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Camp 210 early sweep

by Austin Bowen

The City of Bellingham cleared the homeless encampment on the morning of Thursday, Jan 28th.

It was located between city hall and Bellingham Public Library. Camp 210 began as an occupied protest in November 2020 against a lack of resources and shelter available for the homeless population of Whatcom County. Besides providing space for an estimated 90 to 120 homeless people, the camp became a grassroots hub arranged by residents, volunteers, and advocates to collect and distribute donations as well as raise awareness of their issue.

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Martin luther king day

by Austin Bowen

Ijeoma Olou appealed in an address to the students and faculty at Whatcom to be the root of change in the colleges we attend and work at during the “Awakening the Legacy” virtual event Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“If there is any place that could create systemic change, why would it not be in our colleges and universities? Why would it not be in a place that’s supposed to be wed to new ideas?” Olou said.

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