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ASWCC President reflects on final term

By Simon Thomas

Jarrett Martin has attended Whatcom Community College for the past four years and has been the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) president for the last year.
Martin originally came to Washington from Arkansas to attend Digipen Institute of Technology, a private college in Redmond, Washington, but he said he began attending Whatcom because of the affordability and to explore different degree paths.
Martin received a Visual Communications degree from Whatcom in 2015 and will receive an Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement at the end of this year.

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Gov. Inslee speaks at Energy Symposium

By Simon Thomas

Western Washington University hosted an Energy Symposium where Gov. Jay Inslee gave a speech about regulating pollution, developing new ways to create and store renewable energy and his goals for the future of transportation in Washington.
In attendance, were representatives from Boeing, Alaska Airlines, PACCAR, and other businesses, as well as John Creighton, the Seattle Port Commissioner.

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Letter from the Editor: What time is it?

Photo by Katie Linton
Photo by Katie Linton

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.

 

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Letter from the Editor

Photo by Shelby Ford
Photo by Shelby Ford

There seems to come a time every winter quarter where the dismal weather, flu season, and shorter days all seem to come together to form a perfect storm, often times when its least convenient for school schedules.
Unless you are a major skier or snowboarder, it can seem harder to find an escape from stress during this time of the year in Bellingham.
Every day it is too cold to go out and do something fun, it can seem like an excuse to stay in and watch Netflix, play video games, or mindlessly stare into your smartphone. Continue reading Letter from the Editor


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