Category Archives: FEATURES

Drop-in study help available to all

Student Success and Retention along with Pod Leaders and AIM held a study habits drop in workshop where students could ask for help at Whatcom Community College on earlier this month in Laidlaw Center. Student Success and Retention worked to help individuals.

“We had prepped our pod leaders to join in discussing everything like, different ways to study, but really whatever the student came in with,” said Alissa DeLaFuente, a student completion coach.

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Night gallery kicks off 8th annual Bleedingham festival

Vendors, indie directors, panel judges and fans met on Oct. 25 at the Majestic Ballroom in Bellingham to mark the start of the Bleedingham Horror Film Festival. Bleedingham, which is in its eighth year, has brought together like-minded horror fanatics in Whatcom County and general Washingtonians since 2012.

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Students promote registering to vote

Whatcom Community College wants to help students with voting information and registration with the Get Out the Vote campaign. With voter applications available in the library the ASWCC will also be actively tabling on campus.

ASWCC will set tables with information on voting in designated areas around campus throughout the month of October and into the first week of November.

“ASWCC student government has been tabling to get people registered and preregistered to vote in preparation for the 2019 General Election,” said ASWCC President Mario Alem, adding “we have helped many students to get registered and preregistered and we will be tabling once a week for the GOTV Campaign all the way until election day on Nov. 5.”

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Opinion: The alt-right isn’t all right

A Whatcom Community College safety alert sent Tuesday, Oct.1 described the finding of 13 stickers promoting white nationalist group Patriot Front throughout campus. The stickers were promptly removed after reported.

In the alert, Whatcom President Kathi Hiyane-Brown condemned the white nationalist group and urged the community to report any signage promoting Patriot Front or any similar groups to campus security.

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Dining Services looks into bringing food trucks back

Food trucks have been an alternative option to the Dockside Café for the past two years, however, plans for trucks at Whatcom Community College this year are still in the works.

According to Mike Ryan, Head of Dining Services at Whatcom, the school has been bringing in trucks since 2017, and much organization and effort goes into maintaining a solid business relationship with the trucks.

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