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Muslim students share Ramadan experiences

By Elisa Espinoza

The Whatcom Community College Muslim Students Association hosted a dinner in celebration of Ramadan, the month of fasting, which is one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims follow.
The dinner took place in the Syre Auditorium May 22, from 7:30 to 10 p.m..
Tahani Al-fazel, a student and president of the MSA, said about 160 people attended the event.
She said the dinner’s purpose was “spreading awareness, educating people, being together with other Muslims, breaking our fast and sharing the tradition.”
The dinner initiated with an introduction and a recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. Continue reading Muslim students share Ramadan experiences


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A symphony of creative possibilities

Music department welcomes students of all interests and skill levels.

By Elisa Espinoza

Whatcom Community College’s music department provides students the opportunity of developing their music skills through different classes.
Melanie Sehman is the head of the music department and the only full-time music faculty. Continue reading A symphony of creative possibilities


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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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Financial aid assistance at many levels

By Elisa Espinoza

One of the main concerns when it comes to college is money. Paying for tuition, rent, books and food are only some of the things students have to worry about, therefore financial aid and scholarships become crucial for many.
Obtaining support from college advisers, staff, and programs can help make a difference in student’s academic experiences at Whatcom. Continue reading Financial aid assistance at many levels


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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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