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ASWCC welcomes new executive council

By Madison Roper

The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College Student Government held an end of year report and first ever succession ceremony for the ASWCC Executive Council on June 3.
The ASWCC Executive Council will be almost entirely new in fall quarter.
The only role not being passed down is Vice President for Clubs. The role will be held by Surabhi Subedi, who has been in office since fall 2018.
“I loved working with clubs so much that I’m returning,” said Subedi.
Subedi, an international student from Nepal, became a Whatcom student in summer 2018. Continue reading ASWCC welcomes new executive council


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Orca Day planning in full swing

By Elisa Espinoza

Orca Day is a Whatcom Community College tradition that brings students together to celebrate the ending of the school year one week before finals, through activities and food.
This year, Orca Day will happen on June 5th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place between Syre Student Center and the Student Recreation Center, up to the roundabout between SRC and Laidlaw. Continue reading Orca Day planning in full swing


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Foreign exchange students showcase cultures

By Eva Mo

The Whatcom Office Student Life and Development hosted the Global Cultural Night on May 2 to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus.
“We wanted to share cultural diversity on campus to Whatcom Community, build a campus community that celebrates diversity, and hope students make new friends on the event,” said Muhammad Adib Thaqif Taufe, the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College director for Campus Collaborative Programing.
Most students who went to the event thought that it related with the International Week that is held every quarter, however Student Life decided to hold two separate events to showcase the diverse student community.

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Community garden project is growing

By Elisa Espinoza

The Office of Student Life and Development and the Orca Food Pantry’s team have organized a new garden project funded by The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College student government.
The project consists of weekly trips to the Cordata Neighborhood Garden, where students can learn how to grow food and help provide for the Orca Food Pantry. Workshops are also available, for students to learn more about gardening, sustainability, food security and other important topics.

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Find Your Pod helps students connect

By Sydney Mitchell

Find Your Pod is a student-led conference that helps  introduce students who are on the same academic pathways to each other.

Joy Kumala, a student and the ASWCC director for Academic Success, and adviser Kunbi Ajiboye, the Associate Director for Student Life and Development are the organizers.

This conference encourages academic engagement. It gives students a chance to meet others who have the same majors and academic interests, and could potentially be in the same classes or pathways.

Ajiboye says that if students “feel a connection to other students they become more motivated on their education path.”

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