Community College’s Health and Wellness Committee will not be meeting this
quarter due to necessary social distancing, but this does not mean the end of
student aimed resources, says a partner and developer of Whatcom’s Orca Food
Catherine Chambers is an AmeriCorps Vista who has been partnered with
Whatcom’s Student Life and Development Office, working to explore what student
hunger means for our college community.
As conditions with the Covid-19
virus took the world by storm, all non-essential local businesses have been
This immediate change left little time for any transition, and
students were thrown right into it. Teachers were not immune.
“I’m learning from the experience,” said Whatcom
Community College drama instructor Gerald Large. “One thing, for instance, is the Drama 110 Production
class. Live on stage, I’m focused on getting the play on its feet for
performing in front of a live audience. Putting it online, I’m forced to focus
more on analysis.”
Delivery drivers everywhere have found themselves to be more in demand
than ever amid the COVID-19 crisis.
As restaurants and bars remain closed, drivers have been forced to put in
more work in half the time, while maintaining new sanitary standards to keep
themselves and their customers safe. With less staff and more regulations,
drivers have found themselves facing their share of challenges while doing
their best to serve the community as essential workers.
The Whatcom Community College Athletics program will include a cross
country team for the fall 2020 season, and will be coached by Jay Sloane.
Director for Athletics and Recreation at Whatcom, Danny Day, said the
college was looking for new opportunities to provide to students, and cross
country came up as a program that would benefit both the students and
Due to the
current pandemic, Whatcom Community College has been forced to slow construction
and potentially postpone its opening of the Phyllis and Charles Self Learning
Commons and Cedar Hall on-campus housing.