Category Archives: FEATURES

Chaos or community? Celebrating MLK day

By Joe Zimmermann

In 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tenn. and in 1994 a burning cross was placed in a migrant farm in Lynden, Wa.

In response, the community of Bellingham stood in solidarity with the migrants and expressed their concern for local human rights by creating the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force according to the archived history of the Task Force. Continue reading Chaos or community? Celebrating MLK day


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Strength in numbers, unions in the work place

By Monique Everett

A union 101 event called: “What’s In It For Me?” invited panelists and speakers to educate community members about union history and its importance on Oct. 30 in Syre 104.

In the meeting, collective power of workers and its ability to create change in the workplace was discussed.

The event was cohosted by Associated Students of Whatcom Community College and the Faculty union of Whatcom, and included panelists Mike Massey, Steve Garey, Sam Keller, Jason Holland, and Karen Strickland. Continue reading Strength in numbers, unions in the work place


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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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