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Orca sports have historical roots at WCC

by Justin Busby

Before 1995, athletes attending Whatcom Community College either had to play for other colleges or not play at all. That changed when basketball became the first sport to represent Whatcom in the Northwest Athletic Conference.
In anticipation of adding sports to the curriculum, a $3.3 million pavilion gym was built in the center of campus. Then-president Harold Heiner was eager to fill it with a sports program and both a men’s team and a women’s team was formed for the 1996-97 academic year.

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Bellingham Bells play ball this summer

By Justin Busby

The Bellingham Bells welcomed the 2017 summer baseball season with a series win against the Gresham GreyWolves.
The Bells kicked off the new season of baseball with two wins in their opening three game home stand of the year.
The Bells are coming out swinging, attempting to reach the West Coast League final again after they were defeated last year by the Corvallis Knights, losing the playoff two games to one.
The WCL is a collegiate summertime baseball league created in 2005 for eligible student athletes to develop their skills for the next level like minor or major league baseball.
The Bellingham Bells have players representing universities from all around the country like Gonzaga, University of Maine, and Tulane University.

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Writers jam with musicians at Make.Shift

By Kai Veiera da Rosa

Whatcom’s first Writers and Musicians show occurred Thursday, May 25 at the Make.Shift project space in downtown Bellingham.
Dr. Melanie Sehman’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and Professor Joanna Kenyon’s creative writing class combined song and poetry to create WCC Writers and Musicians event.
At the beginning of spring quarter the music department and creative writing classes created a collaborative project combining poetry and music.

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