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Tutors at math, writing centers ready to help

By Katauna Loeuy

Whatcom Community College offers learning centers, one for writing and one for math, to students in need of academic assistance.
“I make sure that getting access to academic support is as seamless a possible and that the support is high quality,” said Jason Babcock, director of the Learning Center. “Our primary role is academic support on campus, and we do that in a bunch of different areas.”
The Learning Center includes the Writing Center and Math Center and offers drop-in help, in addition to scheduled appointments with tutors, one-on-one or online. The center is in Cascade 113, and hours can be found online on Whatcom’s website. One-on-one tutoring for specific classes, such as anatomy or physiology, is also available by request. Continue reading Tutors at math, writing centers ready to help


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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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Foreign exchange students showcase cultures

By Eva Mo

The Whatcom Office Student Life and Development hosted the Global Cultural Night on May 2 to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus.
“We wanted to share cultural diversity on campus to Whatcom Community, build a campus community that celebrates diversity, and hope students make new friends on the event,” said Muhammad Adib Thaqif Taufe, the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College director for Campus Collaborative Programing.
Most students who went to the event thought that it related with the International Week that is held every quarter, however Student Life decided to hold two separate events to showcase the diverse student community.

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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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International Programs celebrates diversity

Left to right: Surabhi Subedi, Iman Adem, Joy Kumala, Azrul Tarmizi, and Benedict Yeoh share a laugh at the Syre Student Center.
Left to right: Surabhi Subedi, Iman Adem, Joy Kumala, Azrul Tarmizi, and Benedict Yeoh share a laugh at the Syre Student Center.

By Elisa Espinoza

Since it was established in 1967, Whatcom Community College’s founder Harold G. Heiner had the purpose of internationalizing the school.
Heiner believed that by bringing in students from different countries and cultures, the college could achieve greater institutional diversity. Today, the International Programs staff works to preserve this legacy. Continue reading International Programs celebrates diversity


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