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Strength in numbers, unions in the work place

By Monique Everett

A union 101 event called: “What’s In It For Me?” invited panelists and speakers to educate community members about union history and its importance on Oct. 30 in Syre 104.

In the meeting, collective power of workers and its ability to create change in the workplace was discussed.

The event was cohosted by Associated Students of Whatcom Community College and the Faculty union of Whatcom, and included panelists Mike Massey, Steve Garey, Sam Keller, Jason Holland, and Karen Strickland. Continue reading Strength in numbers, unions in the work place


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Adams retires after 33 years

By Holden Sandal

After 33 years of service, 69-year-old Jan Adams, Whatcom Community College’s Cooperative Education & Internships Coordinator, is retiring at the end of fall quarter.

Adams has spent 33 years helping kids get internships outside the college as well as helping kids get jobs for off campus work study.

Adams started at Whatcom in 1984, when it was “the college without walls” she said.

“My office was downtown above the Bon Marche building. It was amazing, I had a great location, so I didn’t have to travel far and had a great view,” Adams said. Continue reading Adams retires after 33 years


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WACTCSA ensures student voices are heard

By Monique Everett

The Washington Community and Technical College Student Association is a legislative advocacy group that represents student voices.

Ian Ferrer, a Whatcom student and Northwest Regional Director for WACTCSA, attends the WACTCSA executive committee meetings, and gives tasks to regional delegates as part of his duties.

“Each community college has a representative, also called a WACTCSA delegate, and they are part of the general assembly of WACTCSA. They vote on initiatives and other issues that they think are important to help two-year students,” Ferrer said. Continue reading WACTCSA ensures student voices are heard


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Food trucks brings new dining options to WCC

By Holden Sandal

A new partnership between Whatcom Community College and Food Fleet will bring a different local food truck to Whatcom’s campus every Tuesday-Thursday throughout each month.

Whatcom has three dining options on campus, the Orca Cafe in the Pavilion, the Dockside Café in the Syre Student Center, and the Kulshan Coffee Cart in Kulshan Hall.

The addition of a new dining service not only gives students more options, but also supports local services that are involved. Continue reading Food trucks brings new dining options to WCC


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Lunchtime open mic brings student talent

By Monique Everett

The Music Department hosted a lunchtime concert featuring work from the Contemporary Ensemble and Collegiate Choir on Oct. 25 in the Syre auditorium for their monthly performance and open mic.

Melanie Sehman, Music Faculty, oversees all musical disciplines at Whatcom, and hosts the lunchtime concert.

“It’s a way for students to get some performance practice,” Sehman said. “They get to try out stuff they’ve been working on. It’s kind of like low-key performance practice without dire consequences.” Continue reading Lunchtime open mic brings student talent


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