Cardboard Confections

A smorgasbord of dessert in the Learning Commons provides a feast for your eyes. Student artists and library staff have worked together to create a sweet installation of art and books. Cardboard Confections, a food-themed art show, features student creations from the Visual Arts Department. Maya Moore’s “It Mayo Shock…

The Mañalac Piano Duo Gives a Pleasant Late Winter Recital

Husband and wife duo Dr. Gabriel Mañalac and Rebecca Mañalac treated an audience of students, faculty, and community members to an hour of engaging piano pieces in Heiner Theater on Wednesday, Feb 21. After a brief introduction from the duo, they began with French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel’s “Malagueña” and…

Men’s Basketball Scores Another Success

Unlike the win on Valentines Day, last Saturday’s Men’s game against the Bellevue College Bulldogs was a slow-paced, low-scoring defense-oriented game. But by the end, the Orcas showed their dominance by winning with a 77-52 score. The game started slow with both teams going at it, both taking the lead…

Sweet Win for Men’s Basketball

Something was in the air this Valentine’s Day in the Whatcom Community College Pavilion! Yesterday, Feb.14, WCC’s Men’s Basketball team faced Olympic College – a rival to say the least, after they beat the Orcas in a thrilling double overtime that ended in a 112-105 loss in their last match….

Reforms to State Litter Laws Under Consideration

On Tuesday Jan. 30, Substitute House Bill 2207 was passed by the House Committee on Environment & Energy, 10-5, and this past Monday, Feb. 5, it passed the House Committee on Appropriations. Now it’s been referred to Rules 2 Review, where it will be further deliberated on and discussed. Substitute…

January Weather a Rollercoaster Ride

Whatcom County experienced extreme low and record-breaking high temperatures throughout January. Heavy snowfall mid-month temporarily brought the county to a halt. The month ended with communities along the Nooksack river on flood watch or experiencing moderate flooding. Official data for the month shows a record breaking 68 degrees on January…

Writing Center Offers Two New Workshops

Whatcom Community College’s Writing Center, located in the Learning Commons, is hosting two new workshops to help students with their needs when it comes to the transfer process and the scholarship applications – workshops they hope to consistently offer in the future as well. With WCC only offering a few…

An Interview with SIC Associate Director, Okazaki

Fostering Inclusivity and Community Whatcom Community College’s Simpson Intercultural Center (SIC) serves as an inclusive hub, promoting diversity and unity within the campus community. With a focus on providing a welcoming space for all backgrounds, the SIC plays a focal role in students’ lives. Associative Director Yusuke Okazaki described the…

“I Need to Start a Garden” Review

Portland-based musician Haley Heynderickx’s debut album “I Need to Start a Garden,” released in March 2018 under Mama Bird Recording Company, has recently garnered more attention, including mine, via TikTok recently when track two, “The Bug Collector,” experienced some virality. This indie folk album explores self-doubt, faith, love, and gardens…

Serving Students: How WCC’s Intercultural Center Makes an Impact

The Peer Mentor Program at the Simpson Intercultural Center (SIC) of Whatcom Community College is making a significant impact on student success and retention. Created two years ago, this center aims to provide support and mentorship to students from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds. By fostering a sense of belonging…