In the Media

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:25pm
The Boston Globe
From its humble beginning in 2012 as a collaboration between college students Harrison Mills (CatacombKid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches), Odesza has become one of the biggest draws in electronic dance music (EDM). Known more for indelible pop songs such as “Say My Name,” “How Did I Get Here,” “Sun Models,” and “It’s Only” than for bone-rattling dance-fest pyrotechnics, the duo now has two best-selling albums to its credit (2012’s “Summer’s Gone” and 2014’s “In Return”). A consistent bestseller on the road, Odesza has become a familiar presence at destination events like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. Speaking by telephone from his home in Seattle during a brief break before a headlining spot at Boston Calling, Mills spoke about Odesza’s rapid ascent.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:24pm
Napa Valley Register
Death Cab for Cutie’s latest studio album is the 2015 Grammy-nominated “Kintsugi.” The title is a reference to the ancient Japanese craft of rejoining shattered ceramic pottery with precious metals, rendering the broken more beautiful. Followers of the band will miss no aspect of this pointed metaphor. In 2015, Death Cab underwent the most significant changes in its nearly two-decade history in both its membership and in its studio production. The indie rockers will perform on Saturday at BottleRock.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:23pm
The Daily Astorian
The Daily Astorian has found its new photographer. Danny Miller, 23, stepped into the position Monday, taking over from Joshua Bessex, who took a job with the News Tribune Co. in Tacoma, Washington. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Miller graduated in June from Western Washington University. Though he began his college career not knowing what he wanted to do professionally, he found himself taking journalism classes, including a class in photojournalism, and “just fell in love with it.”
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:38am
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s opera program presents free public performances of an adaptation of Mozart’s classic “The Magic Flute” geared for elementary-age children. The roughly 45-minute performances, which were funded by a private grant, also are planned for students at Bellingham Christian, Happy Valley, Northern Heights, Lowell and Geneva elementary schools.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:34pm
Whatcom Talk
Karisa Stapp gave the advice little, if any, attention at the time. Two years ago, as an incoming freshman, Stapp’s father suggested she try out for Western Washington University’s women’s rowing team. She had just graduated from Mount Baker High School, where she competed in both cross country and track. Her athletic skills were certainly obvious, but everything else – boats, oars, sculling – would be foreign to her.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:29pm
Bellingham Business Journal
The busiest time of the year is over for Chris Sullivan. She is the new managing partner of VSH, a certified public accounting firm based in Barkley Village in Bellingham. Sullivan is a Whatcom County native, and a graduate of Western Washington University. She’s been working at VSH for more than 15 years. She took over at the 45-employee firm in January. Now that tax season is over, she had some time to sit down with the BBJ.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:28pm
The News Tribune
Todd Donovan, a professor of political science at Western Washington University, said voters seemed to take a keen interest in Washington’s primary this year, despite that it won’t have much influence on the presidential race. He said part of that interest may be the effect of outsider candidates like Trump, a businessman and former reality TV star, and Sanders, who identifies as a Democratic socialist.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
North Kitsap Herald
The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is now the Western Washington University SEA Discovery Center. The change in operation, celebrated May 24, takes effect on June 1. The Poulsbo Marine Science Center Foundation discontinues operations and terminates its lease with the city on May 31.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:25pm
Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit Valley College President Tom Keegan was honored earlier this month with a distinguished alumni award from Western Washington University. “Tom is a visionary leader who creates and fosters an environment centered on people, encouraging personal and professional growth and supporting a culture of caring, inclusion and mutual respect,” Skagit Valley College Board Chair Christon Skinner said in a news release from the college. “We are very proud of his well-deserved recognition by Western Washington University.”
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:20pm
The Bellingham Herald
“With Animal” by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee. A reviewer says the short story collection by the Western Washington University professors “take their readers into a world where human parents give birth to animal babies. Yet the underlying concern of ‘With Animal’ is wholly human. ...”