Whatcom offers homes away from home

By Sophia Crossley

To keep up with the increasing need for affordable living close to campus, Whatcom has subleased units within three different apartment complexes, Belleau Woods, Cascade Meadows, and The Village at Baker Creek, creating a total of 157 beds available.
Chelsea Smiley, who works in the Residence Life office, said the major selling point for Whatcom student housing is its affordability.
Smiley and Joseph Santos, resident advisors at the Belleau Woods complex, split some of the responsibilities while the search for a new Associate Director of Residence Life was ongoing.

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Get Local (Photo Spread)

Photos by Eric Hermosada

The Bellingham Farmers Market happens every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 1100 Railroad Ave. Bellingham and boasts over 140 farmers, artisans, food producers, and service providers that sell everything from shaved ice to healing and rejuvenating soaps. The market is voted top 10 markets in the Pacific Northwest and has been supporting local agriculture since 1992. The market will be open through December 17, so be sure to check it out.

Photo By Eric Hermosada



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Ski to Sea is ready, set, and about to go

By Kai Vieira de Rosa

Recreation fanatics from across the U.S. will line up at the Mt. Baker Ski Area and begin the seven leg race down to the Bellingham bay for Ski to Sea’s 44th annual team relay on May 29.
Ski to Sea is an annual team relay race starting from Mt. Baker Ski Area, ending in Bellingham Bay.
The race is traditionally held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Ski to Sea has seven different events; downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, running, biking, canoeing, cyclocross-biking, and kayaking, combining to make the largest multi-sport team relay race in the world.

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Campus Briefs

Well Said is officially a club on campus
The first meeting is THIS WEEK – Wednesday May 24, 1:15-2:30 p.m. in Kulshan Conference Room 226
Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Well Said will be a club with two simple aims:
1. Have conversations and build relationships across differences – Meet people who don’t see the world the way that you do and allow yourself to be impacted by what they have to say. Ask questions yourself. Learn to understand and value them as individuals and not merely as arguments
2. An objective discussion on some of life’s key issues – A safe place to wrestle with our doubt and skepticism.
See the Facebook page @WellSaidWords. Check out the Well Said blog and let us know what you think.

Developing Your Future in Social Sciences
Have you thought about studying a social science? Wondering what it would be like to major in psychology or anthropology or history? Come to this workshop to learn what what being a social sciences major is all about and possible career pathways. Event located in Laidlaw Center Room 211, May 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Developing Your Future in English/Communications
Have you thought about studying English or communications? Are you interested in pursuing a major that will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, persuasive writing and effective communication? Come to this interactive workshop to learn what being an English or communications major might mean for you! Event located in Heiner Hall Room 108, May 24, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Developing Your Future in Biology/Chemistry
Attention potential chemistry and biology majors. It’s not just lab coats and covalent bonds. Come to an interactive workshop where we’ll debunk some common myths about studying these two disciplines, share what kind of classes you can take now to prepare to be a biology or chemistry major and discuss the wide range of career options available to graduates. Event located in Laidlaw Center Room 211, May 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Student Senate Notes

May 22, 2017
The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College meets on Mondays during winter quarter. All students and faculty are welcome to attend the senate meetings which are held from 4-5 p.m. in the Syre Student Center Room 108.
ASWCC Mission: To serve students by providing diverse opportunities for involvement to build campus community and represent student concerns in college decision-making.
President- Jarrett Martin: S&A budget meetings, figuring out funding for Learning Commons
Vice President- Yohaly Camacho: participated in S&A budget committee meetings
Director of Legislative Affairs- Edgar Neri: Preparing Syre 108 to be game room on Tues. May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Director of Administrative Affairs- Faith Franke: Attended Students Leading Change Conference and Student Success Committee meeting
Director of Operations- Anisa Alvin: Presented a workshop
Director of Campus Advisory- Reminded student leaders to RSVP for June 6 and 9 dinner events and attended committee meetings.
Committee Reports:
Senate Constituent Committee: tabled concerns regarding smoking areas on campus, and getting people more involved in Student Life
Student Tenure Search Committee: planned and scheduled meetings for next week
Reports from Service and Activities Fee allocation recipients:
Intercultural Center: scheduled structured study time, held a staff meeting, and planned for end of year party
Programming and Diversity Board: attended SLCC and planned for Orca Day, meeting Thurs. June 3
Student Ambassadors: Had open house, giving tours to interested students
Veterans Center- Explained what S&A budget allocation was toward
S&A Budget Allocation Discussion:
Executive Board Orca Day Fund and Whatcom Leads defunded
Horizon Newspaper defunded by $10,000
Student Life and Developing Supplies defunded by $2,000
Athletics defunded by $6,000
Intercultural Center funding improves $13,372

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