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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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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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“Romeo, You Idiot!” is coming soon to Heiner

By Monique Everett

The play “Romeo, You Idiot!” a comedic spoof of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” will be playing in Heiner Theatre on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

            “It’s a successful show,” Gerry Large, drama full time faculty, said.

            Written by Tim Kochenderfer, the comedic play retells the tale of star crossed lover, Romeo, emphasizing his undying love for Juliet until something comes between them. Continue reading “Romeo, You Idiot!” is coming soon to Heiner


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WCC Engineers Without Borders give a dam

By Holden Sandal

In the summer of 2017, three Whatcom students traveled to Kenya as part of the volunteer relief organization Engineers without Borders.

Ross Hunnicutt, Irene Mahoney and Roderick Kimball traveled to the small town of Kiritiri in the Eastern part of Kenya.

A rural community of mostly self-sufficient farmers, the main problem in the region is lack of water.

Both Mahoney and Hunnicutt said that both were encouraged to join Engineers without Borders (EWB) by their engineering professor at Whatcom, Eric Davishal. . Continue reading WCC Engineers Without Borders give a dam


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Compass 2 Campus directs kids

By Holden Sandal

Whatcom’s class Compass 2 Campus mentors to children of low income families. The Compass 2 Campus Program places mentors with kids grades 5-12 in schools traditionally from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds.

The goal of Compass 2 Campus (C2C), is to encourage students to graduate from high school and recognize opportunities in higher education.

The C2C program at Whatcom is currently partnered with Western Washington University as a three credit class and only requires 4 hours of community service. Continue reading Compass 2 Campus directs kids


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