First Annual 'Paint Bellingham Blue' a huge success

Western's Alumni Association hosted the first annual "Paint Bellingham Blue" event last night, as hundreds of Western Washington University students, alumni, employees and family members gathered in Downtown Bellingham to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. 

Depot Market Square was filled with local vendors, food trucks, games, giveaways and music from KUGS-FM student radio. WWU President Sabah Randhawa and WWU Associated Students President Stephanie Cheng led a group of about 500 students from Red Square, arriving downtown about 6 p.m. in time to watch the iconic sign atop the Herald building become WWU-blue for the first time in history.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:29am

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

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photo by Jonathan Williams/WWU

photo by Jonathan Williams/WWU

photo by Jonathan Williams/WWU

photo by Jonathan Williams/WWU

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photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU

photo by Rhys Logan/WWU