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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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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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Orca Day planning in full swing

By Elisa Espinoza

Orca Day is a Whatcom Community College tradition that brings students together to celebrate the ending of the school year one week before finals, through activities and food.
This year, Orca Day will happen on June 5th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place between Syre Student Center and the Student Recreation Center, up to the roundabout between SRC and Laidlaw. Continue reading Orca Day planning in full swing


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Forum designed to expose truth of plastics

By Katauna Loeuy

“The Truth about Plastics,” a day-long educational forum hosted at Whatcom Community College, brought together a variety of experts and concerned citizens to study the hard truth about plastics and their environmental impact.
The Mt. Baker chapter of the Sierra Club, Zero Waste Washington, and the Sustainability Club at Whatcom joined professors from Western Washington University and Washington State University, for the all-day seminar.
“The objective of the event is to get people excited about helping the environment,” said Heather Trim, the executive director of Zero Waste Washington.

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Girls Go Tech offers inspiring intro to STEM

Several middle-school girls in the engineering lab at Girls Go Tech.
Several middle-school girls in the engineering lab at Girls Go Tech.

By Katauna Loeuy

The Girls Go Tech organization held their annual one-day workshop, which introduces middle school girls to STEM careers.
When the Perking’s non-traditional grant was awarded to this program, the Girls Go Tech event had been offered annually since 2010. The grant reaches out to underrepresented populations, making Girls Go Tech an ideal association because it supports women interested in science, technology, engineering or math jobs. Continue reading Girls Go Tech offers inspiring intro to STEM


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