Activities Calender

March 14
Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session, Kulshan 226, 3-5:00pm.

March 15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline.
Athletics Celebration, Pavilion Gum, 4:30pm.

March 16
Music Department Winter Concert, Heiner Theatre, 7:30-9pm.

March 17
50th aniversary Exhibition Opening Reception @ Whatcom Museum, 5-7pm.

March 18-31
50th anniversary Exhibition @ Whatcom Museum.

March 21
Medical Assisting information, Kulshan 205, 3:30-5pm.

March 22
Massage practitioner information 3:30-5pm, Kulshan 205.

March 28
FHS RUnning Star Information Session, 6-8pm.

March 29
Orientation to online learning, LDC, 4-5:30pm.

April 3
Whatcom Wave, new student orientation, 9am-1pm, Syre


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‘Moana’ navigates through Polynesian culture

OPINION

By Shelby Ford

“Moana” is everything you would expect from a new feature animated movie from Disney. There is a strong-willed Princess who goes on a great adventure with her animal sidekick and many musical intervals.
Although it’s not just the catchy lyrics, tear-jerking story or beautiful animation that sets “Moana” apart, but the unique attention to detail and cultural history that’s behind it.

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Koenig holds a talk on current relations with Russia

By Naira Gonzales Aranda

Former US Ambassador John M Koenig gave a presentation at Whatcom regarding our relationship with Russia and past/current events.
Koenig went over what started the deterioration in the relations between Moscow and other Western capitals, the first Cold War, where we’re at now and the brewing of a “new Cold War,” as well as NATO’s part in all of this, all the way up to our current standing.
Koenig went over the first Cold War, happening after World War II dating as early as 1947 and as late as 1991. Continue reading Koenig holds a talk on current relations with Russia


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Letter from the Editor: What time is it?

Photo by Katie Linton
Photo by Katie Linton

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.

 

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New marine biology class makes a splash

By Craig Gabrielson

Marine biology is making its debut this spring quarter at Whatcom. Biology 159 studies basic biological principles applied to the marine environment, according to the course description on Whatcom’s website.
In the past, Whatcom offered Biology 130, a three-credit course titled, Intertidal Marine Ecology.

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