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Immigration rights celebration on campus

By Justin Busby

Whatcom hosted a celebration of Immigration Rights free to the public in Syre Student Center on Wednesday, May 3.
Syre auditorium was filled with an audience of students and many Bellingham community members eager to hear the words of Hiroshi Motomura, a professor of law at UCLA, award-winning immigration author, and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow grant recipient for his exemplary work on immigration law and policy.

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Whatcom basketball prepares for future

By Justin Busby

Lynden Christian’s Shaye Brandsma and Kylee Engholm from Mount Baker of the 2016 class, Lynden’s Mariah Gonzalez, Meridian’s Kiana Gray, Sehome’s Samantha Hruby, Nooksack Valley’s Rachel Sande, Lynden Christian’s Emma Stump, Cornerstone Christian’s Elissa Vreugdenhil, and Blaine’s Kjirstin Larson all signed letters of intent to Whatcom on Saturday, April 1. Larson also will be playing volleyball in the fall for the Orcas.

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Soccer team brings in new players

By Justin Busby

Head Coach Mary Schroeder announced Thursday, April 13 that letters of intent had been signed by Ferndale forward JazLynn Ahrens, Squalicom midfielder Payton Fowler, Bellingham forward Kayla Heidenreich, and Meridian’s pair of forwards Payton Lunde and Micaela Pimento, along with Columbia River midfielder Alexis Detling from Vancouver, Wash., Bellingham class of 2016 graduate Kylie Clark, and Ferndale class of 2015 graduate Carly Bannerman. Continue reading Soccer team brings in new players


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Whatcom holds first Health and Wellness Fair

By Justin Busby

Whatcom’s first ever Health & Wellness Fair was hosted in the Pavilion’s gym and team rooms during the late morning and early afternoon on Wed. March 8.
The fair featured over a dozen info tables designed to educate students with visual aids and details on a wide variety of well-being topics like CPR, STD’s, and health insurance. Volunteers at these booths also opened up conversations with Whatcom students and supplied students with health care advice, disaster preparation, even safe contact numbers for potential emergencies.

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Orcas fail to punch ticket to final four

By Justin Busby

Men’s basketball beat Clark College in overtime during the first round of the NWAC tournament but are defeated by Walla-Walla in the second round.
The Orcas clinched the 4th seed of the North division with a play-in victory 87-84 against the Everett Trojans and received their 12th ever berth into the NWAC tournament.

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