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Graduates say farewell to Whatcom

By Katauna Loeuy

As the end of the year approaches, students are excited to move on to the next chapter of their lives, but in honor of these milestone moments, a celebration is in order.
Amy Anderson, director of K-12 Partnerships, which includes Running Start, is a volunteer for the Running Start graduation celebration and the Commencement Ceremony at Whatcom Community College.
“The world is full of so many negative things, that to take the time to celebrate the wins and achievement is really exciting,” Anderson said. “It’s the whole community celebrating, it’s everyone taking a night off of their ‘regular lives’ to honor a huge achievement.” Continue reading Graduates say farewell to Whatcom


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Nursing students have each other’s backs

Course emphasizes tough realities and teamwork between students.

By Katauna Loeuy

The rigorous and demanding Nursing Program at Whatcom Community College provides a close-knit community to help students discover their true selves through many challenging and rewarding experiences.
“Whatcom really wooed me with how inclusive, welcoming and just the supporting learning environment,” said nursing student Kayla Elmore. “I have felt so empowered as a student…I don’t know if that’s necessarily the experience that I would have with other schools.”
Whatcom’s Nursing Program is competitive because many people apply, but only 30 new students are accepted each year. Whatcom students earn an Associate in Nursing degree which makes them eligible to take the Registered Nurse licensing exam. Continue reading Nursing students have each other’s backs


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Muslim students share Ramadan experiences

By Elisa Espinoza

The Whatcom Community College Muslim Students Association hosted a dinner in celebration of Ramadan, the month of fasting, which is one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims follow.
The dinner took place in the Syre Auditorium May 22, from 7:30 to 10 p.m..
Tahani Al-fazel, a student and president of the MSA, said about 160 people attended the event.
She said the dinner’s purpose was “spreading awareness, educating people, being together with other Muslims, breaking our fast and sharing the tradition.”
The dinner initiated with an introduction and a recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. Continue reading Muslim students share Ramadan experiences


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A symphony of creative possibilities

Music department welcomes students of all interests and skill levels.

By Elisa Espinoza

Whatcom Community College’s music department provides students the opportunity of developing their music skills through different classes.
Melanie Sehman is the head of the music department and the only full-time music faculty. Continue reading A symphony of creative possibilities


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Sister cities come together for Ski to Sea

By Issei Tanaka

Hikaru Yasuma is a Whatcom Community College student who will graduate in spring quarter 2019. Hikaru Yasuma is the president of the Japanese club. Her father Yoshihisa Yasuma came to Bellingham 26 years ago to participate in the 1993 Ski to Sea race. Yoshihisa Yasuma participated in the 2019 Ski to Sea.
The Ski to Sea began in 1973 and has been supported by over 900 volunteers every year.
Over 400 teams of three to eight people participate in seven different athletic events: cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking and sea kayaking. Continue reading Sister cities come together for Ski to Sea


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