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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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Drag show represents LGBTQ on campus

By Madison Roper

Whatcom Community College’s Pride Club held a drag show in Syre Auditorium on May 24. Two drag queens, Betty Desire and Shanita Blough, both Whatcom alumni, hosted the event filled with multiple drag performers.
The show raised over $600, which was divided to be donated to Queer Youth Project, PFLAG, Lifelong, and Planned Parenthood.
The drag show was preceded by a Drag Trans Panel with panelists Betty Desire, Autumn Wilfong, Desmond Pounder, Will Cousineau, and facilitator Hannah Thomas.
“That was something important to us as a club and to everyone who was performing because there is a disconnect between the drag and trans community,” said Wilfong of the panel.
“Not necessarily just in the public space, but internally as well and we wanted to bring everyone together beforehand, so it was an important part to the show.” Continue reading Drag show represents LGBTQ on campus


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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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Seminar discusses election process

By Katauna Loeuy

The “Is There a Better Way to Elect the President?” forum is an educational event that covers topics regarding the current system of electing political candidates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
The event was hosted at Whatcom Community College and ran by the League of Women Voters organization in Bellingham with help from Whatcom’s Impact Club.

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Forum designed to expose truth of plastics

By Katauna Loeuy

“The Truth about Plastics,” a day-long educational forum hosted at Whatcom Community College, brought together a variety of experts and concerned citizens to study the hard truth about plastics and their environmental impact.
The Mt. Baker chapter of the Sierra Club, Zero Waste Washington, and the Sustainability Club at Whatcom joined professors from Western Washington University and Washington State University, for the all-day seminar.
“The objective of the event is to get people excited about helping the environment,” said Heather Trim, the executive director of Zero Waste Washington.

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