band comprised of five Western Washington University students.
Western Washington University sophomores Will Hanson, above, and Colin Brown practice a kayak t-rescue Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham. Hanson, Brown and seven others are participants in the Outdoor Center's Whitewater Kayaking Course.
Anacortes' Ross Atterberry, left, sits beside Sehome's Steven Yiazzie, Jose Ramirez, and Blaise Black during the boys 2A regional wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Squalicum High School.
Denise Mann celebrates with friends and family while watching the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in her home in Bellingham. Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8.
Brother Jed Smock aggressively preaches Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Western Washington University’s Red Square. Smock travels to college campuses across the nation expressing his opinion and encouraging students to repent.
Bryce Hoefer, center, runs through snow and mud as Ben Stalheim, right, loses his footing Sunday, March 2, 2014, during the Padden Mudfest hosted by The Greater Bellingham Running Club at Lake Padden, in Bellingham.
Central Washington University's Mark McLaughlin, top, checks on Jordan Russell after a fall as Western Washington University faces off against Central Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham. Western beat Central 94-91.
Margret McClure assists her daughter Jamie with drinking a glass of water. Margret McClure is a full time caregiver for her 32-year-old son Thomas and 26-year-old daughter Jamie. Thomas and Jamie are diagnosed with Angleman syndrome—a genetic developmental disability affecting their brain function, communication, and ability to walk. Thomas and Jamie perform three times a week in the band titled "Out of the Ashes," led by Jon Dalgarn. The band consists of children and adults with mental disabilities.
Phil Burns, a Western Washington University mental health counselor, is seen in a window reflection talking about preventable measures for depression and suicide during Walk of Hope, a suicide-awareness event, on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The event, put on by Western's chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms, featured speakers from the Associated Students, Western's Counseling Center and current students focusing on the topics of suicide prevention. The event aimed to provide an open space for conversation about suicide and depression.