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‘Food fight’ nets 1,633 lbs. in donations

By Jeremy Clopton

Skagit Valley College challenged Whatcom Community College to a charity “food fight” that began Nov. 1 of last year and ended Jan. 18, with Whatcom collecting the most weight in non-perishable foods for its own Orca Food Pantry.

Whatcom brought in a total of 1,123 pounds, 15 ounces in donated food, a little over twice Skagit’s total of 509 pounds, 12 ounces. The totals and winner were announced Jan. 19 at the men’s basketball games hosted by Skagit.

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Player profile: Grant Balvanz

By Keenan Gray

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As a senior in high school, Grant Balvanz began attending Whatcom Community College through the Running Start Program, with a plan of transferring to Western Washington University for a finance major, after receiving his Associates Transfer Degree.

Currently a sophomore at Whatcom, Balvanz is a guard for the men’s basketball team, and is in his final quarter.

He has received interest from Multnomah University, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school located in Portland, to play basketball next year.

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Player profile: Gabriella Edison

By Keenan Gray

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Gabby Edison had no intentions of continuing her athletic career after high school. She planned to attend Western Washington University as an accounting major.

However, taking a whole year off from playing basketball and volleyball made her realize how much she missed playing these sports. Continue reading Player profile: Gabriella Edison


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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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Winter club fair highlights new offerings

By Eva Mo

The winter club fair, held on Jan. 26 at Syre Student Center, showcased 31 of the 36 active clubs on campus.

Alejandra Hobi, ASWCC Director for Club Events, organized and ran the event.

“I am really excited about clubs and especially about the Winter Club Fair,” Hobi said. “We have a record number of clubs at here right now and that is very exciting.”

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