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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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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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Whatcom dancers en pointe

By Sophia Crossley

Whatcom Running Start students, Delci Syvertson and Henry Winslow, were featured in The Portland Ballet Spring Concert recently.
Syvertson and Winslow are both from Bellingham. Syvertson began dancing at age 4 and Winslow began dancing at age 10.
The choreography pieces for the evening were a tribute to the Ballets Russes who performed in Portland 100 years ago, according to the program. Continue reading Whatcom dancers en pointe


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