Category Archives: FEATURES

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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By Jeremy Short

Student athletes come from all around the globe to come play for Whatcom and represent the community the athletic program has built.

Whatcom is much smaller than most colleges, making it hard to go out and recruit for their athletics program. Whatcom has three sports to offer to students; soccer, volleyball and basketball.

            Many of the student athletes that decide to play at Whatcom have been raised locally and want to remain in Whatcom County. Continue reading


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Whatcom welcomes new division chair

By Monique Everett

Rhonda Daniels, English teacher, and previous head of the English Department at Whatcom is the new Arts and Humanities division chair.

              “I’m excited about learning new things, and developing new relationships with people on campus that I haven’t worked with before,” Daniels said.

Overlooking budgets, and supporting department chairs through scheduling and staffing, Daniels connects with the Vice President of Instruction, and with other division chairs to disseminate information to the faculty. Continue reading Whatcom welcomes new division chair


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Holocaust survivor speaks at DOCtober

By Holden Sandal

As part of their month long documentary event Doctober, the Pickford Cinema brought back the 2016 historical documentary Big Sonia. The winner of six different film festival awards was shown on Oct. 14th. Directed by Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday, ‘Big Sonia’ is about 90-year-old Sonia Warshawski, Kansas City’s last living Holocaust survivor.

Warshawski was born 1942 in Międzyrzec, Poland. At the age of 17, Warshawski was deported along with her mother to the Majdanek death camp. Her mother did not survive. Warshawski was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then to Bergen-Belsen concentration camps where the British liberated her. Continue reading Holocaust survivor speaks at DOCtober


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Documentaries take over the Pickford

By Monique Everett

Whether it’s endangered species, the melting ice caps, or holocaust deniers, Doctober, a film festival of documentaries, brings awareness to important issues in our world.

With a lineup of 57 documentaries, the Pickford Film Center holds the annual event in October, while offering Doc-Ed, challenges, special guests, filmmaker visits, and more.

                 Offering 13 Bellingham public middle schools guest teaching sessions, the Doc-Ed program enables young adults to see a free documentary. Continue reading Documentaries take over the Pickford


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