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Western Front Historical Collection
Since its beginnings in 1899 as a "Normal School," there has been a student newspaper at Western. From Normal Messenger to Northwest Viking to WWCollegian to Western Front (and other title variants in between), the student paper has chronicled the social, athletic, academic, and creative life of the institution throughout its trajectory from teacher-training college to comprehensive regional university. The database is made possible by the generous support of Don Hacherl and Cindy Hacherl (class of 1984) and Bert Halprin (class of 1971). The Western Washington University Student Newspaper database is an initiative of Western Washington University Libraries Special Collections.